First News – perfect for 7- 14 year olds…

We’ve reached the point in family life where my oldest child is pretty aware of what is going on in the world around her, but we still feel we need to protect her from what we don’t think she is fully ready to deal with. At her age I was reading several newspapers a day, because at boarding school papers were delivered daily and we were encouraged to read them and be familiar with world and local news and to be able to start to discuss current affairs. 

I feel strongly that this is still important for my children to be able to have these skills but I don’t actually feel comfortable exposing them to the media that is out there , it’s seems much harsher and far more brutal. 

That’s where First News comes in… 

First News is the award-winning weekly newspaper for young people (aged 7-14). Produced in a traditional, full-colour tabloid newspaper format, First News presents relevant news stories and current affairs in an informative, entertaining and stimulating way, encouraging children to take an active interest in the world around them.

Since its launch in 2006, First News has become the widest read children’s weekly publication and is the ONLY newspaper for young people. First News also has over 2 million readers each week and 10 years of expertise in reporting for children. 

Sounds good? You can sign up for your first three papers for £1 at the moment and give them a try. Emily absolutely loves getting her own newspaper arriving in the post and the articles are well written, useful, current and there are some fun bits too. I feel like I am allowing her safe exposure to learning how to read a newspaper, helping her to see and learn a bit of what’s going on in the world in a way that’s appropriate for her age and that she can enjoy. We have had some intersting discussions after she has read various articles and she’s really getting into more current affairs and news in a way I feel comfortable with.

So, if you are looking for something or your pre teen or teenager, then we would definitely recommend it…

I only get to read it once she is done, and thoroughly finished. I sneaked this one to have a browse before she got home from school. Ssshh, don’t tell her, I will be in trouble! 😉

*We were very kindly sent items for review, but all opinions are our own*

8 comments on “First News – perfect for 7- 14 year olds…
  1. That is such a good idea. I would’ve loved that when I was young. I always wanted to be a journalist and I like to herald print rather than online. It’s great to get them used to the feel of paper in their hands. I’ll definitely look this up

  2. This is great! I wasn’t into news at all when I was younger but this would have helped
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  3. Annie says:

    How interesting having a newspaper little ones. We don’t have a to or buy newspapers and always looking for alternatives. Might try it out.

  4. This is such a good idea, as kids can get to know what’s going on the world without being bombarded too much x

  5. Lisa Backsnbumps says:

    We’ve been reading this too and I’m very impressed with the content and how serious topics have been explained in a way kids can understand,

  6. We dont buy newspapers or magazines anymore as they are always filled with rubbish but this looks as though it might be interesting for the little ones!

  7. Beth Sachs says:

    This sounds ideal for my 9 year old daughter. I’m tempted to try it out…it might encourage a bit more reading too!!

  8. Kerry Norris says:

    This is a great idea. My children aren’t old enough yet but this would be perfect for my little cousin x

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