Issue 8 : February 05
********************************** The Newsletter for the Under-Fives Issue 8 : February 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************** Welcome to Issue 8: I hope you find it useful. If so, please forward it to a friend. New readers can sign up for regular free copies at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html To read previous editions of the newsletter, and view the latest news, go to http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Money-Off Offers - Children's Book of the Month: Brown Bear, Brown Bear - Other News ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Little Dippers Baby Swimming Entire web page dedicated to underwater swimming for babies. Did you know, for example, that if newborn babies are put underwater they'll open their eyes and hold their breath. After only a year, this reflex is almost gone and any infant in water will cough and splutter, like the rest of us. For more on the benefits of early immersion, see http://www.under-fives.org/littledippers/ Conkers Adventure playground, steam train, indoor play centre and woodland trails. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Let me know of any places or activities not yet on the web site by filling in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/form.html ___________________________________________________________ Money-Off Offers ------------------ Boden For 2 days only, 15% off all orders + free postage and returns! For quality and fun children's and adult's clothes. Click here for details. http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/ Save Money on Travel Insurance Book your travel insurance on-line with Essential Travel and save up to 50% compared to the cost of booking with a high street travel agent. Extremely competitive rates for families - for more details visit http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/insurance1.html ___________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ---------------------------------------------------- by Bill Martin Puffin Books, 1995 ISBN: 0140502963 Recommended price: £5.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140502963/chi-21 Colour and animals are used in this book alongside simple rhyming text and repetition. On every page a new animal introduces us to the one coming next. Each is a different colour - not always the one you expect. Not many bright blue horses and purple cats around Ashbourne. A favourite with the youngest of children yet remains popular even when they grow older. For 33% off at Amazon on-line booksellers click http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140502963/chi-21 For more recommended books see http://www.under-fives.org/books.html ____________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Talk helps babies read Parents are being encouraged to talk to their children from an early age as part of a new campaign. Research suggests talking to young children improves reading, writing and numeracy. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4196529.stm For the Basic Skills talking pack see http://www.basic-skills.co.uk/site/ First biological test for ADHD unveiled The first biological test for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has been developed. The researchers claim the diagnosis, based on examination of eye movements, is more than 93% accurate and could lead to earlier identification and treatment for children with the condition. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6886 Bones grow most at night time The notion that children grow taller while they sleep is probably true, US researchers say http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4215003.stm Children damaged by passive smoking Children regularly exposed to smoking are three times more likely to contract lung cancer in later life than those in non-smoking homes, research suggests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4214369.stm ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2005 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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