Issue 17 : November 05
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 17 : November 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 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: Stellaluna - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Special Offers on Children's Clothes, Books and DVDs We are pleased to be able to offer you discounts at Boden, the White Company and the BBC shop. I've bought goods from each of these and can recommend their quality and service. http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html Recommended Children's Books For suggestions of some great books for children see http://www.under-fives.org/books.html Family Swim Waterhouses swimming pool. Family swim Sundays 2-5 pm and Wednesdays 6.45 - 8 pm. Adult 1.80 pounds, child 1.50 pounds, under-fives free. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html Little Dippers Swimming for Babies New contact details for the Little Dippers swimming classes. http://www.under-fives.org/littledippers/ :ADVERT:___________________________________________________ 20% OFF CHILDREN'S POSTERS 20% off a vast selection of posters and prints for children. Just enter JDN58 in the "Add Gift Certificate box" during checkout. But hurry, offer ends Monday. http://members.hostedscripts.com/tracker.cgi/SCUBA/6 __________________________________________________:ADVERT: ____________________________________________________________ Book of the Month - Stellaluna ------------------------------ by Janell Cannon ISBN: 0152062874 £4.99 from Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0152062874/chi-21 The story of a lost baby fruit bat who, separated from her mother, finds sanctuary with some birds. The birds teach Stellaluna to fly during the day, to eat insects instead of fruit and to sleep in a nest rather than upside down. One day, Stellaluna finds her mother and the other bats again. She tries to teach the birds how to fly at night and hang from their toes. Eventually bat and birds realise that they can be different and still be friends. A lovely book with a moving story which teaches children about how bats (and birds) behave. And not only children, I also learnt some things about bats. For ages three to six. About the Author While working at a library Janell Cannon developed a reading program about bats and other often misunderstood animals. She found a paucity of information on bats and so decided to write her own story. After the success of Stellaluna, Janell left the library to devote more time to writing and illustrating 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. Fairer Care for Postnatal Illness and Baby Blues Mums There are only eight NHS specialist mother-and-baby units in the UK. The PostNatal Illness-Support And Help Association has joined forces with the Daily Mirror newspaper to campaign for a unit in every county. They are fighting to make a difference today to the level of care available for postnatal illness. http://www.pni-uk.com/mirror.html Admissions Deadline for Derbyshire Infant Schools If your child was born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002, and you want him or her to go to a school in Derbyshire, you must apply before 16 December this year. https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/school_admissions/ :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: Baby Curriculum Madness A national curriculum for babies and toddlers has been dismissed as "absolute madness" by a parents group. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4420138.stm Obesity risk for large babies Children who grow rapidly in the first two years of life are at increased risk of obesity, research shows. Factors such as feeding and weaning are important. The World Health Organization says babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life and some think this guards against obesity. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4337450.stm Announce your Event To announce your event, or children related news here, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 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 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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