Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 138: August 2016

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Cooking for Toddlers

Discover classes that instill a love of cooking in children.

Parent and Toddler Group

Why Join a Parent and Toddler Group?

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.

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.

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.

Beatrix's Animals

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

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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