Sunday, 25 February 2018
Latest Issue


16 October 2017

Letter from the editor

I’ll never forget the look on my youngest child’s face (aged three) last Halloween when he grasped the concept of trick-or-treating.

At first, he had been happy enough to don his favourite Batman dress up and head out into the night to join his merry band of neighbourhood friends, ‘We get to play outside in the dark tonight? Okay, cool!’ He was slightly less enthusiastic about being handed a small cauldron to carry and kept trying to ditch it underneath hedges, but a couple of houses down – when the penny finally dropped about its purpose, i.e. to carry his treasure trove of treats – instead of hanging back while his friends knocked the doors, it was all I could do to keep up with him as he raced around frantically in case the sweetie stocks were in short supply. We love the spooky season in our house, but not everyone feels the same way. Find out in this issue how local parents really feel about All Hallows’ Eve.

As it’s our Halloween issue and as you would expect we’ve included a few gruesome surprises inside for you. Find out how, and why, the Ancient Egyptians made mummies, we have some repulsive recipe suggestions for Fright Night the kids will love and there are so many spooktacular events on over the next few weeks, we’ve created our biggest ever monster what’s on guide so you don’t miss a thing!

If Halloween’s not your cup of witches’ brew, never fear! We have a gorgeous autumn craft to make courtesy of the National Trust, every parent will be interested to hear what professor of business and psychology Adam Alter has to say about the dangers of too much tech and if you could do with a good laugh, you must read Sam Avery’s hilarious account of his journey into fatherhood.

On behalf of all the Ni4kids team, I witch you a happy and safe Halloween.


Your Comments

  • Letter from the editor

    One of the most daunting dilemmas faced by parents, and the source of endless discussions and stories in the media, is achieving the right balance between giving our children enough access to tech to More..

  • Letter From The Editor

    I wonder if the Pinterest predictions for 2018 of wooden toys, pom-pom fashion, building forts and Bohemian baby showers are what we will look back on this time next year? Regardless, each new year br More..

  • Letter from the editor

    Every family has their own festive traditions. Ours was emptying out stockings on Christmas morning to discover some smaller treats – enough to keep us happy until lunchtime though – until all family More..

  • Letter from the editor

    The reality of course is a far cry from who I imagined, along with my incapacity to appreciate the overwhelming feelings of love and protectiveness that you have for your children once you become a pa More..

  • Letter from the editor

    Him, “Yep! The baby girl ducks need rescued but Octonauts are on the way.” Me, “The baby ducks are both yellow, maybe they are a boy or girl, or both boys?” Him (very adamantly) “No silly Mummy, boy More..

  • Letter from the editor

    My youngest is about to take off on his next big adventure too and although I know he can’t wait to get started, a part of the mummy in me is sad that he soon won’t need me by his side so much any lon More..

Download boredom busting activity sheets here

Web design and development by Creative Online Media, Belfast. Copyright 2007-2008. All rights reserved.

This page is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS