Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 166: March 2019

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

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Bloom Multisensory Baby Sensory Classes

A gentle multi sensory, baby development and massage class for younger babies, plus a highly interactive musical class for 6 months to mobile.

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

Baby swimming underwater

Find a Baby Class near You

Classes throughout Derbyshire and Staffordshire include arts, crafts, messy play, baby signing, languages, cooking, dance, drama, sports, underwater swimming, music, nature...

Preschool children

How to choose a Preschool

What questions to ask when you visit a potential preschool for your child.

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Animal Trail

This is the year of the Pig. Help Ozzy find 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac. 1-30 April. Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 20th April in Mayfield - Easter Egg Hunt and Easter craft activities.

Easter eggs

Easter Trail

Solve the clues and hunt down the Easter tiles hiding around the Gladstone Pottery museum. Free gift and entry into a prize draw for everyone who takes part.

Mad Hatters Tea Party at Churnet Valley Railway

Tumble down the rabbit hole and discover the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Churnet Valley Railway this Easter. Various dates in April.

Easter Egg Hunt

Canalside Farm, Stafford. The Easter bunny has hidden eggs with clues to help you find them! Each egg has a letter on it spelling out a very special word. Collect your clue sheet from the shop and once you have found all the eggs and figured out the special word, take your answer back to the shop to receive your chocolate Easter egg.

Through the Eyes of a Child Exhibition

An exciting and interactive new touring exhibition looking at children past and present from work and play to school and times of need. Leek until 27 April.

Penkridge Children's Market

A family day out with lots of entertainment on offer for the children from bottle feeding lambs to fun fair rides and a wide range of stalls selling everything from personalised keepsakes to nearly new toys, clothes and equipment. Wednesdays and Saturdays in April.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

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

Better to read to toddlers from books than tablets

When grown-ups are reading to toddlers, they have more meaningful conversations when the stories are in traditional printed books than when stories are in e-books, researchers found. Tablets may not be as good for kids' development.

Good mothers are literally on the same wavelength as their children

Mothers engaged with their babies may find that their brain waves get in sync too, experts say. And it may be helping the child learn faster.

Quick pregnancy safe after stillbirth, study finds

There is no reason to delay having another baby after a stillbirth, research in the Lancet suggests. Although women are often told to wait for a year before getting pregnant again, there is little evidence to back up this advice.

Parents' sleep doesn't recover for years after having a baby

A recent study found sleep satisfaction and duration sharply declined with childbirth, reaching the lowest point during the first three months after having a baby. And even six years later, parents' sleep still hadn't fully recovered.

Infant and prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to autism risk

The risk of a child developing autism may increase if they are exposed to pesticides while in the womb, or during the first year of their life, a new study has suggested.

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death

Any amount of smoking during pregnancy - even just one cigarette a day - doubles the risk of an infant dying from sudden unexpected infant death

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