Children

Avoid bad company

A rich man had only one son. Due to peer influence, the son joined a bad group. He developed many bad habits. The man was much worried about the habits of his son. He tried his best to mend his habits but he could not succeed. One day he thought of a plan to teach his son a lesson. He went to...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Children to compete in Bible reading quiz

A religious association for communication based in Rwanda has organised a reading competition for children aged between 10-13. The competition aims to instil the culture of reading among young children through the scriptures. Dubbed “Bible Quiz Challenge”, the contest is organised by...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Why it's important to be truthful

Truthfulness is the greatest and most important of all human virtues. Truthfulness means to speak the truth habitually. A truthful man will never tell a lie. He always says what he means. He acts as he says. Truthfulness is a great virtue, and a great voice. A liar is hated by all. Nobody believes...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Activities that will make children's holiday tick

The Children Times’ Dennis Agaba brings you a compilation of some of the holiday activities that interests children. There are a number of activities children engage in every holiday. Some of those activities include playing different games and sports, visiting different recreational centres and...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Always be careful with your actions

There was once an adventurous goat. He was young, frisky and curious. He would ask, “What lies on the other side?” The other goats just bleated and ate more grass. The goat herder would try very hard to bring this goat back in time. The goat would try his best to be free as long as...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Competitiveness key in a pupil's growth

Being competitive means striving to be better than others in an active environment. It can mean possession of a strong desire to be more successful than others. A reading child is always a smart child. As a way of preparing learners to face the world outside school, today, different schools...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

In Rwamagana, children are agents of change for hygiene promotion

Emmelyne is four years old and attends the Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) Centre in Ntunga Village in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province. During class, Emmelyne learned that she must wash her hands with soap after using the toilet and before eating porridge. “Look how I wash...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Picture books: Why they are a favourite for pupils

It is evident that pupils love picture books. In many primary schools, pupils always rush to libraries to get their favourite picture books before their colleagues get a hand on them. Teachers who have witnessed this culture say pupils’ preference for picture books is mainly because of how...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Children Times magazine in partnership with UNICEF Rwanda

Children Times, published in partnership with UNICEF Rwanda has been revamped. The magazine has a new look and is now filled with children centric stories written by children themselves, fun and educational quizzes and articles discussing current global and national issues on children.  The...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Sports in the eyes of pupils

When you ask pupils how important sports is at school, majority say it’s their source of fun, good friendships, skills and one of the reasons why they go and enjoy school time. As experts put it, sports in general has far reaching benefits. For instance, it allows children to use their...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00am

“Kwiga Birashimisha - Learning is fun," says Damascene

Damascene is a 13-year-old boy living in Gicumbi District. Due to a visual impairment, Damascene had never attended school. His parents thought his vision would make it too difficult for him to attend. But in February of 2016, Damascene decided to enrol in Primary One. Damascene has always enjoyed...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00am

How I stopped telling lies

To tell a lie is to purposely say something that is not true because you want to make other people believe it. If you’re a child who likes to tell lies even when you’re joking, the story below will teach you why you should always tell the truth. Personally I used to lie to people, but...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your vocabulary with Idioms

Fish out of water - Being somewhere you don’t belong Kettle of fish - Something is completely different Get off your high horse - Quit thinking you are better than others Hold your horses - Wait a minute Horse of a different color - Something that is different Let the cat out of the...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00am

ICT in the eyes of pupils

  It is true that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is on the rise, and the impact is not only seen among adults, but children as well. Presently, different primary schools have embraced the use of computers as a way of improving how learners are taught, and this eventually has...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00am

A father learns a lesson from his son

Velan was a carpenter. He lived in a village. His mother died a long time back. His aged father, Kuppan, lived with him. Kuppan was very weak. He could not even walk well. It was because Velan did not give him enough food. He had given his father a small earthen plate. Even a small quantity of rice...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Learn about idioms

Idiom: A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language. Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. A hot potato Speak of an issue (...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00am

What story would you like tell about Rwanda? Pupils of GS Gatenga share their ideas

Here is my story especially to people who are not familiar with our culture. Rwanda is blessed with a rich and adventurous culture; and this is what makes me proud about my country. The dancing, singing and all the norms makes it vibrant and an avenue of fun. Who can’t boast about our capital...

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Movie review: The Rescuers

When villainess Madame Medusa (voiced by Geraldine Page) kidnaps an orphan girl named Penny (Michelle Stacy) to help her find an enormous diamond, the police can’t find her-so two intrepid mice decide to track her down in Disney’s animated adventure. Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor) and her...

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Thanks to quality pre-primary learning, children aspire to contribute to the development of their country

5-year-old Keza at Gasanze Nursery School. Keza is five years old. She is in her last year of pre-primary school at Gasanze School. She is excited about graduating from pre-primary and speaks happily about her teachers and the variety of toys she finds in class, which support her learning....

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Life and Nature

After a long day at school, nothing feels as good as my shoe-free feet touching the grass. I like to sit near a plant with small yellow flowers and enjoy the view of my neighborhood and beyond. When I watch my 16-month-old sister run around the small garden, trying to catch a butterfly and making...

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00am