Monday, 22 January 2018
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Crafty Kid: Make A Sausage Dog Draft Excluder

Crafty Kid: Make A Sausage Dog Draft Excluder

Transform an old pair of tights into an adorable sausage dog. Easy to make, it requires very little sewing and can be made by children of any age especially if the eyes and ears are glued on.

We used old mittens for ears, but children’s socks would work equally well. Use as a draught excluder or simply snuggle up with your huggable hound! You will need Old pair of woolly tights Wool...

Beauty

Beauty News

Beauty News

This New Year we are loving…

A Perfect Smile The ultimate beauty accessory, getting yourself ‘selfie’ ready with bright white teeth can seriously dent your bank balance, especially if you rely on professional teeth whit...

Education

Learning4Fun: Go Wild This Winter

Learning4Fun: Go Wild This Winter

It might be winter, but there’s still plenty of wildlife to see right across Northern Ireland. In the bottom of your garden, in the fields and woods, even on the mountaintops animals are living through the ice and snow.

See if you can spot these birds and animals against the stunning winter landscapes at a National Trust place near you… Divis & the Black Mountain Feeling adventurous? Grab a grown-up and ta...

Employment

Work and Families

Work and Families

Paul Blease, Employment Relations Manager with the Labour Relations Agency (NI) Helpline gives a helpful summary of the current legislation in relation to work and families. (Feb 2014)

Employment law aims to support both employers and working families by providing a framework of rights and responsibilities for both employer and employee. Most of the rights in this area were formed i...

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

WATCH THE SPENDING AND BEAT THE POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

WATCH THE SPENDING AND BEAT THE POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

There’s no guarantee of a white Christmas, but by reining in the spending, at least you can enjoy January in the black. Chris Bryans shares his strategy for starting 2018 in the pink of financial health.

Christmas is almost upon us and there’s no escaping the advertising, the overflowing shops and the multiple temptations to spend, spend, spend. It’s all too easy to be caught up in the frenzy and get ...

Food

Baby Smarts

Baby Smarts

When chef Lauren Cheney’s baby, Oscar, was born with a rare and life-long immune disorder, to try and help her son get the very best start in life, she threw herself into researching the thing she knew best – food.

The result of all her hard work became the Smart Baby Cookbook, an empowering go-to guide to help all parents as they try to feed their young children well. Ni4kids caught up with Lauren for inspirati...

Health

Helping Children Love Themselves

Helping Children Love Themselves

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 February) is highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’ inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.

Helping your child build self-esteem and recognise both their own unique strengths and qualities and those of the people around them will help them build self-awareness and make better connections w...

ni4Babies & Toddlers

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Top of our winter wish list is...

Infant and baby sleeping experts from The Gro Company are thrilled to announce the launch of Sleep Club; an exclusive digital magazine for parents to find solace when it comes to sleep! The iconic and...

ni4families

Get Ready To Party

Get Ready To Party

It’s the biggest birthday bash the city has ever seen as Young at Art celebrate 20 Years of the Belfast Children’s Festival…

A monumental walk-in sculpture, the world’s smallest action hero, penguins, a four-legged clothes monster, a man with a chocolate beard and a boy on a quest to make friends with a star are just a smal...

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 January 2018...

Star-Struck Astronomy experts at the University of Birmingham have created a new series of star constellations for the modern day, each of which celebrates iconic figures who are inspiration...

ni4you

Coffee & Catch Up with Kate Quilton

Coffee & Catch Up with Kate Quilton

BAFTA-winning TV presenter Kate co-hosts the successful Channel 4 show Food Unwrapped which explores the scientific research behind certain food myths.

Q) You returned to our screens on January 3 for a Food Unwrapped: Diet Special to investigate whether a weight-loss superpower is hidden in the nation’s favourite takeaway dish – curry! What did yo...

Out and about

Discover The Lost City Adventure Golf at Cityside

Discover The Lost City Adventure Golf at Cityside

Following an investment of £1.4m, The Lost City Adventure Golf – Northern Ireland’s first indoor adventure golf course - has opened at Cityside Retail and Leisure Park in Belfast.

With two indoor 18-hole courses to choose from – Sunken Skull Ridge and Explorer Falls – the rainforest themed venue offers an entirely different entertainment option, uniquely designed to suit all ag...

Parenting

Police Ask For Your Help To Make Roads Safer This Winter

Police Ask For Your Help To Make Roads Safer This Winter

With winter weather continuing and the new school term beginning, Police are asking everyone to play their part in making our roads safer...

"Everyone has a contribution to make to road safety”, said Inspector Rosie Leech, “whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist or motorcyclist. There are steps we can all take to ensure our own an...

Primary schools

Education News Update

Education News Update

Schools Programme Booking Now Open for Belfast Children’s Festival and Bank of Ireland launch Innovation Matters...

Young at Art have revealed a specially selected programme for schools and groups at the 20th Belfast Children’s Festival 2018 (9-14 March). The international and local theatre shows, which take place ...

Reviews

The Reading Corner

The Reading Corner

New Reads for a New Year

Erik the Lone Wolf by Sarah Finan HB £11.99, published by Quarto Kids AGE PRE-SCHOOL Meet Erik, the wolf cub. Being a wolf means sticking with the pack. Everyone knows that – except for ...

Schools in Focus - Open Days

School Open Days: Making The Wise Choice

School Open Days: Making The Wise Choice

An open day presents a wonderful opportunity to help parents with that all-important decision of which school offers the best environment for their child on their journey through education...

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 pupil...

Shopping

It’s 2018 – Let’s Make Some Noise

It’s 2018 – Let’s Make Some Noise

Join the band or be a solo star...

Hape Baby Drum, £21.99; Amazon Giant Keyboard, £45; Early Learning Centre Star Wars Junior Acoustic Guitar, £34.99; Argos on eBay SelfieMic (pink), £9.99; Smyths Toys One Man Band Toy I...

Special focus

Family Law: A Will – Can You Afford Not To?

Family Law: A Will – Can You Afford Not To?

New Year's Resolutions with O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors - Putting Your Affairs In Order.

Seventy seven per cent of parents with children under the age of five have not made a will* It is probably one of the most important documents you will ever sign but the topic of wills is not an eas...

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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