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YouTube is considering changes to kids content

YOUTUBE is considering more changes to how content for kids shows up on the world’s largest video site as criticism mounts that it’s unsafe for children.

DreamPlay marks 4th year with kiddie dance off

THE 4th anniversary celebration of City of Dreams Manila’s DreamPlay, the only DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space in the world, is in full swing with the staging of the annual King Julien Dance Off competition.

Awit at Laro, Tesoros revive childhood games

BACK IN the days before digital games like Cooking Mama and Café World, kids would play and pretend to cook using luto-lutuan (toy cooking pots). Before Angry Birds crashed pigs into houses, kids used a tirador (slingshot). Before anyone played indoors with Wii Sports, games were played in the backyard or on the road in the absence of courts. Before strolling everywhere in search of Pokemon characters, there was hide and seek. But if we think all these are a thing of the past, Awit and Laro aims to prove otherwise.

Art on the superyachts: Beware of wine corks and unruly children

EXPENSIVE yachts that double as floating art galleries can lead to unexpected and costly mishaps.

Duterte signs national feeding program law

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Tuesday, July 3, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11037,...

Netflix-loving tykes tune out Nick in worst year for kids TV

KIDS LIKE Caleb Moushey are killing cable TV in the US. Not that Caleb knows from cable. After all, he’s seven years old. But Caleb...

Considered an adult comedy format, this stand-up show is meant for...

FILIPINOS love to laugh — whether at themselves or at others — and it’s a trait that is cultivated since they are very young....

Merging the physical and digital experience of fun

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman A little boy busies himself with coloring in a sketch of a lion — bronze crayon for its mane and brown...

Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

CANNES, FRANCE – Regulators and program makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and...

Cell phone use by expectant mothers not tied to brain problems...

PREGNANT WOMEN who use cell phones may be no more likely to have kids with brain development problems than expectant mothers who avoid mobile...

Giving hope to indigent kids

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter Young street urchins are common sights on the streets of Metro Manila. For many, their fate is already...

Tondo kids show mosquito repellent, battery-powered fan-lamp, coconut juice vendo machine...

In the coastal community of Baseco in Tondo, Manila, utilities like electricity and water are not guaranteed luxuries. Children and adults are prone to...

World Vision’s vision for 2020: 3 million fewer sexually trafficked Filipino...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter The world wide web is a double-edged sword. While it conveniently connects the world to make it smaller,...

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year: WHO

GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization...

Developmental disorders in kids

INTERNET addiction and stress, among many other factors, may contribute to developmental disorders among children in the Philippines, said Dr. Ma. Rochelle Buenavista-Pacifico, a...

Keeping the kids busy this summer

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman It is alarming that kids these days belong to “the most sedentary generation in history.” So said Sam Kass,...

Deworming 16 million Filipino children

Medicine Cabinet Reiner W. Gloor THIS MONTH, the Department of Health (DoH) is expected to give free deworming medication to an estimated 16 million Filipino...

Kids Korea

Text and Photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto WHEN TRAVELING with kids overseas, there are three main factors to consider — enough interesting sites to visit and...