Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 143: January 2017

Hello and thanks for subscribing to the Under-Fives newsletter. Looking for something new to do with your children in winter? We've more places to visit below.


What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

Baby Signing

Tiny Talk Baby Signing

New classes at Chellaston, Derbyshire. Have fun with songs, mirrors, instruments, books, toys and learn to communicate with your baby before they can speak.

Play Centres

Places to Go

Plenty of Play Centres listed and reviewed - find somewhere new to go in the cold winter months.

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.

Little Saplings Sensory Play at National Memorial Arboretum

Following story time, children and accompanying adults can play with the evolving array of sensory toys with the objective of encouraging creativity and multi-sensory experiences. 3 Feb and then 1st Friday of the month

February Half Term at Conkers

Live shows for all of the family to enjoy from 13th to 25th February plus fairy themed craft activities every day from 11am to 4pm.

Half Term Family Fun at Churnet Valley Railway

Wednesday 22 February. Enjoy a ride aboard the heritage train, as Children's entertainers provide a selection of activities along the railway.

Winter Welly Trail at Ilam Park

Saturday 11 Feb 2017 to Sunday 26 Feb 2017. Get your wellies on and explore Ilam Park with a self led trail through the woods by the River Manifold. The trail is suitable for buggies but may include mud, puddles and grassy slopes.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Children need peanuts from early age to prevent allergy, new guidance says

Peanut allergies could be cut if more children were exposed early, say experts

What are antibacterial agents and should we avoid using them?

Cleaning products contain a dizzying array of antibacterial compounds, some of which can damage our health or encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Soap, bleach or hydrogen peroxide are all you need. Ditch the triclosan and triclocarban which have been banned in the US.

Youngest children in class 'more likely to be given ADHD drugs'

Study causes concerns that, in some cases, immature behaviour may be misinterpreted as evidence of a behavioural disorder.

Grandparents who babysit 'tend to live longer'

Researchers found grandparent babysitters had a 37% lower mortality risk than adults of the same age with no caring responsibilities.

How learning begins before birth

Animals developing inside eggs and uteruses glean so much about the outside world.

Health inequality research offers UK wake-up call

Report says that the UK ranks high amongst Western European countries on mortality rates for infants under the age of one. Deprivation, it says, is strongly linked to death rates among children.

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