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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Video games and child development

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... parents think of video games as merely entertainment, but developers are also trying to make games educational. Two such Xbox games are Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV. "These ... be effective. "But parents have to strike a balance, as it mainly enhances cognitive learning. We encourage parents to give children more comprehensive and balanced development in other areas, too, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Dancing helps develop a child's imagination

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Angharad Hampshire

    ... the importance of the body in terms of human development. The language of music provides a lot of nutrition to our human expression." Chu gives an example of how she teaches children the concept of time through long and short notes: she gets the children to walk like elephants for the long notes and mice for the short notes. "Children need to develop their creative potential ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Largest developing nations still face challenges getting children to school

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SHASHI THAROOR

    ... Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor says developing nations still face vast challenges keeping their children in school India's textbook lessons in public education Delegations from the world's nine most populous developing countries just met in New Delhi to discuss a subject vital for their countries' futures: education. The meeting of ministers and others from Bangladesh, ...

  4. Development of digital textbooks 'to cost millions'

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Non-profit organisations will have to spend millions of dollars before they can qualify for a new government scheme to develop high-quality digital ... of pushing up prices. Wilton Fok, head of the e-learning technology development laboratory at the University of Hong Kong, said he welcomed the government's announcement on Tuesday of a HK$50 ...

  5. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there is an acceptance of differences so to study there is an opportunity for young people to develop a sense of pride in the mix of East and West inside them and be proud of it,' says Pan. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    It's hard to teach creativity so let your child draw inspiration from art

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... on the back. You could even create a scanned electronic collection. With the development of their confidence, children feel the freedom to explore their creativity more fully. It is never too late ... with the technical skills and it sounds like your daughter is getting that. Many children benefit from the focus and concentration art develops. They learn to look more carefully and notice the small ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2013

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Adopt land exchange for new town At long last, after looking at those miles of underdeveloped land between Tuen Mun and Yuen long, it has been decided to develop the area surrounding Hung ... and to overcome the clearance and land acquisition questions. On the question of land acquisition, some developers, together with some of the village landowners, have suggested a return to the land ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: Coping with job loss

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com When youngsters feel your pain In my experience, student behaviour and academic performance that rouses concern can often be linked to problems at home. These may range from marital problems to a sibling's health iss ...

  9. MBAs develop critical thinking

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... They must also be up to speed with issues such as sustainable development, the green economy and the latest technology. 'In business, there is a lot of new knowledge that even experienced ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Popularity of 'Shichida' education bewilders experts

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Japanese company's 'insights' into child development are nothing new, paediatricians say Popularity of 'Shichida' education ... to sell to local parents the Shichida Method- a childhood development programme that is being touted as having "amazing powers" that can lead to better academic performance ...




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