Family and Children

Sleeping is a learnt behaviour and parents should begin setting a sleep pattern for toddlers as young as six to eight weeks old for optimum developmental growth, advise experts. Understanding the need for proper sleep among toddlers and children, the British Orchard Nursery organised a ‘sleep therapy session’ to educate parents on importance of a full night, restful sleep in youngsters. The session highlighted the various ways to inculcate good sleeping habits to help parents overcome the common challenges and issues that they face. Parents were also given an opportunity to share their personal concerns and discuss their child’s sleep behaviour on one-on-one basis.

Bring your family and friends together for an outdoor interactive movie experience never seen before in the UAE as Yas Island hosts the first YAS Movies in the Park for two weekends at Gateway Park South from the 15-17th and 22-24th March 2018.

On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, stresses the importance of a loving family for children. Without the loving care of a parent or other adult caregiver, children are less likely to develop the skills they need to become contributing members of society, says the organisation.

The essential importance of an active lifestyle, nutritious diet and good health was reinforced among hundreds of youngsters, adults and elderly at the RAK Hospital’s annual “Live Healthy Carnival” held on Saturday, November 25th. The fun-filled fair, aimed at motivating families to adopt habits that encourage healthier living, was a timely reminder just a day ahead of World Anti-Obesity Day, to follow an active lifestyle for maximum productivity and happiness.The lively Carnival saw complete and wholesome participation of families featuring an intensive and grilling health quiz contest for school-going children, magic show and an imaginative fashion show, among other activities.

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is rolling out an action-and-deals packed programme for the entire family to mark the upcoming celebratory weekend of the country’s 46th National Day.