Issue 25 : August 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 25 : August 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the August newsletter. I hope you are enjoying the summer holidays. If you need suggestions for places to go with your children, check out the web site at http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Also let me know your experiences. Which places are worth going to and which should be given a miss? To read previous issues of this newsletter see http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Books for Children Under Five I've updated the page of recommended children's books. The titles are now listed in order of age of child, and there are links to more good books by selected authors. http://www.under-fives.org/books.html Baby Signing If you fancy teaching your baby to communciate with sign language before she can talk, then visit our Activity page for new listings. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html#Sign Nursery Places More nurseries are now listed at http://www.under-fives.org/nursery.html Party Venues For more places to hold a child's birthday party see http://www.under-fives.org/party.html __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html (Circulation: 401 subscribers) Babies 'spot mathematical errors' Babies as young as six months old can spot mathematical errors, researchers have claimed. Scientists scanned the brains of 24 babies aged six to nine months as they were shown puppet displays. The infants looked longer at unexpected outcomes - if there were too many puppets - and their brain activity was like that seen in adults after errors. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5253040.stm Gene tests shed light on what triggers birth Sets of genes responsible for triggering birth have been identified and may provide an insight into why some women go into labour prematurely. The discovery could also enable the development of genetic tests to assess the likelihood of premature delivery and lead to better drugs to prevent it. http://www.newscientist.com/ :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: Call for heart checks on babies All babies should have an ECG heart scan in their first month of life to check for life-threatening problems, say Italian cardiologists. Routine ECG screening could save up to 250 lives a year, they claim. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5177906.stm 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. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2005 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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