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early childhood


Dr Saroja Balan's It's Your Baby is essential reading for every new parent

April 09, 2022 12:25 am

Self-assured and full of practical advice, the book is almost like having the leading paediatrician on speed dial

How pollution affects the developing brain in early childhood

April 07, 2022 10:44 am

"Breathing problems, asthma and eye problems associated with increased levels of air pollution, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with water pollution are well known", said Dr Rekha Mittal

Adolescents need to focus as much on life skills as school books, say experts

March 21, 2022 12:18 pm

While there’s no definitive list, some of the major examples of life skills are time and money management, effective communication, interpersonal relationship, stress management among others.

Young children's diets 'could get much worse' under Covid: Unicef report

September 22, 2021 12:16 pm

The report studied 91 countries and found that only half of the children between 6-23 months are being fed the "minimum recommended number of meals" every day

First day of school 'indefinitely postponed' for 140 million first-time students around the world

August 27, 2021 8:17 pm

UNICEF urges governments to reopen schools for in-person learning as soon as possible

Early childhood education: A silent victim of COVID-19?

May 06, 2021 2:51 pm

Although there is evidence that spending a long period in front of a screen can impact children, the effect of zero learning year on a child’s long-term development is more harmful

What does your child learn in the formative years? Here are some answers

December 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Children learn more quickly between 0 to 8 years age of age. Preschoolers need exposure to several different ways to play and learn and plenty of chances to practice what they are learning. 

Stressing on the importance of early years, Kate Middleton answers questions for parents

November 29, 2020 7:03 pm

As a parent herself, the duchess talks about the need to address childhood issues, on kids' temper tantrums, helping children adjust post-lockdown, among other such things.

Encourage your teenagers early on: Nick Vujicic on finding inspiration in life

November 02, 2020 3:29 pm

It just takes just three seconds to tell you something discouraging that you may never forget. Words are powerful. So, use them wisely, said the noted motivational speaker

Why investing in early childhood can benefit a nation

October 15, 2020 5:00 pm

Disadvantaged early environments along with inadequate policies and programmes can sap a nation, leading to high social and economic costs for the country later on. The reverse is also true.