The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 138: August 2016
Hello and welcome the Under-Fives newsletter. This month we welcome Pixie Playtime to the site. Looking for party inspiration? Give them a call.
Discover classes that instill a love of cooking in children.
Parent and toddler, or playgroups, allow your children to socialise with others, play with new toys and join in activities. They also give you the opportunity to meet other carers and so avoid the isolation that looking after children can involve. Children develop and learn best through play and fun activities - exactly what playgroups offer.
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Drop in family activities and crafts for the Summer school holidays
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Mon 22 Aug to Fri 26 Aug, Mon 29 Aug to Fri 2 Sep.
Summer Safari Family Crafts
Every Thursday during the school holidays - crafts themed around different wild animals. Dogs on leads welcome. Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH.
Craft activities for kids, Croots Farm Shop
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to the 31st August 2016. Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Derbyshire DE56 4AQ.
Children's Carnival Weekend
Music, games, storytelling, dressing up...Haddon Hall, Derbyshire Fri 26 Aug to Mon 29 Aug.
Lollipop Specials Steam Train Ride
Scenic 3 mile return trip by steam train alongside Rudyard Lake with free lollipops. 27-29 August.
Dinosaurs Awaken Maize Maze
At the National Forest Adventure Farm - navigate a short Dino-Babies mini maze for younger children to enjoy or go for the full 3 mile T-Rex and velociraptor experience. From now until Sunday 4 September.
Summer Play Trail
Explore, play and enjoy the great outdoors with a self-led trail at Ilam Park this summer. Suitable for families of all ages, you'll be able to build a den, play pooh sticks, spot sheep and balance on logs along the way. On now until Sunday 11 September
Hady Miniature Railway Train Rides at Chesterfield
Train rides for all ages. Fridays in August.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Taking pregnancy multivitamins is 'waste of money' researchers find
Instead, women should focus on taking the single vitamins recommended by the NHS. These are folic acid in the first three months of pregnancy, and vitamin D.
Researchers reveal speaking 'baby talk' improves your child's speech skills
Talking 'motherese' improves your child's speech - and could even help adults learn a second language
Breastfeeding premature babies boosts their IQ in later life
Premature babies which are breastfed during their first month have higher IQs later in life, research has suggested.
Women who have appendix or tonsils removed are more fertile, study finds
The chance of pregnancy was 34% greater for women who had their appendix removed, 49% higher following a tonsillectomy and 43% greater for women who had both removed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Pregnancy problems more likely with baby boys, study suggests
Serious pregnancy complications are more likely when women are carrying baby boys, new research suggests.
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