Chandamama.com is the website of India’s favorite children’s magazine and one of the best Indian websites for children in terms of content and interactivity. It is a multilingual site, with content available in seven languages including English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. The site has forums where registered users can post stories, jokes, riddles and poems that they have written as well as their own original artwork. Among the other interesting content available on the site are traditional and contemporary stories, quizzes, jokes and wallpapers. Also available is a comprehensive archive of stories and other content that has been published in the Chandamama magazine over the years.
Pitara.com is the online avatar of the Pitara Kids Network. The website is divided into six major sections: Talespin, Magazine, Discover, Activities, Games and Reference. While Talespin and Magazine sections have fiction, poetry and other entertaining content, Discover and Reference deliver useful knowledge. The fun Activities section has a lot of suggestion for arts and crafts projects. The site also has a community section where children can create their own webpages.
Babloo.com is an entertaining educational website targeted towards children from three to 12 years of age. The website is available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. Besides written content, the website also has a lot of integrated audio content and graphics. The website is highly interactive and believes that knowledge can be fun.
As the website of the Indian version of the venerable TV series, Sesame Street, Galligallisimsim.com has pedigree when it comes to the concept of edutainment. Much like the TV series, the site is aimed at young, preschool children. All of the series’ popular muppets are present on the website and each anchors different sections such as Curious Kids (mysteries and puzzles about a child’s environment), Health Wizards (health awareness, nutrition and safety) and Arty Artists (aimed at unleashing a child’s imagination), among others. The website is well-designed with attractive colors, highly interactive and characters from Galli Galli Sim Sim act as guides.
While not as interactive as the other sites on the list, Balmitra.com is a good internet resource for children to learn Indian languages. The Language Book section of the website teaches children the basics of Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and English. Children can learn more about India and its rich heritage through facts and folk tales published on the site. The Activity Book section of the site has printable worksheets for children to learn languages.
Dimdima is the online presence of the children’s magazine of the same name published by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. The website is a comprehensive resource for children to learn about science, geography and history. Dimdima.com also has book reviews, DIY projects, poetry, stories, games and fun contests. The archive contains all published issues of the magazine and can be accessed for free.
Kidswebindia.com has a lot of information resources in various subjects as well as advice for students. There are tips for facing examinations and leading a healthy lifestyle. The website has facts about India, Indian festivals and publishes written work by young contributors in the Little Writers section. The site’s design and interactivity is not as polished as some of the others in this list, but is a good resource for children.
8. Cartoon Network India
The website of the popular children’s television channel has interactive games, contests and videos of the channel’s shows. This is a good site for...