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Monday, 16 January 2017

A New Sunday Morning Routine with First News


*This is a collaborative post

Steve and I are not ones to shield our children from the world around them and we always try and include them in our conversations if they're around. For example, they know which political party we vote for and why (although we always make sure they know to make up their own mind when they are older). I think talking to your children about life, world events and issues helps to ensure they grow up to be a more rounded and mature adult and it's really important to us that they understand the world they live in - good and bad.

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.

When First News got in touch and asked if Harry (10) and Heidi (7) would like to review their subscription service, I knew they'd be perfect for the job.

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.  - front cover

First News is a weekly newspaper for ages 7-14 and is designed to 'get young people talking'. Sunday mornings are a lazy affair in our house and I decided it would be the perfect time for us to all sit around the table after breakfast and read First News together. First News is usually delivered on a Friday so it's perfect for weekend reading. The layout of the paper ensures there are lots of little snippets of information that are really easy to dip in and out of. Heidi particularly enjoyed the 'Quick News' section and shared lots of fascinating facts.

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.  - 10 year old reading paper


First News is split into sections and it's very easy to navigate:

  • Quick News
  • Big News
  • The Week's News in Pictures
  • Home News
  • Good News
  • World News
  • Special Report
  • Science News
  • Animal News
  • Entertainment
  • Big Interview
  • Crazy But True
  • New Books
  • Competitions
  • Game Zone
  • Puzzles
  • Your News
  • Focus On You

Harry and Heidi are both very different in their likes and dislikes. Harry thoroughly enjoyed reading about world news, entertainment, game zone and crazy but true and his favourite section was definitely the science news where he learned all about Google's new Artificial Intelligence.

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.  - Harry reading news

Heidi preferred the quick news, animal news and this week's news in pictures. In our first issue we received an 'animal watch' poster which we're going to stick to our conservatory wall. It shows you which animals to look out for in your garden throughout the year and was a nice added bonus.

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.  - Heidi reading Quick News


Special Subscription Offer


If you would like to sign up and try First News for yourself, you can sign up using this special link and use code Blog17. This will activate a special reader offer of 5 issues for just £1 and then a 3 monthly subscription of £15.99 including delivery. You are under no obligation and can cancel at any time. 

First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.  - Heidi reading


What I liked about First News:
  • Easy to read for both Harry and Heidi
  • Harry and Heidi both enjoyed the paper
  • It's very visual with lots of bright photographs
  • Engaging and discusses issues they are interested in
  • It got us talking! In the space of 30 minutes we had discussed Brexit, Donald Trump, the new £1 coin, Artificial Intelligence, DNA, Cancer, Poaching, the death of the world's oldest Panda, which movies we'd like to watch in 2017, how much sugar is in your breakfast cereal and more.......
Harry and Heidi really enjoyed receiving a newspaper just for them and I'm rather jealous actually! I might subscribe to a weekly paper and join them I think.

Harry would like to point out that he feels that some of the information in the paper was a little dated but I think this will always be the case with print media as you hear everything on the internet first. Despite this slight niggle, he would still recommend First News. 

We'd love you to take a look at Harry and Heidi's video review below:



I'm really excited to add First News to our Sunday morning routine and I'm sure as the weeks go on I'll be tweeting little bits of info that we've learned.


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First News Newspaper features and review. A fantastic resource to encourage discussion for children and young people aged 7- 14 years. Plus a special trial offer for our readers.



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2 comments

  1. Love this! Check them out reading the paper on a Sunday morning. Anything that encourages a love of reading gets my vote! With lots of screen time available on games consoles, tablets etc, you still can't beat an actual book, magazine or paper to read :) Check me out, 29 going on 99 ;) xxx

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  2. We love first news here, it is such a great newspaper and has a plethora of information just for kids x

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