Parenting Best Practices in the Post-Pandemic Era

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Early childhood is the most crucial time of any child’s life. The ‘formative years’, as the 2-8 years of age range is called, is the period when every child develops physical and mental skills as well as personality traits that guide the child’s behaviour throughout his/her life. 

This is why parents of young children are always on the lookout for best practices and learning aides/opportunities for their kids, which can help with their mental and physical development in the right manner. This is not an easy task considering the extent of digital technology that young children today are exposed to.

A generation ago, childhood activities meant playing with toys like building blocks, reading comic books, playing outdoor games in the evenings with children from the neighbourhood. Summer vacations meant visiting grandparents’ homes and playing board games like carom or Ludo with siblings etc. In the 21st century, all these things are not enough to keep kids engaged. In recent times, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has further hampered opportunities for outdoor activities and interactive games that children could learn from. As a result, children are now using digital technology and the internet for their studies, interactions with friends and for entertainment purposes as well. 

Parenting Best Practices in Post-Pandemic Era

While it has been over a year since young children went to school regularly, their learning clock is ticking as fast as ever. This makes a lot of parents anxious about their children missing out on crucial values, that help with behavioural maturity and development in turbulent times. The concerns are valid, but instead of panicking, the parents need to find solutions that can be put in place easily and effectively. 

For instance, the art of inculcating moral and other values through story-telling has neither lost appeal nor impact on the children. In fact, the reason why storytelling works so well with children is that their young brains are imaginative and impressionable. When they are told stories, they visualize the incidents, and are also curious to know everything in detail. With changes in social and family structures, a lot of urban children don’t live with grandparents. The busy lives of parents also leave little scope for story-telling as a regular activity. In such a scenario, the best option is to use an innovative smartphone app like HeyCloudy which can help parents in guiding their children in the right way. Go ahead and download HeyCloudy from Android Playstore by clicking or click for iOS devices!

The app is a treasure trove of learning without resorting to screens. It features a vast collection of curated stories read out by the app in an engaging manner. The stories pique the interest of young children and make them curious about various aspects of life, values and good behaviour. The content on the app is handpicked by experts to cater to 2-9 year old children, and the screen-free storytelling style of the app also gives parents an opportunity to bond with their kids in a new way. Imagine cuddling up with your child and listening to his/her favourite story as you also get quality bonding time and conversations!


This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Queen’s Brigade.


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  1. The anxiousness in parents is for real. We attended virtual PTM at my daughter’s school today and everyone was talking about how children are missing out the most precious learning hours of their time. So, yes these kinds of learning & interactive Apps do come for rescue. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Interesting app. Will check it out soon. For the moment, my 9 year old (who I read a lot of books to when she was tiny) reads to my 5 year old when I’m busy.

  3. I installed the app. Well-narrated stories and the subscription plans are reasonably priced. My son loves listening to stories. Let’s see if he enjoys the app.

  4. Parenting has changed due to the pandemic. We need to adapt. This is an interesting app. A nice way to continue with the charm of stories. I will share it with my grand nephews and nieces.

  5. As a child I loved listening to stories. Mostly pre afternoon nap was my mom and winding down before bedtime would be with my cousin or grandmom. And the app sounds interesting – will be sure to recommend to friends.

  6. This sounds interesting. It’ll be helpful for parents to make their kids to enjoy their pass times. Kids always love to listen stories. When it’s a screen-free storytelling app, it’ll be good for their health. I’m going to recommend this to my sister.

  7. Kids are missing out on key social skills as well as they hardly interact with anyone outside the family. Stories can give them since perspective at least

  8. I have been reading a lot about this app. It sounds quite a fit for the current times. A great way to continue with the tradition of story telling, all of us started with the “audio” ones as kids.

  9. I will check out this app. Sounds like a very interesting app for kids. I love reading bedtime stories to my kids and usually borrow story books from library. We are lucky here in the UK library books are free to access for everyone.

  10. Parents are having even harder time these pandemic times. Keeping children occupied and at the same time making them learn is very difficult. Will check out the app and forward it to my friends.

  11. The current times have a lot of pressure on kids compared to our times. Throw in the pandemic and their childhood and playmates are completely taken away. Apps like Hey cloudy will definitely help in parenting.

  12. yes! my daughter is back to screen time nowadays. I think the app is going to help me a lot. thanks for sharing.

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