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Issue 104 : July / August 2013

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

Little Softies

Little Softies Soft Play Hire

Mobile soft play hire for 0-3 year olds, various packages available for all day hire from 60. New to Burton-on-Trent and the surrounding area.

Rate a Venue or Activity

We've added an option not only to review a venue or activity, but to rate it out of 5 as well. Use the comments form at the bottom of each page to let us know what you think of the places you have been

Events for Children in July and August

Please send announcements of future children's events to jill@studholme.net

Maize Maize at National Forest Adventure Farm

The huge 10 acre maze is one of the largest in Europe. Tackle the twists and turns of the pathways to find the middle. Burton-Upon-Trent, 13 July - 8 September.

Scarecrow Trail

Come and find all of the Scarecrows in the Biddulph Grange Garden, made by local community groups, schools and staff. 11-17.30 until 28 July.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Bring along your teddy for a day out at the farm at Shugborough. Wednesdays in July and August.

Derby by the Sea

The seaside is coming to Derby from the 25th July to 1st Aug. Relax on the beach with an ice cream, have a game of mini golf or enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show. From 10 to 5 at Derby Market Place.

Time Travellers Go...Kings and Queens

Let the kids get stuck into history by taking part in a range of regal activities at Bolsover Castle, hearing about some of England's most notorious monarchs! Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire - S44 6PR. Mon 29 Jul - Fri 2 Aug 2013

Beatrix Potter's Life

At Tatton Park, 1-5 pm until the end of August.


What role does technology play in early language?

Do you work with children aged between three and five? The National Literacy Trust is researching how practitioners support children's language development, and the role that technology might play in this. They want to hear your views via our short survey. As an extra incentive, everyone who completes the survey will have the chance to win one of three prizes of 100 of Amazon vouchers.

Daily iron in pregnancy 'reduces small baby risk'

Taking daily iron supplements during pregnancy can reduced the chances of having a small baby as well as anaemia, says research from Harvard University.

Cry Analyzer Seeks Clues to Babies' Health

Slight, often imperceptible variations in a baby's cry may carry information about what's wrong. A new tool analyses the sound, allowing the youngest infants to help care-givers pinpoint problems.

Later Cord Clamping After Birth Increases Iron Levels in Babies

Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to new research which found that babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later

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