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IN THIS ISSUE January/February 2023 Familiesonline.co.uk Education Early
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Welcome

Happy New Year from all of us here at Families! We wish you the very best for the months ahead.

It’s hard for everyone to keep New Year’s resolutions – especially children. Download our free colour-in Reward Chart which may help to keep your children engaged.

Whilst everyone feels like hibernating in winter, getting outside is good for us so, to motivate you, we’ve got some ideas for seasonal family activities as well as some projects which will help welcome more wildlife to your garden. And, once you’re back indoors? We have some great ideas for making family nights in special.

Finally, in this issue, we have Britannica Magazine subscriptions and other goodies to giveaway! Apply inside the magazine. By doing so, you’ll also ensure you receive our digital magazine with lots more content and goodies on offer.

“Laughs all round are guaranteed. It really is a lot of fun” Seeing Dance

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In this issue 4 6 9 11 12 14 17 20 21 22 23 24 26 CONTENTS
Motionhouse
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Get in touch Competition winners from our September/October issue Congratulations to all our winners. You can find a list HERE
Clubs, classes & activities Charity News Education Early years Dangerous things (you should let your child do) Family batch cooking Health
Make your garden a haven for wildlife Winter make’n’do’s Love craft Family night in Celebrating Lunar New Year What’s On

Clubs, Classes & Activities

Rugbytots

Learn catching, passing & kicking skills. Ages 2-7. Tel: 07842 831450.

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BilinguaSing Song-filled Spanish & French for little ones! Email bilinguasing.com Tel: 07539 863024

Football Funatics Fun football coaching for children aged 4-13. Tel: 07931 455093 Email

Theatretrain

Fun-packed, highenergy classes in singing, acting and dance. Ages 6-18.

Gra Na Rince

Kids’ Irish dancing classes in Selly Oak and Redditch. Contact Louise 07790 876345 Email

Pyjama Drama

Imaginative play classes for children filled with songs and drama. Email. Tel: 07776 837908

Solihull Young Dancers

Ballet and Tap Lessons. Classes from age 2½. Tel: Kate 07722 732678

The Chocolate Shed Chocolate making parties and workshops for chocoholics of all ages. Email

S4 Swim School holiday courses designed to boost your child’s swimming development.

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Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 5 ACTIVITIES S4 Swim School S4 Swim Intensive - School holiday swim courses to give your child a real boost with their swimming development: Max of 5 swimmers per group; On-going swimmer assessment; Taught the S4 way, producing swimmers with technical ability; Consistent professional approach at all venues. FIND OUT MORE WIN a Rush family pass Parties don’t get much bouncier than at Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham! 35,000 square feet of activities! Answer to WIN a Rush 90-minute Family Pass for four. How big is Rush Birmingham? a) 25,000 sqft b) 30,000 sqft c) 35,000 sqft ENTER HERE by Weds 1st Feb. T&Cs apply. Home from Home with Chilly Powder Do you prefer winter or summer in the Alps… or both? Chilly Powder offers the perfect ski and summer holidays for families in relaxing luxury, outstanding facilities, with unrivalled inhouse childcare services. For many returning guests Chilly Powder is considered a real home from home. READ MORE Softplay Takeaway We offer softplay packages for children aged 0–12. Tel: 0161 818 4876. FIND OUT MORE
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 6 CHARITY NEWS A BETTER FUTURE STARTS HERE JUST DON’T FORGET YOUR HATS Help young minds thrive, fund vital research, and give hope to those in need. GET INVOLVED www.wearahatday.org Brain Tumour Research Registered charity number 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland) Friday 31st March 2023 REASONS TO SUPPORT
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 7 Book now at vintagetrains.co.uk The Shakespeare Express returns, running between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon, with h more dates to choose from for 2023 and time to spend in Strratford Alternatively travel from Stratfford and enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunnch with friends and family aboard a heritage steam train Edgbaston Tuition Centre | 360 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9AZ Tel: 0121 455 9211 | Email: edgbastontuitioncentre@gmail.com Facebook: /EdgbastonTuitionCentre | www.edgbastontuition.com Primary, 11 Plus and GCSE Tuition Online Lessons & Centre Lessons available � Exam Preparation � Mastery Programme � Personalized Support � Mindset Coaching � Building Confidence � Fully Qualified Trained Teachers AFFORDABLE TUITION THAT ACTUALLY GETS RESULTS!
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 8 24/7 support from a dedicated social worker Regular meetings with fellow carers The Children's Family Trust are one of the few fostering agencies that is also a registered charity, providing exceptional support services & highly competitive rates of pay for our carers. We're looking for secure, loving and reliable homes for vulnerable children and young people to thrive in. If this is you, you'll enjoyCould you FOSTER a child or young person? Contact us TODAY for a chat with our friendly team 0300 111 1945 Comprehensive & ongoing training www.thecft.org.uk Events for the entire family A range of benefits from discounts to tailored & specialised support Highly competitive rates of pay FOSTERING Make a difference - Become a family that fosters Every year, thousands of children are placed in the care of the local authority; their early experiences are often marred by poverty, abuse and lack of opportunity. Every day, The Children’s Family Trust place these vulnerable children with highly skilled, loving foster families that operate for those who need a safe environment to thrive. Find out: • How to become a foster family • How to choose a type of fostering that suits your family • How your own children could be impacted by the change Click HERE to read more. Start your fostering journey with us. Get in touch on 0300 111 1945.
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 9 EDUCATION
online
tutoring
you
results? READ MORE Getting the best from online tutoring
With Covid and the move to
platforms,
has become more accessible, with more options and opportunities available. As a result, over fifteen percent of UK children are now receiving private tuition. But how can
get the best
In May, Year 2 (KS1) and Year 6 (KS2) pupils will
their SATS exams.
very first day at school, children are being trained to be able to perform in preparation for these assessments.
what support can you give at home? READ MORE SATS: getting in the know
take
Yet, from their
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Selly Oak Nursery School ADMISSIONS OPEN Our experienced and highly quali ed teaching team provide a creative, inclusive and engaging curriculum. ‘OUTSTANDING’ IN 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2018 A BRILLIANT INDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST SCHOOL 15 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE FOR ALL 30 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE FOR ELIGIBLE PARENTS Tel: 0121 4721700 Email: enquiry@sellyoak-nur.bham.sch.uk Web: www.sellyoak-nur.bham.sch.uk Address: 26 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BP BOOK A VISIT TODAY! PARKING AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS

Top children’s book picks for 2023

Plan some great reading for your child with our children’s book suggestions, all just published or due to be published this year.

DJ Baby

Funky novelty board book featuring spinning record turntables! Ages 1+.

Ten Little Bugs Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story - perfect for sharing. Ages 3-5.

Grandad’s Pride

Beautiful follow-up to Grandad’s Camper, filled with heart and purpose. Ages 3-6.

The Library Fish Learns to Read

Charming picture book about the unusually literary fish. Ages 4-8.

Weird but true! 2023

National Geographic annual loaded with brain bending facts and photos. Ages 7-10.

A Dragon Realm Adventure

Special World Book Day story (£1) in the actionpacked series. Ages 8+.

Dave Pigeon Bookshop Mayhem

Special World Book Day story (£1) - a funny, joyful romp. Ages 6+.

Valentine Crow & Mr Death

Distinctive, warm and funny. From highlyacclaimed Jenni Spangler. Ages 9+.

Yetis are the Worst!

Gilbert the Goblin’s new adventure – finding the legendary yeti. Ages 4-8.

Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 10 EDUCATION

Tackling toddler tantrums

The ‘terrible twos’ aren’t called that for nothing! This stage of a child’s life is all about big feelings. Scientifically, it relates to the undeveloped prefrontal brain cortex meaning a child is unable to regulate their own emotions.

What is a tantrum?

Tantrums describe the state of an individual who is out of control, full of big emotions and stress hormones and unable to calm themselves down. Tantrums can happen right into adulthood but adults learn to self-soothe.

Toddlers don’t possess these skills yet. They are not being naughty or manipulative, they are simply being toddlers. Tantrums are a normal and exceedingly common feature of child development. Research has found that nearly nine in ten children between 18 months and 2 years regularly have tantrums, with most having at least one a day, lasting on average between thirty and sixty seconds (although it is not uncommon for them to occur far more frequently and last for much longer).

‘No’ to the naughty step

Contrary to popular belief, ignoring, shaming or punishing tantrums can make a toddler’s behaviour much worse. These approaches ignore a child’s difficult underlying feelings and don’t resolve the cause

or help the toddler regulate their behaviour. Experts have discovered just how much infant brains are affected by the level of parental care they receive. With nurturing attention, the part of their brains responsible for regulating emotion become better connected as they grow.

READ MORE

Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 11 EARLY YEARS
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Dangerous things (you should let your child do)

Let them experience ‘age-appropriate risk’ under adult supervision AT ALL TIMES. Research shows that it’s essential for a balanced childhood.

Use power tools

The use of a power tool is an important life skill that is good to learn early.

Spend an hour blindfolded

Challenge your child to live blindfolded – it’s fun and builds empathy.

Play with fire

It’s best children learn about fire safely with you.

Throw rocks

Children can’t resist throwing - and it can be managed safely.

Use a pocketknife

A life skill that develops with experience, whittling is a fun introduction.

Climb a tree

Another irresistible urge for children - fun and beneficial when done safely.

Blow

up a bottle of coke

A classic science experiment which is spectacular - but messy!

Play conkers

This ancient British game can be safely played if done correctly.

Use a bow and arrow

Though potentially hazardous, it’s great for developing situational awareness.

Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 12 PARENTING

Family meals made easier

What is batch cooking?

Cooking multiple meals at one time and then storing for later use.

Food is cooked in a ‘batch’, then stored in airtight containers. Meals are stored in portions for ease.

Batch cooking often involves doubling, tripling or quadrupling ingredients.

What you need

Intro to

Benefits of batch cooking

Saves money - buying food in bulk is cheaper. Saves time – you don’t need to cook every evening.

You are cooking when you want to and not when you have to.

It’s healthier as you always have a tasty nutritious meal on hand.

Top tips

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Big pans - you’re cooking bulk so ensure you have enough big pans to cope. Large mixing bowls to bring all those ingredients together. Storage containers and resealable freezer bags. Choose the right size for your family. Labels. Keep track of what you’ve got and when you cooked it.
Set aside a few hours so you’re not rushed. Prepare ingredients - weighing, measuring and chopping first will make the job easier. Clean as you go and, if making several recipes at once, tidy up as you go too. Cool before you freeze; food will keep better and save fridge energy.
all ages and abilities learn how to dance like your favourite Bollywood film stars! Join today! Enrol now courses in your area Classes in the following areas: Solihull, Kings Heath, Hall Green, Great Barr, Moseley, Sutton Coldfield & Wolverhampton. For full details and timetable visit www.bollywooddreamsdance.com t: 07971 277 920 e: info@bollywooddreamsdance.com The largest Bollywood Academy in the West Midlands Fun Bollywood Dance Classes
batch cooking This 2 minute video from The Batch Lady shows exactly what you’ll need to start batch cooking freezer meals.

Best batch cooking recipes

Here’s

Very easy lasagne

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our recommendations for getting going with hearty batch cooked meals that the whole family will enjoy.
Simple method for cooking portions of homemade lasagne.
Ultimate chicken korma Mild curry suitable for even spice-averse kidsperfect for freezing.
squash balti
Macaroni cheese Classic dish made easy to batch up for the freezer. Butternut
A tasty vegetarian curry alternative.
Curried fishcakes A family favourite – with a spicy twist!
which
Big-batch bolognese
half fresh and
the
for a speedy midweek meal.
chilli
this
five-bean chilli.
Pulled chicken and black bean chilli Mexican-inspired dish
can easily be doubled and frozen.
Enjoy
freeze
other half
Five-bean
Batch-cook
vegan
Crusty cheddar pies
Designed to be made ahead and frozen.
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Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 16 DOWNLOAD REWARD CHART FOR YOUR CHILD HERE The Colour-In Reward Chart Grrreat Name: When I have coloured in all my animals, I can get my reward! ✹ Reward I will... I will... I will... Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Fill in daily behaviour targets STEP 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 ✹ Reward ✹ Reward Explain rewards your child will receive STEP 2 Tell your child when to colour in the animals! STEP 3 Motivate your child! Download our Grrreat Colour-In Reward Chart to help your child reach their behavioural or learning goals. Top tips for using a Reward Chart Be specific eg going to bed without a fuss Explain to your child exactly what’s expected of them Be reasonable about what you ask of your child Don’t forget to praise them for doing well

New online children’s physio directory

Parents wanting to locate a local children’s physiotherapist can now use an online directory launched by Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists.

The majority of children’s physiotherapists work in the NHS. Your GP can advise about local services and make a referral, if appropriate. However, some parents choose to seek advice and treatment from an independent or private physiotherapist either instead of, or to supplement, NHS care. Many children need support from a physiotherapist at some time during their childhood. This may be sought for advice and treatment relating to posture and movement or for acute injuries.

Qualified children’s physiotherapists are regulated, have additional expertise in child development and childhood conditions and the right skill base and knowledge to deliver the best care for babies and children.

Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 17 HEALTH
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Managing children’s anxiety

Be fully present

Phone alerts and notifications are constantly distracting and family members often have to compete. Being fully present with the activity or conversation we’re having with our children - without distraction - demonstrates that we value ‘real’ time together and are fully available.

Avoid fuelling anxiety

Limit screen time

Research shows that too much screen time can lead to mental health issues in children, whilst lost time interacting with family/ peers can impact their social development. Monitor screen time, ensure content is ageappropriate, communicate about inappropriate images and model healthy device habits.

Spend time in nature

Children absorb emotions like sponges and overhearing the news or emotionally-charged adult conversation can fuel their anxiety. If your child is worrying about the future, use mindfulness to bring them back to the present moment—’right here, right now, with you, all is well.’ Tell them that you love them no matter what.

Nature-deficit disorder (NDD) can contribute to higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses. But the good news is, it can easily be reversed. Spending time in nature is easier than we think: village greens, parks, commons and nature reserves abound in the UK and they provide the perfect setting for free family activities.

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Claire at Bridgemaker Mindfulness shares her top tips.

Managing children’s anxiety

Claire at Bridgemaker Mindfulness shares her top tips.

Encouraging reading

Sharing feelings

Reading is relaxing, distracting and a good alternative to screen time. A 2009 University of Sussex study found that reading can reduce stress by up to sixty eight percent. Just six minutes of relaxing into a good book can lower blood pressure and muscle tension.

Can’t fall asleep?

Children are more likely to express their feelings when they sense we are fully available. Sitting somewhere that they have to pass by when they return from being elsewhere and gently inviting them to join us can be a good start. Listen intently without moving into ‘fix-it mode.’

Enrol on a course

Creating a comforting, wind down routine can help (reading a book together, listening to soothing music). Try placing hands on the belly, breathing easily and focusing on the breath, following the gentle movement of the belly that rises and falls. For the busy mind, try counting the breath to ten (in – 1, out – 2 etc) over and over.

Mindfulness apps/recorded meditations can help adults and children to relax and unwind but nothing compares with attending a course with a qualified mindfulness teacher which teaches key mindfulness skills. However, if, despite your best intentions and care, your child’s behaviour or anxiety level becomes worrying, do seek medical advice from a GP.

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Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 20 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Make your garden a wildlife haven We all want to encourage more wildlife into our gardens and help the environment. Here are some great projects to undertake with the kids. Create a bird bath Create a DIY hedgehog feeding station Make an easy DIY bird feeder Make a nestbox Build a bee hotel Make a home for frogs and toads Create wildlife highways Build a bat box Create a mini wildlife pond
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 21 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Make ‘n’ do’s to liven up winter Take a look at our ideas for some creative activities that will keep the family busy – and outdoors during the colder months. Become a bushcraft busker Make a stick rattle Make a mud pie Have a wild sleepout Sail a DIY rainbow windsock Grow winter salad Roast chestnuts on an open fire Make a fairy door Create fake snow
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 22 VALENTINE’S DAY Love craft – creative Valentine fun Kids often like to celebrate Valentine’s Day by making something special for their parents, other family members or friends. Here are some ideas to get their creative juices flowing. Loveworm bookmark Valentine tree craft Valentine heart fridge magnet Easy torn paper heart Valentine’s Day selfie frame DIY felt heart brooch BFF heart necklace Easy friendship rocks Friendship key chain
Familiesonline.co.uk January/February 23 FAMILY FUN
night in Too dark and cold to venture out? Enjoy some special family nights in this winter with our top treat recommendations. Family dance party This Spotify playlist is sure to get the whole family up and boogying. Make a family time capsule Lay down some fab memories to rediscover in the future. Games night 15 fun games to determine the game’s champion in your house. Family bake off See who can make the best showstopper from these five easy bakes! View family videos and snapshots Get a smartphone or laptop projector and watch recorded memories! M&S ultimate family night in basket Hamper including cake baking kit, charades, treats and drink. Snack and treat recipes Crowd-pleasing movie snacks, including sticky chicken, nachos and sweet treats. BBFC movie night activity packs Liven up movie night with these great accompanying activity packs for kids. DIY ice cream sundae bar Build your own family ice cream sundae bar - a certain crowd pleaser!
Family

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year festivities are returning to the Birmingham area this January. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.

How can we celebrate it?

There are many ways to get children involved:

• making and putting up decorations in your home;

• giving small gifts of tea, fruit or sweets to friends and family;

• watching traditional lion or dragon dances.

Parade around

The main weekend of celebrations will be 20–22 January in Birmingham City Centre.

The popular Lunar New Year Festival show will be on Sunday 22 January in the Arcadian Centre from midday.

Lion dancing

See the incredible CLF Lion Dance Team in the Bullring and Grand

Central on Saturday 21 January where a huge celebration is planned in association with Birmingham Hippodrome. Keep an eye on their Instagram pages for full details.

At 3pm the lion will dance its way along the Great Western Arcade blessing each shop with good luck and prosperity!

Feast your eyes on Chinatown

Here are my top options for a family feast:

Chung Ying on the edge of Chinatown.

Ming Moon Birmingham a buffet style restaurant again found in the heart of the action.

Café Soya is a buzzing little venue amongst people in the know!

Minmin Noodle Bar, Aston on arrival you will be greeted by the impressive archway that announces this little piece of China READ MY FULL ARTICLE

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What’s On Out & About

All events are subject to change so check online before visiting. Pre-booking often necessary.

Ackers Adventure, Birmingham Open daily Activities include archery, climbing, orienteering, zip wire and more.

Adventure Mini Golf, Star City Open daily

Two family-friendly brilliantly themed 18-hole ‘crazy’ golf courses.

Baddesley Clinton, Solihull Open daily Explore the great outdoors at Baddesley, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham Open Tues-Sun See Barber’s collection through different themes with fun familyfriendly activities.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park Open daily Home to a unique collection of animals from across the world.

Burntwood Alpaca & Animal Experience

Open term-time Thurs–Sun, daily school holidays VIP animal experiences, handle and feed some furry friends.

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Open most of the year: Weds–Sun A place to connect with nature on a family adventure.

Coventry Transport Museum Open daily Get involved in the family programme around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Drayton Manor Zoo, nr Tamworth Open Thur-Mon 500 animals from around the world to see including endangered species.

Dudley Zoo and Castle Open daily Hundreds of exotic animals and 11th century castle ruins.

Hatton Adventure World, Warwick 18-26 Feb Stay warm and dry with Hatton’s half term indoor activities.

Hole Farm Trekking Centre, Birmingham Booking required Hacks, riding lessons and pony mornings in the school holidays. Packwood House NT, Solihull Open daily The perfect place for a family day out.

Rush UK, Stirchley Open daily Trampoline park with over 35,000 sq ft of activities for all ages.

Sandwell Museum Service Opening hours on website

A range of sites across Sandwell mostly free to visit. Activities on offer.

Sealife Centre, Birmingham Open daily Visit the Aquarium Zones and see the

many marvellous creatures.

Selly Manor Museum, Bournville Open Tues-Fri Learn the fascinating history of Selly Manor. Family activities. Shakespeare Express Sun 12 Feb Relive the romance of the steam train era with a Valentines trip.

Tamworth Castle Open Tues–Sun (from 1st Feb) History brought to life with activities for the family.

ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum Open Weds–Sun Award-winning science museum for fun, interactive learning.

West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley See website for opening hours Safari drivethrough adventure theme park and discovery trail.

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WHAT’S ON

What’s On Entertainment

All events are subject to change so check online before visiting. Pre-booking often necessary.

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham 21–22 Jan Jurassic Live Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre 3-4 Feb

Motionhouse: Starchitects

Birmingham Repertory Theatre 23-25 Feb Tortoise and the Hare

The Core Theatre, Solihull Sat 11 Feb, Vinland, Fri 24 Feb, Pinocchio Sat 25 Feb, The Railway Children (film)

Crescent Theatre, Birmingham 13–15 Jan Cinderella

The Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull 20–22 Jan Cinderella

Lichfield Garrick Theatre Tue 21 Feb Fireman Sam Live! Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham Sun 19 Feb, Old Skool Family Disco, Tues 21 Feb The Bubble Show Sat 25 Feb, WiFi Wars

Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham 1–3 March Birmingham Savoyards present The Pirates of Penzance

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham 11-12 Feb Birmingham International Tattoo 2023.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall 8–11 Feb Beauty and the Beast Swan Theatre, Worcester Tue 31 Jan The Smartest Giant In Town

Symphony Hall: Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, Birmingham 18 Feb & 4 Mar Family Jam

Town Hall, Birmingham 10-12 Apr Hey Duggee Live

Utilita Arena, Birmingham 20–22 Jan Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 22–26 Feb Mother Goose

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