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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Beyond Books

Action video games boost reading skills of dyslexic kids

Playing action video games for hours can actually make dyslexic children read better, according to a new study.

Good learners have active brains: study

Some people do not learn from theirmistakes because their brain may be less active, according to a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The study investigated brainwave patterns of 36 healthy human...

Hanging out with academic friends makes kids smarter

Clever is contagious and “hanging out” with like-minded academic achievers will boost your brainpower, a new study has suggested.

Tech savvy kids under age 2 could put themselves in danger

As kids now grow up in a world of mobile technology, the inevitable questions that arises is how young is too young to let them be part of it.

Smarter lunchrooms can help kids make healthy food choices

Fruits and vegetables are good for kids'' health. But, would kids like to eat lunches that consist of nutritious food rather than the high-fat options?

Now, vibrating pen that alerts you about mistakes

A German company has designed a vibrating pen that is capable of picking errors in spelling or letter formation in real-time, by delivering a warning vibration to the writer’s hand.

Third of Brit kids think Einstein is a reality TV star

A third of primary school children in the UK believe Albert Einstein is a reality TV star and one-fourth of them think Stephen Hawking is a hairdresser, a new study has found.

Tom & Jerry, Tweety, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes come to Delhi

After launching the trendy and colorful kids footwear collection of Tom & Jerry, Tweety, Scooby-Doo & Looney Toons in South India, Suncorp Exim, the group company of Suncorp Lifestyles Ltd. brings the cool kids footwear collection to North India by launching it in Delhi.

Gurgaon-based NGO bags prestigious USAID recognition

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, a joint funding initiative of USAID, World Vision and AusAID, recognized Pragya, a Gurgaon-based development NGO for its innovative project addressing...

Mood-I moves beyond Mumbai

IIT-B cultural festival Mood Indigo’s rock band competition, Livewire, to travel to three cities to conduct prelims; finale to be held in the city.

Making food fun for children

Everyone from therapists, child psychologists to nutritionists recommend eating together as a family as a simple solution to most issues.  And surely it would work in the ideal situation: the kids chatting and laughing and telling you about their day...

Importance of first aid

Any emergency can be handled easily with adequate preparation, including a medical one. A well stocked first aid kit, kept within easy reach is a must for every home. Preparing and maintaining a first aid kit is also a great way of teaching kids about safety, though it should be stored well out of their reach.

Get the best out of milk

Milk continues to be perceived by most Indian families as the ultimate source of nutrition for growing children. Nutritionists Venu Hirani and Amita Grover give us some more insight into the goodness of milk and how to protect yourselves from impurity.

Time with parents key to teens' well being

Teenagers who spend more time with their parents tend to have better social skills and higher self-esteem, according to a new study.

Safety issues when driving with children

Safety is a matter of choice and should not have to be enforced by law. There's no legal compulsion to increase the height of a balcony railing, but we choose to do it anyway, to keep our children safe.  But for some reason, we tend to treat safety on the road differently.
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