Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 161: October 2018

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Christmas for schools

Fundraise & get your child's art as Christmas Cards

With no minimum order a great way to fundraise for your group or just buy them for yourself from Xmas4Schools.

5th birthday

Children's Parties

Having a childrens' party? Find an entertainer, face painter or a venue in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Half Term Fun at the World of Wedgwood

27 October to 4 November.

Half Term Fun Day

Gladstone Pottery Museum on 31 October, 11 to 12.30 and 13.15 to 15.00. face painting, balloon modelling and magic shows.

Play with Clay

27 October to 5 November at the Middleport pottery.

Half-term Halloween Hoot at Chatsworth

27 October to 5 November. Bring your little monsters to the farmyard to meet the witching web weaver and join in with creepy crafts. .

Santa's Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth

With all the real snow, real animals and ALL NEW Winter Wonderland show. Open from 16 November until 31 December. Tickets are already selling fast. Under twos are free.

Henry Prince Christmas Fair and Santa's Grotto

This popular Christmas Fair is this year on Saturday 24th November in the Mayfield Memorial Hall between 1 and 3 pm. Craft stalls, tea, coffee, cakes, games, our famous raffle with loads of prizes and, of course, the magical Santa's Grotto.

Santa's Grotto

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

The more bizarre your baby's babble is, the better they'll be at reading, new study suggests

The children who gets chattiest - even when they aren't really saying anything - might have particular literary leanings.

Babies are more likely to learn when with another baby

Babies are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone, according to a new study.

Infants learn from screens when with another baby

Breastfeeding Could Help Infants Control Stress

Researchers found the brains of babies who consumed breast milk were better able to dampen stress levels under stressful circumstances.

Risks of smoking and being overweight on unborn babies

Unborn babies of mothers who smoke or are overweight are more likely to have thyroid issues and could be predisposed to disease after birth.

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New study shows that infants that are breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with babies breastfed for a shorter time. On the other hand, antibiotic use by mothers increases the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants.

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