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Crafty Kids: Pompom Necklace

Crafty Kids: Pompom Necklace

Pompoms are the accessory of the summer and making jewellery with pompoms is a fun activity for a rainy afternoon. You only use small pompoms, so they are quick to make and the whole necklace is very easy to put together.

You will need 4 balls of yarn in assorted colours Scissors Yarn needle Small pompom maker 1 Cut a length of yarn long enough to make a necklace that will fit over your head easily, and thread y...

Beauty

Health and Beauty News

Health and Beauty News

This Issue we are loving...

You Glow Girl! Combat the effects of naughty misbehaving skin caused by hormone changes in trimester one and two of pregnancy, with mama mio’s new friendly facial mist, Way to Glow. Filled wit...

Education

Parents’ Opinion: All Work And No Play

Parents’ Opinion: All Work And No Play

The sun’s out, but school’s in and that means despite the lighter, warmer evenings there’s still homework to be completed before playtime outside can begin…

Or does it? Social media has been buzzing with a copy of a letter sent to the parents of pupils at Markethill Primary School in Armagh in which the Principal advises that literacy and maths homework w...

Employment

Empowering young people with autism for educational inclusion

Empowering young people with autism for educational inclusion

The Autism charity Parents Education as Autism Therapists, have completed 2 years of a project to promote educational inclusion for young people aged 8-20 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and are facing some sort of disengagement from their education.

PEAT is the Northern Ireland Autism Charity employing appropriately qualified professionals to deliver services using evidence-based practice for positive behaviour support in family homes, in schools...

Fashion

Colour Me Happy

Colour Me Happy

Belfast FASHIONWEEK is back and with it a spring in its fashionable step. We caught up with director Cathy Martin to talk all things fashion and ask her advice on preparing our little style icons for a new season…

“While I sat last week with the latest edition of Ni4kids (as well as the handy free app) planning – let’s face it – a better social life for my daughter Valentina than my own, I digressed to a few on...

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

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Spoon-feeding versus baby-led? Purees versus solids? It’s still a hot topic in the weaning debate but when it becomes time to start introducing new foods into baby’s diet, dietitian and nutrition expert Vanessa Clarkson says don’t panic!

Arguing against the traditional method of spoon-feeding, Vanessa points out that in the first year of life, baby is still very much reliant on breast milk or infant formula which means there is no imm...

Health

Families in Derry urged to get pedalling as part of ‘Bike Week’

Families in Derry urged to get pedalling as part of ‘Bike Week’

Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco are working together to help people in L/Derry get active

One of the UK’s biggest charity partnerships is encouraging families in Derry to get pedalling this Bike Week (10–18 June) to help improve their health. The National Charity Partnership between Di...

ni4Babies & Toddlers

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Egg-citing new gifts and gadgets for Easter ’17…

The Happy Birth Book A friendly, accessible and down-to-earth guide on how to make giving birth a positive experience and cope in the first few weeks of motherhood. Between authors B...

ni4families

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Our top pick gifts to show your stylish Superdad just how much you love him...

One of these new BabyBjörn #dadstories carriers will make the perfect gift for a new dad this Father’s Day. The #dadstories Baby Carrier One collection is inspired by modern-day dads’ fashion and is a...

Ni4kids Family Awards

Ni4kids Family Awards

Ni4kids Family Awards

Our 2017 Family Superstars Revealed

As the countdown begins to lift off on the sixth annual Ni4kids Family Awards, we can now reveal the names of our 2017 finalists who we hope will be over the moon to discover they are joining us at a ...

ni4mums

Everybody's Talking About

Everybody's Talking About

This June school-gate chat topics include The Cost of Childcare Survey, the Belfast Book Festival and concerns over body image bullying...

NI Childcare Costs Higher Than Ever Employers For Childcare’s eighth annual cost of childcare survey expects to show Northern Ireland parents are under even more financial pressure than ever before...

ni4you

Dazzling Dads

Dazzling Dads

A ‘dazzle’. That’s what you call a large group of zebras. We have thirty of them, which I’m confident counts as a ‘Dazzle’, perched on the kitchen worktops, legs akimbo...

“What’s with the zebras in the kitchen?” I ask my husband as I come in the door from work-tired and wired, but, you know, ready to talk jungle projects. “Show and tell. Tomorrow. We got the zebra.” ...

Out and about

Victoria Square Launches Dates In The Dome

Victoria Square Launches Dates In The Dome

Victoria Square, Northern Ireland’s premier shopping & leisure destination has launched a series of ‘Dates in the Dome’ running from June 25 until July 3 in the iconic Victoria Square Dome.

‘Dates in the Dome’ will encompass six nights of ‘Dining in the Dome’ offering customers a unique experience to eat from their favourite Victoria Square restaurants with panoramic views of the city. R...

Parenting

Inside Out Parenting

Inside Out Parenting

Ni4kids discovers more on this ‘empowered approach to parenting’ and how to raise well-rounded kids ready to take on the world…

In her new practical guide to bringing up strong, resilient and happy children, consultant child psychiatrist, mother-of-two, and occasional blogger, Dr Holan Liang says without self-esteem, a child’s...

Primary schools

School Report

School Report

As pupils, and teachers, look forward to some well-earned Easter eggs after all their hard work this term, we find out what’s been happening in, and out, of classrooms across the country…

Congratulations to ten-year-old Caoimhe Gunning, from Holy Family Primary School in Magherafelt who enjoyed an exciting illustration workshop with her class thanks to her outstanding artistic talent. ...

Reviews

The Reading Corner

The Reading Corner

Mega-fantastic books for May...

Grumpy Frog – by Ed Vere £6.99 published by Penguin Books AGE PRE-SCHOOL A brand new and entertaining picture book from New York Times best-selling author Ed Vere. Grumpy Frog is not actua...

Schools in Focus - Open Days

Focus On Prep Schools

Focus On Prep Schools

Choosing the path which offers the best start to your child’s educational journey is a momentous decision for any parent. One of the options available to families in Northern Ireland is a preparatory school, the fee-paying department of a grammar school..

Parents who choose this route often cite smaller classroom sizes, specialist teachers, the links to the grammar school and on-site facilities as their reasons for opting for this choice. As with ev...

Shopping

Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Get set for summer...

Cuban Fiesta Floral Headband, £8.99; jeremyshomestore.co.uk Mini girls iridescent rain jacket, £20; Online exclusive from River Island Love heart balloons (set of 5), £4; Paperchase Express Y...

Special focus

Here Comes Summer

Here Comes Summer

When school’s out for the summer an action-packed summer scheme provides the perfect opportunity to keep the kids happy learning a new skill or enjoying full days of an activity they love…

Every parent wants their child to have an enjoyable break away from the classroom and a positive summer scheme experience offers many additional benefits above the childcare aspect. Taking part is fan...

Sport

Schools athletics champions honoured

Schools athletics champions honoured

Prize winners in the annual Belfast Parks Primary Schools Athletic Shield and Cup competition have received their trophies and medals.

Some 500 children and 38 schools from the greater Belfast area took part in this year’s event. “It is a great credit to our schools for encouraging their pupils to participate. Belfast City Counci...

Travel

Family Breaks

Family Breaks

Pack up the car, the kids and bags of excitement for a happy hotel escape to create forever childhood memories…

A sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life At the five-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, nature and luxury meet to create a memorable escape. Nestled in 400 acres of country...








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