Have you ever wondered what all the bugs you see in your garden are doing? Head of horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK and dad-of-two Ben Raskin explains how these tiny heroes actually help put food on our plates… A garden is a magical place: beautiful, full ofRead More →

In January Ni4kids launched a survey asking parents for their views on the Budget cost-saving proposal of the removal, or means testing, of free home-to-school transport… In December, in the absence of Ministers and a working Executive, the Department of Finance took the unusual step of publishing information about theRead More →

The science behind mind-boggling illusions has intrigued adults and children alike for years but now with their new book Optical Illusions, two of the foremost experts in optical art and illusions reveal how to wow your friends and family. Hole in the Hand Illusion This simple illusion will give youRead More →

From cave paintings 40,000 years ago to abstract-expressionist New York, acclaimed author and art historian Michael Bird transports young readers on a journey across continents to introduce the lives and works of history’s greatest artists… Human beings looking more or less like us have been around for maybe 200,000 years.Read More →

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 noRead More →

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 continuesRead More →

The traditions of Ancient Egyptians and their obsession with the afterlife is a topic which still fascinates today. Journey back thousands of years in time with Egyptomania authors Emma Giuliani and Carole Saturno to discover how a mummy was made and why. For Ancient Egyptians, when death occurred, it didRead More →

The human body can accomplish many things. Some are gross, some are funny and some are just downright unbelievable… Shine Bright Your body gives off light, much like a firefly or a glow worm – or a superhero. Sadly, nobody can see it. Using special cameras, scientists have proven thatRead More →

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 stunningRead More →