Monday, Dec 05, 2022


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A science teacher explains: Why do flowers have a scent?

November 29, 2022 12:40:25 pm

Not all flowers emit fragrance, there is also the corpse flower whose smell can make one recoil with disgust as it is an amalgamation of a rotten fish, smelly feet, and a dead body, designed to attract its carnivorous pollinators.

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‘Nritya Katha’: Book introduces children to Indian classical dance forms

November 14, 2022 4:07:07 pm

"Nritya Katha: Indian Dance Stories for Children", illustrated by Moldova-based illustrator Natalia Suruba, is a collection of nine stories featuring different dance forms, ranging from Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri to Kathakali, Kathak, Chhau, Mohiniyattam and Sattriya

3 ways app developers keep kids glued to the screen – and what to do about it

October 25, 2022 6:21:22 pm

To find out just how persuasive kids' apps can be, we applied a well-established model of persuasive design to 132 of the most popular early childhood apps downloaded by Australian families via the Android and iOS app stores.

Book offers 9 principles for stress-free parenting

October 17, 2022 2:26:13 pm

Daaji says his book "The Wisdom Bridge", published by Penguin Random House India, puts the spotlight on the importance of wisdom in our lives

A science teacher explains: What if there was no moon?

September 20, 2022 3:07:09 pm

Without the Moon, our whole idea of the universe would change dramatically, slowing our progress as a species.

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Book by single mother explores confusing, awkward questions of parenthood

September 12, 2022 5:41:44 pm

According to publishers Penguin Random House India (PRHI), "Unparenting" is a compilation of "deeply personal, engaging and often humorous" essays.

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Soha Ali Khan shares a special trick on how to make kids fold their own clothes

August 29, 2022 11:00:48 am

Soha turns the tedious job of folding clothes into a fun activity for her child Inaaya, with this easy-to-make shirt-folding board that requires only two things: cardboard and a duct tape.

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Author Sudha Murty pays tribute to favourite fruit mango in new children’s book

August 15, 2022 6:08:13 pm

According to the publishers, Murty's latest book is an ode to our favourite summer fruit, and makes you wonder how the mango got its magical, delicious sweetness.

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How some children prospered in pandemic online learning

August 2, 2022 6:50:44 pm

Classrooms can be intimidating social spaces, and when they suddenly became virtual, some students found the digital space better suited their needs.


Guinness alert: Girl from Saudi Arabia is youngest ever book series publisher at 12

July 26, 2022 4:28:52 pm

Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi qualified for applying to Guinness after publishing her second book

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How do we teach young people about climate change? We can start with this comic

July 16, 2022 4:08:58 pm

Called Everyday Stories of Climate Change, it looks at the ways low-income families have had to adapt to climate change in five countries across three continents.

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A science teacher explains: The world through the eyes of an insect

July 11, 2022 7:07:00 pm

The compound eyes in insects are located symmetrically on either side of the head. They encompass hundreds, if not thousands, of hexagonal visual units called ommatidia. Each of these units is like an eye in itself.


A science teacher explains: Why do leaves fall off trees?

July 1, 2022 7:40:57 pm

To survive in the environment as it becomes hostile, trees initiate abscission, the process of separation of leaves, naturally.

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Explore places of own liking in new personalised children’s book

June 28, 2022 5:20:02 pm

Merlinwand publishing house gives children the unique option of having the protagonist of a book named after themselves.


Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, so here are 5 tips for picking a parenting book

June 20, 2022 7:40:37 pm

Do parenting books help? How effective they are is a matter of debate, especially given the lack of scientific evidence regarding their usefulness.

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Curious Kids: why do frilled sharks look more like sea snakes?

June 16, 2022 1:01:09 pm

Frilled sharks are considered “living fossils”, because they haven't changed for about 80 million years! They get their name from the frilly gills on their throats, which look a bit like lace.

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A science teacher explains: The Big Bang Theory

June 9, 2022 11:00:55 am

Scientists do have compelling empirical evidence of the Big Bang in the form of Cosmic Microwave Background radiations (CMB) which were discovered in 1965

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5 ways to use sports to spark kids’ interest in math

June 3, 2022 5:49:18 pm

Maths has multiple concepts applied around in sports, which present an excellent opportunity for relatable learning for children. Use them to improve their maths skills and raise math geniuses!

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How to handle the stress of hybrid learning as exams approach

May 14, 2022 12:00:07 pm

Covid-19 and remote learning has led to students falling back, and there’s enough research to prove that the learning gap is a real thing

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‘Biggest issues parents find in kids are screen addiction, lack of physical socialising’: Author RamG Vallath

May 12, 2022 2:22:20 pm

"There are several strategies and numerous techniques I have outlined in the book. Two of them are role-modelling and story-telling."

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Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s book ‘Inni and Bobo’ for daughter Inaaya is about empathy, diversity and inclusion

April 30, 2022 11:00:14 am

"Our daughter is very passionate about animals and often prefers stories where the animal wins in the end. I laughingly said to her that 'Red Riding Hood is actually a tragedy because the wolf goes hungry at the end' and she was so upset by that. The idea of adoption has been close to our hearts."


OUP launches campaign to encourage reading among kids

April 26, 2022 5:58:13 pm

Like any habit, reading also has to be slowly and consistently introduced into a child's routine, as an exciting hobby and not a chore.

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Curious Kids: How is fabric made?

April 18, 2022 4:34:20 pm

Fibres can come from nature. Some common natural fibres are cotton, silk and wool.

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Children’s book on life and times of BR Ambedkar released

April 16, 2022 12:40:40 pm

The fact-based drama, based largely on Ambedkar's own recollection of his childhood, is written by noted playwright and author Rajesh Talwar. It is published by Ponytale Books.

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A science teacher explains: How important are the bacteria living in your bowels?

April 10, 2022 8:23:03 pm

If we eat healthy, we breed bacteria that thrive on healthy food and if we gorge on fries and burgers, we breed fast food loving bacteria.