Category: Children

Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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10 Roald Dahl Quotes That Spoke Universal Truths

Children’s author Roald Dahl has been an international favourite for decades. His birthday, September 13, is celebrated annually as Roald Dahl Day. His stories, such as Charlie Brown and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda, have

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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Back-to-School: Motivation From Usain Bolt for Jamaican Students

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight/ But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.” These revered rhymes are among the most

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Back-To-School: Cheap Lunch Ideas for Jamaicans

Back-to-school time can be exciting for kids … and stressful for the adults. It’s a time of financial reckoning, when parents and guardians have to find innovative and creative ways to make a tight budget work for an entire school

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July Is Bereaved Parents Month: Stats & Facts From Jamaica

Have you ever stopped to think of what life must be like for the mother or father who has lost a child? Can you imagine the emotional turmoil – the sadness, distress and anguish – they must be experiencing? Often, when

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Protecting Jamaica’s Children: The OCR, OCA and CDA

Our children are the future of our world. Our legacies will live on through them. It is therefore a society’s responsibility to ensure that it does everything within its power to protect and defend the welfare of its future generations. In Jamaica,

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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican

Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one

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#Infographic: Signs of Child Abuse

Do you know the signs of child abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused? Please read, get informed and share these infographics with as many persons and via as many formats

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2016-2017

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