“A child dies every 75 seconds in Yemen, where conflict and blockades limit the flow of food and other resources” The War on Childhood in Yemen | Think Global Health Now in its seventh year of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 🗣 According to @un_ocha:– Nearly 2.3 million children under age 5 in Yemen are projected to suffer from acute […]

Drinking water advisories

“There are young adults in Ontario, in Canada, in 2021, who have never known what it’s like to be able to drink from the tap…. Without clean drinking water, the economy can’t grow and families sink deeper into poverty.” ~ @solmamakwa There were 52 long-term drinking water advisories in effect in 33 #FirstNations communities as of April 9, at the time of the […]

Pacifique’s advocacy journey

In many parts of the world, disabilities are not well understood. Pacifique is eager to change that. At 15-years old, he is leading a movement that encourages children with and without disabilities to convene and discuss issues relevant to kids in Rwanda. His message to those who intentionally and unconsciously discriminate against individuals with disabilities is that they need to […]

Challenges for children in India

While children are at a lower risk of contracting COVID, they are not immune to the consequences as their families, teachers, and community leaders are infected and unable to support them. “The pandemic has reversed much of the progress India has made in reducing poverty and, as is too often the case, it is the poorest and most marginalised children […]

Supporting your child’s mental health through remote learning

6 tips from @childrensmentalhealthon “In this difficult phase of the pandemic, prioritizing the mental health of all kids and their families is really important. Children’s Mental Health has compiled tips from their child and youth mental health professionals to address some of the issues and concerns they are hearing from parents.” 1. Manage expectationsSome children are really struggling with remote learning, […]

About early literacy

I asked one of our indie authors, Jennifer Misener to share why early literacy is so important for children. Here’s what she had to say:  One of the best things you can do for your child is spend time reading with them. Reading has been connected to school success, and it opens up a world of possibilities for learning. There […]