Kids

  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding Yesterday

    Cambridge: This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the...
  • Microsoft, Kuddle to launch a child-friendly tablet on December 1; to be priced under $100 3 days ago

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on December 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday. The Oslo-based company said it was on track to reach...
  • SC pulls up state governments for slack approach in tracing missing kids September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has pulled up all state governments for their slack approach towards tracing missing children. The court has asked state governments to submit a fresh affidavit on October 10. The apex court wants to know how many FIRs have been registered by police forces on missing...
  • New programme helps shy kids learn September 23, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a new programme that helps shy kids to become more engaged in their class work and improve their math and critical thinking skills. The programme helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament, said researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of...
  • Strict parenting may lead to low self-esteem in kids September 23, 2014

    Washington: Are you a strict parent? Your child may be at risk of depression! Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques may lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviours, according to a new study. "Our research shows...
  • Customised Android tablets make way to India at Rs 5,000 onwards September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Challenging the onesizefitsall approach of leading electronics manufacturers, a homegrown company has brought in a new concept of customised tablets for specific segments like children, women, seniors, professionals and gamers with prices starting at under Rs 5,000. Besides being customised at the hardware and software levels, these tablets ...
  • HC slams Delhi government on its policy for giving uniforms to EWS kids September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the "insensitive" city government for its "wonky policy" with regard to providing uniforms to children of economically weaker sections studying in private schools, saying it will create a "class divide" among children as well as "change their moral fabric". "Your policies are...
  • Metis launches Intelpowered Eddy tablet for kids at Rs 9,999 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Metis Learning has partnered with chip maker Intel to launch an educational tablet 'Eddy', aimed at children aged from 210 years. The tablet, priced at Rs 9,999 will be available exclusively on eCommerce firm Amazon's India website for about a month, after which it will be available across...
  • Street kids want to meet Narendra Modi, Badhte Kadam organisation helps September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Children living in the streets of the national capital on Sunday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Members of Badhte Kadam on Sunday wrote a letter to our respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking time from him so that they can also share their side of the...
  • Violent video games may put kids at higher risk for depression August 19, 2014

    New York: Scientists have found significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games. Researchers recorded significantly more depressive symptoms over the course of a year among fifthgraders from three US cities who reported playing highviolence video games for two or more hours a day,...
  • A new app that can help parents keep track of their kids at day care August 11, 2014

    London: Parents who send their kids to day care centres often worry about their wellbeing. They need not any more. A Finlandbased company has now developed an app that allows parents to be in constant touch with the care providers. Developed by While On The Move, the "Daisy" software of the company...
  • Young footballers from Bangalore travel to China July 12, 2014

    A group of young footballers from the slums of Bangalore will be travelling to Beijing to participate in the Great Wall Cup. ...
  • A new smartphone app that can help save lives of kids with heart conditions July 10, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app that monitors the heart's rhythm and rate is being trialled at a US hospital to help kids with cardiovascular conditions. The app works with the AliveCor device a smartphone cover with two metal plates on the back. The device can be used with the app to...
  • LG KizON: A wristband for kids that helps parents keep a track of their kids; includes a onepress contact feature July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new device to its wearables portfolio, LG announced the launch of a wristband for kids. Named the LG KizOn, the wristband is designed exclusively for preschool and primary school children that offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. Utilising GPS and...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a doublestoreyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing twoyearold...
  • A new app to help parents deal with kids' picky eating habits June 18, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new app that helps parents understand why children are 'fussy' eaters and gives suggestions on how to improve mealtimes. Child feeding experts from Loughborough University in UK developed the app to help parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater. The app the...
  • Star kids have tougher time in film industry, there are so many expectations from them: Karan Johar June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has launched several newcomers in Bollywood, feels it is not a cakewalk for children of film personalities in the industry. Karan launched three newcomers filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Alia Bhatt, director David Dhawan's son Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in his last directorial...
  • Osmo: A device that connects kids to real games May 24, 2014

    California: Not happy with your kids being hooked to iPads or tablets playing video games? Turn to a new kind of gaming device, developed by an Indianorigin entrepreneur here, that uses the iPad but brings kids back into the real world of play. A brainchild of former Google employee Pramod Sharma...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • Amber Heard encourages Johnny Depp to perform with rock band The Kids April 11, 2014

    London: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is reportedly planning to reform his old rock band The Kids, after being encouraged by his fiance Amber Heard. The 50-year-old star is apparently planning on putting his acting career on hold so that he can get back together with his former band, who...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk March 31, 2014

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours and...
  • One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards March 30, 2014

    Reuters: The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river across the stage, everything and everyone,...
  • Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman's adopted son Connor says his relationship with Kidman is good March 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Connor Cruise says his relationship with his adopted mother Nicole Kidman is fine despite rumours that they were no longer close. The actress adopted Connor, 19, and daughter Isabella, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, but she has been rarely photographed with the two since she split with Cruise and...
  • A new app that helps parents communicate better with kids February 2, 2014

    London: A new smartphone app that can help parents communicate better with their tots by offering them cues in real time has been developed. The smartphonebased system listens to and analyses the conversation between parents and their child. It then gives parents clinically relevant nudges to guide the interaction and...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack of...
  • 40 per cent parents learn how to use technology from kids January 26, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that between 30 to 40 per cent of parents learn how to use the computer and Internet from their children. Researchers from University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, conducted indepth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. They found that youth influence their parents in...
  • Eddy tablet for kids with drop safe bumper launched at Rs 9,999 January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Metis Learning introduced Eddy, which is claimed to be India's first Androidbased learning tablet for kids, in India. Priced at Rs 9,999, the tablet is targeted at children aged between 210 years. According to the company, Eddy comes with educatorselected learning content, a kidsafe environment and highquality hardware. It...
  • Apple to refund consumers at least $32.5 mn in disputed kids' app purchases January 16, 2014

    Washington:/b<> Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed US consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement, announced on Wednesday by the US Federal Trade Commission, Apple also...