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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Kids Zone

India's kids make it to Doodle4Google competition

Forty-five kids from around the country dream big, reveal what they feel is India’s greatest gift the world; their doodles go online for public voting. They are showing their vision of our country to the world, it is a bright and creative future.

Toy story

Funskool India brings now hosts a Toy Fest at Shoppers Stop outlets till June 20.

Hit me not

Smacking is an assault on children. A ban may be hard to enforce, but the message is crucial.

CFSI to screen animation, fantasy and classics

As part of a larger plan to re-energise the children’s film movement in the country and increase viewership of good Indian children’s films in the metros, the CFSI will be screening a special package of children’s films throughout May.

Mixing culture with adventure

Nature, adventure and outdoors can be very powerful tools to inculcate lifeskills, especially confidence among children.

Archie’s new friend is gay

Come autumn and Riverdale High will be hosting a new character. Sharp, quirky, funny, pretty blonde and a good dresser, meet Kevin Keller, the new student and friend of the Archie gang.

No names please

Scrabble wants to come up with a new version of the game that can include proper names. We quizzed a cross-section for their take on this new concept that has sparked off a controversy in the West.

Dora — The Explorer turns 10

Nickleodeon Junior’s show completed a decade of educating pre-schoolers through simple adventures. Here’s a chat with Chris Gibbon, the co-creator and executive producer of Dora – The Explorer.

Twestival comes to Mumbai

Twitter’s one-of-its-kind festival to help raise money for city children. Twitter fest that will happen around the world next weekend from September 10-13.

Active kids sleep better

Running around in the day means your child may fall asleep faster at night and those children who fall asleep faster tend to stay asleep for longer too.

Barbie’s tattooed makeover leaves parents livid

Barbie has been given a makeover to celebrate her 50th birthday and now comes complete with tattoos. But parents are not too happy with the transformation.

Ricky Gervais’ Flanimals to be turned into 3-D animated film

English comedian Ricky Gervais’ children book series Flanimals is set to be converted into a 3-D animation film.

Junk food makes kids fatter, but happier

Burgers, pizzas, chips and soft drinks might be the reason for increasing childhood obesity among kids, but they also make them happy, concludes a new study.

Personality traits reinforce longevity in families of centenarians

Longevity tends to run in families and is reinforced by specific personality traits among children of centenarians.

Childhood abuse raises psychosis risk in women

Women with a history of childhood abuse are twice as likely to suffer from severe mental problem, suggests a new study.

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