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Issue 35 : June 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 35 : June 2007

I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.  If you have 
any comments on it, or would like to recommend a 
children's activity, get in touch.  

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What's New at the Web Site?

Toddler Keep Fit 
   Balance, co-ordination and games with qualified coaches. 
   The Gateway Centre, Grandstand Rd, Derby.


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Mayfield Road Parent and Toddler Group
  From newborns to four years old.  Derby.

Lucy Locket's Childcare
   Childcare in Macclesfield.

Paint a Pot Party
   A team that brings fun paint a pot parties to 
   your house. 

Music with Mummy 
   Music and percussion for one to four year olds.  
   Jolly Babies class for birth to one. Classes available 
   in Chesterfield, Uttoxeter and Mayfield (Ashbourne).

Tots Tune-Time
   Another musical activity, for 0-2 years and 
   2-4 years. Stay behind after each class for a cuppa 
   and a chat and to meet other families in the 
   Eccleshall area.  All activities are designed to help 
   develop social interaction between children and the 
   people around them.

Special Offers

Half Price Dolls and Free Delivery from Hamleys
  Enter the code TOPTOYS to get free delivery on orders 
  over 35 pounds at Hamleys. Plus, selected dolls are now 
  half price.

50 Percent Off at Figleaves
  The figleaves.com Summer sale has started with
  up to 50 percent off on lingerie, swimwear, menswear and 
  more. The sale runs for all of June or whilst stocks last.

20 Percent Off at Cath Kidstone
  Get 20 percent off all haberdashery items at Cath 
  Kidston. Enter promo code 20HAB at checkout. Offer 
  ends 16.06.07.  

3 Issues of She for a pound
  Big savings on magazine subscriptions such as Vogue, 
  What Car and Homes and Gardens?  Three issues of many 
  magazines for a pound, including Marie Claire, She 
  and In Style. 

Free Delivery or 10 Percent Off at Thorntons Chocolates
  Thorntons have loads of products for Father's day, 
  from a whiskey hamper to a chocolate sports car.  For 
  free delivery on all orders over 25 pounds enter the 
  code BYF1 at checkout. For  10 percent off orders over 
  25 pounds enter BYF2. For 5 pounds off orders over 
  30 pounds enter BYF3.

For more special offers see

News and Events

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Mayfield School Summer Fete
  Come to a summer fair for a barbeque, children's games, 
  low-cost plants, delicious cakes, children's tombola, 
  face painting, competitions and prizes.  Saturday 
  7 July, starting 12 noon, at Henry Prince School, 
  Mayfield, near Ashbourne. 

Uttoxeter Farmers Market
  New Farmers Market launches in Uttoxeter on 30 June,  
  9am to 3 pm in the Market Place.  All products sold are 
  grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or 
  processed by the stallholder. So you can talk to the 
  producers of the food and ensure the best for your 

Free children's activities at Chucklebutties
  Chucklebutties, Belper, are running free children's 
  activities every weekday at 11 and 2. Different 
  activities every day 


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

Primary School Raises Over 100 Pounds from Web Shopping
  Henry Prince School asked parents and other supporters 
  to do their online shopping via the school's web link. 
  Over 100 retailers are accessible there, including 
  Argos, Marks and Spencer, e-Bay and the Early Learning 
  Centre. Many retailers provide exclusive offers to the 
  web shop, such as discounts or free delivery.  To take 
  advantage of the discounts, go to 
  To create your own on-line shop see

Extended paternity leave rejected
  The government has rejected Children's Minister 
  Beverley Hughes' call to extend paternity leave to 
  four weeks.

Babies are watching your language
  Although they can only babble, babies seem to have 
  keen eye for speech: they can distinguish between 
  different languages simply by reading your lips. 
  This ability lasted only until the age of about 
  8 months - unless the babies came from bilingual 
  households, when it continued. This suggests that 
  visual cues may help babies avoid mixing up 
  different languages.

Scottish children 'more advanced'
  Scottish three-year-olds have a wider vocabulary 
  and better understanding of colours, numbers and 
  shapes than those elsewhere in the UK, a study 
  has shown. Further analysis needs to be done in 
  order to establish why.

"Going on a Bear Hunt" author new Children's Laureate
  Michael Rosen has been made the fifth Children's 
  Laureate, and said he will use the role to be an 
  "ambassador for fun".

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