The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 152: November 2017
Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you find it useful.
- What's New for the Under-Fives?
- Best books for the Under-Fives
- Events for Under-Fives
- Pregnancy and Under-Fives News
For party entertainers, face painters, venues...
Indoor Play Centres are a blessing during the winter months - we've more listed, with your reviews, at
After years of research - here are some of our favourite books for the under-fives. What else gives you repeat enjoyment of a present for an outlay of as little as £2.09?
1. Slinky Malinki
2. We're Going on a Bear Hunt
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
6. The Smartest Giant in Town
7. Dear Zoo
8. Guess How Much I Love You
9. Five Minutes' Peace
10. Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig
I'd love to know your favourite children's book for the under-fives - email firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail your event to email@example.com and I'll be pleased to publish it here.
Amazing Santa's Grotto
Visit Santa in his amazing grotto on Saturday 25th November from 1-3 pm in Mayfield Memorial Hall, near Ashbourne, DE6 2LD. Plus lots of craft stalls, gifts, games, home made cakes, tea and coffee.
Christmas Experience at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge
From now until 23 Dec from 10 am. Hand feed the reindeer, visit the Elf School where the children will be entertained until its time to go and meet Santa, join the Elves around the fire and listen to their wonderful story of how Santa came to leave his reindeer at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, Rugeley.
North Pole Adventure, A Magical Christmas Journey
From now until 24 Dec from 9.45 am at the National Forest Adventure Farm. A magical 2 hour family experience. You'll be transported to the home of Father Christmas at the North Pole through a magic portal. In the Victorian high street, visit the sweet shop and make Christmas crafts. Visit the Ice Cave to meet the talking Polar Bear. Decorate gingerbread men with Mother Christmas. Take part in Elf Training and of course meet Father Christmas in his Grotto to receive a special gift.
At Lower Drayton Farm from 1-23 December. Incuding Elves teddy bear workshop, meet the farm's friendly animals and Santa's Grotto.
Members of Ashbourne Town Council invite you to join them for the FREE pantomime by Gary Starr Pantomimes in the Town Hall at 2pm on 6th Jan. Tickets available from 1st December on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 4 per person.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Mow Cop Players present the traditional family favourite pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the museum theatre. 25 November to 3 December.
Santa Train on the Foxfield Railway
Board Santa's train and enjoy a festive treat as you travel through the scenic Staffordshire countryside. Saturdays and Sundays from 25th November to 24 December, 11 am to 3.30 pm.
Santa and Steam at Churnet Valley Railway
Santa strolls through the train bearing gifts for all the children. Saturdays and Sundays from 2nd December
Parents can help minimise children's pain from vaccinations, study says
While repeatedly telling a child 'it's OK' actually causes more distress, counting to 10 helps.
Babies understand a diverse set of words from six months old
Study indicates infants as young as six months old may realise certain words are related - and that interaction with adults boosts understanding
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth
A study of just over 1000 women found the risk of stillbirth doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the last three months of pregnancy.
Breastfeeding and alcohol - in moderation - can mix
Australian study has found moderate drinking does not harm the baby, as long as mother's take precautions with timing of feeds.
Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children
Study examining the impact of breastfeeding support programmes shows 54% reduction in eczema for children involved
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