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A science teacher explains: How emus and ostriches lost the ability to fly

August 1, 2021 9:53:56 am

The fraternity of flightless birds are today conspicuous in distinct parts of the world, such as penguins in Antarctica, emus in Australia, kiwis in New Zealand, and ostriches in Africa

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How can parents bond with teachers?

July 29, 2021 3:04:09 pm

For the holistic growth of children, it is imperative that both their early life pillars not only share a cordial and warm relationship but also enjoy a great rapport.

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The messy truth about kids’ screen time

July 27, 2021 3:24:58 pm

Colleen Russo Johnson, a child development expert and mom, said that it’s long overdue to move away from extreme and unrealistic views about children’s screen time.

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National Parent’s Day: Five ways in which parents can think like teachers to improve virtual learning

July 25, 2021 1:19:04 pm

Even as teachers think of newer and more creative ways to keep students engaged, parents, too, have a new opportunity to engage with the modified learning process.

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Why play is an integral part of a child’s early years

July 28, 2021 11:28:44 am

Play-based learning stimulates brain development through various hands-on activities, which render freedom to a child to imagine, explore, experience, create and most importantly make errors.

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Bolivian parents go back to class to help their kids study online

July 17, 2021 5:44:17 pm

The Internet Foundation Bolivia has been helping families like the Gutierrez-Pomas by organising classes for parents on how to operate their smartphones.

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A science teacher explains: Why dark matter matters

July 5, 2021 7:23:11 pm

Is dark matter some exotic particle yet to be discovered or simply a property of gravitational force, which we have not been able to comprehend? We don’t know.

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Delhi teens raise money through craft and cooking workshops for Covid relief efforts

July 4, 2021 5:18:15 pm

During their summer break, Geetika Jain and Miheeka Bagla were busy teaching younger kids some fun cooking tricks and craft activities. They managed to raise Rs 50,000 which they donated to help people in need.

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Back to virtual school: How to develop a growth mindset for your child

July 3, 2021 12:36:47 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has hurled us into yet another year of virtual schooling

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London school fights COVID fallout with laptops, bean bags

June 3, 2021 3:22:51 pm

Schools across Britain are racing to offset the disruptions caused by COVID-19, which has hit kids from low-income and ethnic minority families the hardest.

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A science teacher explains: Why do sea turtles, whales, king penguins swim in circles?

May 17, 2021 2:41:17 pm

Moving round and round in the same place enables the animal to capture the incredibly tiny variations in magnetic field strength and guides them to the precise location they need to get to.

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In pandemic, how schools plan to keep kids busy offline: Reading, cooking, caring for environment

May 17, 2021 2:41:19 pm

Over the last few months, as the lines between offline and online learning has blurred, the definition of summer holidays has also changed.

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Are online classes increasing your child’s screen time?

May 15, 2021 12:29:47 pm

The obvious answer: yes. From attending online school to managing boredom during the lockdown, more and more kids are turning to their screens. But is it really all that bad for them? Let’s find out.

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Guess what’s helping kids beat the lockdown blues

May 14, 2021 10:38:01 am

While it’s no secret that the extended lockdown is taking a toll on our children’s mental health, the good news is that online activity classes for kids have emerged as the game-changer. 

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How to know if your child has some special needs

May 12, 2021 7:20:50 pm

Children with special needs may have more mental health needs for a variety of reasons. They could be under more pressure and face more difficult social challenges.

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Fun ideas to make your kids learn while playing

May 6, 2021 2:51:18 pm

Pretend play impacts children’s social, cognitive, and emotional growing abilities. This improves their imaginations, problem solving skills and creativity.

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

May 6, 2021 2:51:20 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

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When should your child see a speech therapist? Here are some cues

April 24, 2021 4:06:22 pm

To allow you to see a little more clearly and to help you identify if a visit to the speech therapist would be beneficial for your little one, here are some indications

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Germ Academy: A children’s book detailing the vibrant world of germs, and their plans of global domination

April 17, 2021 10:10:40 am

"If [children] are explained things in an age-appropriate way, they will be more likely to willingly co-operate, be aware of the risks that Covid poses," says author Rea Malhotra Mukhtyar.

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A science teacher explains: A shooting star has nothing to do with a star

April 4, 2021 6:23:03 pm

Shooting stars do have a nomenclature and it might be a little confusing. A meteoroid, meteor and meteorite are the terms used for describing the space debris.

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How to nurture the love for science in children

March 21, 2021 6:58:21 pm

Children who understand the impact that science and the scientific community hold in our lives, are more interested to learn the subject.

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How to teach kids financial literacy

February 25, 2021 12:17:50 pm

Though there are several programmes and courses available for kids to learn about money and business, typically these are not included in the regular curriculum of schools.

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Back to school: Parents and experts weigh in on creating safe offline learning for children  

February 23, 2021 9:59:30 am

While the thought of going back to school and having a physical reunion with friends and teachers is welcome, it becomes the primary responsibility of the school itself to create a safe environment for students, and to alleviate the fear of parents.

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A Science Teacher Explains: How do some animals see better at night?

February 21, 2021 5:16:05 pm

Not only do these animals have bigger eyes than humans, their pupils also tend to open wider than ours which help in letting in more light.

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Practical methods to teach your child for a good grip on pen or pencil

February 20, 2021 11:12:17 am

Many parents make a key mistake of not ensuring that their child holds the pencil correctly.

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