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Issue 14 : August 05

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 14 : August 2005

Welcome to the August newsletter. Holidays are here 
and many playgroups, pre-schools and other activities 
close down for the summer. If you're stuck for something 
to do with your children take a look at the web site for 
activities and outings - https://www.under-fives.org/ - 
and the events section at the end of the newsletter.

If you would like to contribute to the newsletter 
in any way - recommend a book, announce an event, etc - 
please fill in the form at 

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  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Children's Book of the Month: 
    Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Postnatal Depression and Illness Leaflet
  You can now print out a leaflet describing the symptoms 
  of postnatal depression, postnatal illness and birth 
  trauma. It also gives advice on where to get help.


  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

Dimensions Fantasy Pool
  Dragon slide, bubble pools, fountain and river rapids. 
  Aqua tots sessions. Good value for money.

Book of the Month - Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig 

by Mick Inkpen
ISBN: 0340997540
20% off from WH Smith Online

A "lift-the-flap" book which is fun for young children.  
Seven pigs play hide and seek and Wibbly Pig searches them 
out until only Tiny Pig remains.  The big flaps are easy 
for little hands to lift and the hiding places easily 
identified as places around the child's own house: 
shower, sofa, bed and so on. Bright picture and simple 
text keeps everyone amused.

For ages nought to four.

About the Author
Mick Inkpen was born in Romford in 1952 and still lives 
in Essex. He began his career as a graphic designer and 
worked with Nick Butterworth, a fellow children's author. 
Together they developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday 
Express magazine. He has won numerous awards for his 
books and is one of the bestselling children's authors.

For more good children's books see 

News and Events

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without waiting for this newsletter, then grab our 
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It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and 
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Little Dippers Underwater Swimming
  Little Dippers is an inspirational training programme 
  to teach babies confidence in the water. Of all the 
  activities I did with my baby this was the most 
  worthwhile. The next classes are 1-2 October.

Storytime for Under-Fives at Ashbourne Library
  Fridays 2.15 - 2.45 pm. August 5, 12, 19 and September 2. 
  Songs, rhymes, stories, musical instruments. No booking 

Swimming Crash-Course for Three and Up
  Matlock swimming pool is offering a crash course in 
  swimming for young children. Five half-hour sessions 
  over the course of a weeek.
  01629 582843


 For up to 60% off children's clothes go to 

Childbirth down after Caesareans
  Women who have babies by Caesarean section are less 
  likely to have another pregnancy, a study has shown. 
  They were also more likely to suffer other 
  complications in future pregnancies, and to take 
  longer to conceive.

Father's blues can blight babies
  Postnatal depression in fathers can have long-term 
  consequences for the behavioural and emotional 
  development of their child.  Research suggests that 
  up to 10% of father suffer from depression.


  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.

Premature babies need advocates
  A charity has called for independent advocates to be 
  appointed in hospitals to act in premature babies' 
  interests.  Scope, which represents people with 
  cerebral palsy, fears some babies are being denied 
  life-saving treatment.

Abusive parenting spans generations
  It's bad enough that some rhesus monkey mothers 
  regularly kick, hit, bite, and otherwise brutalize 
  their babies. But to make things worse, females exposed 
  to such abuse as infants often grow up to become abusive 
  parents themselves, perpetuating a primate cycle of 
  family violence, a new study finds. The scientist 
  behind the study asserts "Rhesus monkeys are an 
  excellent animal model of human child abuse".

Announce your Event
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  form at 

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, 2005
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