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Issue 25 : August 06

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 25 : August 2006

Welcome to the August newsletter.  I hope you are enjoying 
the summer holidays.  If you need suggestions for places 
to go with your children, check out the web site at 
Also let me know your experiences. Which places are worth 
going to and which should be given a miss? 

To read previous issues of this newsletter see

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Books for Children Under Five
  I've updated the page of recommended children's books.  
  The titles are now listed in order of age of child, and 
  there are links to more good books by selected authors.

Baby Signing
  If you fancy teaching your baby to communciate with 
  sign language before she can talk, then visit our 
  Activity page for new listings.

Nursery Places
  More nurseries are now listed at 

Party Venues
  For more places to hold a child's birthday party see

News and Events

To announce your event, or children related news here, 
e-mail jill@studholme.net or fill in the form at 
(Circulation: 401 subscribers)

Babies 'spot mathematical errors'
  Babies as young as six months old can spot 
  mathematical errors, researchers have claimed.  
  Scientists scanned the brains of 24 babies aged 
  six to nine months as they were shown puppet displays. 
  The infants looked longer at unexpected outcomes - if 
  there were too many puppets - and their brain activity 
  was like that seen in adults after errors. 

Gene tests shed light on what triggers birth
  Sets of genes responsible for triggering birth have 
  been identified and may provide an insight into why 
  some women go into labour prematurely.  The discovery 
  could also enable the development of genetic tests to 
  assess the likelihood of premature delivery and lead 
  to better drugs to prevent it.


  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.

Call for heart checks on babies
  All babies should have an ECG heart scan in their 
  first month of life to check for life-threatening 
  problems, say Italian cardiologists. Routine ECG 
  screening could save up to 250 lives a year, 
  they claim.

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