The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 108 : January 2014
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Baby signing classes are now listed in Chesterfield, as well as Allestree, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Ashby, Belper, Cannock, Derby, Glossop, Heanor, High, Peak, Littleover, Long, Eaton, Matlock, Mickleover, Oakwood, Ripley, Stafford, Stone, Swadlincote and Wingerworth.
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Under 5s Chinese New Year
Friday 31st January - It's the Year of the Horse. Discover some Chinese objects, follow a trail of good fortune and make a puppet. 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Sunday 2nd February, Sun 2 Mar 2014 - Toy Fair in Leek's Trestle Market and Buttermarket with Craft Fair. 9am to 4 pm
Under 5s Meet the Romans
Friday 7th February - Follow the Roman Razzmatazz trail, handle some Roman objects and make your a Roman helmet.
18 Feb 2014. Get back to the future and create your own robot from all sorts of stuff including paper clips, screws, washers, buttons… and whatever bits and bobs you bring along. 10am-12noon and 1-3pm.
Thursday 13 Feb, Thursday 20 March - at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke. Learn, play and explore in sessions especially for under 5s .
Babies fake cry to get attention
Babies as young as seven months use fake crying to get attention, according to new research. Infants who are capable of fake crying might communicate better with their mothers, which could add much to their relationships.
Doctors urged to talk mothers-to-be out of home births
Pregnant women should be warned about the dangers of home births because they can be 'as risky as allowing children not to wear a seatbelt', say experts. Studies of 500,000 planned home births in low-risk women have shown death rates among babies treble.
Pregnant mother's fatty diet may alter baby's brain
A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest.
Baby talk helps infants learn language faster
Cooing at children may be frowned upon by some parenting manuals but new research suggests baby talk helps infants pick up language faster.
'Baby illusion' makes mums see youngest as too short
Mums judge their youngest child to be shorter than they actually are, which may explain why birth order can affect a child's dominance and risk aversion
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