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SPRING 2014

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Directory of Advertisers Clubs, classes & activities P5 Baby Calm P9 Baby Loves Fitness P18 Baby Massage P8 Cornwall Yoga Centre P20 Creation Station P8 Embrace Dance Fitness P9 Freestyle Swim School P2 Gillybabies P3 Mamacafe P18 Jo Lo’s Fitness Fun for Children P2 Kernow Birth P8 Little Kitchen Magicians P18 Molly Music P9 Monkey Music P9 Ocean Academy of Dance P19 Princess Pavilion

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P8 Teresa Blee Dance Ltd P19 Toddle Tate Shopping P20 Bricknells Toy & Nursery P5 Funky Monkey Pants P25 Happy Little Soles P5 Here and Now Inside FC Little Steps P25 Louise Ellis Jewellery P7 Joy Williams P2 Kali Sling P4 Mum 123 P7 Small Print Party P20 Creation Station P24 Healthy Young Hearts P24 Jiggely Jane

Services P4 Baby Calm P6 Carolyn McGregor Osteopathy P4 Caz Lucy Aromatherapy/Reflexology P4 Cornwall Sling Library BC Cornwall Resus P2 Claire Hosken Photography P5 Craniosacral Therpay P2 Fleur Davison Mobile Pregnancy Massage P1 Foodbank P5 Forever-Images Photography P2 Gillybabies P23 Gylly Beach Café P23 Healthy Boxes P2 Kernow Birth P3 Mama Café P4 Sarah Griffiths Photography

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In this issue:

P3 What’s in a hospital bag? P6 Osteopathy and birth P10 What’s on in Redruth & Camborne P11 What’s on in Hayle & St Ives P12/13 What’s on in Helston, The Lizard, Penzance and Land’s End P14 What’s on in Truro P15 What’s on in Falmouth & Penryn P16/17 Clubs and classes bump to 5 P21 Tears and Tantrums P21 Competition time

P22 Tots About the kitchen P24 Community Notice Board P24 Dates for diary P25 Tots Feet Back cover First Aid Facts

What’s for dinner tonight?

NO FOOD and NO MONEY to buy any?

THE FOOD BANK can help. Hello and welcome to the Spring edition, it’s Tots About first birthday! I would like to thank you, the readers, for your amazing comments you have left either on fb or said in person. I would like to thank my friends and family for their continuous support over the year. The growth of the magazine couldn’t have happened without them. Please keep your comments coming in, any notification of events, fairs, baby groups, any new products/ services on offer, anything bump to 5 really so I can keep the magazine current and alive for the local communities and please remember to support the local businesses that advertise. Use the website to go straight to their links. Here’s to another exciting year. Please spread the words ‘Tots About’. See you in the Summer or maybe at Porthleven Food Festival

Katie xx

THE FOOD BANK can provide emergency supplies. Contact your doctor’s surgery, nursery, health visitor, social worker, Church Minister or one of the area’s other voluntary sector workers to discuss your situation. They can give you a voucher to obtain food.

It’s quick, simple and anonymous. Truro Foodbank - 07721 711669 Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank - 01326 618575 Helston and Lizard Foodbank - 01326 564194 Penzance Foodbank - 07950 159841 Camborne, Pool, Illogan, Redruth Foodbank 01209 714592

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What's in a Hospital Bag? Hello readers! I’m Evony Lynch, freelance midwife and Chief Tea-Drinker at MamaCafe If you’re pregnant at the moment, have you packed your birth bag yet? Whether you’re planning to have your baby at home, hospital or birth centre it’s a good idea to pop some essentials in a bag by 36 weeks so that you grab and go if you need to. Take three bags, and they don’t have to be huge! One for you, one for your partner and one for baby. Of course there are the essentials to take which are on all the lists – nightie/T shirt, old knicks, mahoosive sanitary pads, toiletries, baby clothes, nappies, snacks and water. How about some little extras too?

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For you a lip salve can ease dry lips from puffing on the gas and air. Hairbands to tie back long hair when the going gets tough and a cool flannel on your head can be so soothing. A water spray can freshen you up when you’re feeling tired. A birth ball is a great way to stay mobile during labour. Think of your environment. Just because you’re going to hospital doesn’t mean you can’t make the room feel more like home. Feeling more relaxed helps the hormones to flow. The more relaxed you are the more you can cope with labour. A favourite pillow, with your own smells from home, a snuggly blanket, gentle room scent and some battery powered tea lights can create a sense of calm, and help you zone out from the clinical atmosphere around you. Don’t forget your music too. All the rooms have CD players and it has been shown this can help you relax more in labour. Don’t forget your car seat too for the journey home. Pop into MamaCafe at The Melting Pot in Redruth or online at www.mamacafe.org.uk for more info and tips.

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Passionate about helping parents and carers choose the best carriers for their family's needs Regular meets in Truro, St Austell & Illogan. Please visit the website or facebook group for more info

www.cornwallslinglibrary.co.uk Caz Lucy

Aromatherapy & Reflexology Treatments take place in the comfort of your home Disco Bead Consultant

01872 225084 07912667320 mrslucy@hotmail.co.uk

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Osteopathy and Birth Gentle touch of an Osteopath can be of tremendous comfort, in preparing for, during and after birth. My own wonderful adventure as an Osteopath began 23 years ago, at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, providing Osteopathy for mums and babes during pregnancy and soon after birth. Gradually experience shaped me and the mums I saw in pregnancy asked if I could attend the birth too. For me, working with the health of a person is a sacred act and comes about through trust; working with permission and good communication. Gentle, wise techniques of palpation and touch by the Osteopath enable the body to convey how the health is working ‘in the moment’. The wisdom of the body in its self-regulating, self-healing abilities surpasses all else. The Osteopath’s hands communicates with this innate body wisdom to understand the positioning of the babe, placenta, cord within the vitality of the amniotic fluids, and the well-being of the mother; exploring with mum what her body needs for healthy and efficient birthing. Aches, pains and physical strains can be resolved with Osteopathic technique and becomes a beautiful way of preparing for birth. During birth, an Osteopath can assist with optimal positioning for babe and mum, providing the subtle and supportive techniques often known as ‘Cranial Osteopathy’ assisting the healing and release of strains within back and pelvis during active labour. A quiet partnership between Osteopath, mum and babe provides both parents and midwife with a gentle, nonintrusive and timely understanding of how the baby is turning, descending and preparing for

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birth. Enabling the mother to tune in to how her contractions are working for her, judge timing and work with breath and body positioning, alongside the experienced midwife, to empower both parents to trust the wisdom of their child as it prepares for birth.

Carolyn McGregor

BSc (Ost.), BA Div. (Hons), RS Hom

Registered Osteopath Registered Homoeopath Ph: 01736 365948 M: 07766 330489

‘I love my fellow man because I see God in his face and in his form’ Dr A.T. Still - founder of Osteopathy

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Now bigger and better than ever! Stocking iCandy, Mamas and Papas, Joolz, Bugaboo, Silver Cross, Babystyle and Frugi clothing. Coming soon the brand new iCandy Peach 3 and Raspberry Strollers. Arriving in store from May 2014. Available to pre order now. 8 Meneage Street Helston. 01326 561949

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Clubs & Classes Clubs & Classes Classes294554 Clubs & Classes To advertise contact KatieClubs on &07971


Ballet, Modern, Tap & Jazz classes held in Helston. For children 2 yrs upwards. Free trial classes offered.

Jo Simms BA Hons, LISTD, DDE t: 01326 560495 m: 07990635669 w: www.oceanacademyofdance.co.uk

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what’s on in

Redruth & Camborne

Wednesday

Tots About weekly

Monday

Camborne CC, Jolly Tots 9.45-11.15am FREE, just drop in Lanner CCPlay & Learn 10.00-11.30am Redruth CC Antenatal & Baby Care 10.00-12pm Breastfeeding Session, 12.00-1pm. Booking needed Baby Bounce & Rhyme Redruth Library 2.00-2.45pm Music Tots The Elim Centre, Dolcoath Drive 10-11.15am, £2.50, Contact 01209 714781 Wesley Toddlers, Wesley Chappel, Camborne 1.15-2.45pm £1 J.C Toddler Group, Guiness Trust Hall, Chywoon Gardens., Illogan 9.30-11.30am FREE

Tuesday

Camborne CC Health Clinic at Rosemellin 9.1511.45am Run by HV team, baby weighing and advice Stay and Play Beacon Methodist Chapel 10.30-12pm Jill 01209 714319 Redruth CC Little Learners From 18 mnths 9.30-11.00am Lanner CC Let’s Get Messy 10.00-11.15am Wesley Toddlers, Wesley Chapel Camborne 9.30-11am, £1 Sunshine Room Baby Play, Camborne Nursery School 1.15-2.45pm £1 donation Contact 01209 713607 Four Lane Parent & Toddler Group Pencoys Hall. 9.30-11.30am £1.50. Contact Tina Ball 07775901760

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Camborne CC Rosemellin, Baby Group 1.30-3pm 0-12months, drop in

Little Acorns Stay and Play, Little Acorns Pre school, Higher Penponds 1-3pm. Contact 01209 718990

Breast Friends, Camborne Nursery, Sunshine Room 11.45-1.15pm, drop in

Friday

Wiggle & Jump Lanner CC Action songs and active play 10.00-11.00am Stay n play Stithians Village Hall 1.30-3pm Baby Bounce and Rhyme Camborne Library 10.00-11.00am Story time age 3-7yrs 3.30pm Happy Tots, The Elim Centre, Dolcoath Drive. Camborne 10-11.30am; 1-2.30pm. 1st session free. £2.50 Contact 01209 714781 Sally’s Sunbeam Parent & Toddler Group Salvation Army, Camborne. 10-12pm. Contact 01209 713676 MamaCafe, Melting Pot café, Reduth 1.30-3pm £3 Redruth Baptist Church Toddler Group. Church Lounge 9.45-11.45am FREE Mt Hawke Toddler Group MH WI Hall, 10-12pm, 0-3yrs, £2 per family, 50p siblings Contact 01209 890479

Thursday

Discover and Do at Troon CC 9.30-11am, drop in

Troon CC Childminders in Troon 9.00-12pm Drop in Redruth CC Baby Group with baby massage 10.30-11.30 Baby, Bounce & Rhyme Redruth Library 11.00-11.45am Fun for mums Redruth CC 1.00-2.30pm Make new friends, learn new skills etc Stay and Play, Roskear Primary School, Camborne 10-11am. FREE. Contact 01209 714241

Saturday

Superdads at Gooseberry Bush 1st Saturday of month 9.00-12pm 01209 713119 SESSIONS AT THE CHILDREN’S CENTRES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE CALL BEFORE GOING All information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print. However, as details can change at short notice, please contact the venues before making a special journey.

Health Clinic Troon CC Every 3rd Thursday Run by HV team, baby weigh in and advice Pengegon Institute Play session 9.45-11.15am Drop in, FREE Stay n Play Lanner Methodist Hall 9.30-11.00am. HV every 2 months Bosom Buddies, Gweal an Top, Redruth 10.30-12.30pm Rhythm and Rhyme Redruth CC 1.30-2.30pm Happy Tots, The Elim Centre, Dolcoath Drive. 10-11.30am; 1-2.30pm. 1st session free. £2.50 Contact 01209 714781

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ST IVES Family Funtime in the café 9.30–11.30am Parent led play session. Donation £1 per family Story time, St Ives Library 2-2.45pm Call Florence 0300 1234111.

HAYLE Children’s Centre Playing Together The Beach Hut 10 – 12 noon. Under 5s stay and play. £1 donation per family. Sarah Correnti 01736 759058. Toy Library available 11-4pm Toy Library Drop In 11am–1pm. Hayle CC Café Breast friends Hayle and St Ives 11.30–1.30pm Play, support & advice session for breastfeeding families. Nancy on 07930506214 St Erth Parent and Toddler group 10-11.45am St Erth Village Hall, £1.50 per child, 50p siblings. Gina 07967 403064

HAYLE Children’s Centre First Friends In the Beach Hut 10–12noon under 1’s. Sarah Correnti on 01736 759058. Toy Library available in this session. Tiny Treasures Crèche 10–1pm, £3.50 per hr or £10 for 3 hours. Book in advance, Debbie 07800 610686. Toy Library Drop in 11am – 1pm

Story time, Hayle Library 3.45-4.45pm, call Abbi 0300 1234111 or 01209 615001.

St Erth CC Stay and Play 1.30-3.00pm. 0 to 5yrs £2 per child50p for siblings. 01736 755690

Toddle Tate at the Tate St Ives 10.15-11.15am Play, explore, create and investigate Art in these fun weekly sessions for the under 5’s and their carers. Messy play, movement stories, music and song to explore the galleries and artworks together. Must book 01736 796226

HappyFeet Preschool Leedstown School Stay and Play 9-10am Monday under 2's £1. 01736 850242 Just A Manic Mums Day 1-3pm every 1st and 3rd Monday Leedstown Village Hall £1 donation inc. coffee and cake. Vicky 07565540161

Tuesday

ST IVES Children’s Centre: Well Child Clinic In the Lowen Room Drop in 1–3pm Toy Library available in this session Swimming St. Ives Leisure Centre, 9.30–10.30am 01736 798509 to book, £1.80

Wednesday

ST IVES Swimming St. Ives Leisure Centre, 9.30–10.30am 01736 798509 to book £1.80 per family.

HAYLE Bounce and Rhyme Hayle Library 10.30–11am. Babies and toddlers. Florence 0300 1234111 Foundry under 5’s parent/carer toddler group; 9.15-10.45am £1.50 , 50p sibling Heather 01736 755511

Thursday

ST IVES CC-closed, all staff at Hayle CC

Swimming St Ives Leisure Centre, 9.30–10.30am for Babies. Call 01736 798509 to book, £1.80 St Ives Library Storytime 9.45-10.20am Bounce and Rhyme 10.30–11.00am. Babies and toddlers. Florence on 0300 1234111

Hayle & St Ives HAYLE Children’s Centre: Childminders Drop In, The Beach Hut 10–11.30am. Playing Together In the Crèche 10am – 12noon Under 5s play. £1 donation per family. Contact Sarah Correnti on 01736 759058 Toy Library Drop In 11–4pm Child Health Clinic In the Garden Room. Drop-In 2- 4pm. Baby weighing, health and breastfeeding advice.

Friday

Hayle CC-closed, all staff based at St. Ives CC

St Ives Children’s Centre First Friends In the Lowen Room. 10–12noon under 1’s. Call Sarah Correnti on 01736 798509. The Toy Library is available in this session Playing Together In the Lowen Room 1.30pm – 3.30pm, under 5s £1 donation per family. Contact Kary on 01736 798509. The Toy Library Service is available in this session. Healthy Boxes are delivered every Friday morning to St. Ives Children’s Centre. Order by 11.00am Tuesdays at reception or by phone on 01736 798509. www.healthyboxes.com

Saturday

Who let the dad’s out? Marazion 9.3011.30am, Contact Debbie 01736 759058 All information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print. However, as details can change at short notice, please contact the venues before making a special journey. Here’s Looking at you baby 9 week course, Hayle CC starting Weds 30th April Here’s looking at you little one 8 weeks course, St. Ives CC starting Thursday 1st May. Contact centres for more info IF YOU KNOW OF A GROUP WE HAVE MISSED OUT PLEASE GET IN TOUCH SESSIONS AT THE CHILDREN’S CENTRES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE CALL BEFORE GOING

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Monday

Gweek Seals, under 5’s, Gweek Village Hall, 9.30-11am. Contact Kate 07775601888. Little Fishes, Meneage Methodist Church, Manaccan, 1.30-3pm, donations, TO. Karen 07989 097973 Mullion Tiddlers, Methodist Church, 9.30-11.30am £1.50 1st sibling and 50p siblings Little Acorns, St Keverne 2-3.30pm. Contact Margaret Jackson 01326 280108 Helston CC Sticky Bobs. 1.30-3pm Must book a place. Feeding Friends 10-12pm Culdrose CC Baby group 0-9 months, 10-45-11.45am must book St Elvans CC, Porthleven Bounce & Rhyme, 0-5yrs 1.15-2.45pm Goldsithney Parent and toddler group, St Piran’s Hall 9.30-11.30am, Laura 07449487420 Marazion Monkeys, Marazion Community Centre, 9.45-11.45am, Caitlin 07815 987428 Marazion Playtime, Marazion School Hall, 1.30-3pm £1 per family Stay and Play St Madderns CofE School, St Maddern, Penzance. 2-3pm £1 donation

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Cheeky Monkeys, St. Mary RC School Penzance, 1.30-3pm £1 per child, Corinne 01736 362965 Mother & Toddler Group, Paul Church Hall, Penzance, Suzi 07789542480, Vicky 07760401016 12.30-2.30pm, £2 per child Penzance Children’s Centre Toy Library 10-5pm Playtime 10-11.30am £1 donation, must book Newlyn Trinity Centre, under 2s 1.00pm–3.00pm. Weekly weighing and health visitor advice from 1.302.30pm.

Porthleven under 5’s, Porthleven School, 9-11am, Tamzin Christophers, 01326 565249 Marazion First Friends, Marazion Community Centre, under 1’s, 10-12pm Little Chicks Toddlers, Alverton, Alverton, Hope Church, 9.30-11.30am, £1 per family, contact Lindsay 01736 874474 Penzance Library, Baby bounce & Rhyme, 10-10.30am Penzance Children’s Centre Toy library 9.30-12.30pm

Jumping Mice, Mousehole Preschool, Monday 10.30-11.30, £2, Kelly

The Ark baby/toddler group 10-12pm, Shekinah Centre, Zoe 01736 363206

St Just toddlers, St Just Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, £1 donation, does not run on last Monday of the month.

Chapel Street Methodist Church parent/toddler group, 10-11.30am, Karen 01736 350765

Tuesday

Tots Adventure Play, Mullion Gymnastic Centre,1.45-2.45pm, £1 donation. Jill Punter/Sarah Hearn 01326 241377 Pollurian Hotel, Mullion, Play and Stay, 12.30-2.30pm, £1 Rowena Mullion HC, drop in baby clinic, 12.30-2.30pm Helston Library, Baby bounce & Rhyme, 11-11.30am Helston CC, Young Adventurers 10-11.30am 22nd April-27th May St Elvan CC, Bumps & Babes 0-12 months 9-11am. Must book a place. HV 2nd Tuesday Mannacan toddler group, Mannacan Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am, £1 per family, Hannah Champion 01326 231365

St Just Children’s Centre First friends under 1’s 9.30-11.30am. HV 1st Tuesday of the month. Sennen Buddies, sennen pre school, 1.30-3pm 2nd Tues of month, baby weighing

Wednesday

The Lizard, Stay and Play Cury School, 10-11.30am Trannack School under 5’s, 9.2011.30, £2 over 1yr, £1 under 12months, Emma Mustafa, 01209 831610 St Elvans CC mini monkeys (young parents) 11-12.30pm Helston HC, drop in baby clinic, 1.303.30pm Helston Baby and toddler group, St Andrew’s Hall, 9.30am Dinky Dolphins, Godolphin Pre School, 1.30-3pm, £2

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The Lizard, Helston, Penzance & Land's End Penzance, Stay and Play, Light and Life, The Changing Room, next to Costa Coffee, 9.30-11am, Free, Liz 01736 351792 Toddliwinks, Penzance Baptist Church, 10-11.30am, Free Penzance Children’s Centre Toy library 9.30-12.30pm Play time, under 5’s 10-11.30 £1. First friends under 1’s & HV 1012pm Tots and Tiddlers, St. Buryan Village Hall, 10-11.45am. Every second Weds a health visitor attends. Diane Hollywood 017365 810460 St. Just Library Bounce & Rhyme 10.30am - 11:30am for under 3's Toddle Tate, St. Ives 10.15-11.15am free, must book, term time only, Play, explore, create and investigate art in these fun weekly session for under 5's and their carers.

Thursday

Gweek Seals, under 5’s, Gweek Village Hall, 9.30-11am. Kate 07775601888. The Lizard, Stay and Play St Keverne Parish Hall, 1.30-3pm Need to book Stepping Stones Stay and Play, Mullion Methodist Church, 9.4511.30ish, donations, all year round Becci 07547668150 Jolly Tots parent and toddler group Porthleven, Apostolic Church, Thomas St. 0-nursery age, 1011.30am £1.50. Helston Library, Storytime, 3.30pm Helston CC Mini Me 10-11.30am (young parents)

St Elvan CC, Sticky Bobs, 9.45-11.15am (Toy library available 9.30-4pm Mon-Fri)

Stay and Play St Madderns CofE School, St Maddern, Penzance. 2-3pm £1 donation

Penzance Children’s Centre Toy Library 9.30-12.30pm Breast Friends 10-12pm Fran 07789746482 WILD 10-12pm; 1-3pm, mums under 23 with children

Penzance Children’s Centre Toy Library 9.30-2.30pm Addiction 1-3pm Parents affected by drugs & alcohol, Marta 07768722641

Penzance Library, Toddler Tales, 2.25pm; Storytime, 3.45pm Chapel Street Methodist Church parent/toddler group, 10-11.30am, Karen 01736 350765 Newlyn Children’s Centre Playtime, 10-11.30am £1 Mother & Toddler Group, Paul Church Hall, Penzance, 10-12pm. £2 per child

Newlyn Nippers, Newlyn School Hall, bumps up to age 2, 9.15-11am, 50p per family, Joanne 07887643857 St. Levan School 1.30pm John Brollys storytime St Just Children’s Centre ‘Just Fun’ parent led group for under 5’s. £1 donation, 10-12pm, Runs through holidays. Amanda 07944461528

Friday

St. Just Library Story Circle, 3.30pm (suitable for older ones)

St Elvan CC, Playzone, 10-11.30am, must book a place. Baby Massage starting 25th April

Who let the dads out, Marazion 9.30-11.30am, Contact Debbie 01736 759058

Helston CC Let’s Play, 10-11.30am, must book a place

Mother and toddler group, Landewednack School, 9.3011.30am, £2.50 1 child, £1 per sibling, Demelza Vincent, 07790420244 Trannack under 5’s, Trannack School, 9.20-11.30am £2 over 1yr, £1 under 12months, Emma Mustafa, 01209 831610 07967467904, Wendron Toddler group, Wendron School, 9.15-11am. Claire Hosken, 01326 561807

Saturday

Most groups are termly Please call before going for the first time. IF YOU KNOW OF A GROUP WE HAVE MISSED OUT PLEASE GET IN TOUCH SESSIONS AT THE CHILDREN’S CENTRES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE CALL BEFORE GOING

Goldsithney Parent and toddler group, 9.30-11.30am, St. Piran’s Hall, Laura 07449487420 Little Rascals Toddler Group, Gulval Village Hall, 9-11am Elisa Taylor 01736363669

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Monday

St. Agnes Toddler Group, St. Agnes Scout Hut 9.45-11.45am £2 for 1st child, £1 per sibling Rebecca 01872 554005 Truro Baptist Church Toddler Group 9.15-11am, £2.50 Stay & Play, Truro Nursery School 9-10.30am (through Bosvigo CC) £3 per family 0-5 yrs

Tregony Children’s Centre

Let’s Get Messy 9.30am – 11.00am Fun creative activities for 0-5 Term Time Only BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Malabar Children’s Centre:

WILD 9.30am - 12.30pm A group for young parents/carers under 23 and their children For more information please call 01872 277068 Cornwall Natural Parenting & Slingmeet. 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Every 2nd Monday of each month The group is to provide more information on carrying their baby in a sling. Find them on Facebook: Cornwall Natural Parenting and Slingmeet"- Parent Lead Group Carnon Downs, Sunbeams Parent and Toddler Group 10-12pm £2.50 over 1’s, free for under 1’s Contact Sheila 01872 863975

Tuesday

Stay @ Play Probus 9.15-10.45am term time only Probus CP School £3 per family Contact Tania Williams 01726 882647 Perranporth Children’s Centre Parent and Baby Group; 10-11.30am 0-18mnths. FREE Emma Oakes 07790266262 St. Pauls’ Children’s Centre (Archbishop Benson School site) Toddlergroup/messyplay £1.50

Malabar Children’s Centre

Little Learners 10.00am – 11.30am A variety of Early Years Foundation Stage planned activities for 20 months to 5 years. Younger siblings welcome WEEKLY BOOKING

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Trelander Children’s Centre

Tregolls Children Centre

Wednesday

Malabar Children’s Centre,

Breastfriends 11.00am - 1.00pm Breastfeeding Support Group

Mt Hawke Toddler Group MH WI Hall, 10-12pm, 0-3yrs, £2 per family, 50p siblings Contact 01209 890479 BookStart Rhymetimes Truro Library Last Wed of month 10-11am St Agnes Library 2.30-3.30pm Stay and Play, 10-12pm, Miners & Mechanics Institute, St Agnes Truro Baptist Church Toddler Group 9.15-11am, £2.50

Malabar Children’s Centre

Little Cooks 10.00am – 11.15am A Creative Nutritional Cooking Course for you and your toddler- 4 Week Course BOOKING ESSENTIAL Check dates Toy Library 10.30am – 4.30pm For more information please call 01872 277068 Baby Clinic 1.00pm – 3.30pm Baby weighing and Health Visitor advice, play session available

Trelander Children’s Centre

Breastfeeding Workshop 9.30am – 11.30am BOOKING ESSENTIAL through your Midwife on 01872 354319 St Paul’s Children Centre Baby Massage 1.30pm- 2.30pm 6 week course Term time only BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check dates

Baby Rhythm & Rhyme 11.00 – 12.00pm A fun and musical way of communicating with pre-walkers 6 week course Term time only BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Check dates Childminder Drop In 9.30am – 11.30am Come along to use the Playroom and outdoor area, bring some fruit for snack. Check dates Developmental Health Checks 2.30pm 4.30pm Developmental health checks for 3 – 4 months, 7 - 9 months & 2 year olds. To book a place please call your Health Visitor 01872 354326

Friday

Stay and Play, 10-12pm, Miners & Mechanics Institute, St Agnes Chacewater Methodist Parent & Toddler Chacewater Bowling Club, 9.30-11.30am. Baby weighing scales available. Helen 01872 562920/07964 751024 Sunbeams Parent & Toddler Group 10-12pm Carnon Downs £2.50 over 1’s, free for under 1’s Contact Sheila 01872 863975 Blackwater Stay and Play I9-10.30am term time only In Blackwater CP school Contact Holly 01872 553798 Free Jason Thomas Performing Arts 12-12.30pm 18 months+ Mallets Ope Victoria Square Truro £4 Contact Jason 01872 276365 Truro Baptist Church Toddler Group 9.15-11am, £2.50

Trelander Children’s Centre

Tower Tots Probus Church 2nd, 4th, 5th Thurs 1.45-3pm FREE 01726 882495 Little Lights 1st,3rd, Thurs, 1.453pm 01726 882495

Little Learners 10.00am – 11.30am A variety of Early Years Foundation Stage planned activities for 20 months to 4 years. Younger siblings welcome WEEKLY BOOKING Labour Workshop 2.00pm – 4.30pm Booking Essential through your Midwife 01872 354319

Truro High Nursery Parent and Toddler 1.45-3pm £2.50 per family 0-3yrs Contact Tracey 01872 242916

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Truro Baptist Church Baby Club 9.30-11am, £1.50 donation Porthtowan Toddler Group (Village Hall) 1.30-3.30pm (fortnightly group) Kenwyn Church Parent & Toddler Group. Kenwyn Church 2-3.30pm Free

Trelander Children’s Centre

Toddler Music & Movement 1.30pm – 3.00pm An enjoyable session for toddlers with a variety of music and movement activities 6 week course BOOKING ESSENTIAL Check dates

Truro Baptist Church Dad’s Group 9.30am–12.00pm 1st Saturday of each month

Trelander Community Centre

Trelander Saturday Cafe 10.00am – 12.00pm 2nd Saturday of each month

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The Park Centre 01326 312493

Mosaic 1:00pm - 2:30pm A multi-cultural group for parents with children under 5.

Lighthouse Centre, 01326 312493 YMWA Young Mums Will Achieve A group for young mums and pregnant young women between 14 and 19 years. Free travel, free onsite crèche, free lunch and refreshments. Term time only 9:30am - 4:00pm Book a place, contact Rachel Marks on 07990 567530 or 0845 2232567 rachel.marks@ st-austell.ac.uk Jubilee Wharf Centre 01326 312493 Happy Healthy Families 1:30pm - 3:00pm 6th January - 24th February Top tips on how to get more active with your child and its importance in supporting healthy development. Family Learning Centre at Penryn College 10:00am - 12:00pm Bump to Breast Drop in support for new and existing breastfeeding mums. Mums to be welcome. Contact Jen on 0791 719562 or Issy 07928 104251.

Tuesday

Perranarworthal Pre Sch Baby/Toddler Group, Village Hall Perranwell Station 9.30-11.30am £2 per child £1 sibling Contact Tracey 07778380785 Mylor Bridge Baby & Toddler Group Ord Strattor Pavillion 10am. Just turn up

The Park Centre Support for families with additional needs 9.30-11.30am Lighthouse Centre

Continued Feeding Group. This is a group for mums that are continuing to breast feed. 10:00am-1:00pm This group will run on the LAST Tuesday every month. Contact Jen on 07971 719562. NCT Antenatal Courses From where to give birth to knowing when your contractions are really getting underway. Book a place call NCT on 0844 243 6987.

Live Wires 1.00 - 2.00pm A group for mums and babies 0-12 months. Simple play ideas for you and your baby. Singing each week. All welcome. For further information. Toy Library at Mylor Baby & Toddler Group 9:30am - 11:30am Ord Statter Pavilion, Mylor

Wednesday

Little Angels Parents & Toddler Group, Salvation Army, Brook St, 9.30-11.30am £1.50 per family, Term time only. Contact Alison 01326 314567/078779076 Acorns parent and toddler group Highway Comm Centre, Penryn 9.3011.30am £1.50 per child; £1 siblings, snack

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Falmouth Toy Library Open during Half Terms 9:30am - 11:30am Bongo Babes A music group for 0-2 years (nursery rhymes old and new, other rhymes, world music and classical for good measure!) This is a drop in group run by parents which runs during term time only. 1:30pm - 2:30pm £2.00 per family

Friday

Mawnan Toddlers MCA Hall, 1-3pm £1.50 per child, 50p sibling TO Contact Bridget 01326 250257

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Falmouth Toy Library 9:30am - 11:30am CAPTAIN Come alive, play together and inspire new parents (Falmouth and Penryn Parents Group) 1:00pm - 3:00pm Learn new skills from face painting, baking, first aid to ICT and sewing; We also fundraise and organise fun events for all the family to come and enjoy. Midwife Parent Craft Labour Workshop Classes 2:00pm - 4:30pm You need to be 28 weeks or over to attend. Please book with the Children’s Centre in advance to ensure a place by telephoning 01326 312493. Midwife Living with Baby Classes 1:00pm - 3:00pm Informative sessions with the midwives, focusing on bathing, feeding and bonding. You need to be 28 weeks or over to attend. Please book with the Children’s Centre in advance to ensure a place by telephoning 01326 312493.

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Thursday

Bongo Babes 10:30am - 11:30am An active music group for under five year olds. A drop in group run by parents during term time only £2.00 per family

Bluebird Support Group 10am - 12pm A free post natal support group with free crèche facilities. Book a place on contact on 01326 312493 Child Health Clinic 10-12.00pm Falmouth Health Centre baby/toddler weigh in Here’s Looking at You 24-36 months 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Must book

Acorns parent and toddler group Highway Com Centre, Penryn 9.30-11.30am £1.50 per child; £1 siblings, snack

The Park Centre

Here’s Looking at You Little One Course (12 - 24 months) 1:00pm - 3:00pm how they are expressing themselves 6 week courses. Bookings only.

Lighthouse Centre

YMWA Young Mums Will Achieve Term time only 9:30am - 4:00pm Book a place, contact Rachel Marks 07990 567530 or 0845 2232567 rachel.marks@ st-austell.ac.uk Cornwall One Parent Support (COPS) For one parent families. 10:30am - 12:00pm Ring Liz to find out more on 01726 65417 Bump to Breast Post Natal Support Annie Fearn, Children’s Centre Play Supervisor in attendance for extra support 10:30am - 12:30pm Falmouth Health Centre 01326 430050

SEEDS Project 10:00am - 12:00pm A drop-in session for families exploring nature, growing vegetables and foraging for food, healthy cooking and discussing local community issues. Contact 07780 468945 seedscornwall@gmail. com Facebook ‘The Seeds Project’

Jubilee Wharf Centre

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Lighthouse Centre

Lighthouse Dads - For all dads and their children Breakfast between 9:00am 10:00am All dads welcome. Session runs from 9:00am - 12:30pm. Meeting at the Lighthouse Centre on the 25th January 2014

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Clubs and Classes Monday:

Helston, & Penzance Ocean Academy of Dance 3.45-4.15pm ballet (3.5-5yrs), 4.45-5.15pm tap (from age 4 yrs), Helston Community College, South Site Creation Station The Old Cattle Market, Helston; Little Exlporers (18mnths-5yrs) 10-10.45am; Baby Discover (6mnths-18 mnths) 11.15-12pm Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Monkey Music Chacewater village hall. Music classes throughout morning from 9.15am for babies from 3 months - 4 years (www.monkeymusic.co.uk for full timetable) Creation Station All Saints Church Hall, Highertown Little Explorers (18mnths-5yrs), 10.15-11am; Baby Discover (6mnths-18mnths) 11.30-12.15pm Minnows Tale, National Maritime Museum 11-11.30, just turn up Falmouth Art Gallery, Little Fingers Age 2-5yrs 12th May, 16th June FREE Booking needed Make and take workshops, Princess Pavillion, Falmouth 28th May 10.30am and 2pm £4, all material provided (worry dolls) Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Truro; Carnon Downs Baby and pre-school (adult in water) Carnon Downs

Tuesday:

Helston & Penzance Jo Longs Children’s Fitness: Praa Sands Community Hall; 3.45-4.30pm Zumba for children age 4-7 Music and Movement with Jiggely Jane: Mullion Primary School,1.15-2.15pm. £2.50, 50p siblings Baby Loves Fitness: Little Merlins Community Centre, Helston. 9.30-10.20am The Yummy Mummy Workout (play area for little one’s) 10.40-11.25am Kangaroo Fitness Workout whilst pregnant or wearing your baby in a wrap/ carrier

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Hayle / St Ives Creation Station Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle, 1010.45am Little Explorers for 15mths – 5yrs, Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Embrace Dance Fitness Zumba Ma & Me 9.30-10.30am Highway Church community Centre, Penryn (childcare for your toddler whilst you workout) Falmouth Art Gallery. Little Fingers Age 2-5 yrs 3rd June. FREE Booking needed Creation Station Arts and Crafts Sessions Ponsanooth Hall, Little Explorers (18mnths-5yrs), 10.15-11am; Baby Discover (6mnths-18mnths), 11.30-12.15pm Little Waves Story Reading: Hall for Cornwall 10.30am FREE Cornwall Yoga Centre, Truro Pregnancy Yoga 10.4512.15pm, Mum and Baby Yoga 12.30-1.30pm; Toddler/ preschool 2pm-3pm; family yoga 5pm-6pm Gillies Babies, Baby massage 11am & 2pm, Idless Mill, Truro Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Carnon Downs

Wednesday

Helston & Penzance Jo Longs Children’s Fitness: St Pirans Hall, Goldsithney 4.00-4.40pm Zumba for children; 4.45-5.30pm 8-11yr olds Baby Loves Fitness: Scout HQ, Boscawen Park CP, Malpas, Truro 9.30-10.20am The Yummy Mummy Workout (play area for little one’s) 10.35-11.25am The Yummy Mummy Workout (play area for little one’s) 11.45-12.30pm Kangaroo Fitness Workout whilst pregnant or wearing your baby in a wrap/ carrier Hayle / St Ives Linguanauts 1:30-2:30pm in Phillack Church Hall, age group 0-4 inclusive Monkey Music: Paradise Park, Music classes throughout morning from 10am for babies from 3 months-4 years (www.monkeymusic.co.uk for full timetable) Toddle Tate Porthmeor Studios, 10-15-11.15am. Must book Monday before. FREE Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Todlins music and dance, sing and sign The Tolmen Centre Constantine 9.30am, drop in, pay as you go Chloe@ todlins.co.uk: Facebook Todlins or 07977418566 Princess Pavillion Falmouth Little Blooms: A garden adventure for toddlers 11.15am £4 or book 5 and get 6th free. Make and take workshops: 28th h May 10.30am and 2pm £4, all material provided (nose masks) Embrace Dance Fitness Lil Starz Kids Dance Class 3.454.30pm Mawnan Cricket Club

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Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Truro; Carnon Downs Baby and pre-school (adult in water) Gillies Babies Pregnancy Yoga 4pm & 6.15pm, Idless Mill, Truro

Thursday

Helston & Penzance Todlins music and dance, sing and sign: Helston FC 10am, drop in, pay as you go Chloe@todlins.co.uk: Facebook Todlins or 07977418566 Ocean Academy of Dance: 3.45-4.30pm Jazz (from age 4yrs), Helston Community College, South Site Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Embrace Dance Fitness Legs Bums and Tums ma & me, 9.30-10.30amDracaena Centre, Falmouth. Pre Natal Yoga 5.30-6.30pm Highway Community Centre, Penryn Molly Music Scout Hut, Boscawen Park, Malpass Rd, Truro, TR1 1SG. Throughout the morning from 9.30am for babies to 4 years. (www.mollymusic.co.uk for full timetable) Monkey music Truro Community Library. Music classes throughout morning from 9.15am for babies from 3 months - 4 years. The Zed Shed, Jubliee Wharf. Penryn. Music classes throughout afternoon from 1.30pm for babies from 3 months - 4 years. See www.monkeymusic.co.uk for full timetable Falmouth Art Gallery, Little Fingers Age 2-5yrs 1st May. FREE. Booking needed Cornwall Yoga Centre Truro. Pregnancy Yoga 5.306.30pm Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Carnon Downs, Baby and preschool (adult in water) Carnon Downs Hayle / St Ives Creation Station Art and Craft sessions Scout Hut, Carbis Bay; Little Explorers (18mnths-5yrs), 10-10.45am; Baby Discover (6mnths-18mnths) 11.15-12pm

Friday

Helston & Penzance Creation Station, 10-10.45am Little Explorers for 18 mnths – 5 yrs Hope Church, Alverton Penzance Monkey Music: The Old Cattlemarket, Helston. Music classes throughout morning from 9.35am for babies from 3 months - 4 years. See www.monkeymusic.co.uk for full details Movement & Music with Jiggely Jane; Mullion Primary School, 2.30-3.15pm £1.50, 50p siblings

Hut, Penpol Lane, 10am and 11am drop in, pay as you go Chloe@todlins.co.uk: Facebook Todlins or 07977418566 Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Monkey Music: Truro Community Library. Music classes throughout afternoon from 1.40pm for babies from 3 months - 4 years. See www.monkeymusic.co.uk for full timetable Toddler Tango. Hall for Cornwall 10.15-11.15am age 2-4 yrs £5 Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Truro; Carnon Downs

Saturday

Helston & Penzance Teresa Blee Dance School 9.15-10.00am Modern & Tap (age 4+), 11-11.30am, Ballet, (age 2.5+ ), The Andrew Hall, Helston. 11.15-12.00 ballet (4.5+years), 1.15-2.00pm Ballet (age 5+) Parc Eglos School, Helston Jo Longs Children’s Fitness The Old Cattle Market Helston, 9.45-10.25am Zumba for children age 4-6yrs; 10.30-11.10am aged 7-10yrs; 11.15-12pm Bokwa & Zumba age 10-13yrs Ocean Academy of Dance 9.00-9.30am mother and babies ballet (from 2yrs); 9.30-10am and 10-10.30am ballet (3.5-5yrs), 10.30-11am modern (3.5-5yrs), Helston Community College, South Site Freestyle Swim Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Helston Redruth / Camborne HEARTLANDS, Little Kitchen Magicians 9.45am for 75mins age 2-5 yrs. 26th April; 3rd May; 10th May; 17th May; 24th May; 7th June; 14th June; 21st June; 28th June; 5th July; 12th July; 19th July Falmouth/Penryn & Truro areas Embrace Dance Fitness Rhythm & Rascals Parent/Toddler, 9.45-10.45am Emmanuel Baptist Church, Falmouth Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim age 3+ small groups and 1:1 Falmouth; Carnon Downs Cornwall Yoga Centre. Truro Pregnancy Yoga 10.1511.15; Yoga for early pregnancy 11.30-12.30pm

Sunday

Helston & Penzance Freestyle Swim School Learn to swim- baby/preschool (adult in water) Helston

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Children's Activities at With ample indoor and outdoor space, sweeping lawns and an adventure playground, there’s plenty on offer to keep the children engaged and entertained. We also offer a children’s menu in The Garden Room.

MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOPS

Make & Take workshops are creative, educational and quite simple: learn to make something and then take it home. There is a morning (10.30am) and an afternoon session (2pm) All materials provided. £4 per child

LITTLE BLOOMS

Garden Adventures for Toddlers

Every Wednesday during term time. Toddlers discover the secrets of gardening at Gyllyngdune Gardens. Lots Monday 26 May 10.30am & 2pm - Worry Dolls. of fun activities in these allMake your worry dolls, place them under your pillow weather workshops for under and no more worries! 5s, focusing on nature and the environment. Bring a pair of wellies and Wednesday 28 May 10.30am & 2pm - Nose Masks. suitable clothes for outdoor activities. 11.15am £4 per session or buy five sessions in advance and get sixth session free. Have fun and surprise your friends and family with these amazing nose masks. (Under 5s only — please provide the age of your child when booking.)

FEADON FARM WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

BABY MASSAGE

Monday 26 May - Join wildlife ranger, Gary Zammit as he introduces a selection of our native wildlife. This is an excellent opportunity to discover more about the fascinating animals around us. £4 per child (accompanying adults free). 4-5pm

Learn a simple massage routine for your baby in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our Garden Room. The course is open to all parents and carers with babies who are pre-walkers. Please bring a yoga mat, a big towel and oil for massage (baby oil or natural almond oil). 40 minutes sessions, starting at 10:00 am in the Garden Room.

Box office t: 01326 211222 www.tempusleisure.org.uk Address 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AR

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Toddlers: The tears and the tantrums Toddlers strive to be independent but they can also find it frustrating; demonstrating determined independence to helplessness or refusal! They want to please but also test the limit, and feel a sense of power to match their emerging independence. Who’s had the screaming toddler in the supermarket, church, in a queue, on a walkway, in the car, on a plane? I can put my hand up to all of those and I have the stress lines on my face to show it. (Give limited choices; Be playful; get the toddler started on the task to be done)

However, … Option 1: No means no! Don’t give in to unreasonable demands but do choose your battles carefully. Be clear about what the boundaries are in your family and as they say “don’t sweat the small stuff”. If you are happy to give your child sweets at the checkout, just reinforce that they ask properly. A tantrum is not an acceptable form of communication when asking for sweets! Be very careful that you don’t reward tantrums or other forms of undesirable behaviour.

Helpful tips to manage the tantrum! Preparation. Some need to know ahead of time what will be happening if its not part of the daily routine (or sometimes even if it is!). Keep them well informed about big events such as moving house, going to the doctors. Make sure their basic needs are met: not tired or hungry. So many tantrums seem to happen in public! This is the time when as parents we feel the most vulnerable…You’re thinking “Oh dear, an audience” and your toddler will learn this is peak time to get what he wants depending on how you react. Its time to consider your options! (Are you nodding to this one?) Deep breath, but don’t be embarrassed…we’ve all been there! Don’t give in to the tuts and the glare. Someone in that supermarket, has great empathy! Keep calm. Why are they having a tantrum? Is there anything reasonable that you can do? Boredom or seeking attention? If so give it!

Option 2: Ignore it. Well, yes fine at home, not so good in the supermarket Option 3: Distraction. This works really well for young children or if they are bored and simply wanting stimulation. It has been known to work on adults too! Option 4: This is real. Its happening! Don’t try to reason with your toddler but you could try empathy. “I can see that you’re tired (angry, upset)…” And when it’s over…Be available to help your child reconnect with the world. Talk it through in simple language. Re-enforce the positive aspect that they have calmed down Find words that express the feelings “I know you were really angry that you couldn’t have the sweets. Tomorrow is sweetie day” Written by Kate Elliott-Cannon, Early Years Development Manager, YMCA Cornwall

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Tots About I’m a firm believer that a child will monitor their own food intake and therefore I don’t get too concerned that some meals are more successful than others as over the course of a week, I’m sure they will at the very least have eaten enough calories. What I’m not so sure about is the quality of those calories! And as I start to scrutinize their intake, I realize that my 5 year old son appears to be ingesting nothing but cereals. He can quite easily polish off two bowls of cereal at breakfast yet when it comes to the home cooked evening meal, I’m lucky if its two spoonfuls!

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big improvement in my runs when I start the day off properly, rather than having a couple of oatcakes in the car. A high energy smoothie needs fruit for carbs and also benefits from a dose of healthy protein, such as ground seeds and is always a winner with the children. written by Vickie Hugh-Jones with a little help from her tots

So, if breakfast is his main meal then it’s time to make it as nutritious as possible. I’ve been doing a bit of running lately and have noticed a

The ‘Not so Smooth’ Smoothie Ingredients ½ cup milk or milk substitute (almond, soya, rice, oat) ½ cup fruit juice with no added sugar ½ banana ½ cup frozen berries 2 tablespoons ground seed mix (eg. Linseed, flaxseed, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame) I like my smoothie to be ‘rough round the edges’ so I don’t bother pre-grinding my seeds and just blend all the ingredients together but if you’re looking to disguise the seeds from unsuspecting little ones then they are easy to grind using a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder.

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JO LO FITNESS also offer adult classes please see their advert for contact details on page 18

Creation Station May Half Term week: Tuesday 27th Family Fun Session for 18m -11yrs Old Cattle Market HELSTON 1-2pm All sessions must be Pre-Booked and are £5 for 1st Child and £2.50 for siblings

FALMOUTH ART GALLERY- LITTLE FINGERS 10.30am Age 2-reception May- Thurs 1st/ Mon 12th June- Tues 3rd/ Mon16th Book a place for child and accompanying adult on 01326 313863. Sessions are free. 'A happy mix of making, doing, music, stories and more!

CORNWALL YOGA CENTRE TRURO also offer adult classes, general yoga and specialized yoga, FREE EVENT TODDLER YOGA 6th MAY 2-3.30pm please see their advert for contact details on page 8

EMBRACE DANCE FITNESS offer a variety of adult classes in particular Zumba. Please see their advert on page 8 for contact details

Kernow Birth Friendly, affordable antenatal classes with small groups. Classes offered in West Cornwall or in home. Also post baby support and birth pool hire. All structured and delivered by a qualified midwife and mum.

Dates for diary 2014 26th April Porthleven Food Festival 26th April Trevithick Day, Camborne 2nd/5th May St Agnes Bolster Festival 5th May St Ives May Day 8th May Helston Flora Day 9th/10th May The Big Produce Market, Truro 10th/17th May Fowey Festival of words & music 10th/17th May St Ives Literature Festival 23rd May/1st June Fal River Festival 26th/31st May Pendennis Cup 26th May Pirates on the Prom, Penzance 5th/7th June Royal Cornwall Show 14th June Murdoch Day, Redruth 21st/29th June Golowan Festival, Penzance 27th/29th June Golowan Maritime Festival 29th June The Grand Day Out, Family Fun Day, Royal Cornwall showground 4th/19th July Lafrowda Festival 14th July Stithians Agricultural Show

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Tots Feet

by Kate Harrington Happy Little Soles

One of the big milestones we all look forward to as parents is our little one starting to learn to walk. However before you rush out for those first shoes it is worth taking the time to consider what is going on in those precious feet. Each little foot is amazing, there are 26 bones, 19 muscles, 107 ligaments plus an array of delicate blood vessels, nerves and tissue fibres all working together to control its movement. Bones start out as soft cartilage and it isn’t until the child reaches adulthood that the foot is fully developed. This means that a child’s foot is very susceptible to moulding and damage and the right footwear is vital.

In fact medical experts worldwide now agree that the less time a child spends in shoes the better and that we leave it as long as possible before putting our new walker into their first shoes. Barefoot walking is the very best thing for healthy foot development; however it isn’t always practical in our cold and wet climate. So when you are finally ready for shoes, what should you look for? A child’s shoe should be lightweight and with a flexible sole to mimic barefoot walking. The shoe should have a wide toe box to give lots of wriggle room. The shoe should be shaped like a child’s foot which isn’t just a scaled down version of an adults foot but much more triangular in shape. Even when they have shoes you should encourage them to walk barefoot as much as possible. Children very instinctively and naturally want to be barefoot, how many of us have despaired over the discarded socks that litter the house or the shoes lost after being thrown out of the pushchair? So whenever the ground is safe enough let them roam as nature intended and celebrate their barefoot instincts!

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First Aid Facts

Information Sheet 1

Fever & Temperatures Babies and Children often suffer with high temperatures, which can cause parents concern and children discomfort. It can also be a sign of serious illness so acting fast and escalating your concern is vital. Cornwall Resus talk you through the do’s and don'ts and offer some expert advice: 1. Try not to over or under dress your baby, generally young babies require 2 additional layers of clothing to adults. (i.e. a vest and a blanket extra to normal day clothes) 2. Never put your baby to bed in their day clothes, they can be too restrictive and easily overheat. 3. Always check their tummy or back when assessing if they are hot. This is a better indicator of core temperature. 4. Blue or cold hands and feet don’t always mean your baby /child is cold- it can often be a sign their temperature is rising so always check with a thermometer. 5. Tympanic (ear) thermometers are not reliable in under one year olds. They can also be expensive. A simple under arm digital thermometer is reliable and cheap. 6. Normal temperature is 36-37 degrees Celsius, anything persistantly above or below this needs to be monitored. Normal temperature varies in different age groups, it is always best to seek medical attention if you are worried.

8. Give regular fluids. Breast milk if the baby is breast fed. 9. Give a child's dose (if old enough) of either Paracetamol or Ibuprofen for discomfort or distress but not for the sole reason of reducing the temperature. 10. Monitor for signs of dehydration: sunken fontenelle, sunken eyes, dry mouth or a reduced amount of urine output. 11. Seek further help if your baby / child develops a rash, appears less well, the temperature lasts more than 5 days, or they have a decreased fluid intake. MOST IMPORTANTLY seek medical help if you are worried, parents have a natural instinct when their child is ill, don’t be afraid to act on it! Cornwall Resus are experts in Baby & Child First Aid and Life Saving training. t: 07503 834185 www.cornwallresus.co.uk www.facebook.com/CornwallResus

7. Tepid sponging is NOT recommended , reduce clothing and allow your baby or child to cool down naturally.

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