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A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Having issues with body image is a problem that a lot of people deal with. It mostly stems from unrealistic body ideals. The issue not only affects adolescents and adults, but kids as well. A recent study found a connection between hormones and body satisfaction in young pre-pubescent children. The study examined data from more [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if [...]

August 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

New research shows that vitamin D helps in improving the overall health of malnourished children. The study was conducted by the University of the Punjab Pakistan and the Queen Mary University of London and shows that a high dose of vitamin D supplements helps malnourished kids to put on weight and also learn languages more easily. Vitamin [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

Fitbit Ace Fitness Band for Kids Launched: Price, Specifications

Fitbit Ace Fitness Band for Kids Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Fitbit Ace is currently available for pre-order in the US Ace will be available globally in Q2 this year It’s available in two colours – Electric Blue and Power Purple Fitbit has launched its first fitness band dedicated to kids – Fitbit Ace. Apart from the Fitibit Versa, a smartwatch which the company unveiled on Tuesday, [...]

March 16, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Fitbit Ace Fitness Band for Kids Launched: Price, Specifications

Kids and Technology Part Two

Kids and Technology Part Two

Many times the tech can help children learn.    Our special series on kids and technology continues with ways parents can help their children succeed. “One of the reason we push technology so hard is because it’s so important in today’s world,” says Bekah Coleman, a Curator of Education at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Kids and Technology Part Two

Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

A recent study has linked respiratory tract infections in young children to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life. The research of 154,492 European children, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds, sinusitis, laryngitis, [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

A Father’s Guide to Help His Kids Eat Healthy

A Father’s Guide to Help His Kids Eat Healthy

It is daddy’s day today. You wake up early, get your children some breakfast, prepare their lunchbox and pack them off to school. Why? Because it’s always great to share the load fairly and have an equal ownership of chores especially when it comes to raising your kids.  So, if you haven’t made breakfast for your [...]

July 29, 2017 Loknath Das Uncategorized Comments Off on A Father’s Guide to Help His Kids Eat Healthy

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder that surfaces in a child around the age of 2-3 years. The condition differs from person to person and manifests itself in motor disability, gestural inability, speech problems and a host of other symptoms. Risk of autism in a child often gets linked to mother’s health and the phase of [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

If you are one of those parents who have children addicted to sugary, aerated drinks then it is better late than never to get them to stop drinking it. Given all the ill effects that such drinks have, it is easy to imagine parents loosing sleep over how to keep there kids away from these [...]

June 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Parents, take note! Spending too much time on smartphones, tablets and other devices may delay speech development in toddlers, a new study warns. The study included 894 children between ages six months and two years participating in a practice-based research network in Toronto between 2011 and 2015. By their 18-month check-ups, 20 percent of the [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Good Samaritan to walk 24,000 km for street kids

Good Samaritan to walk 24,000 km for street kids

On the eve of Children’s Day, 14 November, Prince Tiwari, a 23-year-old Chartered Accountant will begin his 24,000 km walk across India, which he aims to complete in 120 days. No, he is not keen to get himself listed in any record books. The purpose of this walkathon is simple: to raise funds to build [...]

November 5, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Good Samaritan to walk 24,000 km for street kids