TV, video games and other media could actually help your children while we’re all staying at home | Opinion
By Dafna LemishMedia can help your children during the current crisis.Websites, broadcasts, cable TV, DVDs, video games, and other forms of information and entertainment can teach them, release tension, allow them to immerse themselves in fantasy and fun and keep them busy and out of danger. The media can facilitate staying in touch with their friends and relatives, provide school continuity and a structure for their days during school closures.Media provide shared viewing opportunities for families, which can foster a sense of togetherness and bonding during a stressful time. And, admittedly,...
MCO: Pregnant women, children brought home from Singapore
CORONAVIRUS | Seventy pregnant Malaysian women working in Singapore along with 10 children and people with disabilities were brought home today via the Johor causeway.The trip was made possible by the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore.“They were brought home in two buses. Before that, they gathered at the Kranji MRT Station here as early as 10am,” Malaysian Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore Muhd Radzi Jamaluddin told Bernama.Muhd Radzi said special attention was given to the group as some of the women were almost due to deliver.“Every effort was taken to ensure their safe return so th...
Coronavirus: When Israel’s 'everything will be ok' mindset hits the fan
For lack of an official slogan, Israel’s national motto might as well have been the ubiquitous, “everything will be ok.” It’s the common Israeli rebuttal, and the underlying principle, that has guided the country’s policymakers for decades.This is a country that sent its children to the biggest war since its independence with empty storerooms, putting its faith on its resourcefulness to pull us out of the Yom Kippur War. We paid an enormous price.This is a country that sent its medical teams to war with empty storerooms against the most dangerous virus in Israel’s history, assuming that everyt...
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Send Hunger Packing Princeton makes sure children in need are fed during coronavirus pandemic
Send Hunger Packing Princetonwas created in 2012 to address food insecurity experienced by children in the Princeton school system.During that time, the foundation typically provided weekend meals to students in Princeton’s elementary schools, nursery schools and charter school that were part of the free/reduced lunch program - as well as snacks for middle schoolers and high schoolers.As the coronavirusspread throughout New Jersey, the Princeton school district asked Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) to expend its weekend meals program to include all of the town’s schools. In a matter of d...
And just like that; everyone stopped laughing at preppers
A criticism of the failure by some people to prepare while mocking preppers…. kinds like the children’s story of the Three Little Pigs…. and the Big Bad Wolf is Covid-19…Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreEveryone Stopped Laughing At PreppersA wise man believes; Be optimistic, but also be prepared for all possibilities...And as we see, some of our government agencies, people in those agencies, and even some hospitals haven't prepared...In fact, it was only about decade back that some agencies and people were actually mocking and laughing at 'Preppers' who were training in disaster...
Spotify Kids launches in the US, Canada and France to keep children busy during lockdown
A few months after the launch of a beta version, Spotify has officially rolled out its children's application, which is accessible to Spotify Family subscribers. Spotify Kids is now available in the US, Canada and France.The new application is very easy to set up. Simply install it on a child's phone, then log in with the family account. Thereafter, the child can choose an avatar and surf an offer of music that is tailored to their age group. In this current period of lockdown and, for many, spring break, the new initiative could not come at a better time.As it stands the content on offer is q...
California’s New Attack On Opioid Addiction Hits Old Roadblocks
Jennifer Stilwell, a 30-year-old mother of two young children, kicked heroin cold turkey five years ago, but she got hooked again last fall.Stilwell, an accountant in Placerville, California, tried to quit a second time, but she couldn’t tolerate the sickening withdrawal symptoms. She resisted going to the emergency room because “I thought they’d treat me like a drug addict and not a patient in pain,” she said.Instead, she kept smoking heroin to keep the agony at bay. Then, in February, a county mental health worker told her about a new program that promised stigma-free treatment for her addic...
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Uganda’s Covid-19 cases rise to 44 after 11 children test positive
At least 11 Ugandans on Tuesday tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 44.President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the 11 are members of the Watoto Church Choir who had been quarantined after they returned to the country.“Out of the 176 people tested, 11 of them tested positive and [they] are all children of Watoto Church Choir who are still in quarantine. They picked the disease from outside [Uganda]. I don’t know where they had travelled [to],” Mr Museveni said.He was speaking in a televised address which he had convened to clarify on the preven...
US kids stuck at home embrace online exercise classes
Houston (AFP) - Every afternoon since they started staying in their Texas home due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Canonico sisters -- ages two, four and 10 -- spend some time banging on the floor with kitchen utensils.It's not just idle play: they are taking online classes from a local kids' gym in Houston to burn up some of their pent-up energy -- and to learn crucial motor and social skills at the same time.Kinley, Caylee and Riley had already attended baby fitness programs over the years at their local branch of The Little Gym, a chain focused on movement-based learning.When authorities i...
Not just children’s play
Employees of a children's clothing store in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, held a live broadcast featuring children's wear on Tuesday. As consumption gradually recovers from the fallout of COVID-19, more businesses are seeking opportunities online. Photo: CNSphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.