Have you ever tried talking to class of third standard children? Tell them a joke and they stare at you wondering what you’re talking about. Make a funny face and they’re in raptures!
As I watched this video by Teach for India, I tried thinking about how I was as a child. A group of comedians took up a challenge to perform stand up comedy for a class of third standard children, and had some eye-opening experiences.
I never imagined it would be like this. I have tremendous respect for my parents now.”
When I think back on what I found funny when I was in the third standard, there are three things – potty, sussu and falling down.”
If you want to make kids laugh, just go *throws arms all over the place*”
One thing you’ll consistently notice is, some of the jokes they use in this video are actually pretty funny – but don’t get a single laugh from the kids. Making a child laugh is much simpler actually – the simplest thing like someone falling down, or an image of bald head can make go in spontaneous spurts of giggles.
Makes you think – when did this switch happen? Did you know you laughed 300 to 500 times every single day when you were a child? How many times have you laughed today? 🙂
If the answer is less than 15, watch this video: