Issue 5 : November 04
********************************** The Newsletter for the Under-Fives Issue 5 : November 04 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************** Welcome to the Newsletter for the Under-Fives. This monthly publication lets you know what's on for young children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. I hope you find this newsletter useful. If so, please forward it to a friend. New readers can sign up for regular free copies, and read previous editions, at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html If you wish to stop receiving this newsletter then you can remove yourself from the mailing at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - £5 Voucher to spend at John Lewis - What's New at the Web Site? - Children's Book of the Month: Winnie the Pooh - Events for Children - Other News and Events ___________________________________________________________ Special Offer ------------- Having young children can make shopping quite a trial. It's often much easier to shop on-line. To ease your Christmas preparations a little I'm therefore pleased to be able to offer you a £5 gift voucher to spend on your first on-line order at John Lewis - buy children's clothes, toys, nursery furniture, etc. Valid for orders over £50. For more details see... http://tracker.tradedoubler.com/click?p=1231&a=1129516&g=53322 ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Tiny Tumblers Soft play, bouncy castle and gymnastic equipment. For 6 months to preschool at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. Tel: 01889 562844 http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html Elveden Pre-School Playgroup Thomas Alleynes High School, Dove Bank, Uttoxeter For 2 to 5 year olds, weekday mornings during term time. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Rosette Disco for 4-6 year olds Every Monday at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre from 4.00 to 4.45 pm. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html To tell us about any places or activities not yet on the web site, go to http://www.under-fives.org/form.html ___________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Winnie the Pooh: Complete Collection of Stories and Poems ---------------------------------------------------------- by A. A. Milne Methuen, 2004 ISBN: 0416199615 432 pages Recommended price: £29.99 Amazon price: £20.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0416199615/chi--21 If you haven't tried reading the original Pooh to your children do so! I thought they might be too old for my 2 and a half year old, but was so frustrated by the Disney condensed versions of the stories that I started to read her the originals, and she loves them. Especially the story where Pooh gets stuck in the rabbit hole. Charming and funny stories for children 2 to 102. This hardback, slip-cased edition should last a lifetime. It was released this month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the very first stories about Winnie the Pooh. The volume contains "Winnie the Pooh" (1926), "The House at Pooh Corner" (1928) and the poetry from "When We Were Very Young" (1924) and "Now We Are Six" (1927). With original illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Amazon on-line booksellers offer 30% off this book and free delivery: click the link below for more details. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0416199615/chi--21 ___________________________________________________________ Special Offer: If you have not previously bought anything from Amazon then we are pleased to be able to offer you a £3 gift certificate! Just fill in the form at the bottom of our book shop page for your free voucher. ____________________________________________________________ Events for Children ------------------- Christmas Light Switch On Market place, Burton-upon-Trent, from 10.30 am on 21 November. Children's fun fair, visit Father Christmas, Punch and Judy. Contact 01283 508111. Father Christmas at the Furnace At Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira. Tickets cost 3 pounds per child, which includes face painting, a present and a chat with Santa. For 3-9 year olds. All weekends in November. Contact 01283 224667. ____________________________________________________________ Other News and Events --------------------- Identifying Women at Risk of Giving Birth Prematurely Levels of a naturally occurring cannabis-like compound rise sharply in a woman's body when she is about to go into labour, research has found. Scientists from Leicester University believe the finding may help to identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3983099.stm Child of Our Time The new BBC series returns in January. In the meantime, the Open University invite you and your children to help with the research for the next series by taking part in a simple, fun survey. There are a series of questions about what makes a good parent, how children spend their leisure time and what they feel about their identities. http://www.open2.net/childofourtime/tv_pages/survey.htm ___________________________________________________________ Copyright jillstudholme.com , 2004 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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