Children

The Friends' Advice

There lived a turtle called Kambugriva in a lake, who had two swans as her good friends. All three of them would meet on the banks of the lake every day, and exchanged stories before returning at sunset. They enjoyed each other’s company. One year, there was no rain and lake started to dry...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

The little girl called Star

Once upon a time there lived a little girl called Star. Star lived in a village with her aunt. Star and her aunt believed that they lived with a flower called the golden flower. That flower was very powerful. When it glowed it lit up in the sky, which meant the flower was in danger. Star and her...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share their ideas on why it's important to keep self-respect

Chanella Uwineza  Chanella Uwineza, 12 years old Self-respect boosts personal development and improves enlightenment about life and those around you. It empowers a person to be passionate and work hard so that they perform well in everything they handle. To me this is the most important...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Lead your life with a sense of purpose

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box he said: “There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Divine justice: The Stubborn Hunter

Once upon a time, there was a forest. That forest contained many animals. There lived a hunter. He loved hunting rabbits, because he loved the rabbit meat. Many a time he was advised by his friends to give up hunting in general and hunting the rabbits in particular. “You should stop being...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Improve your knowledge with interesting facts

Chameleon Tongue Did you know the animal whose length of the tongue is double the length of its body? The Chameleon Cows are capable of sleeping while they stand. However, they can only dream when they lie down and sleep. Cows have four stomachs inside their body. A single cow can produce...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Honest friendship

John and James were best friends. They fought for many reasons, but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn some money. In the process, they passed through various places, villages, towns, forests and beaches. They supported each other throughout...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

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