Young children spend twice as long looking at screens as they do playing outside, a study has found. By the time they reach the age of seven, children will have been looking at screens for the equivalent of 456 days – an average of four hours every day. But justRead More →

Translink and Eco-Schools – the international environmental education programme – are celebrating 10 years of joining forces to deliver a school travel challenge across Northern Ireland. The Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge promotes walking, cycling, bus and train travel for the school run instead of car use. Since its launch, overRead More →

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 →

Last seen dazzling us with her dance moves on Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing, bestselling author and TV presenter Katie Piper certainly isn’t one for staying still long. Her new title, Confidence: The Journal, aims to help us become the star of our own lives… A quote from the book is,Read More →

World-renowned and prize-winning nano-scientist Michelle Dickinson says Halloween is the perfect opportunity to give Mum and Dad a fright with some super spooky science experiments… The Dancing Ghost Scientific Principle: Electrostatics Time: 20 minutes Watch in amazement as your tissue ghost magically dances, without you touching it, thanks to an invisibleRead More →

Release Date: Friday 2 November Disney’s new holiday film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is presented with a one-of-a-kind key at her godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, which leadsRead More →

Warts are small, rough lumps or growths on your skin that most people, witches and Gruffalos will get at some point in their lives. You can get them anywhere, but warts are most common on your hands, knees and feet. A wart on the sole of your foot is calledRead More →

In his new cookbook, Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook, food photographer Jean-François Mallet, aims to bring back the joy of cooking delicious family meals with your loved ones using simple recipes inspired by beloved Disney characters. We’ve selected a seasonal, and healthy, twist on a ‘Beauty not Beast’ of a favouriteRead More →

William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI Bank of Ireland UK, has some tips for how you and your family can avoid falling victim to the menace of fraud… Celebrating Halloween may be the main focus for you and your kids this month, but as October is also Cyber SecurityRead More →

Family law specialist at MTB Solicitors, Belfast, Enda Lavery explains the rules and regulations around your child qualifying for a free bus pass. At the start of September, BBC NI reported that the parents of children at a secondary school in County Fermanagh say they have been left stranded byRead More →

In their new book, Dads Don’t Babysit, frustrated fathers – successful dad blogger David Freed and journalist James Millar – are challenging society’s stereotype of what it really means to be Dad and asking just why is it so difficult to equally share the pleasures of parenting? Interview by Nadia Duncan A socialRead More →

Fall into a good book this autumn… My Art Book of Love by Shana Gozansky HB £14.95 published by Phaidon AGE PRE-SCHOOL + A beautiful introduction to fine art, curated specifically for young children to connect with some of the finest artworks in history, through an emotion familiar to allRead More →