The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 164: January 2019
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Diddikicks: When Halls Become Stadiums, Where Shy Becomes Confident, Where Strangers Become Team-Mates.
Where to take your children on a cold, wet, day.
Playgroups allow your children to socialise with others, play with new toys and join in activities. Find a playgroup here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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