Posts Tagged ‘children’

A scene from the “Heidiland” region in Gräubunden. © Susan Vogel-Misicka

I was in Graübunden recently for an article about how Heidi, the storybook character, is used as a marketing tool in Switzerland. Beautiful scenery, including a lot of vineyards and castles!

Click here to read Swiss sweetheart generates tourism cash on swissinfo.ch.

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Attentive in an Alabama classroom in 1936 (Marion Post Wolcott)

More than half of Swiss schoolchildren are undergoing some sort of therapy in an effort to solve learning problems. That is far too many, according to the authors of a recently-published book on children with learning difficulties. They say that parents, teachers and doctors have unrealistic expectations of children.

Solothurn pediatrician Thomas Baumann and Zug pediatrician and youth psychiatrist Romedius Alber have written a 285-page book aimed at health professionals. Their goal is to reduce the numbers of children in therapy that might well be unnecessary.

Read the whole story here on swissinfo.ch.


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The new swing is a big hit with the kids.

As a rule, children in Switzerland have it good. And in Wauwil life is especially congenial. Unicef recently named it a child friendly town – a Swiss first.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/index.html?cid=7956232

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