Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 164: January 2019

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Toddler Football

Diddikicks: When Halls Become Stadiums, Where Shy Becomes Confident, Where Strangers Become Team-Mates.

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

Play Centre

Where to Go

Where to take your children on a cold, wet, day.


Parent and Toddler Groups

Playgroups allow your children to socialise with others, play with new toys and join in activities. Find a playgroup here.

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs

The Peakland Players present Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs pantomime at the Mayfield Memorial Hall (DE6) 31st January to 2nd February.

Punch and Judy at Conkers

Saturday 16th February - Punch and Judy - 11.30, 1.30, 3.30.

Lamb Week at Lower Drayton Farm

16-24 February. Celebrate the first lambs of the year. Plus trailer rides and nature trail.

Feeding lambs

Life on the Farm and Farmer Fun

Meet baby animals including lambs, piglets and chicks. Help Farmer Fogg in his indoor barn with a range of fun activities. 16-24 February.

Ahoy Pirates!

Swashbuckling fun at the farmyard 16-24 February. Create your own pirate hat and a squawking parrot. Then grab your hat for a ride on the high seas in a galleon.

Sooty's Magic Show

The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. 23 February 11 am, 14.30 pm. Izzy Wizzy let's get busy! Join Sooty for his brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show!

Train your Dragon

A selection of dragon themed activities for families. Dragon themed art and craft session, Dragon school, make a jewelled dragon egg, dragon hunt. Booking essential. 20 February 11 am - 3.30 pm, Museum of Cannock Chase.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

The secret power of the children's picture book

Even infants get profound learning and behavioural benefits from sharing a vivid story.

Reading to baby

Study proves you can't hold your baby too much

Touch seems to have pain-killing potential without the risk of side-effects.

Delaying newborn baths boosts breastfeeding

Waiting several hours before giving a newborn a bath may help promote breastfeeding, according to a new study.

The baby who was 'repaired' in the womb

A Dundee mother has described how pioneering surgery changed the course of her baby's life before he was born.

Is newborn smiling really just a reflex?

Babies can imitate smiles as early as the first 36 hours of life and can even learn from previous experience as early as the first day of life.

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