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Issue 12 : June 05

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 12 : June 2005

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  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Children's Book of the Month: Where the Wild Things Are
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Toy Library, Wirksworth
  The Wirksworth Toy Library meets upstairs in the Health 
  Education Room of Hannage Brook Medical Centre, Wirksworth. 
  The Library runs fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons. In 
  September they will need a new Secretary and Rota 
  Coordinator. They also need people to help run sessions. 
  If you can help Ring Hanna on (01629) 826851.


 10% off your order with free shipping. Go to 

Stramshall Baby and Toddler Group
  The Stramshall Baby and Toddler Group has changed its 
  opening times. It now starts at 10 am.

Amerton Farm
  Small farm, bouncy castles, indoor adventure playground. 
  Stowe-by Chartley, Stafford.

Book of the Month - Where the Wild Things Are   

by Maurice Sendak 
ISBN: 0099408392
Available with 20% off from Amazon at

The story of Max, who is so naughty when he wears his 
wolf suit that he's sent to bed without any supper.  In 
the night, a fantastic world of forests and seas appears 
in Max's bedroom, and he sails away to the land where 
the Wild Things are.

A classic children's book written in 1963.  Like all the 
best children's books is equally enjoyable for children
and adults. Beautifully written and illustrated.

For ages 2 and upwards.

About the Author
Maurice Sendak was born in New York in 1928. He both writes  
and illustrates his books. Many of his illustrations feature 
a moon, which is said to represent his mother peaking out 
a window at him when he was a child to be sure that he 
was alright. Sendak's works have been adapted for film 
and opera.

For 20% off Where the Wild Things Are see
For more good children's books see 

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  Book your travel insurance on-line with Essential Travel  
  and save up to 50% compared to the cost of booking with a 
  high street travel agent.  Extremely competitive rates 
  for families - for more details visit

Why 'mind-reading' mums are best
  How a mother reads her baby's emotions may be 
  more important for the child's development than 
  the family's social status, researchers say. If a 
  mother really understands her baby at eight months, 
  it's an important indication of development by the 
  age of two.

Immunity clue to premature births
  The reason why some women go into labour too early 
  might be because their bodies overreact to simple 
  infections during pregnancy, scientists believe.  In 
  most cases there are signs of inflammation of the 
  fluid-filled sack that surrounds the baby in the womb.

Kidsí asthma linked to mothersí depression
  Mothers who suffer from major depression or 
  anxiety disorders are more likely to have children 
  with asthma and other allergy-based conditions, 
  according to a US study. The association was only 
  found for biological children, supporting a "shared 
  genetic liability" theory.


  Think you may have postnatal depression or illness? 
  The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK 
  web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/
  PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767.

 Children studied for criminality
  The government plans to monitor children as young 
  as three for potential criminal behaviour.  A 
  Home Office leaked document said children who were 
  not "under control" by the age of three were four 
  times more likely to be convicted of a violent 

Education hopes for child funds
  Sx out of 10 parents want their children to use 
  the cash from a matured Child Trust Fund (CTF) to 
  pay towards a university course, a survey has said.

Announce your Event
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  form at 

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