Welcome to the world of pre-school kids in Asia.
BEING a 3-5-year-old is a bed of roses. Born to affluent, doting parents, destined to a lifestyle of luxury then, these little ones have it made.
Kindergarten school days used to be a child’s most blissful years, a temporary shelter from the cutthroat competition they would be facing once they passed their sixth birthday and step into a elementary school classroom.
Well, not anymore.
The truth is - preschoolers might never have it tougher. Now in the face of severe competition, parents in Asia are subjecting their offspring, some as young as 18months, to a relentless regime of learning and training that would arm them with the skills and knowledge for college admission 10-12 years in the future.
Set in the playrooms of Asia’s megacities (Tokyo, Beijing/Shanghai, Singapore, Delhi & Hong Kong), the epicenter of this regional phenomenon, “Being a Child” is the first documentary series to take a balanced and good-humored look at this madly, oddly, sometimes incomprehensibly competitive environment for an honest account of how it is to be raised in Asia.