Issue 15 : September 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 15 : September 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the September newsletter. We welcome your contributions so if you would like to announce an event, recommend a book or anything else 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: There's No Such Thing as a Dragon - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Kid's Corner Pre-School, Sudbury Open to all 2 - 5 year olds. Sessions run from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 11.30am for 38 weeks per year. Children can attend as many (or few) sessions per week as you would like. Secure playground area. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html :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: ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - There's No Such Thing as a Dragon ----------------------------------------------------- by Jack Kent ISBN: 0375832084 10% off from Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0375832084/chi-21 When Billy Bixbee finds a tiny dragon in his bedroom, his mother insists that "There's no such thing as a dragon!". This denial only makes the dragon get bigger. He grows and grows until he's as large as Billy's house. The book illustrates that ignoring a problem doesn't often solve it: but you don't need to emphasize the moral to enjoy the story. Just laugh at the postman chasing down the street after a house rapidly disappearing on the back of a dragon. For ages two to five. About the Author Jack Kent wrote and illustrated around 40 children's books. Born 1920 in Iowa, he began his career as a freelance commercial artist before becoming a cartoonist. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968 and continued to produce children's books until he died of leukemia in 1985. 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/ Recommended books on Postnatal Depression and Childbirth From the PostNatal Illness Support and Help Association, a list of books to help you through postnatal illness. http://www.pni-uk.com/books.html Protests force swim rules update New guidelines have been issued after parents complained that rules stopped them bringing young children swimming. The revision followed complaints over a rule banning parents from taking more than one child under four swimming. The guidelines still recommend this rule for an adult pool but only where a child cannot swim and is not wearing armbands. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4225874.stm :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ SALE: MINI-BODEN CHILDREN'S CLOTHES. 10% off your order with free shipping. Go to http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/click?p=12552&a=1129516&g=71907 __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Baby Boosts Mother's Brain It is already well known that during pregnancy a small number of fetal stem cells stray across the placenta and into the mother's bloodstream. They can survive for decades in tissues such as skin, liver and spleen, where they have been shown to repair damage. Nature's ploy to "treat mother" makes evolutionary sense too, because the fetus has a better chance of survival if the mother is fit and healthy both during and after pregnancy. It is now thought that fetal cells may also colonise the brains of mothers. http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/mg18725134.300 UK cot deaths rise after nine years But while sudden infant death is always tragic, the reason for the recorded rise is more through investigation into the causes of death, say researchers http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg18725153.800 Cleaning chemicals reach unborn Babies Chemicals found in perfumes and cleaning products can cross the placenta and reach the baby in the womb, research shows. WWF-UK and Greenpeace who produced the report want to see regulations to ban such substances in every day products. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4223984.stm Safe herbs and minerals for mother and baby A Canadian pharmacologist has compiled a comprehensive listing of common herbs, vitamins and supplements and, drawing on all available studies, have graded the quality of evidence on their safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding. http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg18725155.000 Announce your Event To announce your event for children here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 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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