The clocks have gone back, the nights are longer and oh baby it’s cold outside, but if you wrap up in your winter woollies and venture outside, you will discover nature’s most illuminating and spectacular free show in the sky up above… Imagine the dark night sky in the countryside,Read More →

Think back to when you were at school and your least favourite subject, the one you struggled to pass or perhaps even failed. Most of us assume that the lessons that don’t come easy never will, but what if there was a way of training your brain to learn theRead More →

Chartered electrical engineer Kerrine, a former recipient of the Precious Award for Outstanding Woman in STEM, is endeavouring to tackle gender diversity issues and misconceptions about STEM jobs at grassroots level, through her independent publishing house, Butterfly Books, which communicates a positive message about the professions to young children. Kerrine isRead More →

In this school year, 2017/2018, Young Enterprise Northern Ireland had the privilege of engaging with 87,879 students, working with 351 schools and achieving wonderful support from over 900 business volunteers. Was your child’s school involved? Banbridge Academy‘s ‘Poppin’ were awarded the prestigious accolade of Young Enterprise’s Company of the YearRead More →

Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela began life in the tiny South African Village of Mvezo and became the first black president of South Africa. A charming new biography for children has been published to tie in with the July 2018 commemoration of a hundred years since hisRead More →

Why do octopuses have eight arms? How do fish breathe underwater and are jellyfish actually made of jelly? Author and illustrator Yuval Zommer provides the answer to these and many more fishy facts… How does an animal breathe underwater? All animals need to breathe in oxygen to stay alive. Land animalsRead More →

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 →