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Proverbs He who plays with fire gets burnt. If you behave in a risky way, you are likely to have problems. He who wills the end wills the means. If you are determined to do something you will find a way. He laughs best who laughs last. Don’t express your joy, or your triumph, too soon! Health is better than wealth. It’s better to be in good health than to be rich. Home is where the heart is. You call home the place where the people you love are. Honesty is the best policy. It’s always better to be honest. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. You can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice. However long the night, the dawn will break Bad things don’t last forever. Hunger is a good sauce. All food tastes good when you are hungry.

Quotes A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. (George Bernard Shaw) There is no such thing… a great talent without great will power. (Honore De Balzac) The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” -- Albert Einstein Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. David M. Burns

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COVERSTORY

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THE ACTUAL SIGNIFICANCE of hobbies, in a child’s life cannot be underestimated. This article discusses the importance of hobbies for children and how these help mold their personality, as adults. There was a time when the only recreation, children had was to keep themselves physically and mentally active through outdoor games and indoor hobbies. What we see today is a large number of kids wasting their childhood playing video games and surfing the net, all day-all weeklong. There is no doubt that the Internet is a rich source of knowledge, nonetheless not everything in the web world is useful information. Let’s go a little further and simply state that there is a lot of things on the Internet which are not meant for children and they must be kept away from such influences. However, why put yourself in a situation wherein

you have to monitor your child’s every move while surfing the net, instead why not encourage them to pursue interesting hobbies. This article discusses the importance of hobbies for children, meant for benefit of both parents as well as kids. #1 Ignites Creativity Hobbies, such as poetry and story writing, painting and sketching, clay modeling and pottery, help children use their creative abilities in order to make something unique. They use their imagination while doing these activities. They learn to think and visualize so as to come up with newer ideas. There is nothing creative about playing digital games at home and sitting on the couch all day. Instead kids must be encouraged to make up imaginary scenarios and create a game out of it, which they can play with their parents and friends at home or elsewhere.

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#2 Instills a Sense of Achievement When children use their imagination and skills, in order to create something, they feel a sense of achievement, which helps boost their confidence and morale. Parents must make it a point to praise them for their good work and encourage them to continue with their talent. Even small hobbies, such as collecting stamps, coins or matchbox covers, can go a long way in making them feel that


they are doing a great job. Every new coin or stamp makes them feel proud about themselves and encourages them to try harder for the next finding. This instills the significance of hard work, patience and the feeling of success. #3 Incites Intelligence Hobbies help sharpen the intellectual abilities of children. Hobbies for kids, such as reading books, help increase their vocabulary and unravels the various styles of writing. A book takes time to finish, which thus helps them focus and concentrate on the plot or the message of the story. It helps to keep them occupied and not be

quickly and on their own merit. They begin with the crucial process of self education and slowly learn to teach themselves through observation and practice. This helps them become independent and self-reliant, when making attempts to learn or do something new. #4 Encourages Team Spirit Indulging in hobbies such as participating in sports and other games, children learn to treat their team members and opponents with respect and kindness. They learn the many nuances of team spirit and leadership. They learn to not boast about their achievements and not look down upon the losing

party. They learn to help others in need and come to their rescue during a match. At the same time they realize the significance of competition and try to do their best.

troublesome or moody. Games such as arranging jigsaw puzzles, playing board games such as scrabble and chess help kids, think fast and efficiently. They are able to make wise decisions

#5 Harnesses their Skills What these children pick up as simple hobbies, develop into full-fledged skills in later years. These skills can become a source of income and they can make a livelihood through them. For instance, a child who

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has been trained in carpentry can use his or her skills so as to sell handmade furniture in some years. Or children who have always liked writing stories can get their own stories published as professional writers. It all depends on how talented and how skilled you are with your talents. Apart from the above mentioned qualities, children learn the significance of time management and goal setting. Without which they would not be able to win competitions and excel in their work. Parents must encourage their children at a very tender age, and help them pursue hobbies which they are

inclined towards. For example if your kid likes music, allow him or her to learn a musical instrument or go in for singing lessons. Similarly encourage children to participate in sports as these help them to be physically and mentally fit. Hopefully, now you have understood the importance of hobbies for children. However, its true importance will be evident only once you watch your children develop along with their hobbies.


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UNDERSTANDING

MOTHER EARTH Natural History

The well-known of all extinct birds, the Dodo species were dead sometime between 1640 and the mid 1660s. They died out because of the disruption to their ground-living habits.

The Natural History Museum in London has more than 70 million items on display. It is based on the private collection of Sir Hans Sloane (1660 – 1753), which on his death was bought for the nation. Since then scientists have continued to collect and record as many new plants and animals as possible. Over the last century particularly, many species have become extinct. So the collections which set out to be an index to all the species of the world are now also a testament to those lost forever. Last week we took you on a tour of museum’s blue zone this week we will like you to explore the orange, red and green zones. You will learn about the animals that are now extinct as well as how the earth was formed and how rocks are formed. You come face-to-face with stunning specimens, historic characters, live animals and museum scientists in different activities. Students visiting the museum are given an opportunity to learn through different models and games. The interactive approach helps the students to understand the science. A giant metallic globe presides over Visions of Earth. Young Nation-November 19, 2011

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A close relative of the Mauritius Dodo, the Reunion Island Dodo is known only from the pictorial feel.

Visitors can ride up through it to the upper galleries. Surrounding it the towering walls, adorned with a celestial map, put our planet in its heavenly context. How does the way we live affect our planet? Earth Today and Tomorrow Section provides some sobering food for thought and looks at how development can be made more sustainable. In the Earth Treasury section marvel at the sheer variety, beauty and colour of the minerals, gems and rocks on display. The gallery features These strange fossil bivalve molluscs are unlike any species alive today. Living in colonies and accumulating in masses, their fossils are found in many parts of the world. Explosive output E

Volcanic glass is the amorphous (uncrystallized) product of rapidly cooling magma.

The central eye-like opening in this ancient skull is actually the location of the trunk.

Explosive volcanoes blast lava and rock high into the air; in some cases the rocks weigh up to 30 tonnes.

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This rock sample taken from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has a typical glassy rind where the lava cooled rapidly in contrast with water-it is a piece of pillow lava.


Sample of the rock emanated in the explosion of the volcano.

When salt crystallizes out of water that has seeped into the water, they expand just as ice does. The force of their expansion stresses and splits the rocks.

a glittering and colourful display of a multitude of stones, both familiar and unusual.

Water expands when it freezes. This expansion as ice crystallizes can exert a force strong enough to burst water or over time break down mountains. Display of a colourful stones, both familiar and unusual.

Earthquakes and volcanoes are the most dramatic manifestations of the power of nature. In the Red Zone you can discover what causes these violent and destructive events, what they feel and look like, and how scientists work to predict them.

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