>********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 71 : August 2010 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the seventy-first issue of our newsletter. Does your child attend a playgroup in East Staffordshire? Your group could have an artist come and give a free creative play session. See below for details. I hope you find the newsletter useful, but should you wish to be removed from our mailing list please go to http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Special Offers - News and Events __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site? --------------------------------------- Free Creative Play Playgroups and other childrens' groups in East Staffordshire are now entitled to a free creative play session. Rebecca Parker-Wren works in partnership with East Staffordshire Council "Playaway" scheme. She is an artist providing free creative play opportunities for children, parents and play-leaders living in the rural settlements of East Staffordshire. If you are interested in having her along to your group see http://www.under-fives.org/services.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Advertise here for just five pounds. Reach not only our 1700 newsletter readers, but also the 5000 people who visit our web site each month for information on things to do with their babies and toddlers. http://www.under-fives.org/advert.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Arts, Crafts and Messy Play Have fun painting a pot or a tile, or having a hand and foot imprint done in clay. Tutbury, Fridays. For more on this and other arts and crafts sessions see http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html#Art __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Special Offers and On-Line Discount Codes ----------------------------------------- 10% Off Mini Barratts Save 10% on children's shoes etc at Barratts with our code: KIDS22. Plus spend over £30 and receive free delivery on your order, simply enter MOV3M when you checkout at http://bit.ly/miniba 10% Off Baby Products at Boots Enter eVoucher code AFPE22 and save 10% when you spend 50 pounds on selected baby products. Offer expires 24 August. http://bit.ly/boots_c Free delivery on Lego Free delivery when you spend over £25 on Lego. Go to http://bit.ly/legofree For more special offers see http://under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Please send announcements of future children's events to firstname.lastname@example.org Summer Creative Workshops Fridays in Ashbourne for children aged 4 to 12. At Waterside, Station Road. 9-3.30 pm at £20 a day. Book with Michelle on 01335 342868. Just So Festival Weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families, including the under-fives. Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, 20-22 August. http://www.justsofestival.org.uk/ The Baby and Toddler Friendly Show 26 September 2010 at Sheffield Park Hotel, Sheffield, 10-4. Event provide ideas, products, information and advice from businesses catering for maternity, babies and toddlers. It is also full of family-friendly fun, activities, live demonstrations and special offers. http://www.the-bfg.co.uk/ TV Harmful to Toddlers, finds study According to a new study, "Between the ages of two and four, even incremental exposure to television delayed development." It found that for every additional hour of television to which toddlers were exposed, there was a decrease in their future classroom engagement, a greater likelihood of a more sedentary lifestyle, a higher consumption of junk food and a higher body mass index. http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/ Should Under-Fives Learn to Read? University lecturer says no advantage in learning to read early. Later starters reach same reading levels in less time. http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/ Motherly love 'does breed confidence' Being lavished with affection by your mum as a young child makes you better able to cope with the stresses and strains of adult life, say researchers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10759511 Fasting Mothers Raise Risk for Unborn Babies Women who fast while pregnant produce smaller placentas, which is linked to a greater risk of the child having cardiovascular disease in later life http://www.newscientist.com/ For more news and events announcements 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 browser or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright jillstudholme.com , 2010 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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