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Issue 7 : January 05

The Newsletter for the Under-Fives
Issue 7 : January 2005

Happy New Year.  I hope you find this first issue of the 
2005 useful.  If so, please forward it to a friend.  New 
readers can sign up for regular free copies at 

To read previous editions of the newsletter, and view 
the latest news, go to

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - For Sale: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh
  - Money-Off Vouchers
  - Children's Book of the Month: Rumble-in-the-Jungle
  - Events for Children
  - Other News

What's New at the Web Site?

Parwich Parent and Baby/Toddler Group
  Tuesday mornings 10.00 - 12.00 am.  We are a very friendly 
  group and have a wide range of toys and activities for 
  babies and children aged 0-5.

Stepping Stones Pre-School
  Ofsted registered and accept children from age 2 (if dry 
  during the day) - age 5.  Sessions are Monday, Wednesday, 
  Thursday and Friday from 9.00 - 12.00.

Tiny Tunes fun pre school music group
  Meet at venues in Derbyshire and are available for 
  bookings by nurseries or pre-schools. Suitable from 
  birth to 5 years.

Smilee Faces
  Interactive family play centre. Hawkins Lane, 
  Burton-on-Trent. Features both a baby area and an 
  under-fives area.

Live News
  If you would like to read under-fives' news as it 
  happens, without waiting for this newsletter, then grab 
  our News feed from 
  It's free and updates you with the latest diving news via 
  e-mail, your web site or any news feed reader.

Let me know of any places or activities not yet on the 
web site by filling in the form at

For Sale -
Winnie the Pooh: Complete Collection of Stories and Poems 

Duplicate Christmas present.  Unopened in slip-case and 
shrink-wrapped.  For sale at 19 or nearest offer 
(recommended retail price is 29.99).  A lovely book and 
great gift for any young child.  (NOT the Disney version.)
Fill in the form at 
https://www.under-fives.org/books.html#rec for more 
details or to make an offer

Money-Off Vouchers

  First time customers get 10% off their first order 
  (excluding sale items and gift vouchers), with free 
  postage and returns.  For children's and adults clothes.

Book of the Month - Rumble in the Jungle [audiobook] 

by Giles Andreae
Orchard Books , 2002
ISBN: 1843620375  
Audio Cassette
Recommended price: 4.99

Written by Giles Andreae (otherwise known as Purple Ronnie) 
and narrated by Hugh Laurie, we played this in the car 
throughout a recent holiday.  Unlike the nursery rhyme tapes 
we never got bored of this one.  Each animal in the jungle 
has its own rhyme and melody.  For instance...

  The ravenous rhino 
  Is big, strong and tough, 
  But his skin is all baggy and flappy, 
  Which means that there's plenty 
  Of room for his lunch, 
  And that makes him terribly happy. 

The B-side has the poems without the music, followed by 
the music without the poems.  You are invited to guess 
which song belongs to which animal.  Fantastic for car 
journeys with 0 to 5 year olds.

Available from Amazon on-line booksellers at

Events for Children

Little Dippers Underwater Swimming Course
  Designed to teach your baby to love the water, and teach 
  even the youngest water safety techniques.  Three sessions 
  over February 18th, 19th and 20th.  Contact Kate 

Want to announce an event here? 
  Fill in the form at 

Other News

Cellphones 'should not be given to children'
  Recent studies suggesting cellphone radiation may 
  pose a health hazard have prompted UK experts to 
  warn parents against giving mobile phones to young 


Copyright jillstudholme.com
, 2005
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