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Issue 17 : November 05

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 17 : November 2005

Welcome to the newsletter with news and events for 
children under-five.  If you find it useful, please 
forward it to any friends who may be interested. 
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  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Children's Book of the Month: Stellaluna
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

Special Offers on Children's Clothes, Books and DVDs
    We are pleased to be able to offer you discounts at 
    Boden, the White Company and the BBC shop.  
    I've bought goods from each of these and can 
    recommend their quality and service.

Recommended Children's Books
    For suggestions of some great books for children see

Family Swim
    Waterhouses swimming pool. Family swim Sundays 2-5 pm 
    and Wednesdays 6.45 - 8 pm. Adult 1.80 pounds, child 
    1.50 pounds, under-fives free.

Little Dippers Swimming for Babies
    New contact details for the Little Dippers swimming 


  20% off a vast selection of posters and prints for 
  children. Just enter JDN58 in the "Add Gift Certificate 
  box" during checkout. But hurry, offer ends Monday.

Book of the Month - Stellaluna

by Janell Cannon
ISBN: 0152062874 
4.99 from Amazon.co.uk

The story of a lost baby fruit bat who, separated from 
her mother, finds sanctuary with some birds.  The birds teach 
Stellaluna to fly during the day, to eat insects instead of 
fruit and to sleep in a nest rather than upside down. 

One day, Stellaluna finds her mother and the other bats again.  
She tries to teach the birds how to fly at night and hang 
from their toes.  Eventually bat and birds realise that 
they can be different and still be friends.

A lovely book with a moving story which teaches children 
about how bats (and birds) behave.  And not only children, 
I also learnt some things about bats.

For ages three to six.

About the Author
While working at a library Janell Cannon developed a 
reading program about bats and other often misunderstood 
animals.  She found a paucity of information on bats and 
so decided to write her own story.  After the success of 
Stellaluna, Janell left the library to devote more time to 
writing and illustrating books.

For more good children's books see 

News and Events

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Fairer Care for Postnatal Illness and Baby Blues Mums
    There are only eight NHS specialist mother-and-baby units 
    in the UK. The PostNatal Illness-Support And Help 
    Association has joined forces with the Daily Mirror 
    newspaper to campaign for a unit in every county.  They 
    are fighting to make a difference today to the level of 
    care available for postnatal illness.

Admissions Deadline for Derbyshire Infant Schools
    If your child was born between 1 September 2001 and 
    31 August 2002, and you want him or her to go to 
    a school in Derbyshire, you must apply before 
    16 December this year.


  Think you may have postnatal depression or illness? 
  The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK 
  web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/
  PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767.

Baby Curriculum Madness
    A national curriculum for babies and toddlers has 
    been dismissed as "absolute madness" by a parents 

Obesity risk for large babies
    Children who grow rapidly in the first two years of 
    life are at increased risk of obesity, research 
    shows.  Factors such as feeding and weaning are 
    important.  The World Health Organization says 
    babies should be exclusively breastfed for the 
    first six months of life and some think this 
    guards against obesity.

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, 2005
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