Asked to depict a scientist and too many children draw a white man with ‘mad professor’ hair. Former primary school teacher Abby Harper of education resource experts PlanBee says to celebrate British Science Week (5-14 March), why not show kids that science and technology has always been the domain of brilliant,Read More →

This year’s post-primary transfer tests have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however many selective grammar schools have indicated that they may use transfer tests to admit pupils to year 8 in 2022. Bangor mum and #BringItBackToPrimary campaign organiser Naomi McBurney believes that while academic selection will remain aRead More →

What is the legacy of this extraordinary woman? Do you have the facts at your fingertips to share with your children when we celebrate her achievements on December 1? Former primary school teacher Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee is here to help… In the US, Rosa Parks Day isRead More →

Maths Week Ireland is in full swing  (10-18 October) and Ni4kids’ Elizabeth McGivern was lucky enough to catch up with TV presenter, author, teacher and Maths whizz, Bobby Seagull, to chat about how the subject gets a bad rep, football stickers and how the people of Northern Ireland were theRead More →

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach… children and adults have been delighted by Roald Dahl’s books for generations. September 13 is Roald Dahl Day, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our favourite Dahl stories and characters with fellow fans all over the world. Here, Dahl fanRead More →

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is on 15 September, but do you know what is being commemorated and why, and how can you explain its significance to children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators Planbee has all the answers. What was the Battle of Britain? The BattleRead More →

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has been helping families across the UK to engage with books and storytelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering support, advice and free books to  disadvantaged families who have been hardest hit by lockdown. Reading can be an important escape for many children, andRead More →

Every night, when the sky is clear, it’s filled with twinkling stars. But did you know that it’s full of pictures too? If you draw lines between some of the brightest stars you can find animals… I have a tail that wags when I’m happy, a big wet nose, andRead More →

Planet Earth is a treasure trove filled with natural marvels and man-made oddities just waiting to be explored by budding adventurers. Forget fantasy, one day you might like to visit one of these wondrous destinations to see it for yourself. Don’t forget to send us a postcard! Carhenge, USA InspiredRead More →

Take a deep breath and come with us on a journey to the nether world of low temperature as we discover just how low we can go with a series of science facts so cool, they’re absolutely freezing!  The Concept of Cold Cold is an interesting concept. Technically speaking, itRead More →

What makes you, you? Our early ancestors realised that children often grew up to look and act like their parents (for better or worse!). But they had no idea why. Today we know that two things – environment and inheritance – influence how we turn out and the characteristics weRead More →

Our magnificent landscapes in Northern Ireland have given birth to incredible stories, tales which have entertained, enthralled and even frightened listeners for generations. These ancient and mysterious landscapes inspired our ancestors to believe in a magical other world, a world home to many weird and wonderful mythical creatures throughout theRead More →