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Space: Can you draw?

Space: Can you draw?

Whether it’s a planet, a rocket ship, or an astronaut there are ways of simplifying a subject to capture the feel of it. Try and copy these space-themed objects to create your own space odyssey adventure…

Top Tip! A good way to start is to draw the main line that supports an object. So, for an alien creature, say, begin by drawing the shape of his body, and then you can start to add legs, arms, eyes, a...

Beauty

Health & Beauty News

Health & Beauty News

This issue we are loving...

Let it Glow Gordons Chemists Exclusive, Limited Edition He-Shi Express Liquid Tan and Tanning Mitt Pack has everything you need for the perfect, long-lasting summer glow. He-Shi Express Liquid...

Education

All about space

All about space

To celebrate the launch of Spacebase, W5’s new multi-sensory activity zone for three to 11-year-olds, this issue we are discovering the history of space...

Before the Big Bang there was nothing at all. No galaxies, no stars, no planets and no life. No time, no space, no light and no sound. Then suddenly, it all began. Almost 14 billion years ago, this B...

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

Family Finance ‘Appiness

Family Finance ‘Appiness

Our money expert ‘elf’ Ellen Finlay, is on a mission to save money, make extra money and help you do the same…

As we said goodbye to winter and welcomed in the first buds of spring, the harsh reality of the new season on our family finances was UK inflation at its highest rate since September 2013 – boosted by...

Food

Supercharged Food For Families

Supercharged Food For Families

Lee Holmes new book Fast Your Way to Wellness offers a sustainable weight-loss programme designed for busy mums and dads who don't want to go hungry. We caught up with the certified health coach to find out more…

Thinking about trying to shift a few lb for the summer? Everyone has heard of the 5:2 diet where you eat anything you like five days a week and stick to 500/600 calories for two, but do you know about...

Health

Local Ladies Get Pedalling with Beat the Street

Local Ladies Get Pedalling with Beat the Street

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has teamed up with Beat the Street to launch a new programme to help support local women to start cycling.

Back on Your Bike is a free 5-week initiative, that aims to support women who are new or returning to cycling, tailored for those who maybe haven’t been on a bike in a number of years, and is delivere...

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

Run, NI, Run

Run, NI, Run

Driven forward under the expert eye of local fencing legend Johnny Davis, the Run Together series of family-friendly 5K Action Cancer charity fun runs have increased to six events (from four) for 2017...

Ni4kids finds out more from its event ambassador about why he believes this is the perfect opportunity to get the entire family off the sofa and up running and active… Showing the popularity for ...

Ni4kids Family Awards

Nominate Your Family Stars

Nominate Your Family Stars

Do you know someone who would be over the moon to receive an Ni4kids Family Award?

Nominations are now open and once again we are giving you, our readers, the opportunity to join forces with us to recognise and reward family-friendly people, organisations and businesses across North...

ni4mums

Everybody’s Talking About

Everybody’s Talking About

Everybody’s Talking About...

‘ALL TOGETHER’ FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2017 Registration for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (13-17 November 2017) is officially open and schools and youth organisations across Northern...

ni4you

Happiness Advice - From One Mum To Another

Happiness Advice - From One Mum To Another

Author Natalie Savvides has been called ‘the real Bridget Jones’ on many occasions and her past life experiences have inspired her mission to help every girl, teenager and woman feel less alone, and happier...

A self-confessed observer and contemplator of life, we asked Natalie to share some of her words of wisdom, for all ages, on how to be happy… 10 Tips For Happiness For Mums and Dads 1. Ac...

Out and about

BYT drama fever spreading across Northern Ireland this summer

BYT drama fever spreading across Northern Ireland this summer

Bright Young Things Drama will extend its Summer Camp programme to 11 locations for Summer 2017 due to the growing demand for fun, quality summer activities for busy working parents.

With only 4 weeks left until the school bell rings for the last time this term, the prospect of two long hazy summer months of fun lie ahead for many excited children across Northern Ireland. And whil...

Parenting

Parents’ Opinion: Pocket Money

Parents’ Opinion: Pocket Money

It’s an age-old debate between kids and their parents which will never end. How much is enough when it comes to pocket money and should kids do chores to earn it?

It’s an issue for even the most cash-laden celebrities as Sir Elton John has revealed that he makes his kids do chores for their pocket money to teach them about “value”. And David Beckham told viewer...

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

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Bring the outdoors in this May

Giant Happy Flowers Beanbag, £115; babatude.com Belle & Friends Pocket Tin – Sophia, £2; sistersguild.co.uk Turquoise Daisies Children's Fairy Lights, £24.96; beckyandlolo.co.uk Finn & Emma F...

Special focus

Better Together

Better Together

HIGH-QUALITY INTEGRATED EDUCATION ON THE CAUSEWAY COAST At Mill Strand Integrated School & Nursery, we believe in every child... in the personalities, talents and qualities that make them un...

Sport

ROCKPORT GIRLS WIN Irish schools’ junior cup final

ROCKPORT GIRLS WIN Irish schools’ junior cup final

Rockport Golf Academy Elite Squad members Molly O’Hara (12) and Katie Webb (14) enjoyed success at the Irish Schools’ Cup held at Milltown Golf Club, Dublin on 24 April.

The girls won the Ulster Junior Cup earlier this month, qualifying them for the All-Ireland final. George Vance, Headmaster, said “This is a truly magnificent achievement and we’re very proud of both...

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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