Crinkling News – an Australian newspaper made just for kids

Crinkling News

Kids can get an inkling of the world around them with the Crinkling News – a national Australian newspaper that delivers big ideas in a way that little people can understand. 

Looking at Crinkling News online is an exciting experience. There’s an opinion piece by 14-year-old Madeleine Murphy about unrealistic images of women presented by dolls and films. There is a story from 10-year-old Ruby Lynch about moving to another country, and in the side bar a poll on whether balloons should be banned shows a surprising almost 50/50 split. This is how the news looks when we let children take the reigns and it is nothing short of impressive.

Crinkling News

Saffron Howden is a former journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and the creative mind behind Crinkling News. Saffron saw a need for news that catered to children and spoke on their level about the issues important to their everyday lives. Regular news that is aimed at an adult audience is often too gruesome or too boring for children and yet young minds are so curious and thirsty for knowledge. The solution was to create news for kids by getting them involved. As the website states:

“Our aim is to to educate the Australian adults of tomorrow about the world around them, to inspire them to participate in their local and global community, to foster a love of reading and learning and writing, and to entertain them with the extraordinary tales that form the story of humanity.”

Crinkling News

So next time you’re sitting down to a milkshake with the kids, why not serve them up a Crinkling newspaper to flick through? The online version has already been launched and the first printed edition comes out in April with an initial run of 5000. Crinkling News will be published weekly in a tabloid format and is ideally aimed at children aged seven to 14.

You can subscribe now at Crinkling News to make sure you are ahead of the pack and receive the very first edition. This little people’s paper is sure to be big news. A six-month (24 issues) subscription is $108 and a 12-month (48 issues) subscription is $216.

Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Kate was a regular of Melbourne’s music and film scenes, but these days she is on the mum scene. Mother to one adorable little hipster, Kate loves seeking out the latest trends in technology, vintage-style kids clothing, and offbeat kids products. She is often found riding her bike by the Yarra river with baby on back, heading for a good soy latte at the latest kid-friendly cafe. She wants to get there before it becomes cool. So Melbourne.

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