KIDS

  • RTE, still a far cry? 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN Correspondent @runjhunsharmas does a status check of a few schools in Chhattisgarh to expose the deplorable conditions of the education system. ...
  • Kids in sharing iPad classrooms score better than non-sharing ones 5 days ago

    New York: Kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly perform better than students in classes with no iPads or classes with iPads for each student, says a study. "1:1 tablet computers may not be the most effective way to use technology for all grades and from a policy standpoint, we need...
  • YouTube Kids app is deceiving, targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising: Consumer groups April 7, 2015

    Washington: The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter on Tuesday. Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it...
  • Parents overshare information about their kids on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: You love to share the pics and videos of your kid's antics on social media. But are you ending up sharing too much? A lot of parents say yes. University of Michigan National Poll on Children's Health found that more than half of the mothers and one-third of fathers...
  • Use of smartphones by kids rampant in Australia: Report March 16, 2015

    Canberra: Over two-thirds of Australian children aged three to 17 own a smartphone and spend almost an entire day of the week on the device, a new report revealed on Monday. The report released by national communication carrier Telstra discovered that children spend an average of 21 hours and 48 minutes...
  • Here's how you can track your kids via your smartphone March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweetshop after school? Chill. Mobile entrepreneurs have got your back, with smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you spy on your kids via...
  • Kids who spend more than two hours watching television are at high BP risk: Study February 26, 2015

    London: Parents must watch out as kids, who spend more than two hours watching television, computers or video consoles in a day run a 30 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure, says new research. Doing no daily physical activity or an activity which is less than an hour...
  • New YouTube Kids app goes live in US; allows parental control for safer browsing by children February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: YouTube has officially rolled out its YouTube Kids app in the US that makes web browsing easier and safer for the little ones. The first ever Google product for the young has a simpler design with larger images and bold icons that makes it easier for even 4-year-olds to...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • This video of American kids trying breakfasts from around the world is the most adorable thing ever February 14, 2015

    These extra-adorable kids are made to taste different breakfasts from around the world and their reactions are just aaaawwwww-inspiring! If you want honest food critics who are not snooty, I suggest you hire these little ones! ...
  • Using smartphones to pacify kids may harm their development February 2, 2015

    Boston: Parents, take note! Using tablets, smartphones or e-books to distract children may be detrimental to their social-emotional development, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed many types of interactive media available and raised important questions regarding their use as educational tools, as well as their potential detrimental role in stunting the...
  • Trump cards, VCRs, book cricket and Boomer: 25 posters that will make you drown in nostalgia January 20, 2015

    Today, we live in the age of smart phones, Instagram, Twitter etc. But remember that time when things like these were almost non existent? When Triple-H having a higher rank mattered more to you than the number of likes on a photo. When the thing that you wanted the most...
  • Every Hindu woman should have five children, says West Bengal BJP leader Shyamal Goswami January 13, 2015

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader from Birbhum in West Bengal, has made a controversial statement saying that every Hindu woman should have five children. Goswami said, "Every Hindu woman should have five children, otherwise Hindus will become extinct in this country." Goswami is sure to face flak not only...
  • Andhra Pradesh: School of Wonder Kids secures place in India Book of Records January 7, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: The School of Wonder Kids has secured a place in the India Book of Records after its senior kindergarten kids did 100 mathematical calculations in a matter of 10.2 minutes during a test conducted on Wednesday. Nearly 30 kids of the school participated in the event held in the presence...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • It's a boy for singer Alicia Keys December 29, 2014

    New York: Singer Alicia Keys has given birth to her second baby boy, Genesis Ali Dean, with husband Swizz Beatz. Keys, 33, and Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, welcomed baby Genesis last weekend, reported the New York Daily News. "The joy of joy is joy!!" she captioned a...
  • Jolie's 'Unbroken' sprints to front of Christmas Day box office December 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Director Angelina Jolie's World War II drama 'Unbroken' finished first at the Christmas Day box office in its debut and edged out another new film for the holiday season, modern fairy tale musical 'Into The Woods,' tracking firm Rentrak said on Friday. 'Unbroken,' the real-life story of Olympic runner...
  • I don't want to have more kids at the moment: Angelina Jolie December 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress-producer Angelina Jolie does not plan to have more children as of now but she is not ruling out the idea of becoming mother again. The 39-year-old actress is already the mother of six kids with husband Brad Pitt, reported E! Online. "Not at the moment, no. Something could...
  • Disney launches education apps for kids aged 3 to 8 December 5, 2014

    New York: Mickey is getting into math - and science, art, reading and even teaching social skills. The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile...
  • Audio cassettes, TaleSpin, Big Babol, and Tazos: 32 nostalgic '90s things that will take you back to your childhood November 13, 2014

    Waking up to watch TaleSpin and Duck Tales on a Sunday morning followed by Chandrakanta and BQC... those were the days. Weekends were all about putting your white PT shoes out in the sun to dry, completing math homework and long hours of gully cricket. Every time a new academic...
  • At 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity in Meerut November 11, 2014

    Meerut: Standing tall at 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity to everyone in his hometown Meerut. His incredible height sets him apart, not just in his class and neighborhood, but all over the world. In 2008, Karan entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tallest and heaviest...
  • US: McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk November 11, 2014

    Washington: McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Monday that two children have reportedly coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into...
  • A new app that helps kids handle emergencies November 9, 2014

    New York: A new app called Monster Guard is out to teach children, through fun and games, how to handle emergencies. Created by the American Red Cross, the Monster Guard app is meant for children aged between 7 and 11. From fires to tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis, it teaches children how...
  • It's a boy for Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon November 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Witherspoon have welcomed their first child - a baby boy. The couple has named him Titan Jewell Witherspoon. Rowland gave birth to her first child on Tuesday, her representative confirmed to people.com "We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud...
  • I haven't picked names yet: Zoe Saldana on unborn kids October 19, 2014

    London: Zoe Saldana wants to give her unborn twins "hippie" names. The 36-year-old actress, who will reportedly welcome two boys in eight weeks time with her artist husband Marco Perego, said her pregnancy is "not so fun everyday" but she is excited to become a mother, reported Contactmusic. Asked if they've...
  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy succumbs to burn injuries after being doused with kerosene October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: An 11 year old boy, who was set on fire by in Hyderabad's Mehdipatnam Garrison, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. The Army has also issued a statement saying that allegations of involvement of soldiers are completely baseless. "The boy was found burnt after being doused with kerosene in...
  • Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Here's an app for you October 5, 2014

    New York: Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Now a new app allows parents to keep track of everything that their children do with their phones. Called TeenSafe, the web-based service co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, Ameeta Jain, allows parents to gain access to all incoming, outgoing...
  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding October 1, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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...