The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 162: November 2018
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- What's New for the Under-Fives?
- Best Books for the Under-Fives
- Events for Under-Fives
- Pregnancy and Under-Fives News
How to choose a pre-school - what should you look for and what questions should you ask?
Find childminders and babysitters in Derbyshire or Staffordshire.
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 such a small outlay?
1. Slinky Malinki
2. Wordy Birdy
3. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
6. The Smartest Giant in Town
7. Guess How Much I Love You
8. Five Minutes' Peace
9. Spot's First Christmas
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Santa's Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth
With all the real snow, real animals and all new Winter Wonderland show. Open from 16 November until 31 December. Under twos are free.
Christmas Lapland Experience at Blithbury
Meet and feed the herd of reindeer, visit Father Christmas in his traditional Scandinavian style Grotto, explore soft play area and be entertained by the singing reindeer. Tickets must be booked in advance.
North Pole Adventure
A magical festive journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends. Travel through the magic portal to Father Christmas' home town. Explore the Victorian high Street and sweet shop, help the elves sort the parcels and meet our interactive talking polar bear under the Northern Lights at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
An Audience with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle
Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past amidst the yuletide decorations. Weekends in December
Santa and Steam
The Santa Express winds its way through the Staffordshire Moorlands, with gifts for every boy and girl, and mince pies and sherry for the grown-ups.
Children's Victorian Santa Trails
Follow the trail through the castle as the Victorian household gets ready for the festive season, and help Cook to make Christmas pudding, decorate the tree with the Mistress of the House, and join the Stablehand in finding carrots for Rudolph and Co, before meeting Santa in his grotto. Weekends in December.
Living Nativity at Emma Bridgewater
Meet the animals from the Christmas story when The Farm on Wheels visits the Factory on Sunday 9th December 11 am to 3.30 pm.
Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.
How to stop your toddler having a temper tantrum in seconds
The trick - to distract the toddler with a toy rather than hug them, researchers have found.
Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit
New research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, which may be helpful for those looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights.
Pregnancy gap should be at least a year
Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says.
Study explores infant body position and learning
Learning to sit is linked with better object perception. Learning to walk is linked with improved language ability.
2019 baby names: What will be popular?
See the most popular in 2018 and the trends for 2019.
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