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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Beyond a crucifixion fixation: explaining Easter's message to children To me, Easter is all about children's games, arts and crafts. This year's activities included making Easter bonnets, egg decorating, and countless egg hunts. My children, on the other hand, are fixated with the Crucifixion. They chat about Jesus dying on the cross, which ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Creative ways to get children to exercise

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by JAMES QUINLAN

    ... James Quinlan life@scmp.com Stealthy ways to encourage children to exercise Find their passion Ask your children which sport or activity they enjoy, or would like to try out. Starting with a multi-sports or mini-sports class at a young age is ideal; it develops a wide variety of skills, and lets your children establish what kind of sports they like. The more traditional, competitive sports ...

  3. News - World

    Auction of works from artist who illustrated Dick and Jane children's books

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brookline, United States For sale: art from man behind Dick, boy who taught the world to read In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in his teeth, and his r ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Psychiatrist Shimi Kang offers the dolphin way to bring up children

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The dolphin way to bring up children Just being a parent is confusing and exhausting enough without all those conflicting parenting styles being sold by photogenic ... a sensible alternative to training tiger cubs. We all fear a tiger but everyone loves Flipper. That may be why tiger mum Amy Chua provoked such animus. We should instead raise our children like baby ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial HK educators doing their best to help children with autism I refer to the article by Toby Mountjoy (" How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism ... on an all-or-nothing proposal. Granted, mainstream education has many limitations and is not optimised for children with autism. Yet there are ways to improve it so that these children can benefit within ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Even sugar-free soft drinks erode children's teeth

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... dental erosion to be a common occurrence among primary school children in Hong Kong. The study, published in BMC Public Health, found that among 600 12-year-old students surveyed across seven ... with the presence of dental cavities. Questionnaires completed by the students' parents showed that 20 per cent of the children drank soft drinks or fruit juices, and about 14 per cent drank vitamin ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Families join 30-Hour Fast to feed hungry children

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Emily Tsang

    ... to raise funds for starving children. The annual World Vision fasting event, which began in 1971, kicked off at 2pm. One family had driven all the way from Zhuhai in Guangdong to take part. ... "It is really meaningful. I want my children to learn that they should cherish what they've got, and care for those who are in need," she said. "They should experience ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... of firing ranges infested with the explosives. Dozens of children have been killed or wounded as they have stumbled upon the sites, which are often poorly marked. And casualties were likely ... their animals to graze, collecting firewood or searching for scrap metal. Of the casualties recorded by the UN, 88 per cent were children. Top US military officials say they intend to remove ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    What limits should we set to children's exposure to new media?

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by WIRE

    ... couch potatoes. Last autumn, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released guidelines for children and adolescents, recommending no more than two hours per day of any type of entertainment screen time for children aged three to 18, and none for those two or younger. The guidelines cover the internet and texting as well as television, movies and video games. As a science writer, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report: Obese children have slower cognitive function, experts say

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... and cognitive function Obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognise an error and correct it, finds a new study by the University of Illinois. Scientists measured the behavioural and neuroelectric responses of 74 pre-adolescent children- half obese, half of healthy weight- while the children completed an action monitoring activity. The obese subjects were considerably slower ...




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