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Fun Summer Giveaway: Nintendo Switch Lite!

Summer holidays are best spent in beaches, out in the sun, a beautiful city, or countryside, but with restrictions in place (depending on where you are and where you're going), most of us are spending days at home, doing staycations, biking around, and perhaps walking out a stretch for some movement. To take a break from books and summer heat playing out, most have been relying on gadgets to pass time. The Nintendo Switch and the Lite version has become the more popular gadgets for kids and adults alike since its release in 2017- topping best-selling lists the world over. It's also often cited as one of the best gifts on wishlists.   Nintendo Switch Lite A Nintendo Switch Lite ...

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The Top 3 Cars for Young Drivers

Whether your child has just turned 18, graduated from university, or is starting their first job, they’re going to want a car sooner or later (not toy cars ok?). In order to find a motor that’s gentle on your wallet as well as safe on the roads, there are a number of factors that you’re going to have to consider, not least the price. From fuel efficiency and reliability to looks and insurance costs, research is key if you want your child to be safe behind the wheel. Electronic stability, mileage and curtain airbags are some of the features you’ll want to look for when choosing a car for your child, as well as good crash test results. Your child may complain about the look of the car, but ...

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Kids Having Their Own ATM Card? When Is the Right Time?

This is a question most parents have. Technically, you can open a bank account in your child’s name when he reaches the minimum age required by the bank of your choice. So, it’s best to check with your local banks to find out what this age is. (Where we are, that's 14 and free of charges.) It’s never too early to set up a bank account for your child. In fact, a lot of parents open a separate account where they deposit the money their child receives, earns. So when is the right time for kids to have their own ATM Card (Automated Teller Machine card/debit card) ?  It’s not a particular age that you are looking for. It’s the level of your child’s financial maturity. As a parent, you can gauge ...

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Screen Time For Kids And Teens: Choosing Safe Games and Internet Space (7 Other Interesting Things To Do)

Video game addiction in kids is becoming one of the prevalent problems faced by parents today. Don't get me wrong...reality check - dual income families or those with both parents working may be more prone to have such problems. Think about those that barely have time to check on their kids. Being aware of the children’s interests and regulating their access to video games can help in preventing them from being hooked. But with restrictions in place, being at home means kids will have extra time in their hands after doing school stuff. As gamers and anime enthusiasts, we allow the kids to have their play time - perhaps more than what experts recommend. We do believe in the cliche: "All work ...

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Happy World Book Day 2021: Lessons from the Little Prince

Happy World Book Day 2021, bookworms! From our stack of books, one that we have collected in many languages is the Little Prince (bible discounting - we have this in 228 languages). While we can only understand it in some languages at the moment, we hope we can do more in the future. Here’s what we have aside from the English copy: Der Kleine Prinz (German) Ang Munting Prinsipe (Tagalog) Le Petit Prince (French) El Principito (Spanish) Il Piccolo Principe (Italian) Malý Print (Slovak) 星の王子さま [Hoshi no Ōjisama] (Japanese)   The Little Prince is famous for the line "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." ...

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Staying Fit During Restrictions: 6 Effective Ways

With remote learning, and hours on being outside lessened, limiting physical activities, it is expected that a sedentary lifestyle would affect kids a lot. We can't discount the  many benefits of going to a park nearby for children, but since we are practicing social distancing, there's only so little time we can spend outside. While the kilos is not really an indication of one's health, keeping a proper weight is a good start to be healthy. You can use this  ideal weight calculator to see or estimate the weight that is right for you. To keep the muscles from rusting, here are some activities you can do with the kids. Yard Fun Do you have a yard? You can let the kids bike around, or let ...

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