Monthly Archives: January 2013



The popular Radio 2 writing competition for children launched today, with Chris Evans heading up the team of judges again. 500 WORDS invites children aged 13 and under to submit their short stories of fiction to be judged by a panel of authors and celebrities including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Richard […]

500 WORDS: Radio 2 Writing Competition returns in 2013








A 12-year-old boy, twice banned by his father from using Facebook, has created his own social network designed exclusively for children. GromSocial was created by Zach Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, after asking his mother for permission to build a ‘safe’ site for his friends and siblings to use, and […]

GromSocial: Safe social network created by kids for kids





The BBC has announced a raft of new science shows for children of all ages, broadcasting in early 2013 on the CBBC and CBeebies channels. Favourite duo Dick and Dom will be investigating the lives of people who had genius ideas and helped shape the modern world. Absolute Genius will […]

BBC shows off new year science shows for kids