Friday, 15 December 2017
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Crafty Kids: Snow Globes

Crafty Kids: Snow Globes

Festive snow globes make great gifts for friends and family and they are lots of fun to make.

You will need Empty, clean glass jars with lids Sandpaper (optional) Silver paint Paintbrush Strong waterproof glue or waterproof tile adhesive Christmas decorations to put in jar Pitc...

Beauty

Health & Beauty News

Health & Beauty News

This Christmas we are loving...

SANTA BABY!   The Elave Baby Essentials Gift Pack is what every little angel wants this Christmas. Made with the finest ingredients, free from sulfates SLES/SLS, parabens, perfume, formaldehy...

Education

Learning4Fun: Wacky Things Humans Do

Learning4Fun: Wacky Things Humans Do

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 that our bodies glow. The...

Employment

How Family Friendly is your Workplace?

How Family Friendly is your Workplace?

Is being a working parent a right? Or a lifestyle choice that should get no other consideration other than current legislation offers? We asked Ni4kids readers 'what's your opinion?'

There’s no doubt that in terms of employment law to support working families we’ve come a long way from the 1960’s and the equal opportunities revolution.Employment legislation continues to evolve and...

Fashion

Fashion To Fall For

Fashion To Fall For

Keep them snug and stylish this autumn…

Ruby’s London Faux Fur Gilet, £70; star51.co.uk Fearne by Fearne Cotton Mini Club Collection for ages 9 months to 6 years, from £7; Boots Padded Gilet £15-£17, Check Shirt £8-£9; Next ...

Finance

WATCH THE SPENDING AND BEAT THE POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

WATCH THE SPENDING AND BEAT THE POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

There’s no guarantee of a white Christmas, but by reining in the spending, at least you can enjoy January in the black. Chris Bryans shares his strategy for starting 2018 in the pink of financial health.

Christmas is almost upon us and there’s no escaping the advertising, the overflowing shops and the multiple temptations to spend, spend, spend. It’s all too easy to be caught up in the frenzy and get ...

Food

Festive Family Treats

Festive Family Treats

Inspired by her three children, who love reading as much as their mum loves cooking, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain's second book for children combines a unique mix of delicious recipes and scrumptious stories.

LITTLE FIR TREE BISCUITS These ginger biscuits are crisp on the outside and chewy on
the inside – Christmas never tasted so good! Will you cover your tree in baubles or will it look l...

Health

How to Get Your Kids to Sleep the Night Before Christmas

How to Get Your Kids to Sleep the Night Before Christmas

Getting young children into their beds and staying there can challenge parents at the best of times, let alone the night before Christmas.

With one in three adults having to jump out of bed on Christmas morning between 4 and 7am, to help you get some shuteye, sleep expert from the University of Oxford, and co-founder of digital sleep imp...

ni4Babies & Toddlers

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

On our wish list for autumn is...

Play is an essential part of learning in the early years and little ones will have so much fun with this adorable Twist and Move Puppy (£22.99) from Infantino. Colourful and endearing, the body is sof...

ni4families

Have Yourself a Magical Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Magical Merry Little Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time for families to create their own special traditions and memories. Here’s a few of our favourite ideas to make your Christmas even more magical...

Take Photos To Treasure It’s an obvious one, but don’t forget in all the excitement to take lots of family pics to create an album of your special Christmas together. Or customise your favou...

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

Ni4kids round-up of school-gate chat in December...

Baby Names of the Year The top 100 boys' and girls' names of the year have been announced, revealing what’s been inspiring parents in 2017. The parenting information site, BabyCentre, has st...

ni4you

A Little Bit Elfish

A Little Bit Elfish

Kerry Thomson is writing her own letter to Santa this year...

It's amazing the way modern homes are designed these days. Santa can actually see through the light on our smoke alarm. That little flashing light? That's him. Just checking in to make sure everyone i...

Out and about

Step Out For Local Children With Cancer

Step Out For Local Children With Cancer

Join Cancer Fund for Children and Ni4kids for a wonderful Winter Woolly Walk this February...

The charity’s annual family-friendly sponsored walks, supported by Ni4kids, will be taking place at seven stunning locations across the country on Saturday 17 and 24 February and offer the perfect exc...

Parenting

You Better Watch Out

You Better Watch Out

Move over elf on the shelf, a new festive craze has come to town in the form of the Santa Cam...

Santa’s new little helper’s purpose is to provide a window into our homes from the North Pole so the big man in red and his elves can keep an eye on the kids and decide whether they’ve been good enoug...

Primary schools

Education News Update

Education News Update

Schools Programme Booking Now Open for Belfast Children’s Festival and Bank of Ireland launch Innovation Matters...

Young at Art have revealed a specially selected programme for schools and groups at the 20th Belfast Children’s Festival 2018 (9-14 March). The international and local theatre shows, which take place ...

Reviews

Movie Review

Movie Review

Christmas stars to end 2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas Cert PG Release date: Friday 1 December Starring Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the true story of how the iconic author ...

Schools in Focus - Open Days

School Open Days: Making The Wise Choice

School Open Days: Making The Wise Choice

An open day presents a wonderful opportunity to help parents with that all-important decision of which school offers the best environment for their child on their journey through education...

As they say, knowledge is power, and nothing will give you greater confidence in your final choice than by visiting the classrooms your child will be learning in and speaking to the teachers and pupil...

Shopping

All Wrapped Up for Christmas

All Wrapped Up for Christmas

Monster Christmas Sweatshirt, £12; M&Co. Kids’ Light-Up Pug Christmas Sweatshirt, £9; George at Asda Harbour Luxe Jersey Top, from £16.95; Joules Selection of Christmas Jumpers, £13; Boots M...

Special focus

Focus On: Family Law

Focus On: Family Law

Child Custody, separation & Will Aid

Child Custody Being a parent is one of the most challenging things that you will have to do in your life. This is particularly so if parents are separating or divorcing. Disagreements often ...

Sport

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to give young players from across the Province the chance to take to the pitch during Ulster Rugby fixtures at Kingspan Stadium for the next two seasons.

The mini-rugby games will take place at half time of Ulster’s first team fixtures, ‘sandwiched’ between each half, and will see up to four youth teams display their skills in front of more than 17,000...

Travel

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O FERRIES is offering customers in Northern Ireland £15 worth of fuel for free to help them explore Scotland, in what is believed to be the first offer of its kind on the Irish Sea.

Motorists who book before October 26 are eligible to take advantage of the free fuel and can travel on up to 7 sailings a day from Larne to Cairnryan between now and the end of 2017. P&O Ferries ...








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