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Crafty Kids: Ruby Rabbit

Crafty Kids: Ruby Rabbit

With the expert guidance of Tracey Radford, you can turn everyday cardboard into incredible, yet simple, craft projects. You’ll never look at an empty egg carton in the same way again…

Hoppity, hoppity, hoppity hop, but where’s she hopping to? Ruby’s quite forgetful and hasn’t got a clue! 1 Roughly cut a whole cone from the egg carton. Use a pencil and ruler to mark 1¼ in. (3 c...

Beauty

Health & Beauty News

Health & Beauty News

This issue we are loving…

The Perfect Pout A beauty transformation without needles or surgery is the promise of brand Transformulas and their innovative LipVolume serum will certainly pucker up your pout. The perfect ...

Education

Learning 4 Fun: Rare Breeds

Learning 4 Fun: Rare Breeds

DO YOU KNOW YOUR DINKY DEXTERS FROM YOUR WOOLLY JACOBS?

When you think of the Ulster American Folk Park, you might imagine the old Ulster cottages, boarding a ship to set sail for the new world or perhaps wandering through the homesteads and log cabins of ...

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

Easter Table

Easter Table

Alice Fotheringham, Infant Nutrition Expert with organic baby food brand Piccolo, serves up some truly delicious recipes which are sure to be a big hit with all ages this Easter holiday…

Carrot Cake You cannot beat this classic carrot cake recipe. This was handed down by my mum, and is a failsafe recipe that can survive freezing, making into a loaf, muffins or a huge three t...

Health

A third of homes do not have a carbon monoxide alarm

A third of homes do not have a carbon monoxide alarm

Parents spend on average over £200 on safety equipment a year to protect their children, yet new research for the Carbon Monoxide Be-Alarmed! campaign has revealed a staggering third of parents admit they do not have a carbon monoxide alarm in their home…

Those with children under twelve months were found to be the least likely to have one (42%). Stairgates (74%), baby monitors (68%), plug covers (56%), cupboard and draw locks (51%) and smoke alarms (5...

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

YEE-HAW For Yoga!

YEE-HAW For Yoga!

Since founding Cosmic Kids Yoga with husband Martin, Jamie Amor can lay claim to being one of the world’s most popular yoga teachers with a YouTube following of up to 100,000 kids every day...

Ni4kids says ‘Namaste’ to the guru of bringing chill-out time to our children. Passionate about making yoga and meditation fun, and free, online for kids, Jamie’s first YouTube yoga video Squish Th...

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

Egg-citing news for April…

Baking For Nature This April, unleash your inner star baker and do your bit for nature by making something delicious. The RSPB is launching a new campaign to help raise money to protect the wi...

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

Bank Holiday Fun at Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

Bank Holiday Fun at Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

This early May bank holiday the characters will be preparing for the arrival of summer as the feast of Bealtine is fast approaching. Bealtine marks the end of winter and the arrival of the warmer, longer days of summer.

All fires are put out to mark the end of winter and the upcoming light of summer. Winter bedding is burnt and families separated by winter are reunited, cattle are moved to summer pastures, the fairi...

Parenting

Parents’ Opinion: A Stop To Smacking

Parents’ Opinion: A Stop To Smacking

A new survey on behalf of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People has revealed that the majority of people here (63%) now support children being legally protected from hitting, smacking and assault.

Currently the law in Northern Ireland allows the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ for parents who physically punish their child, however fifty-two countries around the world have already banned ph...

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

Egg-cellent Easter Reads

Peppa Goes to London £6.99, published by Penguin Random House Children’s AGE PRE-SCHOOL Join Peppa and her friends in a brand new picture book – the perfect companion for the releas...

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

Good Enough To Treat

Good Enough To Treat

More over eggs, we’ve found more fab ways to eat chocolate this Easter…

- Easter Bunny and Chocolate Carrots, £10; The Great Gift Company - Thorntons The Gruffalo Easter Egg, £3.50; Sainsbury’s - Easter Treats Gift Box, £30; M&S - Personalised Cadbury's Mini Eg...

Special focus

Putting Child Safety On The Map

Putting Child Safety On The Map

When they’re out of sight the safety of our children is a parent’s biggest concern.

RADAR centre manager Sandra Leo explains to Ni4kids how the unique experience they offer is helping equip our young people with the life skills they need as they embark on their journey from adolescen...

Sport

Flogas becomes title sponsor of Irish Junior Open Golf Series

Flogas becomes title sponsor of Irish Junior Open Golf Series

Flogas has been announced as the title sponsor of the Irish Junior Open Series for 2017 and 2018.

Since its inception in 2015 by PGA Professional Michael Gallagher of Clandeboye Golf Club in Newtownards, Co. Down, the Series has grown to become the second largest of its kind in Europe, with 1,500 ...

Travel

Destination Scotland

Destination Scotland

The home of historic castles and attractions, rich heritage and the world-famous Highland Games, a happy family holiday in bonnie Scotland is just a short hop across the Irish Sea…

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium: Explore An Underwater World SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. Explore an underwater wor...








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