Issue 14 : August 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 14 : August 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the August newsletter. Holidays are here and many playgroups, pre-schools and other activities close down for the summer. If you're stuck for something to do with your children take a look at the web site for activities and outings - http://www.under-fives.org/ - and the events section at the end of the newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter in any way - recommend a book, announce an event, etc - please 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: Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Postnatal Depression and Illness Leaflet You can now print out a leaflet describing the symptoms of postnatal depression, postnatal illness and birth trauma. It also gives advice on where to get help. http://www.under-fives.org/postnatal/ or http://www.pni-uk.com/downloads.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: Dimensions Fantasy Pool Dragon slide, bubble pools, fountain and river rapids. Aqua tots sessions. Good value for money. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig ------------------------------------------------- by Mick Inkpen ISBN: 0340997540 20% off from WH Smith Online http://www.whsmith.co.uk/ A "lift-the-flap" book which is fun for young children. Seven pigs play hide and seek and Wibbly Pig searches them out until only Tiny Pig remains. The big flaps are easy for little hands to lift and the hiding places easily identified as places around the child's own house: shower, sofa, bed and so on. Bright picture and simple text keeps everyone amused. For ages nought to four. About the Author Mick Inkpen was born in Romford in 1952 and still lives in Essex. He began his career as a graphic designer and worked with Nick Butterworth, a fellow children's author. Together they developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine. He has won numerous awards for his books and is one of the bestselling children's authors. 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. Little Dippers Underwater Swimming Little Dippers is an inspirational training programme to teach babies confidence in the water. Of all the activities I did with my baby this was the most worthwhile. The next classes are 1-2 October. http://www.under-fives.org/littledippers/ Storytime for Under-Fives at Ashbourne Library Fridays 2.15 - 2.45 pm. August 5, 12, 19 and September 2. Songs, rhymes, stories, musical instruments. No booking required. Swimming Crash-Course for Three and Up Matlock swimming pool is offering a crash course in swimming for young children. Five half-hour sessions over the course of a weeek. 01629 582843 :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ SALE: MINI-BODEN CHILDREN'S CLOTHES. For up to 60% off children's clothes go to http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/ __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Childbirth down after Caesareans Women who have babies by Caesarean section are less likely to have another pregnancy, a study has shown. They were also more likely to suffer other complications in future pregnancies, and to take longer to conceive. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7778 Father's blues can blight babies Postnatal depression in fathers can have long-term consequences for the behavioural and emotional development of their child. Research suggests that up to 10% of father suffer from depression. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4122346.stm :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: Premature babies need advocates A charity has called for independent advocates to be appointed in hospitals to act in premature babies' interests. Scope, which represents people with cerebral palsy, fears some babies are being denied life-saving treatment. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4728747.stm Abusive parenting spans generations It's bad enough that some rhesus monkey mothers regularly kick, hit, bite, and otherwise brutalize their babies. But to make things worse, females exposed to such abuse as infants often grow up to become abusive parents themselves, perpetuating a primate cycle of family violence, a new study finds. The scientist behind the study asserts "Rhesus monkeys are an excellent animal model of human child abuse". http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20050702/fob7.asp 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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