Children

Easter books the kids will love

It’ll be Easter before you know it. To get your tots excited about the holiday and all the fun and yummy candy that goes along with it, we’ve selected these books we think they’ll enjoy. From stories about friendship and adventures to books on love and dance, these reads are...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:37pm

How does leadership in school groom students into future leaders?

School is a place that not only benefits students academically, it also gives them the chance to uncover and use their talents, for instance; through sports, music, dance, drama, writing, creativity and leadership. Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:08am

Teach your kid table manners

Teaching kids at an early age is a process that continues until they grow, of all the etiquette they should be taught, table morals must be among them. It is very embarrassing for a visitor to notice the weird behaviour of your child at the dining table. It is for this reason,therefore, that...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:29pm

Teach children to manage anger

It is okay to be angry, but when you start to hurt yourself, others and property, then that’s beyond. All living creatures experience aggravation, it is completely normal and natural to get angry; however, it’s what we do with our anger that counts.  Frustration and anger can...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00pm

Why reading with children is essential

Kids do not have to learn everything from school, home should be the first school. Reading a book aloud with your child at an early age equips them with numerous values. For instance, it boosts a child’s vocabulary, helps them to understand different topics about the world. This is why you...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:43pm

Best friend

You are my best friend; you belong in my heart. We go through ups and downs, but still nothing can tear us apart. I know you as a sister, and I will always care. Love, respect, and trust are the things we share. I know you as a person; I especially know you as a friend. Our friendship is...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:40pm

Learn to be yourself

Many pupils find it hard to be who they really are. Sometimes, they want to look, or be like, their peers whom they think look great, dress better or have more. In trying to be like someone else, we ignore who we truly are. Our teacher once told us that when you try hard to be like someone else...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:58pm

I’m sick

“I cannot go to school today,” Said little Peggy Ann Makey. “My glasses broke. I think I’m going to choke. My cat puked in my shoe, Not to mention all the poo. I have a hangnail on my thumb. I hear my ear going numb. I was up all night with a migraine; I think there...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:48pm

Raising dream chasers

If you ask a child what they want to be in the future, you will be amazed at their innocent responses. The list includes doctors, pilots, engineers, teachers, lawyers, accountants and priests or movie stars. Did you know that parents contribute a lot to helping their children’s dreams happen...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:04pm

Can you try these tongue twisters?

1.Brave, bleeding boys battle bald, biting babies. 2.Please put this porcupine in your pants. 3.The crowd of clumsy clowns crushed the king’s crown. 4. The detective discovered the deadly dagger in dad’s dirty diapers. 5. The tiny teacher (on tippy toes) tamed the terrible T-Rex by...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:13pm

Rwanda’s early childhood development programme impresses Chadian minister

Chadian Minister for Women, Protection of Early Childhood and Solidarity, Dr Djalal Adrjoun Khalil, has praised Rwanda’s women empowerment initiatives and early childhood development policies. The Chadian official was speaking to The New Times on Thursday while on a study tour with her team...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:31am

Story corner: The Zanzibar creatures

One cold day in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, my family was getting ready for a trip to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an island off the coast of East Africa. We were so excited because we’d never been there before. On our way, my brother thought he saw something, or someone, lurking in the bushes....

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:28pm

Getting the best out of your worst subject

Children treasure their favourite subjects and that is why they give them more time when it comes to revision. This leads to an imbalance since some subjects are done well, and others are failed. However, the following steps will ensure improvement in all subjects. Encourage a child to pay more...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:26pm

Activity corner: Rib crackers

What did the left eye say to the right eye?  Between us, something smells!  What did one plate say to the other plate? Dinner is on me!  Why did the student eat his homework? Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake! When you look for something, why is it always in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:10pm

Important life lessons for children

There are many things that kids should know and learn. Parents want their kids to grow up as loving, kind, happy and successful individuals. They want them to love and be loved by all. Parents are role models for kids at home before they are introduced to the big world. Kids learn everything fast...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:10am

A glass of milk

Once, there was a poor boy who made a living by selling various objects from door to door. This was the way he earned money to pay for his school. One day, as he was walking from house to house as usual, he felt very hungry and weak. He felt that he couldn’t walk even a few steps. He decided...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:06am

Tongue twisters; the language of the smart

A proper copper coffee pot. The sixth sitting sheet-slitter slit six sheets. Irish Wristwatch, Swiss Wristwatch. Shep Schwab shopped at Scott’s Schnapps shop; One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch. Denise sees the fleece,  Denise sees the fleas.  At...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:03am

How I learned to be organised

Being organised has always been difficult for me, in fact my teachers always complained how disorganised my school work is, and it was the same issue at home. I never cared where my books, bags, and other school materials are, and this always made me look messy and immature around my colleagues....

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:01pm

Can you try out these tongue twisters?

She sells seashells at the seashore. Flash message. Flash message. Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer. A proper copper coffee pot. I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw. Esau, he saw me. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. Lovely lemon liniment.  Six thick thistle sticks. Six...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:18am

Life facts and lessons; never stop learning

What sweet food is made by bees using nectar from flowers? Honey Which country is home to the kangaroo? Australia From what tree do acorns come? Oak What is the top colour in a rainbow? Red In the nursery rhyme, who sat on a wall before having a great fall? Humpty Dumpty Who created the...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:34am