Issue 22 : April 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 22 : April 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Easter holidays are here - if you are stuck for somewhere to go with your children check out the web site at http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html To read previous issues or cancel your subscription go to http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Children's Book of the Month: Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Birthday Parties In need of ideas of where to hold your child's birthday party? Visit the new party page at http://www.under-fives.org/party.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Reach nearly 3000 visitors a month on our web site. For just £50 get your own page on the site. That's a one-off payment: nothing more to pay ever. Or advertise on the site for just £3 a month. For more information see http://www.under-fives.org/form.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Sunbeams Preschool St Marys School, Uttoxeter. Run morning (9.00-11.30), lunch (11.30-1.00) and afternoon sessions (1.00-3.00) and take children from 3 years old. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Denstone Preschool Playgroup Sessions available to children aged two and a half years up to school age (Term Time Only). Providers of Nursery Care for All Saints First School, Denstone. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html The Little Rascals Club St John's Community Centre, off King Street, Ashbourne. Contact Sally Smalley on 01335 346735 http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html __________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig ------------------------------------------------------- by Eugenios Trivizas ISBN: 1405209453 10% Off at Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1405209453/chi-21 A reversal of the traditional Three Little Pigs fairy- tale. In this story three little wolves erect a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next the wolves build a home of concrete: The pig demolishes it with his pneumatic drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round: they erect a house made of steel with a video entry system. But the pig blows it up with dynamite. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of flowers, that the pig pauses to smell the lovely scent, has a change of heart, realises how horrible he has been and he becomes a big good pig. The author wanted to teach children to consider acts rather than stereotypes. "There are good and bad deeds not good and bad people." But even if the children miss the lesson, it's a great story with lovely illustrations by Helen Oxenbury. For ages three and up. Available from Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0340969997/chi-21 About the Author Born in Athens, Eugene Trivizas is one of Greece's leading writers for children. Three Little Wolves was his first children's book in English. It has since been translated into 15 languages. When not writing for children he teaches criminology at the University of Reading. Indeed, it was his experience as a criminologist and criminal law specialist that prompted him to write the story. In 1997 Dr Trivizas won a legal battle against Coca-Cola, preventing the multinational company from registering in Greece the title of his comic-strip books "Fruitopia" as a trade mark for soft drinks. For more good children's 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 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. :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: Babylab to work out what goes on in babies' minds Psychologists at the University of Manchester have set up a "BabyLab" within the University, to try and learn more about how babies acquire knowledge. Parents with a child between three and five months of age who are able to help should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Each baby will be asked to visit the University once or twice, with parents/caregivers remaining with them at all times and being asked to complete some short questionnaires during the visit. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/ Trampoline safety measures urged New safety guidelines are needed to stem the rise in trampoline-related injuries, child health experts say. Light people are five times more likely to be injured, and children under six years old are particularly vulnerable. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4885000.stm Anti-depressant stillbirth link Use of a type of SSRI anti-depressant medication during pregnancy may increase the risk of a stillborn baby, research suggests. However experts said women should not stop taking medication without medical advice. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4886762.stm :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Pregnant and depressed? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: High meat diet can stress baby High protein, low carbohydrate diets should be avoided during pregnancy as they can lead to more stressed offspring, research suggests. The study found the more meat the mother ate, the higher the levels of stress hormone cortisol in the child. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4864488.stm Premature Babies Feel Pain Premature babies experience feelings of pain rather than simply displaying reflex reactions, a study says. The findings may lead to more formal plans for managing pain in premature babies. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4875196.stm Announce your Event To announce your event, or children related news 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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