Children's World (magazine)
|Based in||New Delhi, India|
Children's World is a children's magazine founded by K. Shankar Pillai, a well known cartoonist, to be a forum for writings by children, budding as well as established authors. It has many young readers all around the country and mainly features writing by children. It is based in New Delhi.
The magazine had its beginnings in the Shankar's International Children's Competition, an event conducted by K. Shankar Pillai since 1949. He decided in January 1968 to publish the entries to the competition in a weekly illustrated periodical. The magazine switched to become a monthly in March 1972.
It issues two special issues, in April and in November. The November issue exclusively comprises contributions by children in the age group of 5–16. It is published to coincide with the celebration of Children's Day in India in November. The magazine is currently edited by Navin Menon.There have been over 40 volumes so far.The magazine includes many activities like 'spot the differences' and crossword puzzles which are published inside every issue.Children are given prizes on submitting correct entries of such puzzles.It is liked by a large majority of students,and is even recommended by school teachers.It is a good platform for budding poets and authors to show their skills to others.