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National Geographic Launches an Online Hub NatGeo@Home to Support Educators and Children During Covid-19
Published 10 April 2020 at 20:07
Teachers across the world are dedicating their time to keeping children educated and setting some challenges during the outbreak of Coronavirus over the world. The speed with which the global pandemic has changed the world in that time is staggering. To help inspire young people and support caregivers, families and educators, National Geographic has launched a centralised digital resource NatGeo@Home to fill the gap with practical, educational, inspiring and entertaining content designed to keep families connected to the natural world and science behind it.
Published 08 April 2020 at 14:52
In Dubai, the lockdown has certainly changed our lives. It seems like an eternity has passed since we’ve had the ability to socialise with friends and our kids could take part in physical pursuits of any sort outdoors. In these unsettling times, it would be all too easy to succumb to the temptation to reduce time for learning and give yourself over to housebound lethargy. For our children at different stages of lockdown, now it’s more important than ever to stay occupied and active at home. If your kids are starting to go a little stir crazy, here you will find a selection of the best online learning programmes, live classes and courses for children as an intimation of better days. Equally engaging and fun, your little ones' minds will be in a better place in no time.
Published 25 March 2020 at 17:29
Can't going out and dive into nature? Looking for ways to engage all the family? There is a great way to get a little culture, education and inspiration while you're confined to your home. Many parks and gardens make it possible to visit them without leaving your couch. Here is the list os amazing worldwide natural areas to explore and tour virtually.
Published 09 March 2020 at 17:24
Good news, spring school holidays are around the corner. We know how hard it can be to keep up with highly-rated children's holiday programmes while you're battling through the working days. That's why we have done the hard work for you and handpicked a selection of Dubai's best spring holiday camps in 2020. From adventure camps, motion graphics, coding, DIY workshops, Easter bonnet parade to final exam preparations, you’ll enjoy a clear, trustworthy and well-rounded overview of our readers' top picks of this spring.
Published 18 February 2020 at 21:52
Naturally healthy teeth don't always happen naturally. But it can happen by a habit of brushing your teeth twice a day even if it's a hard habit to form for our kids. The oral health surveys of 0 to 4 year olds found that 58% have experienced dental decay and accessed a dentist. A third of children have tooth decay when they start school. Tooth extraction is the sixth most common procedure in children's hospitals for under 5. It comes with no surprise that it can cause problems with eating, sleeping and socialising. There are two simple ways to approach this frustrating situation and prevent tooth decay. First up, cutting down on sugar and brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste. That's one approach. The other is to teach your child effective brushing habits. The result follows.
Published 10 December 2019 at 16:53
Welcome to the final weeks of this academically intense and emotionally charged year. We hope it has been a challenging yet incredible period for your children and you should give them ten out of ten for everything they have achieved this semester. Finally, the winter holidays are drawing ever closer and there is plenty happening in Dubai. With so many learning centres, incredible and diverse holiday options to choose from, it is all too easy to feel overwhelmed selecting the right holiday camp for your child. Particularly when faced with literally hundreds of differing opinions on the best fit for your kids on online resources for parents. However, you are in luck! We have surveyed thousands of local parents and rounded up Dubai's very best programmes and camps for winter 2019-2020. Whether your kid is already preparing for high school graduation or still working on phonics and numbers, TickiKids brings you everything you need to know about the festive holiday programmes for this winter season that will help your kids get ahead at school.
Published 21 November 2019 at 19:02
Looking for a gift for a child who already has everything? Not sure where to start with your gift shopping for your own kids, their classmates, your nieces or nephews? Don't despair! You will be spoilt for choice with our selection of original items all available to buy online or in stores across Dubai. These unique children’s presents will incentivise them to be on their best behaviour from now on. From pretty eco-friendly tableware and road track sets to tactical board games, a space and planetarium projector, 3D pens, app-enabled robots and drones, we've rounded up the most marvellously imaginative, kid-approved gifts for everybody from babies to teenagers.
Published 04 October 2019 at 17:37
Modeling is one of the most effective and exciting activities for children. When modeling a child can see, touch, feel and change what he/she has created! Let's define the main advantages of modeling with the salty play dough.
Published 10 September 2019 at 00:32
Halloween is upon us and pretty soon trick-or-treaters will be out in force, transformed into ghoulish creatures as they knock on doors for sweets. Halloween first originated in Celtic-speaking countries, later spread to North America and now it is fast gaining popularity in Dubai. We have been dubbed the coolest family resource in Dubai, so who better to ask for their ideas for throwing a memorable spooky Halloween party? Whether you are hosting a kids' Halloween costume house party, attending haunted attractions or going trick-or-treating, we've got you covered with exceptional Halloween party planning. With tips on everything from spooky-cute invitations, decorations and pumpkin carving to impressively scary costumes and freaky surprises, prepare for a night full of hair-raising entertainment!
Published 28 August 2019 at 15:06
One of the most challenging tasks is trying to pick just one place to go on holiday. With all the great things to see and do, why should you be limited to only one location? For sure, your time is limited, but is there a way to make the days longer, so that you family doesn't miss something really interesting?