Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 122 : March 2015

Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

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Find an entertainer for your children's party: face painting, magic, balloon animals, bouncy castles, party games, puppet shows...

Events for the Under-Fives

Easter at Chatsworth

From now to 12th April. Take the Easter egg trail in the house and hunt for decorated eggs hidden among some favourite pieces, both new and old. Look out for the Easter Bunnyin the garden and farmyard. Easter Eggspress trailer ride will be running Easter weekend.

Easter Egg Trail at Biddulph Grange Garden

From the third to the sixth of April.

Easter Bunny Breakfast at Kedleston Hall

11-12 April, booking essential - 01332 842191 at Kedleston Hall near Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JH.

Easter Egg Trail at Ilam Park

Explore the park and hunt for clues. Collect a chocolate egg at the end of the trail.From the third to the sixth of April from 11 'til 4 pm.

Lambs at Ilam Park

Another Easter Egg Trail

This time at the Kingsley Falconry. Easter egg quiz trail, egg painting and competitions . Flying displays and handling throughout the day. Sat 4 - Mon 6 April.

Paddington is at the Churnet Valley Railway

Come and see Paddington as he arrives for his first adventure at the Churnet Valley Railway. Everyone's favourite bear will be making personal appearances at intervals on the 25th and 26nd of April.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Breast-fed babies grow up smarter and richer

Researchers who followed 3,500 infants for 30 years found breast-fed infants had higher IQs and were in higher paid jobs

Posture affects toddler's learning and memory

Study finds that body posture is a critical factor in the early stages of a child's mental development.

Health scare sweetener 'safe to use'

Aspartame, previously linked to premature births and cancer, cleared by European experts

Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child's blood pressure

Youngsters up to 10 who spend more than two hours a day in front of a TV or computer screen are 30pc more likely to have high blood pressure than those who do not.

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