The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 170: August/September 2019
Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you've been having a good summer - below are some ideas for more things to do with your children. You can download this as pdf file here.
There are so many groups for children under-five in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The list is continually growing as an army of women, and some men, dedicate themselves to keeping our children entertained and giving us somewhere to go where our babies and under-fives can have fun whilst we socialise.
Find a pre-schools for your child at
E-mail your event to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.
Mayfield Summer Fete
With children's fairground ride, shire horses, bouncy castle, dog show with classes like waggiest tail, - lots of fun for young children. Saturday 31st August 10 am to 4 pm.
Moon Landing Maize Maze and Space Rangers
At National Forest Adventure Farm,Tatenhill, Burton on Trent. Until 2 September, 10 am to 6 pm.
Bubble-tastic fun in a drop in bubble making workshop. Suitable for all ages. See if you can make a bubble big enough to stand in! Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent. 29 Aug 2019 11:00 - 16:00.
Morley Village Show and Fun Day
15 Sept 2019, 12 pm. Morley Primary School, Ilkeston. Carnival-style games and stalls.
Dear Zoo Live on Stage
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Rod Campbell's best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. 28th and 29th September.
Wirksworth Wizarding Day
Expect magic and wonder, snakes and owls, broomsticks and train rides, and thousands of witches and wizards in their best robes. Saturday 26 October 2019.
Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.
Exercise During Pregnancy May Have Lasting Benefits for Babies
Babies whose mothers had exercised tended to perform better on tests of motor skills.
Breast Milk's Unique Composition May Actually Help Babies Tell Day From Night
The composition of breast milk changes across the day, giving energising morning milk a different cocktail of ingredients than soothing evening milk.
Moving house in pregnancy may raise risk of premature birth
However, women should not worry too much if they have to move house as the increased risk of harm to their unborn child is very small.
Treating Eczema During Infancy Helps Prevent Asthma and Allergies
Research shows that a warm, not-hot, 20-minute bath, followed by a thick moisturizer or ointment, helps rebuild the skin barrier.
The Importance of Picture Books
Parents should begin reading to infants as soon as possible
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