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  1. Shop Window: Green choices

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Li familypost@scmp.com Early climate consciousness Global warming comes to the fore in Ivy + Bean: What's the Big Idea?, a remarkable addition to the children's series ... climate change, the theme of their school's science fair. Suitable for 6-10 years old. US$9.38 at www.amazon.com. It's a trike, no, wait... One of the most sustainable children ...

  2. Put your pyjamas on for a pillow fight

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Lo Watch out, the pillow fight is coming to town! Show up at Statue Square in Central on Saturday with your pillow. Wait until the air horn sounds at 5pm and join the world's biggest international pillow fight. A total of 106 cities are taki ...

  3. Children's Council powers through votes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for cyber-bullying victims and children's participation in parents' divorce. The Children's Council, now in its eighth year, is jointly organised by Against Child Abuse, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights. In the first motion, child councillors, aged 12 to 17, argued that a lack of Cantonese proficiency barred children from ...

  4. Suffer the little children

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan On this day, 57 years ago, the United Nations marked the first Universal Children's Day. Decades later, the call continues to echo round the world to devote November 20 as a day for promoting the welfare of children. While this, of course, includes you, it's more about those less lucky youngsters around the world. Here, three non-profit organisations share ...

  5. Clown doctor has children in stitches

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com With a huge syringe in one hand, Lee Mei-chun goes into the children's ward. The children call her 'Dr Bibi', and when she pushes the syringe into them they laugh rather than scream. Lee, a full-time entertainer, is one of the five clown doctors with the Theodora Foundation in Hong Kong. She visits the Duchess of Kent Children ...

  6. Reaching out to poor children with music

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh In Hong Kong, music education is still largely the domain of children from wealthy families. For those in low-income households, music lessons are often unaffordable. ... 'It's not because I've done anything to deserve [music education]; it's just because I was born into a [well-off] family,' he says. 'It's not fair that some children ...

  7. Divorce move to help children

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A divorced couple would share joint responsibility for their children rather than fighting for sole custody in the courts, under proposed legislation put forward ... on important decisions for children- such as emigration, travelling out of Hong Kong for more than a month and changing their surname. Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai said ...

  8. Need to protect innocent children

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least 15 children died when a bus drove into a ditch in Jiangsu. School bus accidents are the result of a lack of legislation. In Gansu, for example, the nine-seater bus was packed with 62 children. Many mainlanders are not aware of road rules, while drivers do not care about the safety of their passengers and other road users. There should be tough penalties against overloading ...

  9. For children of migrant workers, danger in numbers

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Fiona.tam@scmp.com It's hard to be a parent on the mainland these days, with children's safety threatened everywhere. The risks have ranged from melamine-tainted baby formula to poorly built schools- blamed for the deaths of more than 5,000 children in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008- and the callous attitude of fellow citizens, with 18 people ignoring a toddler ...

  10. Gifts of joy for the children of inmates

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com A programme that helps spread Christmas joy to children whose parents are in jail will be a beneficiary of this year's Operation Santa Claus. The Hong Kong Christian Ku Sun Association runs the Angel Tree programme, in which church volunteers deliver Christmas cards and gifts to such children on behalf of their parents. Clement Cheung ...




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