Video games and cartoons are no longer taboo for kids. New-age parents are enrolling their tots for courses in game design, animation, robotics and electronics.
The early exposure, parents believe, gives kids an edge and stimulates creativity.
Age six to 10, parents feel, is a good age to start. "Getting a headstart in technology can never hurt," said Soumya Mantena, whose seven-year-old has enrolled for a class in animation.
Video game-making is another rage. "Letting them create games of their own is better than allowing them to play video games," said Trupti Maniyar, whose nine-year-old son has designed his own computer game.