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Issue 101 : April 2013

Welcome to the 101st issue of the Under-Fives Newsletter: 
thank you very much for subscribing. 

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Events for Children in May
  - News

What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

Under 5's Fridays at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  Every Friday morning in term time events are held for children aged between 2 and 5 years and their parents and carers. No need to book.

Rate a Venue or Activity
  We've added an option not only to review a venue or 
  activity, but to rate it out of 5 as well.  Use the 
  comments form at the bottom of each page to let us 
  know what you think of the places you have been


Events for Children in May

Please send announcements of future children's events to

Beatrix Potters Life
   At Tatton Park, 1-5 pm until the end of August. 
Mouse Tail Trail at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
   Find the little mice hiding in the 1001 Objects 
   Gallery. Work out their secret code and collect a 
   prize. 50p per child.

Family Activities in Squirt's Stables at Calke Abbey 
   Fun for children every weekend in May with lots to 
   make and do in Squirt the Stallion's stable. Explore 
   the stableyards and afterwards go to the childrens 
   play area. 
Wallace and Grommit at Churnet Valley Railway 
   Come and meet everyone's favourite characters Wallace 
   and Gromit as they take a detour on their cheese trail 
   and pay a visit to the Churnet Valley to say hello to 
   all their fans. 26-27 May.

Staffordshire Midwife Develops new Baby Tool
   Staff at Burton's Queen's Hospital has introduced a new 
   approach which will to help protect the health of newborn 
   babies. A unique early warning scoring chart has 
   been developed.
Mothers-to-be Eating Junk Food affect Babies
   Mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already 
   programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, 
   high sugar diet by the time they are weaned, 
   research suggests.
having a baby increases concern for the environment
   Recent research has shown that two-thirds of people feel 
   more concern about environmental issues after having a baby 
Cutting cord early 'risk to babies'
   Cutting the umbilical cord immediately after birth - 
   currently standard practice - puts the baby at risk of 
   iron deficiency, experts say.

Emerging consciousness glimpsed in babies
   A glimpse of consciousness emerging in the brains of 
   babies has been recorded for the first time. Insights 
   gleaned from the work may aid the monitoring of babies 
   under anaesthesia

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