KEA Kids News

Want to know more about the latest news and important issues? Tune in to watch KEA Kids News, which will help explain the tough stuff. KEA Kids News is a twice-weekly video bulletin of new by kids for kids.

Inquisitive kid reporters will pick and peck through local, national, and international news to find interesting stories and ask questions. It’s aimed at 7 – 11 year olds.

Tune in every Wednesday at midday, and Saturday at 9am for the latest video bulletin at stuff.co.nz/KEA

Here’s the most recent episode for you to enjoy.

 

Also, don’t forget about Kiwi Kids News, which is another amazing news site for New Zealand children that has daily updates on all sorts of interesting and inspiring things. Bookmark them both!

Children should read the books they love

One of my favourite authors – Neil Gaiman, has given an awesome speech about how he sees the future of books, reading and libraries.

He reckons that you should be able to read what ever you enjoy and that adults could destroy a child’s love a reading forever by making them read books that they like instead of what the child likes. He believes that there is no such thing as a bad book and that adults should never try to stop a child from reading what they want to read.

The popularity of eBooks does not mean that physical books are a thing of the past, and he is very keen to see that libraries continue to stay open and stock lots of books. Neil Gaiman believes that reading fiction is one of the most important things we can do to ensure we have a successful future.

So go and grab some fiction today! How about one of Neil Gaiman’s excellent books: