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Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids

LIGHT YOUR WAY TO BELFAST MELA

Painted lanterns made of fine silk, straw, bamboo or paper were once used as lamps in ancient China but today they are decorations, mainly associated with festivals. So what better way to celebrate th...

Beauty

Health and Beauty News

Health and Beauty News

This issue we are loving...

Flower Power Protect your skin from environmental stressors, including air pollution and free radicals, with Rio Rosa Mosqueta Antioxidant Facial Oil (RRP £24.99/ 30ml). The lightweight oil he...

Education

Learning4Fun: The Russian Revolution

Learning4Fun: The Russian Revolution

For 300 years the Russian Romanov Tsars had been the most magnificent rulers in Europe, but in 1917 they were swept away by the Russian Revolution.

One hundred years after their brutal murder the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra, their family and the fantastically jewelled Faberge eggs still continues to hold a fascination for the world. Stephe...

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

Fabulous Fast Food

Fabulous Fast Food

With her new cookbook, I Love My Wok, award-winning food writer Nicola Graimes reveals how you can make mouth-watering, fresh and healthy versions of favourite take-away meals, which can be on the table quicker than ordering in…

CHICKEN CHOW MEIN PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes marinating COOKING TIME: 14 minutes SERVES 4 3 tbsp mirin 3 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch 8 ski...

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

The Boss Baby – Alec Baldwin Q&A

The Boss Baby – Alec Baldwin Q&A

To celebrate the release of The Boss Baby on Blu-ray and DVD on July 31, Ni4kids catches up with to the voice behind the briefcase-wielding baby ....

Did you have any sibling rivalries? Um, I think if you do have sibling rivalries with your brothers and sisters growing up, maybe to some degree you're not aware of it. I mean I think I was ...

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

Hot topics for August 2017.

Bags of Hope for Refugee Mothers The British Red Cross has joined forces with local Mum Lindsay Robinson, who founded her project ‘Bags of Hope’ after suffering post-natal depression, to te...

ni4you

Holidays. This is what it’s all about.

Holidays. This is what it’s all about.

Kerry Thomson offers some wise words of parental advice on making the most of your family summer break...

“We can unscrew the whole thing at the base by lifting up the floor tiles. Or grease his head and thread him through his own legs. Shall we try that first?” It was 1985, I was about six, my brother a ...

Out and about

Last chance to get your tickets for the Wickerman Gathering @ Navan Centre & Fort

Last chance to get your tickets for the Wickerman Gathering @ Navan Centre & Fort

The Navan Centre & Fort’s annual celebration of the ancient Celtic sun god Lugh takes place on Saturday August 5 from 6pm.

The spectacular Wickerman Gathering celebrates with music from the fabulous HatchJaw, the amazing Trad Folk Experience and the outstanding Fireside Folk along with performances from the Armagh Rhymers...

Parenting

Not So Sweet

Not So Sweet

Do you think sweet packets should carry cigarette style health warnings with pictures of children's decayed teeth to try and cut down on the amount of sweets children eat? Health professionals and dentists have recommended the move but do parents agree?

We took the debate to Ni4kids' Facebook community to see if they thought the proposal would be a sweet deal or a bitter pill to swallow... A few of our commenters did think the idea of introducing ...

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

Movie Review

Movie Review

Family blockbusters coming to a cinema near you...

Captain Underpants Cert PG Release date: Friday 28 July Based on the children's novel series, Captain Underpants’ epic first movie will leave the whole family in stitches. Two mischievous k...

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

Back to School Buys

Back to School Buys

Back to school for kids means settling back into routine, catching up with their friends after the summer holidays, getting to know their new teacher and back to doing dreaded homework.

For parents, back to school means something entirely different. Getting the new term off to a great start means a lot of planning and back to school buys – uniforms, schoolbags, sportswear, shoes, sta...

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

Northern Ireland ‘Open’ for family fun this August

Northern Ireland ‘Open’ for family fun this August

There is an exciting range of family friendly fun taking place across Northern Ireland this summer including golf’s annual NI Open, which is returning to Galgorm Castle Golf Club in County Antrim.

Professional golfers from across the globe will descend on Ballymena for the highly anticipated European Challenge Tour event, which runs from Thursday August 10 to Sunday August 13. Around 40,000 ...

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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