Post Tagged with: "children"

Barbie® has a new look and a different shape. Image: Mattel

New Barbies Have Different Body Shapes Than Before

Barbie dolls have a particular look to them. They’re thin, tall, long-legged… and virtually unlike any real human being.

by · January 31, 2016 · Kids, News
The first plane carrying refugees from Syria flies in to Toronto's Pearson Airport. Image courtesy Tom Podolec.

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Their New Home

Something thoroughly Canadian is happening–the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport to welcome them to their new home.

by · December 14, 2015 · News
TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival 2015 Includes Films, Activities, Contest

TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival 2015 Includes Films, Activities, Contest

Young movie lovers are uniting in Toronto this week with the return of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
The festival is celebrating its 18th year and highlights some of the world’s best cinema geared for kids aged three to 13.

by · April 5, 2015 · Arts, News
Glottal stop. Image: Wikipedia

NWT Woman Required To Change Her Baby’s Name

A woman in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada isn’t being allowed to give her baby the name she wants to.
The mother is Shene Catholique Valpy and she speaks a traditional language called Chipewyan.

by · March 8, 2015 · News
Movie theatre. Image: Fernando de Sousa

Cineplex And Autism Speaks Offering “Sensory-Friendly” Movies

Now, kids with autism can have a better experience going to the movies.

by · February 22, 2015 · Entertainment, News
Image: David Cooper, Toronto Star

Tobogganing Banned In Some Canadian and US Towns

Tobogganing is a very popular winter sport in Canada and the United States.
Recently, some towns in Canada and the United States have banned tobogganing.
Other towns have put limits on which hills people can toboggan on.

by · January 18, 2015 · Lighter, News
The Lammily doll. Photo: Nikolay Lamm.

Lammily Doll Has Realistic Body Proportions

Lammily is a new fashion doll that looks more like “real” women, according to its designer.

by · December 29, 2014 · Health, Kids, Lighter, News
Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

It’s been snowing in Buffalo, New York.
And snowing. And snowing. And snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing.

by · November 20, 2014 · Environment, News
iPhone. Image: Ausis

Schools Divided Over Cellphones In Classrooms

A fight between two high school students in Nova Scotia last month has underlined some of the concerns parents and teachers have about cellphones in schools.

by · November 5, 2014 · News, Technology
Like Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon (pictured here), in Yarmoth, Nova Scotia is offering health options to its students. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Not Your Typical School Cafeteria

There are moist carrot cake muffins. Subs made with homemade buns.
Fresh baked banana bread. Even the sausage on the pizza is made by hand.
And the most expensive item on the menu is $6, including tax.
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School does not have a typical cafeteria.

by · October 29, 2014 · Health, News