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Children Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Children Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A child (plural form is children) is a person who is not an adult yet, or who has not reached puberty. A baby that is not yet born is often called a child, too. A person can be called his or her parent's child, no matter how old he or she is. Some synonyms for the word 'child' are kid, toddler, bairn, youngster, boy or girl, lad or lass or youth.

In rich countries, children go to school. Small children may go to nursery school. Playing with small toys and using their imaginations are important for child development. But often in a developing country, children sometimes work in factories or in the fields with their parents or guardians.

When two people get married and one (or both) of them have children with someone else before they got married, that child is called a step child by the child's non-birth parent. If both people had children, the children of each parent are step brothers or step sisters of each other. If a child loses both parents they are an orphan. Orphans usually go to orphanages. If they are lucky they may be adopted by another adult wanting a child. They will then be able to grow up in a new family.



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* We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. - H.L. Mencken

* It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert Humphrey

* Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery


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  • More U.S. children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements
    By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – - A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices. The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of mainstream medicine and found significantly more kids and teens practicing yoga, tai chi and q Read more on this news related to 'Children'
  • Tanzanian families seek safe havens for albino children, fear attacks: TRFN
    By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanzanian parents with albino children are racing to find safe havens for their youngsters after the abduction and suspected murder of two children raised fears of more attacks on albinos ahead of elections later this year. Two albino children have gone missing in the past two months despite a governmen Read more on this news related to 'Children'
  • Children's Day: treasuring all of our children
    On national Children’s Day (Sunday, March 1), UNICEF New Zealand calls on the Government, local councils, employers, non-government organisations, communities and families/whānau to increase their commitment to ensuring that all of our children do well. The theme of Children’s Day is "Treasure our Children" - a reminder of how important and precious Read more on this news related to 'Children'

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