Think before you speak

 

It was a sunny day, but the climate was enjoyable. Everyone in the railway station was waiting for the train to arrive. 

 

Among the crowd, there was a group of friends, youngsters who were on board for vacation. 

 

It was a busy station with juice shop, mobile restaurants, coffee and tea stalls, newspaper shop, restaurants, etc. 

 

The announcement regarding the arrival of the train was made and everyone prepared to get into the train to their appropriate places. 

 

The group of friends made loud noise to welcome the train as it entered the station. 

 

They ran to get their reserved seats before anyone could get into the train. 

The empty seats were filled and the train whistled to move. An old man with a young boy aged around 15 years came running to catch the train. 

 

They entered the train and the train started to move. They had their seats just adjacent to the friends’ group. The young boy was so surprised to see everything.

 

 He acclaimed at his father, ‘Dad, the train is moving and the things are moving backwards.’ His father smiled and nodded his head. 

 

As the train started moving fast, the young boy again screamed, ‘Dad the trees are green in colour and run backward very fast.’ 

 

His father said, ‘Yes dear’ and smiled. Just like a kid, he was watching everything with great enthusiasm and happiness loaded with tons of surprises. A fruit seller passed selling apples and oranges. The young boy asked his dad, ‘I want to eat apples.’ 

 

His father bought him apples. He said, ‘Oh apple looks so sweet than it tastes’ I love this colour.’ The group was watching all the activities of this boy and asked the boy’s father ‘Is your son having any problem? Why is he behaving very differently?’ 

 

A friend from the group made fun of him and shouted, ‘His son is mad I think.’ The father of the young boy, with patience, replied to the friend-group. ‘My son was born blind. Only a few days before he was operated and got the vision; he is seeing various things in his life for the first time.’ 

 

The young friends became very quiet and apologized to his father and son. Think Before You Speak.

 

Riddles

What has a head and a tail, but no body? 

What can be measured but not seen?

What has a neck but no head and two arms but no hands?

What can you leave behind the more you take it?

What has a tongue but no mouth?

Answers 

A coin 2. Time 3. A shirt 4. Footsteps 5. Shoes 

 

KIDS AND HEALTH

 

Being Street Wise

Who are strangers? When you're walking home from school, a person in a car pulls up and asks you for directions. At the park, someone says he needs you to help look for his lost puppy.

 These people may seem friendly, but no matter what they say to you, they have one thing in common: they're strangers. 

 

Most strangers aren't dangerous and wouldn't do anything to hurt kids. Unfortunately, though, some strangers can be dangerous, and it's impossible to tell who's OK and who's not. 

A dangerous person doesn't necessarily look scary or mean — the person might look nice. That's why it's important to follow these safety rules all the time:

 

Make Your Whereabouts Known. The adult who's taking care of you needs to know where you are at all times. That means telling your mom or dad, grandmother, babysitter, or whoever is keeping an eye on you where you are and when you'll be coming home. 

 

Stick With a Friend. It's more fun and safer to do things with friends. Take along a buddy when you walk to school, bike around the park, or go to the store. Travelling with a friend whenever you can is a good idea, and travelling with a bunch of kids is even better.

 

 Pick Out Safe Spots. What are safe spots? Safe spots are places where you can stop if you need help, like the houses of kids you know, your parents' friends' houses, stores, restaurants, police stations, libraries, and fire departments. When you're walking or riding your bike, make a mental note of the safe spots along your route. That way, you'll know where they are in case you ever need one. 

 

Avoid Places That Aren't Safe. Be sure to keep away from isolated areas. These are places where no one is around, like the woods or small, dark streets. From kidsworldhealth.org.

 

Did you know?

Did you know horses and cows sleep while standing up? 

Did you know instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made from cartilage? 

Did you know the horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance?

Did you know the average housefly only lives for 2 or 3 weeks? 

Did you know a gorilla can live for 40 to 50 years? 

 

QUIZ

1. What device accepts, processes, stores and outputs data?

2. An electronic device for receiving and reproducing images and sounds of audio and visual signals is called what?

3. What handheld device is used to carry out arithmetic operations?

4. What does the acronym GSM stand for?

5. In what year did Nigeria deploy GSM services?

 

Answer 

A computer 2. A television 3. A calculator 4. Global System for Mobile Communication 5. 2001.
 

KID OF THE WEEK

 

Name: Thankgod Onoja

Age: 5 years old

School: Fatima Queen of the Angels Academy, One-man Village, Nassarawa State

Ambition: wants to be a doctor

Likes: watching cartoons

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