Torrential rain pours down, waves break and big puddles splash as visitors enter the new children’s museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. No surprise there, because the exhibit is dedicated to the ancient story of Noah’s Ark and begins in the middle of the biblical deluge.
The world’s attention is currently focused on measures to mitigate the transmission and economic effect of COVID-19 pandemic, and Nepal is no exception. Though the government and health officials are constantly working towards taking the necessary steps to manage the pandemic, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention, this pandemic has surely affected our daily life: We are all stressed. We all have experienced that social media, television, and print media are all covered with news on the pandemic.
As kids, we saw anthills as menacing mountain peaks, puddles as oceans, rain as the gods weeping with grief (although the latter was just adults fooling us). We were crazy with our imaginations. Picasso likes to remind us that we are all born artists and as kids that really seemed to be true. And it helped that we were supplied with enough fantastical images to help us build our mountains and oceans—thanks to animation.
Let it be a half-time break at school or while playing WWE stickers and ‘Guccha’ with friends, the talks we had when we were kids are nostalgic.
Here are some of the hearsays we believed when we were kids:
The sad thing is that parents know what’s wrong with their child but instead of trying to correct it they themselves come up with excuses for their child’s behavior. What’s also unfortunate is that fact that they feel the need to explain every decision they take to their six- or seven-year-old kid.
Last few events at The KTM Drive has made me realize that there is so much to give, and the more that I have gotten from the involvement in social activities, it feels that we have been doing much less. There are kids who are struggling to live another day. Many cannot even afford a one-time meal, and some have never seen their parents.
TAOS, Aug 5: Law enforcement officers searching a rural northern New Mexico compound for a missing 3-year-old boy didn’t locate him but found 11 other children in filthy conditions and hardly any food, a sheriff said Saturday.
KATHMANDU, June 7: Two 12-year-old Nepali boys, Girish Maskey and Anmesh Rayamajhi, have become part of a global ecological initiative, through their participation in the Gazprom Football for Friendship (F4F) program scheduled to be held in Moscow from June 8 to 15.
GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with door-to-door campaigns.
DHADING, May 3: Rita Chepang, 24, suffers from malnutrition. She came to know about it from a health professional when she visited a health center recently. A resident of Benighat, in Dhading, she was advised to take balanced diet and do physical exercise for improving health condition.
If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, cramming facts and figures, and immersing themselves in coding class.
We all remember the ‘why’ stage, either our own or that of our kids. Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed so early? Why can’t I play football in the kitchen while you’re cooking dinner? The incessant questioning, the desperate need to understand may be maddening for the target but it marks a key stage in a child’s development of language and cognition.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Unlike the silent and strict periphery that it’s been known for, a library is one of the free spheres where children play, learn and grow at their comfort. Apart from the rot memorizing sessions that they go through in schools, kids require a space to unleash from the daily monotony.
RASUWA, Feb 10: Three children have been killed in a fire that broke out in a house at Sisneri in Naukunda Rural Municipality-5. The house belonging to Bir Bahadur Moktan had caught fire at 3:15 pm today.
The last six months has seen the efforts of 38 illustrators and 54 contributors from different communities bring out children’s books in their respective languages. The initiative has been funded by Disney Marvel Under Marvel Heroes Act Supporting Education and carried out by Save the Children here in Nepal.
Admit it, you too have been impressed with what children participants on Master Chef Junior whip up. The show is proof that a kitchen shouldn’t have age restrictions. Under supervision, it can be a space for your children to have fun and learn at the same time.
Thirty-five-year-old Karuna Sapkota is from Tistung, Makwanpur. She is currently living in Kalanki with her family of six including her husband and four kids. She started selling chatpatey (spicy snacks) for a living some nine years ago. She keeps her stall in Basantapur and pays Rs 1,500 rent per month.
This isn’t an idea that crosses the minds of many parents. It’s too impractical, unsafe, they may think but the truth is many parents have done it and loved it. So in case you have been putting off your own plans to explore the mountains of our country because you have children or you can’t quite decide how best to make your kids’ next vacation a memorable family bonding experience, The Week is here to help.
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: When someone asks a child ‘what do you want to be in the future?’ the most common answers are either a doctor, nurse, engineer, or pilot. If someone says they want to become a singer or an actor, more often than not, they are not taken seriously.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 25: A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room. The cars at the Rady Children’s Hospital are actually operated by a nurse or a doctor, and are part of a new program designed to make children more relaxed before their procedures.
Kushe Aunshi, the Nepali Father’s Day, is celebrated amid much fanfare throughout the country. The day, however, seems to be lacking popularity, more so in comparison to Mother’s Day. Unlike during Mother’s Day, where we can see urbanites gift-hunting at Archies and other fancy gift shops, Father’s day seemingly does not grab so much materialistic attention.
KATHMANDU, April 14: Eight-year-old Arjun Dhaval Desai and six-year-old Shree Dhaval Desai -- children of Dhaval Bhupendra Desai and Amee Dhaval Desai -- successfully completed their ascent to the base camp (5,364m) of Mt Everest on April 10.
CHITWAN, March 2: School-going children in a village inhabited by the Chepangs in Chitwan district are found to be spending their time in household chores or playing instead of studying, thanks to the devastating earthquake that destroyed the only school building of the village some 22 months ago.
JHAPA, Jan 31: Anuja Shivakoti of Dhulabari is a doting mother. She hardly ever refuses to serve food items that her children demand. Additionally, she has her own farm where fresh vegetables and grains are grown. A big joint family is always at the disposal of the children to take care of their needs.
POKHARA, Jan 14: Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that a new strategy would be developed in consultation with all the stakeholders in order to bring down the child mortality rate due to malnutrition.
JUMLA, Dec 28: Hirakali Thapa, a local of Malikthanta-6 of Jumla, used to feed her kids a lot of junk food earlier. Since a few weeks, she prefers to offer nothing but homemade diet to them. Her children are taking time to like the taste of food made of locally-grown grains, including jaulo, lito and eggs. But Harikala is not ready to reconsider her decision after learning what the lack of proper diet could do to her kids.