Issue 11 : May 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 11 : May 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the May edition of the newsletter with events and news for children under-five. This week is both breastfeeding week and cot-death awareness week. See the News and Events section for more details. 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: Green Eggs and Ham - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- New Children's Posters Posters of Peter Rabbit, Tin Tin, Alice in Wonderland, Curious George, Little Nut Brown Hare, the Wild Things and others are now on sale in our poster gallery. Plus there is currently free shipping on framed or mounted prints http://www.under-fives.org/poster.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have postnatal depression or illness? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Denstone Mother and Baby Group Denstone Village Hall, College Road, Denstone. A chance to chat and relax with a cup of coffee, with toys to keep the children happy. 9.30 - 11.30 £1.75 term time only. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Chucklebutties Riverside Centre, Belper Mills, Bridge Foot, Belper. Open 9am - 7pm week days, 10 am- 8pm weekends. £3.50 per child for 2 hour's play. The food is good quality and it's very spacious. There is a tots bit in the middle of the floor for under 2's and big slides etc for the older ones. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html American Adventure Theme Park Theme park for 4-14 year olds. Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5SX. Telephone 0845 3302929. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html :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: ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Green Eggs and Ham -------------------------------------- by Dr. Seuss ISBN: 0007158467 Available from Amazon for £4.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007158467/chi--21 Sam-I-Am pesters and pesters his companion to try green eggs and ham with no success. Finally, standing in the sea after a train crash surrounded by other people and beasts, his grumpy friend promises to eat some if Sam will promise to stop pestering him. To his surprise he finds he does like green eggs and ham. My daughter and I love this book. With its little words and rhyming text she can join in as I read it. It has also helped encourage her to try new things. When she says "I don't like it" a quote from the book evokes a giggle and a willingness to try. Dr Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham in 1960 after being challenged by his editor to produce a book using fewer than fifty different words, most of which have only one syllable. The aim was a fun-to-read book for young readers, but the result is also ideal for non-readers. For ages 2 and upwards. About the Author Born 1904 in Massachusetts, USA; his real name was Theodor Geisel. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925 he went to Oxford University. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Dr Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children's books. He died 24 September 1991. 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. Steam and Canal Steam train ride and canal cruise between Cheddleton and Consall Fayre. Sunday May 15th at Churnet Valley Railway. http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/ :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: Breast-Feeding Week This week is breast-feeding week, an annual campaign promoting the benefits of breastfeeding and encouraging more mums to give it a go! This year's campaign focuses on the importance of support during breastfeeding from those closest to mothers: partners, peers and family members. If you're a mum-to-be, or you know someone who will be, encourage them to find out more. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ Cot Death National Awareness Week Cot death is the leading cause of death in babies over one month old, although no single cause has been identified. This national awareness campaign running from 9 - 15 May aims to provide parents, carers and healthcare professionals with potentially life-saving advice. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ Bed sharing puts babies at risk Parents who smoke are being urged not to share a bed with their baby after a survey found many did not know this raises the risk of cot death. The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths found a third of 428 parents polled had shared a bed with a baby. Children of smokers tend to be smaller, and to have damage to their respiratory system, and so are vulnerable to the tiny risk associated with bedsharing, which is so small that it is not a factor for more robust babies. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4530865.stm Pregnant smokers increases grandkids' asthma risk Women who smoke when pregnant may spark asthma in their grandchildren decades later, a new study discovers. A child whose maternal grandmother smoked while pregnant may have double the risk of developing childhood asthma compared with those with grandmothers who never smoked http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7252 New Research shows Good effects of small classes A long-term study in the USA suggests children benefit from being taught in small classes over several years. Researchers tracked 5,000 children in Tennessee from kindergarten to when they left high school. They found children who had been in small classes for four years were more likely than others to graduate from high school. Pupils from poorer families benefited most. In January, a British research project concluded there was no evidence that children in smaller primary classes did better in maths or English. A team at London University's Institute of Education studied thousands of pupils in their fourth, fifth and sixth years of schooling in England. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4522033.stm 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 site link - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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