Tag Archives: children

Rooftop Playground

There are not many public playgrounds or parks in the city of Jeddah. Many boys play in the streets or in abandoned lots. Children who live in apartment buildings might be lucky enough to have access to their building’s rooftops … Continue reading

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School Field Trip

We just happened to be at the mall one morning when the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop welcomed dozens of school children from a local international school for a tour of their facility. Each child was given a paper KK hat … Continue reading

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Selling Gum

It’s not unusual to see all kinds of vendors walking in the streets selling everything from gum, to water bottles, to toys, to flowers. Most of the vendors are young foreign men, but it’s fairly common to see young children … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out

One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Teaching Right and Wrong

I was over at a relative’s home recently and was intrigued by some cards (similar to flash cards) that my five-year-old nephew was looking at. These cards had graphic images on them to teach children the right and wrong way … Continue reading

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For Kids

This aisle in a large supermarket in Jeddah houses children’s items, like school lunchboxes with images of Barbie, Snow White, and Winnie the Pooh on them. There are also Cinderella plates, Barbie hangers, Power Ranger books, and Batman cups. As … Continue reading

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Dangerous Practise

I still get surprised when I see youngsters every day in Saudi Arabia riding in cars, not buckled in and not in car seats. I hope that one day this dangerous practise will change here…

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