The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 142: December 2016
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Christmas Grotto at Chestnut Wildlife Centre
Come along and meet Santa and his animal helpers.
Christmas at the Farm
Weekends and school holidays until 24 December 2016. Santa's Grotto and Elves' Workshop, Elf Shows, Winter Wonderland Crafts, Meet the Reindeer plus join the nativity play with real animals. All at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
Enchanted Christmas at Hardwick Hall
Elf guide will lead you to meet Mrs Claus, Bertie the Gingerbreadman, Elf Training School Teacher and Santa's Naughty Brother Banta Claws. Make something in the workshop not forgetting a visit to Santa in his Lapland Tepee and a visit to the Real Reindeer to make a special wish. Weekends and school holidays until 23 December.
Winter Wonderfarm at Lower Drayton Farm
Enjoy a fun festive show. Meet the farm's friendly animals plus - Elves' Teddy Bear workshop.
Santa Special Boat Trips
Along the Chesterfield Canal at Christmas. There's a toy for each child and a drink and mince pie for each adult. Weekends and school holidays, now until 24 December.
Waterside Winter Wonderland at Conkers
Santa's Chief Elf and his team of elves will lead you through the Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas lights to Santa's Woodland Grotto. Weekends in December.
Santa's Floating Grotto
17th and 18th December at Mercia Marina, Willington, Derbyshire.
'Kangaroo mothering' helps boost a child's health and intelligence, study finds
Kangaroo mothering, the practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with a newborn baby, results in healthier, more intelligent and successful offspring, study reveals.
Antibacterial products may help bacteria beat antibiotics
Antibacterial triclosan is widely used, even in toys. However it could help microbes like MRSA beat our most powerful antibiotics.
Can we really predict who will cost society the most money?
We can predict which children will grow up to commit the most crime and have the worst health; all we need is to know a child's mental and physical abilities at the age of 3, plus their family's income. So says a study that tracked the lives of nearly 1000 people.
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