Dentist warns hidden sugar leading to increased cases of tooth decay in very young children

Written by Dr Simon Muscat I regularly encounter parents who are shocked when they’re told their child has dental cavities, some of which are so deep that extensive treatment under local or general anesthetic is necessary.  To add insult to injury, they insist their child does not consume ‘sweets’. A high percentage of children, sometimes…

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Church School Applications open on 22 January (by lot & second criteria)

Agħfas hawn biex taqra dan l-artiklu bil-Malti On 22 January the Church School applications for the 2018-2019 scholastic year will be available for children drawn by lot or those that fall in the category with the second criteria (those who are in need of learning support; asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers; and social cases,…

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BeSmartOnline! Malta warns against excessive online use during holidays

Agħfas hawn biex taqra dan l-artiklu bil-Malti With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, children and young people will have more free time. For some kids this will mean more time on the internet, catching up with friends, playing games or simply watching what their peers are posting online. BeSmartOnline! (BSO) Malta gives some tips to make…

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Leading Malta Toy Store Stocks Award-Winning Brand Aimed at Kids aged 3-16.

Once children hit around 7-8 years of age, the challenging task of purchasing a gift for them is taken to a whole new level. This newly launched brand is here to make our life easier when it comes to selecting gifts for older children. Award-winning The ENGINO brand, which is exclusively available at Early Learning…

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Your 11-Year Old Child Will Be Eligible To Vote In The Next General Election

It’s official, for the first time in Malta’s history, 16-year-olds will be allowed to vote in national elections from 2019. This was announced by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during a visit to Giovanni Curmi post-secondary school in Naxxar. Their first chance to vote will be in the upcoming MEP elections. After this, they will have the right to vote in…

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Call For Church School Applications Opens Tomorrow

As from Wednesday 15th November one can apply for the Church School Entry for the scholastic year of 2018-2019. This call is applicable for children who will not be drawn by lot, i.e children in Church homes, children of Church school employees, siblings of those already attending Church schools, and transfers between schools from the…

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Teacher’s Strike Called Off- Agreement on pay rises over five years

A teachers’ strike for Wednesday was avoided while industrial actions were suspended in schools after the Government and the Malta Union of Teachers reached a basis for an agreement on a financial package for educators. While negotiations will resume on the conditions of work, MUT President Marco Bonnici said that the increase will be more…

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Teacher’s Strike Still Happening on Wednesday 8th November – One Of The MUT’s Concerns Is The Shortage Of Teachers

Meetings between the government and the MUT have not yielded any significant changes, union head Marco Bonnici told The Times Of Malta this week so the strike on Wednesday 8th November is to go ahead as planned. All MUT members in all church and state schools have been ordered to strike all day on November…

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‘We’re The New Superheroes’ – 5 Things We Love About This New Children’s Book

The locally-produced book aims to empower children all over the world for their own abilities and strengths. In this age of technology, it is a known fact that traditional reading books face some stiff competition from the many innovative, colorful, animated toys and devices that children are inevitably exposed and attracted to. That is not…

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Where To Go With Kids This Halloween? 17 Top Activities Happening in Malta This Halloween

Like it or hate it, Halloween is round the corner and if you have kids who love to dress up (and also love candy – who doesn’t!) then engaging in fun Halloween-themed activities and events makes for some memorable fun! We have listed some of the upcoming activities and events happening during Halloween in Malta…

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