5 ways to make your bedtime stories magical

According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good bond between kids and their parents, it also benefits the child in numerous ways like enhanced imagination and creative thinking, wider scope of knowledge, fun learning, better communication and problem-solving skills.(Unsplash) Bedtime stories for toddlers are no less of a golden opportunity to build and nurture your relationship with your child. This becomes further crucial for working parents who do not get the entire day to spend with their kids. According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good…

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I’ve dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater political uncertainty in the debate over how to improve schools. Here’s my revised, updated list of predictions for 2017. Prediction No. 1 Education Prediction No. 1: It is unclear how government will use federal…

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Select: some of the best food stories of 2016

Select, Aoife McElwain’s weekly column in The Ticket every Friday, gave us plenty of food for thought in 2016, investigating food culture and tradition and unearthing plentiful nuggets of fascinating information. In March, we learned the story behind corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s Day, and why millions of Americans erroneously believe that dish is Ireland on a plate, and yet nobody would dream of serving it here on our national day. Misleading food labelling has been a recurring theme throughout 2016. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and…

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