‘Are a cow’s farts the worst for the planet?’ Children’s climate questions answered

What are young people most worried about? We put their queries to the experts How long until the climate crisis causes irreversible damage? Ewoenam Tetteh and Faith Otasowie, both 15, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex You are obviously both smart and thoughtful kids, so I will be blunt and tell you that climate change is already causing big changes in our world. You can see this in the melting of the ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica, in the rising temperatures in cities around the world, in the changes in how much rain we get, and, perhaps most importantly, in the extinction of many plants and animals that are not able to adapt. One of the most important ideas to grasp about …

Teacher Asked Toddlers To Create Recipes For A Cookbook, And The Result Is Hilarious

Children tend to learn by imitating, dragging across the floor or mixing up sand and water to make ‘pancakes’. It’s a perfect teaching experience, so no wonder some educators use it to instill creativity and practicality into the young minds. However, this exercise, while certainly helpful, is probably more entertaining to the adults reading. Texan “Pizza enthusiast and joke writer” Jordan Adams loved his nephew Ethan’s class cookbook photos so much that he decided to share it. Other people agreed on its wholesome brilliance and his tweet quickly went viral, with 178k likes and 72k shares. From Joe’s tacos to Ariana’s macaroni, the recipes show the unique stream of consciousness that kids have, offering a unique perspective into the minds of …

The Thai children putting a brave face on the horror of sexual abuse

Young survivors confront the world in their own hand-drawn masks for photographer Marieke van der Velden When photographer Down to Zero to do an awareness-raising project on Thai children who had been victims of commercial sexual exploitation, she was uncertain how to proceed. For obvious reasons, her subjects faces could not be shown. At home in Amsterdam, she wondered: might the children draw masks? She had a go at drawing her own face (completely impossible) and took a snap of her husband, posed behind her mask. This made her smile. She decided the young people could choose to draw themselves or someone else a person they would like to be. They were enthusiastic, she says: it must have been a …

Hospital Gives Kids Mini Cars To Drive Into Surgery So They Would Be Less Stressed

Having surgery can be an incredibly stressful and scary experience, even for the toughest of us who know exactly what to expect. But for kids who don’t understand what’s going on, being separated from their parents in a weird place full of bright lights and funny smells, it can be downright terrifying. So anything that hospital staff can do to ease the anxiety before surgery is hugely beneficial. And what is more relaxing than cruising around the wards in a toy car? Doctors Medical Center The good folk at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, let their vulnerable little patients enter the daunting environment of the operating room in style and with a big smile on their faces. Cute mini …