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Watching cartoons can improve children's narrative skills and memory, says study

The study analysed how narrative and non-narrative cartoons can develop narrative skills, moral reasoning, values and countervalues in children in mainstream and non-mainstream education.

'Living close to a highway can lead to developmental delays in children'

Living close to a major highway can result in exposure to higher ozone and particulate pollution levels. It's a good idea to minimise exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and early life.


Let kids play: Doctors should prescribe playtime for children

“It’s not about fancy toys,” he said. “It’s about common household items that kids can discover and explore,” like putting spoons and plastic containers on the floor “and bang them and see what the child does with them.”

A story behind midnight journey of nine women to find freedom

The Nari Sanrakshan Gruh functions under the social welfare and women and child development departments of the state government.

Feelers in but NCPCR chief says won’t quit

Says can’t be removed because of govt change.

Steps being taken to improve condition of juvenile homes: Govt

The multiple incidents of rioting, escape and violence in juvenile homes last year had prompted the court to take suo motu action on the issue.


Board games may boost math skills in kids

Researchers suggest the process of counting while playing games helps children develop.

Temple flowers blossom in eco-friendly gulaal pouches

Flowers offered to deities in temples and later dumped into rivers are finding their way into colour sold across 13 cities to celebrate an eco-friendly Holi.

Plan to involve Health,HRD in WCD schemes

With an outlay of Rs 117,707 crore for women and child development,including Rs 108,503 crore for flagship nutrition programme ICDS,the 12th plan document stresses on the need for convergent action across ministries

‘World waiting for India to pass women’s quota Bill’

It is a lot of money,if you were thinking of spending on the kind of work that women do with children,with the elderly,with the disabled.