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Issue 13 : July 05

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 13 : July 2005

Welcome to July's newsletter - I hope you find it 
useful. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter 
in any way - recommend a book, announce an event, etc - 
please e-mail jill@studholme.net or fill in the 
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  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Children's Book of the Month: Balloon
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Matlock Farm Park
  A varied selection of animals to see including llamas, 
  goats, peacocks, red deer, rabbits and in spring an 
  opportunity to help feed the young lambs. Also specially 
  designed playgrounds.


  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

Highfields Happy Hens
  Dedicated to helping young people with problems, but open 
  Monday to Saturday for egg train rides, egg collecting and 
  farm visit.

Book of the Month - Balloon   
by Jez Alborough  
ISBN: 0006646247
Discounted at Amazon at

A simple rhyming story about Billy and his balloon's 
adventures in the park.  With a lovely rhythm, unusually 
this book emphasizes verbs rather than nouns: Mummy bought it, 
Billy caught it... Children love the bright pictures and 
lilting text.

For ages one to four.

About the Author
Jez Alborough was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 
1959. After secondary school, Jez went to Art School in 
Norwich. He had his first book published in 1984. He has 
now written and illustrated over thirty books for children, 
including the Duck in the Truck and Eddy the Bear series. 
With his brother, Jez wrote an episode of the TV comedy 
series Murder Most Horrid, starring Dawn French, and made 
a very brief appearance in the final scene.

For 20% off "Balloon" visit
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Ten Outdoor Play Ideas for Two to Four Year Olds
  Young children of two to three years are very 
  energetic. Getting outside can help relieve any stress 
  of being confined indoors for too long. The BBC offer 
  five tips for things to do with two to three year olds,
  and five for three to four year olds.

Lighter babies face future depression risk
  Babies who have low birthweights when born at 
  full-term have an increased risk of suffering depression 
  later in life, according to a UK study. Non-premature 
  newborns weighing less than 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) were 50% 
  more likely to suffer psychological distress later in 
  life, the researchers found.


  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.

Poor prenatal nutrition leads to obesity
  Poor nutrition in the womb may remodel the brain 
  circuitry of newborn babies and predispose them to 
  become obese in later life, research in mice suggests. 
  The findings may help doctors to prevent the onset of 
  obesity in susceptible infants who are born 
  undernourished, say the researchers.

Watching TV harms kids' academic success
  Too much time in front of the TV reduces children's 
  learning abilities and even the likelihood of their 
  graduating from university, suggest three new studies. 
  But it may be the quality, not quantity, of the 
  programmes that really matters.

Psychology blamed for tummy aches
  Persistent tummy ache in some children may be linked 
  to emotional problems in their families, a study 
  suggests.  The children who complained of persistent 
  pain at age six were often the same children who had 
  complained of tummy ache at age two.

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