Church School Applications open on 22 January (by lot & second criteria)

Agħfas hawn biex taqra dan l-artiklu bil-Malti On 22 January the Church School applications for the 2018-2019 scholastic year will be available for children drawn by lot or those that fall in the category with the second criteria (those who are in need of learning support; asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers; and social cases,…

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Dressing your baby for winter in Malta – how many layers?

Agħfas hawn biex taqra dan l-artiklu bil-Malti During the winter period, parents are often unsure about the amount of layers their babies and young children need to keep warm. FRANICA PULIS spoke to a midwife to find out how best to dress newborns and babies, depending on the situation For such a warm country, as soon…

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Travelling With Young Kids: 12 Essentials To Pack In Your Child’s Hand-Luggage by Maureen Saguna

With Christmas coming up, you might be planning a small getaway to a snowy place or even to visit family abroad. And it’s all very exciting until you find yourself surrounded by piles of little outfits, toys and all the paraphernalia you need to pack for your children. After years of lugging extra luggage around…

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Call For Church School Applications Opens Tomorrow

As from Wednesday 15th November one can apply for the Church School Entry for the scholastic year of 2018-2019. This call is applicable for children who will not be drawn by lot, i.e children in Church homes, children of Church school employees, siblings of those already attending Church schools, and transfers between schools from the…

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Are you pregnant or have recently given birth? Check out all the benefits that apply to you in Malta – by Franica Pulis

If you are expecting or have recently had a baby, there are a number of benefits that you are entitled to, which include: Maternity/ Adoption Benefit Maternity Leave Benefit Children’s Allowance In-Work Benefit Milk Grant Inform ARMS Ltd. about the increase in the number of people residing in your house. This is not exactly a…

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excessive online use

Children & Online Use – 6 Risks Every Parent Should Know

In this day and age, technology has become part and parcel of our daily lives. As parents of a generation which is growing up in a world of social media, apps, online games and virtual chat, we have the responsibility to educate ourselves first, and be equipped to handle all the good and the bad…

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Fever in Children – When Should You Call Your Doctor? By Dr. Joseph Mizzi

Infections are the most common cause of fever; vaccination and overheating in young infants may also raise the body temperature. Many illnesses that are associated with a fever are not serious. If your child looks well, is drinking plenty of fluids and continuing to play, there is no need for undue concern. However you should consult…

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kids creativity

5 Original Ideas That Will Spark Children’s Imagination At Home

Spark Imagination. Join the fun.  Kids are storytellers, artists, entertainers and they all have an incredible imagination. Here are a few of our favourite activities which will get children to love learning, engage, collaborate and celebrate their imagination. Perfect activities for some Summer fun. 1. Random Cuttings Cut out pictures from magazines pin them on a board (on…

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reading loud to kids

5 Surprising Benefits of Reading Out Loud… for Adults

By Naila N. By now we have all heard of the endless benefits of reading out loud for babies and toddlers, but did you know that reading out loud is advantageous for adults as well? Here are 5 surprising benefits, backed up by science and tried and tested by myself as a mother of a…

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10 things I did that helped me survive having a second baby

I remember feeling really happy, anxious and scared all at the same time, when I found out I was pregnant with my second child. My baby was still 15 months old and I wondered how the heck I was going to survive a pregnancy whilst taking care of a very active and demanding toddler. Then…

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