Video Sarah Johnson, manager of the Norwich Montessori School at Colney, with four-year-olds from left, Florence Smith, Bea Morton-Tomas, and Bea's sister, two-year-old Edie. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Children are starting school in Norfolk still in nappies and not able to hold a pen or conversation, teachers say. School leaders believe children are less well prepared for starting primary school than they were five years ago. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphotoSchools are blaming the impact of technology for the shocking state some start school at, with "screen time" replacing human interaction.It is holding back children's speech, vocabulary and even their physical skills, according to education experts. Teachers and parents also claim the pace of modern life means children are not being given time to learn how to tie their shoes or put on coats.Four-year-olds 'still in nappies'Carole Jacques, manager at Earlham Early Years Centre in Norwich, said more children were … [Read more...] about Teachers blame tech for children starting school in nappies
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Updated 3:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Kids play in Detroit-area park's mud Good clean fun meets down-and-dirty during Mud Day in a suburban Detroit park (July 9) Now Playing: Kids play in Detroit-area park's mudAD: Good clean fun meets down-and-dirty during Mud Day in a suburban Detroit park (July 9) Media: Associated Press WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — An annual clash between good, clean fun and down-and-dirty theatrics has once again left scores of mud-covered children smiling in a suburban Detroit park. Children participated in the 32nd annual Wayne County Mud Day on Tuesday at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, a suburb west of Detroit. Participants frolicked, bathed and lounged in a large mud pit, then sloppily engaged in Mud Limbo and Wheelbarrow Races. There also was majesty amid the muck and mud: Phoenix Crowder and Riley Tulgetske were crowned Mud Day King and Queen. A local fire department rig sprayed water to rinse off the mud-caked revelers … [Read more...] about Mudded majesty: Kids made merry amid Detroit-area park’s mud
Girls and boys on the catwalk at the Asian Kids Fashion Week 2019 in HCM City last year. — Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY — Children aged 5 to 13 are encouraged to participate in Model Kid Việt Nam 2019, which was launched in HCM City last weekend. Organised by the MultiMedia JSC and its partners, the competition aims to discover child models for careers at home and abroad. It encourages children to demonstrate their modelling abilities and gives them an opportunity to work as professionals in the future. Organisers hope that garment producers and designers will pay more attention to boosting the country's fashion industry. Contestants will be judged on their appearance in both modern and traditional costumes. During the final, poise and style of presentation will be the decisive factors in determining the winners. Organisers will select 10 finalists. The top girl, top boy and first … [Read more...] about Model Kid Việt Nam 2019 contest promotes children’s clothing
Some migrant children who traveled by themselves up to the U.S. border have not been allowed to request asylum despite assurances from federal immigration officials that they prioritize unaccompanied minors. As a result, a backlog of children waiting to ask the U.S. for help has formed in Tijuana with many saying that they were turned away from ports of entry by U.S. and Mexican officials working together. Though asylum seekers have had to queue in Tijuana for their turns to ask the U.S. for protection for well over a year, Customs and Border Protection has said that children traveling without an adult aren’t supposed to have to wait in that line because it considers them to be a vulnerable group. Now, at least 50 children are in a line of their own. Many have been waiting for months. Nicole Ramos, an attorney working with Al Otro Lado, a legal services organization that supports migrants in Tijuana, said she first noticed youth having more difficulty getting to U.S. soil in … [Read more...] about Unaccompanied children stuck in Tijuana, hoping to reach U.S.
PUBLISHED: 15:59 20 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:40 20 February 2019 Megan Aldous The Market for Mums is coming to Trinity Park this weekend. Picture: MARKET FOR MUMS Bargain hunters can save up to 90% on children’s clothes, toys and nursery furniture this weekend. Will you be attending the Market for Mums? Picture: MARKET FOR MUMSA massive sale of children’s and parents necessities is coming to Ipswich this weekend. The Market for Mums will have more than 60 stalls which will sell a variety of items including maternity wear, nursery furniture, and monitors. Bekki Cashman, who is the founder of Market for Mums, said: “There really is everything you could possibly imagine related to babies and toddlers.“From clothing, toys, carriers, maternity wear, nursery furniture, monitors, and pushchairs.”More than 300 people attended the last event Picture: MARKET FOR MUMSThe event will take place on Sunday, February 24, at Trinity Park in … [Read more...] about A massive children’s clothes sale is coming to Ipswich