First News is the award-winning weekly newspaper for children (aged 7-14).
In 24 pages every week the newspaper features a blend of stories about world and home affairs, the environment, sports, entertainment and puzzles all selected to engage young minds. Fun design brings the stories to life, and competitions and a sprinkling of celebrities hold the reader's attention from cover to cover.
"My seven-year-old grandson began reading a paper last year and I'm delighted to say that he appears to be hooked on it. First News arrives at his home every week and he needs no persuading to tear open the shrink-wrapper. At least one item in each issue, usually more than one, always appears to catch his eye." Roy Greenslade, writing about First News in the GuardianFirst News, the only weekly national newspaper for children, launched in May 2006. It delivers all the important stories in an easy and digestible format, in a voice aimed at inquisitive children – the very children who in turn will grow up to be the country's great communicators.Julia Strong, Director of the National Reading Campaign, says: "Giving children access to a variety of reading materials is essential in helping them develop as independent and enthusiastic readers. First News has broadened the range of what children are offered to read by giving them access to - and a voice within - news and current affairs." Response to the newspaper from children themselves, as well as schools, has been overwhelming and First News firmly believes that getting children into the habit of reading and learning about the world around them from an early age encourages awareness that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
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Launched in 2006, First News Magazine is the only weekly current affairs publication aimed specifically at young people aged between seven and 14 years.
Those who subscribe to First News can expect a range of home and foreign affairs to be covered each week.
As well as providing an accessible insight into the goings-on around the world, the publication is a great way to get children reading without them feeling forced into the habit.
Subscribe to First News to be sure of not missing a single issue, as well as to make substantial savings on the cover price.
With 52 issues published each year, First News Magazine is a reliable and entertaining way for young people to engage with events.
As it is designed specifically for seven to 14-year-olds, its style should match other news formats for young people, such as television bulletins broadcast on children's channels.