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Issue 1 : July 04

The Newsletter for the Under-Fives
Issue 1 : July 04

Welcome to the first edition of the Under-Fives newsletter.  
This monthly publication lets you know what's on for 
young children in and around Ashbourne and Uttoxeter. 

We've had 483 visitors to the web site so far - thank you
for being one of them.

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  - Events for Children
  - Children's Book of the Month
  - What's New at the Web Site?

Events for Children

Teddy Bears' Family Communion Service
  Sunday 11 July 2004
  St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne
  10.30 am
  Bring a Teddy Bear with you.

Teddy Bears' Picnic
  For babies to five year olds.  11.00 am - 1.00pm. 
  Tuesday 27th July - Ellastone Village Hall
  Wednesday 28th July - St John Ambulance Hall
  Wednesday 4th August - St John Ambulance Hall
  Wednesday 11th August - St John Ambulance Hall. 
  Music - Singing - Dancing - Picnic
  Bring a bear and some sandwiches and join in the fun to a 
  45 minute music session followed by a picnic designed for 
  0-5 year olds. 
  Tea, coffee, and juice will be provided.
  Price : £3.50
  Ring Joan on 01889 568880 to reserve a place.

If you would like to announce an event then fill in the 
form at the bottom of  

Book of the Month - I am NOT sleepy and I WILL NOT go to bed

by Lauren Child
Orchard Books 
ISBN: 1846168848 
32 pages
Recommended price: £5.99
Amazon price: £4.79

Charlie has this little sister Lola.  Sometimes he has to 
try and get her to go to bed.  This is a hard job because 
Lola likes to stay up late.  Charlie tries everything, 
from making three tigers pink milk to shooing whales down 

This book is fantastic for 2 - 5 year olds, but at first 
glance I wasn't that impressesed.  Its distinctive 
illustrations took a little getting used to.  Lauren 
Child employs a mixture of textiles, photos, drawings 
and computer artwork. After reading the book a couple of
times though, the pictures seem just perfect.

The proof of any book is does its audience enjoy it? And 
my two-year-old loves it.  As it ends with Lola going to
bed it's an ideal bedtime read.

To buy this book with 20% off visit

Does your child have a favourite book? Let me know. Fill 
in the form at 

What's New at the Web Site?

Ashbourne Swimming Pool
  The Ashbourne pool has now re-opened with special sessions 
  for parents and babies at 12.30-1.30 Tuesdays and 
  9.30-10.30 Thursdays.  An under-9's session occurs on 
  Saturday afternoons betweeen  1.30 and 2.30.

Sutton-on-the-Hill Parent and Toddler Group
  The Village Hall
  Sutton-on-the Hill
  01335 360275
  Wednesday mornings 10.30 am to 12 noon during term time.

Midway Academy
  Child care for 0-5 years with French lessons.
  Bramshall Road
  ST14 7PG
  01889 566678  

To tell us about any places or activities not yet on the 
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