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The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 71 : August 2010

Welcome to the seventy-first issue of our newsletter.  Does 
your child attend a playgroup in East Staffordshire?  Your 
group could have an artist come and give a free creative 
play session.  See below for details.

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

Free Creative Play
  Playgroups and other childrens' groups in East 
  Staffordshire are now entitled to a free creative play 
  session. Rebecca Parker-Wren works in partnership with 
  East Staffordshire Council "Playaway" scheme.  She is an 
  artist providing free creative play opportunities for 
  children, parents and play-leaders living in the rural 
  settlements of East Staffordshire.  If you are 
  interested in having her along to your group see


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Arts, Crafts and Messy Play
  Have fun painting a pot or a tile, or having a hand and 
  foot imprint done in clay. Tutbury, Fridays. For more on 
  this and other arts and crafts sessions see

Special Offers and On-Line Discount Codes

10% Off Mini Barratts
  Save 10% on children's shoes etc at Barratts with our 
  code: KIDS22. Plus spend over 30 and receive free 
  delivery on your order, simply enter MOV3M when you 
  checkout at

10% Off Baby Products at Boots
  Enter eVoucher code AFPE22 and save 10% when you spend 
  50 pounds on selected baby products. Offer expires 
  24 August.

Free delivery on Lego
  Free delivery when you spend over 25 on Lego. Go to

For more special offers see

News and Events

Please send announcements of future children's events to
Summer Creative Workshops
  Fridays in Ashbourne for children aged 4 to 12.  At 
  Waterside, Station Road. 9-3.30 pm at 20 a day. 
  Book with Michelle on 01335 342868.

Just So Festival
  Weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, 
  young people and their families, including the under-fives. 
  Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, 20-22 August.

The Baby and Toddler Friendly Show
  26 September 2010 at Sheffield Park Hotel, Sheffield, 10-4. 
  Event provide ideas, products, information and advice 
  from businesses catering for maternity, babies and 
  toddlers. It is also full of family-friendly fun, 
  activities, live demonstrations and special offers.

TV Harmful to Toddlers, finds study
  According to a new study, "Between the ages of two 
  and four, even incremental exposure to television 
  delayed development."  It found that for every 
  additional hour of television to which toddlers were 
  exposed, there was a decrease in their future classroom 
  engagement, a greater likelihood of a more sedentary 
  lifestyle, a higher consumption of junk food and a 
  higher body mass index. 

Should Under-Fives Learn to Read?
  University lecturer says no advantage in learning to 
  read early. Later starters reach same reading levels 
  in less time.

Motherly love 'does breed confidence'
  Being lavished with affection by your mum as a young 
  child makes you better able to cope with the stresses 
  and strains of adult life, say researchers.

Fasting Mothers Raise Risk for Unborn Babies
  Women who fast while pregnant produce smaller placentas, 
  which is linked to a greater risk of the child 
  having cardiovascular disease in later life

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