The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 115 : August 2014
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Fun outdoors with the Forest Children Kindergarton in Okeover near Ashbourne.
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Summer Pond Dipping at RSPB Coombes Valley
Hire a net and grab a spotter sheet and see what you can find. Great fun for all the family. Until Sun 31 Aug 2014
Kids Go Free at Wedgewood Museum
Kids Go Free throughout the Summer Holidays at the Wedgewood Museum. Print off a voucher at their website and take it with you on the day. Up to 3 children can be admitted free of charge with every 1 full paying adult. 21st July - 5th September 2014
Maize Maze - The Scarecrows Wedding
Maze is celebrating the publication of The Scarecrows' Wedding, the new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo. Written by Julia Donaldson and brightly illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The stunning maze design recreates the front cover of the book. There is also a mini maze in the shape of a flower for younger children - at National Forest Adventure Farm. Until Sunday 7 September
Summer Play Trail at Ilam Park
Self-led family trails are available to buy from Ilam Park shop during school holidays. A great way to explore the park as a family. No booking needed. Until 14 September.
Wildlife Fun Day at Chasewater Country Park
A fun filled day with the rangers and see some wildlife up close and personal. Have your face painted, do some colouring in, make a bird box and much more. Mon 25 Aug 2014, 10:30 to 16:00 at Chasewater Innovation Centre
Paint-a-Pot Workshop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum
Free entry. 20 September.
Use of antibiotics in babies is linked to obesity
The overuse of antibiotics in young children may have fuelled the obesity epidemic, a study has suggested, after finding it affects the health of the gut.
'Scans chart how quickly babies' brains grow'
Human brains grow most rapidly just after birth and reach half their adult size within three months, according to a study in JAMA Neurology. Areas involved in movement developed at the fastest pace. Those associated with memory grew more slowly. Scientists say collating this data may help them identify early signs of developmental disorders such as autism.
New mothers can suffer with 'baby brain' four months after birth
Scientists warn about the danger of women returning to work too quickly after giving birth as study reveals new mothers suffer from baby brain and excessive tiredness 16 weeks after giving birth
Children of older mothers healthier and more mentally stable
Children of women who are over 40 have better physical and emotional health than those born to women in their 20s. Children were 22% less likely to accidentally injure themselves and nearly a third less likely to be admitted to hospital by the age of three. Language development at the ages of three and four was also better for the children of older mothers. Surprisingly parent and child conflict was found to decrease as maternal age increased.
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