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Crafty Kids: THUMBPRINT robins

Crafty Kids: THUMBPRINT robins

Come Christmas time, you may think that you don’t have time to make your own cards. Not the case! This adorable robin card is so quick and easy – you can let the kids make them while you sit down for a well-deserved break!

You will need Thin white card stock (card) measuring 7 x 31⁄2 in. (17 x 8.5 cm) Tracing paper Pencil Masking tape Black pen Red ink-stamping pad 1 Fold the card stock (card) rectangle in ...

Beauty

Beauty News

Beauty News

This winter we are loving...

Playing For Peace This Christmas The Body Shop is partnering with International Alert to help Syrian refugee children heal through play. Each gift from their seasonal gift collections will s...

Education

Learning4Fun: Wacky Things Humans Do

Learning4Fun: Wacky Things Humans Do

The human body can accomplish many things. Some are gross, some are funny and some are just downright unbelievable…

Shine Bright Your body gives off light, much like a firefly or a glow worm – or a superhero. Sadly, nobody can see it. Using special cameras, scientists have proven that our bodies glow. The...

Employment

How Family Friendly is your Workplace?

How Family Friendly is your Workplace?

Is being a working parent a right? Or a lifestyle choice that should get no other consideration other than current legislation offers? We asked Ni4kids readers 'what's your opinion?'

There’s no doubt that in terms of employment law to support working families we’ve come a long way from the 1960’s and the equal opportunities revolution.Employment legislation continues to evolve and...

Fashion

Fashion To Fall For

Fashion To Fall For

Keep them snug and stylish this autumn…

Ruby’s London Faux Fur Gilet, £70; star51.co.uk Fearne by Fearne Cotton Mini Club Collection for ages 9 months to 6 years, from £7; Boots Padded Gilet £15-£17, Check Shirt £8-£9; Next ...

Finance

Confused by the Child Benefit Charge? Opt Out and You Lose Out

Confused by the Child Benefit Charge? Opt Out and You Lose Out

Is the High Income Charge putting you off registering for Child Benefit? It’s simple, says Chris Bryans CEO of Financial Consultancy, Richmond Wealth. Stay in and you can come out ahead... sooner or later.

Parenthood is one big decision after another! But now we’re faced with a new and confusing dilemma: whether to bother registering for Child Benefit if your income means you’ll be hit by the High Incom...

Food

Vegetastic

Vegetastic

From a simple pasta supper the kids will adore, to a sensational showstopper for your festive table, the ‘queen of greens’ Anna Jones shows that making sure your family get their five a day is child’s play…

Chard and ricotta pasta for Dylan As the child of a food writer, I imagined my son Dylan would be sipping spirulina smoothies by now, but that’s not the case, he’s a pasta lover. So, this on...

Health

Sleep Disruption Caused By Smartphones

Sleep Disruption Caused By Smartphones

Research, carried out by King’s College London and Cardiff University, suggests that just having a device, even when switched off, in a child’s bedroom can cause sleep disruption.

It is widely acknowledged that the use of screen-based devices before going to bed can interfere with melatonin production, delaying and interrupting sleep through brain stimulation. Resea...

ni4Babies & Toddlers

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

On our wish list for autumn is...

Play is an essential part of learning in the early years and little ones will have so much fun with this adorable Twist and Move Puppy (£22.99) from Infantino. Colourful and endearing, the body is sof...

ni4families

Child Safety: Choosing A Car Seat

Child Safety: Choosing A Car Seat

Car seat safety expert Simon Bellamy explains what you should consider when choosing the best travel system for bringing baby on board...

When having a baby, there are so many products you need, the majority so much more interesting than a child’s car seat. However, a car seat is probably the most important safety product you may ever p...

Ni4kids Family Awards

Meet The Ni4kids Family Stars of 2017

Meet The Ni4kids Family Stars of 2017

On Friday July 7 Northern Ireland’s family superstars gathered at Belfast City Hall for an out-of-this-world gala awards ceremony in their honour.

Our spectacular space-themed event, hosted by Q Radio’s Gareth Stewart, featured a huge cast of inspirational family stars from across Northern Ireland, nominated by friends, loved ones, colleagues an...

ni4mums

Everybody's Talking About

Everybody's Talking About

Ni4kids' round up of school-gate chat for November...

Stepping Out For A Woolly Good Walk This Winter Cancer Fund for Children is delighted to announce that its annual Winter Woolly Walk event will return in 2018. Supported by Ni4kids, we want ...

ni4you

Learning To Fly…

Learning To Fly…

Kerry Thomson shares a sentiment for starting big school...

One of my best friends flew over at the weekend. It’s a short flight. If that. Hardly up before you’re down again. If someone buys a coffee and BLT the crew barely get time to go down the aisle with t...

Out and about

Young at Art and Translink add some sparkle to festive journeys

Young at Art and Translink add some sparkle to festive journeys

Translink and Young at Art are helping families prepare for Santa’s arrival with special festive workshops in bus and train stations this November.

The free workshops take place in selected bus and train stations across Northern Ireland, ahead of the local Christmas lights switch-on events. Santa’s elves will help children create ‘Santa Stop ...

Parenting

Say What?

Say What?

“Hello, This is the President of the USA talking. A fire?! I’ll be there straight away. After I make myself a cake. Bye, Bye!” George 5

We all know that kids say the funniest things, but do we really understand what they are trying to tell us? Creator of the much-loved TV show, The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds Teresa Watkins is...

Primary schools

School Report

School Report

Nominate your school for Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Awards and 'Making Sense of Autism Schools Challenge'.

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, is seeking examples of outstanding pastoral care in schools. Exceptional pastoral care is not about the everyday support...

Reviews

The Reading Corner

The Reading Corner

Wonderful winter stories to snuggle up with…

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers HB £14.99, published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Pre-school+ Inspired by the birth of his son, Harland, Belfast-born renowned picture book maker Oliver Jeff...

Schools in Focus - Open Days

School Open Days: Making the wise choice

School Open Days: Making the wise choice

Selecting the school that you trust to educate your child is a big responsibility and one that can weigh heavily on the shoulders of any parent. A school open day therefore presents a wonderful opportunity to take the first step towards starting the relat

As they say, knowledge is power, and nothing will give you greater confidence in your final choice than by visiting the classrooms your child will be learning in, and speaking to the teachers and pup...

Shopping

The Countdown To Christmas

The Countdown To Christmas

Wooden Star Advent Calendar, £45; House of Fraser Up to Snow Good Kids Advent Calendar, £8; Hotel Chocolat Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Advent Calendar, £20; Tesco Direct ...

Special focus

Focus On: Family Law

Focus On: Family Law

Child Custody, separation & Will Aid

Child Custody Being a parent is one of the most challenging things that you will have to do in your life. This is particularly so if parents are separating or divorcing. Disagreements often ...

Sport

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to give young players from across the Province the chance to take to the pitch during Ulster Rugby fixtures at Kingspan Stadium for the next two seasons.

The mini-rugby games will take place at half time of Ulster’s first team fixtures, ‘sandwiched’ between each half, and will see up to four youth teams display their skills in front of more than 17,000...

Travel

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O FERRIES is offering customers in Northern Ireland £15 worth of fuel for free to help them explore Scotland, in what is believed to be the first offer of its kind on the Irish Sea.

Motorists who book before October 26 are eligible to take advantage of the free fuel and can travel on up to 7 sailings a day from Larne to Cairnryan between now and the end of 2017. P&O Ferries ...








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