The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 141: November 2016
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This month we've listed our all-time top ten books for the under-fives. A story is always welcome and these are some of the best.
- What's New for the Under-Fives?
- Best Books for the Under-Fives
- Events for Under-Fives
- Pregnancy and Under-Fives News
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After four years of research - here are our top ten books for the under-fives.
1. We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2. Slinky Malinki
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
6. The Smartest Giant in Town
7. Green Eggs and Ham
8. Duck in the Truck
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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Christmas at the Farm
Weekends and school holidays 26 November - 24 December 2016. Santa's Grotto and Elves' Workshop, Elf Shows, Winter Wonderland Crafts, Meet the Reindeer plus join the nativity play with real animals. All at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
Enchanted Christmas at Hardwick Hall
Elf guide will lead you to meet Mrs Claus, Bertie the Gingerbreadman, Elf Training School Teacher and Santa's Naughty Brother Banta Claws. Make something in the workshop not forgetting a visit to Santa in his Lapland Tepee and a visit to the Real Reindeer to make a special wish. Weekends and school holidays 3-23 December.
Meet Santa's North Pole Friends - Penguins at The Trentham Estate
Santa's friends from the North Pole will be visiting the Trentham Estate on Wednesdays 30th November and 7th December. Come along to Santa's Riverside Grotto to meet these adorable, friendly penguins.
Winter Wonderfarm at Lower Drayton Farm
Enjoy a fun festive show. Meet the farm's friendly animals plus - Elves' Teddy Bear workshop.
Santa Special Boat Trips
Along the Chesterfield Canal at Christmas. There's a toy for each child and a drink and mince pie for each adult. Weekends and school holidays, now until 24 December.
Waterside Winter Wonderland at Conkers
Santa's Chief Elf and his team of elves will lead you through the Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas lights to Santa's Woodland Grotto. Weekends in December.
Responding to babies' first gestures helps their language development.
Babies may be doing more to communicate than many of us usually assume, and at an earlier age
Men's attitude to fatherhood influences child behaviour, says study
Preteen behavioural problems less likely in children with confident fathers who embrace parenthood, suggest researchers
Online calculator predicts IVF baby chances
Couples can find out their chances of having a baby over multiple cycles of IVF treatment, using a new online calculator.
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