Issue 10 : April 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 10 : April 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to April's issue: I hope you enjoy it. To read previous editions of the newsletter, subscribe, or view the latest news, go to http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Children's Book of the Month: Kipper - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- PostNatal illness-Support & Help Association A new page dedicated to PNI-UK - a charity dedicated to offering information, emotional support and practical help to women and their families affected by birth trauma or any type of postnatal illness. http://www.under-fives.org/postnatal/ :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Get your own page on the web for just £75. That's a one-off payment: nothing more to pay ever. We get over 2000 visitors a month looking for information on things to do with the under-fives. For more information see http://www.under-fives.org/form.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Bumpi's BIG Adventure Large indoor adventure play area with coffee bar. Open 7 days 10am - 6:30pm. Five minutes from Pride Park. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Aquatots at Cariba Creek Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 10.30 am, free waterpark sessions with floats and toys for the under-fives (£4.50 for adults), at Alton Tower's Cariba Creek. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Kipper --------------------------- by Mick Inkpen Hodder Children's Books, 1994 ISBN: 0340746769 Available second-hand from Amazon for just 35p http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/034059716X/chi-21 Kipper decides his basket needs tidying, but when he has thrown out his toys and blanket it is decidely uncomfortable. Other animals seem cosy without a basket, so Kipper tries the sleeping habits of wrens, frogs, squirrels, lambs and rabbits; with very little success. The first Kipper book and very funny: you won't get tired of reading it aloud. For ages 1 to 4. For more recommended books see http://www.under-fives.org/books.html ____________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- If you would like to read this news as it happens, without waiting for this newsletter, then grab the our newsfeed from http://www.under-fives.org/newsfeed.html It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and events via e-mail, your web site or any news feed reader. NCT Nearly New Sale Children's clothes, toys, maternity wear and equipment. 9 April, 10.00 am until 12:00 pm. The Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne, Derbyshire (next to Sainsbury's carpark). More details contact Kate on 01889 591765 :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Little Dippers Swimming Classes for Babies 16-17 April, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Book by March 18th to be sure of a place. http://www.under-fives.org/littledippers/ TV could create child bullies Four-year-old children who watch more television than average are more likely to become bullies, research suggests. The study of 1,266 four-year-olds also showed mental stimulation, such as outings, being read to and eating with parents reduced the risk of bullying. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4408709.stm Children's tastes develop early Psychologists have found that babies weaned on rusks are more likely to go on to prefer foods such as crisps and chips later in life. Babies exposed to a range of tastes by the age of one, including fruit and vegetables, went on to show a greater preference for those tastes later on. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/ Pre-school autism therapy study to start A therapy to improve the communication skills of children with autism before they get to school is being tested. The Medical Research Council is funding a four-year University of Manchester project to explore new ways for parents and autistic children to communicate. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4353303.stm Children More Vulnerable than Adults to Carcinogens Children may be more vulnerable than adults to cancer risks from certain gene-damaging chemicals, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA said children 2 years old and younger might be 10 times more vulnerable than adults to certain chemicals. Children between the ages of 2 and 16 might be three times more vulnerable to certain chemicals. Astonishingly under the previous American EPA guidelines cancer risks to children were assumed to be no greater than to similarly exposed adults. http://www.enn.com/today.html?id=7435 Announce your Event To announce your event for children here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html ___________________________________________________________ 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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