Issue 16 : October 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 16 : October 2005 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the newsletter with news and events for children under-five. If you find it useful, please forward it to any friends who may also be interested. To read previous issues or subscribe go to http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Children's Book of the Month: Come on, Daisy! - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- 20% Off Posters and Art Prints for Children We've a new selection of bestselling children's posters and art prints in our Poster Gallery. For 20% off go to... http://www.under-fives.org/poster.html Childminders Are you a childminder? Do you know any childminders? If so, please help us complete our new childminder page. Either e-mail email@example.com or fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html Planet Happy Children's indoor play centre and cafe. Also caters for children's parties. Heage Road Industrial Estate, Heage Road, Ripley. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Come on, Daisy! ----------------------------------------------------- by Jane Simmons ISBN: 0316796034 £3.99 from Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316796034/chi-21 "You must stay close Daisy" said Mamma Duck. But Daisy the duckling didn't. She was too busy chasing dragonfiles and bouncing with frogs. Until she lost Mamma. Then she noticed something big stirring beneath her and something scary screeching above her. Daisy isn't alone for long though, as Mamma returns to fetch her with yet another "Come on Daisy". A simple story, but delightfully written. Children can readily identify with Daisy and instantly grasp the story. The artwork is fantastic. Big, bright and cheerful brushstrokes as Daisy plays and has fun; darker when she gets lost and frightened. Illustrations and text work beautifully together. For ages nought to four. About the Author When writing Come on Daisy, Jane Simmons was living in an old converted lifeboat on the Cambridgeshire fens. She modelled Daisy on the ducklings she watched in the spring. As a mature student Simmons studied illustration at Anglia University. During her course she won several awards including the Association of Illustrators Images 20 Student Prize in 1995. She has earnt a living at landscape gardening, futon making, teaching basket weaving and soft toy making, but finalised on writing and illustrating children's books. 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. Snelston Mother Runs Half-Marathon in Memory of Son Last weekend Kate Stanton completed a half-marathon in under two hours to raise funds to help new mothers in South Africa's townships. She is aiming to raise £5000 for the project, in memory of her baby son Louis. Kate has nearly reached her target: for information on how to help her get there and make a donation please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Charity Halloween Party The PNI-UK charity are raising funds by having a Halloween Party. To get your tickets phone Eva Brett on 01335 342675 - everyone welcome. There will be a paybar, food such as chilli, baked potatoes, chips, hot pudding etc; with organic meatballs and mini organic baked potatoes for the kids. The meatballs will be on string so children can hold them up and eat them! Dressing up for the adults and kids and a prize for the best dressed people. 6- 10 pm Friday 28th October 2005 at Wyaston Church Hall near Ashbourne (near the A52 Derby to Ashbourne Road). http://www.pni-uk.com/downloads.html Pirate crafts, Ashbourne library Pirate crafts activities for Family Learning Week on Saturday 8th October at 10.45 am to 12.30 pm Ashbourne Library, Cockayne Avenue, 01629 582480. :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: Mother's care best for children Young children looked after by their mothers develop better than those cared for in nurseries, or by relatives or childminders, research suggests. Mothers were seen as the best carers, followed by nannies and childminders, then grandparents, and nursery care was the worst. However, if mothers were suffering depression or had priorities other than motherhood then alternative care might be better. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4304528.stm Childcare stress for toddlers Other research finds that young children experience heightened stress levels when they enter child care and for several months afterwards. Stress can be alleviated if parents provide "child-focused emotional exchange", particularly in the hours before sleep. No mention was made as to whether children who had experienced child care were less stressed when they started school than those who hadn't. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4261120.stm Does your Child Have Difficulty Sleeping? It's estimated that a quarter of young children have severe sleep problems. Some are there from the beginning, while others only occur at certain times; with teething, for example, or after an illness. For help on getting a good night's sleep see the BBC's new sleeping section. http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/your_kids/ Excercise Important During Pregnancy New article says exercise is still not adequately accepted or recommended during pregnancy. Women with healthy pregnancies and no contraindications can exercise just as their nonpregnant counterparts do. http://www.obgynnews.com/article/PIIS0029743705709988/ Announce your Event To announce your event, or children related news 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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