Issue 29 : December 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 29 : December 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the last newsletter of 2006. I hope you have a happy Christmas and New Year. There are some money-off vouchers below to help with your Christmas shopping. To read previous issues of this newsletter, subscribe or cancel your subscription see http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Special Offers: Shopping on the Internet - Raise Money for Your Good Cause - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- 18 Best Children's Books After four and a half years of research these are our 18 best books for children under-five. Books children will love and you won't get tired of reading. http://www.under-fives.org/books.html Christmas Bestsellers Find the best selling gifts from shops like Boden, Harrods, Hamleys, Figleaves and Tesco. Plenty of ideas for your Christmas shopping and all in one place. No need to trawl though lots of Internet sites. http://www.under-fives.org/bestsellers.html __________________________________________________________ Special Offers for Internet Shopping ------------------------------------- Here are some of the best special offers we've been able to find to help with your Christmas shopping this year. Adili Specialists in Ethical fashion. Sign up for their free newsletter and get 10% off your order. http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p=50684&a=1129516 Boden The new Boden Winter range has arrived and we love it! They are offering 10 percent off, with free delivery and free returns. New customers get 11 percent off. http://tinyurl.com/tzce7 The White Company To welcome the arrival of the White Company's Christmas collection, they are providing an exclusive offer of 10 percent off until the 20th December. For gifts, towels, bedding, children's clothes... http://tinyurl.com/ydq422 Adams Kids Adams Kids have some fantastic Christmas offers including 3 for 2 on items including dressing-up outfits, nightwear and accessories from Spiderman, Dora, Bratz and Thomas the Tank Engine. http://kidsclothing.at/jill?CTY=2&CID=2877 Amazon You can get 55% off their deals of the week and three paperbacks for £12. Plus free deliver on orders over just £15. Try Amazon for books, CDs, DVDs and toys. http://tinyurl.com/yc2rx6 Win 1000 Pounds to Spend at Waterstones To celebrate the festive season, Waterstone's is offering you the chance to win 1000 pounds to spend at Waterstones. You don't need to buy anything, to enter just register at the Waterstones web site at http://waterstonesshop.at/jill?CTY=13 before 7 January 2007. Plus up to 50 percent off Children’s Books. http://waterstonesshop.at/jill __________________________________________________________ Raise Money for your Good Cause ---------------------------------------------------------- Last month we had an article on how to raise funds for your playgroup, church, community or charity. You need no technical know-how, it takes just a few minutes, it costs nothing and it carries on raising money for you for years. Quite a lot of interest was generated by this so here is a reminder of how to set up an internet shopping store. 1. Go to http://fund-raising.at/henryprince?CTY=13 2. Click the relevant area of the page: clubs, charities, schools or communities. (For playgroups, churches etc choose communities.) 3. Click "Join now for free" and enter your organisation's details. Your store will be automatically created. That's it. All you need to do now is tell all your supporters the web address and let them know that every purchase they make via your store earns your organisation up to 12% commission. Shops they can buy from include Marks and Spencer, HMV, Adams Kids, Amazon and the Early Learning Centre. You will even be sent posters and leaflets to help promote your store. To see an example of internet stores currently raising money for good causes go to http://www.buy.at/henryprince/ or http://www.buy.at/PerinatalIllnessUK/ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html It's free and reaches our 490 subscribers. Plus the newsletters are archived on the web site for our monthly 3000 visitors to read. Ashbourne Lantern Procession Friday 8 December. Assemble in Compton from 6pm. Procession starts at 6.30 pm followed by carol singing outside the town hall. Also on the night: fun fair, live entertainment, market stalls and late night shopping. Santa Specials on the Steam Trains Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Churnet Valley Railway, and Foxfield Railway are all running Santa Specials this month. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html Arts and Crafts at Bumpi's Derby Every Tuesday and Thursday between 10.30 and 11.30 and again between 2.30 and 3.30, Bumpi's are running arts and crafts or storytime sessions. http://www.bumpi.co.uk/ :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have a postnatal illness or birth trauma? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Nurseries 'pose risk to children' Sending very young children to inadequate day nurseries could lead them to develop behavioural problems, a group of childcare experts has warned. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6073192.stm Mercury may contribute to premature birth Eating fish has long been tough choice for expectant mothers. On the one hand, it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost birth weight and cognitive abilities. On the other, fish can also contain mercury, which causes severe neurological damage to the fetus. Now it seems that mercury poses yet another risk: premature birth. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19225734.800 Cot Death Babies may have Brain Abnormalities Structural abnormalities in a baby's brain may lie behind about half the cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to new research. Other factors are also in play, such as if the baby is exposed to infection, a lack of oxygen or overheating. http://www.newscientist.com/ 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. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2006 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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