Issue 13 : July 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 13 : July 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to July's newsletter - I hope you find it useful. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter in any way - recommend a book, announce an event, etc - 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: Balloon - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Matlock Farm Park A varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks, red deer, rabbits and in spring an opportunity to help feed the young lambs. Also specially designed playgrounds. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html :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: Highfields Happy Hens Dedicated to helping young people with problems, but open Monday to Saturday for egg train rides, egg collecting and farm visit. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Balloon --------------------------------------------- by Jez Alborough ISBN: 0006646247 Discounted at Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0006646247/chi--21 A simple rhyming story about Billy and his balloon's adventures in the park. With a lovely rhythm, unusually this book emphasizes verbs rather than nouns: Mummy bought it, Billy caught it... Children love the bright pictures and lilting text. For ages one to four. About the Author Jez Alborough was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 1959. After secondary school, Jez went to Art School in Norwich. He had his first book published in 1984. He has now written and illustrated over thirty books for children, including the Duck in the Truck and Eddy the Bear series. With his brother, Jez wrote an episode of the TV comedy series Murder Most Horrid, starring Dawn French, and made a very brief appearance in the final scene. For 20% off "Balloon" visit 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:_________________________________________________ SALE: MINI-BODEN CHILDREN'S CLOTHES. For up to 60% off your order go to http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/ __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Ten Outdoor Play Ideas for Two to Four Year Olds Young children of two to three years are very energetic. Getting outside can help relieve any stress of being confined indoors for too long. The BBC offer five tips for things to do with two to three year olds, and five for three to four year olds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/play_and_do/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/play_and_do/ Lighter babies face future depression risk Babies who have low birthweights when born at full-term have an increased risk of suffering depression later in life, according to a UK study. Non-premature newborns weighing less than 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) were 50% more likely to suffer psychological distress later in life, the researchers found. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7620 :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: Poor prenatal nutrition leads to obesity Poor nutrition in the womb may remodel the brain circuitry of newborn babies and predispose them to become obese in later life, research in mice suggests. The findings may help doctors to prevent the onset of obesity in susceptible infants who are born undernourished, say the researchers. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7482 Watching TV harms kids' academic success Too much time in front of the TV reduces children's learning abilities and even the likelihood of their graduating from university, suggest three new studies. But it may be the quality, not quantity, of the programmes that really matters. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7626 Psychology blamed for tummy aches Persistent tummy ache in some children may be linked to emotional problems in their families, a study suggests. The children who complained of persistent pain at age six were often the same children who had complained of tummy ache at age two. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4659479.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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