Issue 12 : June 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 12 : June 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to our first birthday issue: thank you very much for subscribing. I hope you enjoy the newsletter. If you would like to contribute to it in any way please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html 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: Where the Wild Things Are - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Toy Library, Wirksworth The Wirksworth Toy Library meets upstairs in the Health Education Room of Hannage Brook Medical Centre, Wirksworth. The Library runs fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons. In September they will need a new Secretary and Rota Coordinator. They also need people to help run sessions. If you can help Ring Hanna on (01629) 826851. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ SALE: MINI-BODEN CHILDREN'S CLOTHES. 10% off your order with free shipping. Go to http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/ __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Stramshall Baby and Toddler Group The Stramshall Baby and Toddler Group has changed its opening times. It now starts at 10 am. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Amerton Farm Small farm, bouncy castles, indoor adventure playground. Stowe-by Chartley, Stafford. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Where the Wild Things Are --------------------------------------------- by Maurice Sendak ISBN: 0099408392 Available with 20% off from Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099408392/chi--21 The story of Max, who is so naughty when he wears his wolf suit that he's sent to bed without any supper. In the night, a fantastic world of forests and seas appears in Max's bedroom, and he sails away to the land where the Wild Things are. A classic children's book written in 1963. Like all the best children's books is equally enjoyable for children and adults. Beautifully written and illustrated. For ages 2 and upwards. About the Author Maurice Sendak was born in New York in 1928. He both writes and illustrates his books. Many of his illustrations feature a moon, which is said to represent his mother peaking out a window at him when he was a child to be sure that he was alright. Sendak's works have been adapted for film and opera. For 20% off Where the Wild Things Are see http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099408392/chi--21 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: Why 'mind-reading' mums are best How a mother reads her baby's emotions may be more important for the child's development than the family's social status, researchers say. If a mother really understands her baby at eight months, it's an important indication of development by the age of two. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4578963.stm Immunity clue to premature births The reason why some women go into labour too early might be because their bodies overreact to simple infections during pregnancy, scientists believe. In most cases there are signs of inflammation of the fluid-filled sack that surrounds the baby in the womb. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4087498.stm Kidsí asthma linked to mothersí depression Mothers who suffer from major depression or anxiety disorders are more likely to have children with asthma and other allergy-based conditions, according to a US study. The association was only found for biological children, supporting a "shared genetic liability" theory. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7510 :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: Children studied for criminality The government plans to monitor children as young as three for potential criminal behaviour. A Home Office leaked document said children who were not "under control" by the age of three were four times more likely to be convicted of a violent offence. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4087294.stm Education hopes for child funds Sx out of 10 parents want their children to use the cash from a matured Child Trust Fund (CTF) to pay towards a university course, a survey has said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4094724.stm Announce your Event To announce your event for children here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html ___________________________________________________________ Copyright jillstudholme.com , 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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