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Official Says Only Five Percent of Jakarta’s Children are Physically Fit

Jakarta’s children face high health risks, as only 5 percent are deemed to be physically fit, a youth official has said. “In a metropolis lilke Jakarta, only...

Indonesian Parents Like to Lie!?

Parents are the same around the world…or are they? Sacha Stevenson explores the interesting strategies Indonesian parents come up with to ensure the...

Four Children Orphaned After Surabaya and Sidoarjo Bombings

At least four children belonging to two of the three families behind the string of bombings in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, East Java, on Sunday and Monday, became orphans...

The Games Children Play

I used to be a kindergarten teacher. Not on purpose of course. I graduated university with a degree in community studies. I had no idea what “community studies”...

More than 50 Children Die in Papua as Authorities Struggle to Contain Outbreak

Indonesian authorities are facing difficult challenges in their efforts to contain an outbreak of measles in Papua which has plagued the region for almost five months...

Eight Dead in Capsized Boat in Northern Kalimantan

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that at least eight people have died after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the waters north of...

Let’s Play for Change at IKEA Alam Sutera

Each child learns in a unique way, and the role of play is incredibly important during early childhood education. Children are inherently inquisitive, full of wonder and...

1001 Books for Indonesian Children

Since 2002, 1001buku Foundation has been campaigning to provide equal access to books for Indonesian children. While technology and Internet access continue to grow in...

The Fight Against Paediatric Cancer

Yayasan Pita Kuning Anak Indonesia (Yellow Ribbon) is campaigning for funds and access to treatments for children who have been diagnosed with cancer across Indonesia....

Obesity Rates in Children on the Rise in Indonesia

Obesity rates amongst youth in Indonesia is on the rise and is likely to result in more cases of non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, studies...

Travelling with a Diabetic Child

We were living in Jakarta, thousands of miles from our home country, when we took our daughter to the doctor with flu-like symptoms. We did not expect the diagnosis. A...

Families Brunch it Up at the Grand Kemang Jakarta

Where in Jakarta can you find the best value for a good selection of Western and Asian food in a fun, family-focused atmosphere? The Sperta Restaurant located at the...

An Expat’s Guide to International Preschools in Indonesia

Moving to a foreign country and raising your kids there can be a big challenge. An even bigger challenge will be searching for the right preschool for your kids in that...

Sensory Integration Disorder: A Misunderstood Form of ADD/ADHD in Children

5-15% of schooling children have difficulties in their sensory regulation to their environment. This means that some children may have more difficulties than others in...