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About 8% of children in Australia have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the past, treatment for ADHD has been limited to medication. However, now it is generally accepted that the most effective treatment for ADHD should be ‘patient-centred’ and involve a range of treatments.

Director of Kindy Dance Time, Lara Gandini, says dancing in the early years has many other benefits too – and it’s a great way to promote children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. ‘Our main aim at Kindy Dance Time is to encourage and broaden a child’s love of dance,’ she said. ‘But because of our expertly-created syllabus, we’re also seeing many more advancements in their overall development.

Treatments that have been proven to be effective include behavioural therapy, psycho-education, lifestyle and diet changes – and Neurofeedback Therapy (brainwave training).

There is no one-size-fitsall approach and families should be able to make an informed choice based upon the range of treatments now available. The Perth Brain Centre focuses primarily on providing Neurofeedback Therapy in conjunction with behavioural interventions, psycho-education, lifestyle and dietary advice. Neurofeedback is recognised by The American Academy of Paediatrics to be an effective treatment for ADHD and is

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Dancing helps children learn to identify patterns and teaches them numerical concepts like sequences. It also helps with their confidence, self-esteem, social skills, listening and concentration. ‘They also learn to express emotion and imagination without vocabulary,’ said Lara. ‘Something that people don’t immediately think about when they think about dance.’ Kindy Dance Time teachers are

professionals in preschool dance, and teach from a highly acclaimed syllabus designed for children aged 2–5, which is endorsed by early years professionals such as occupational therapists and early childhood educators. ‘Our teachers share a passion for teaching dance to preschoolers and are all highly trained,’ Lara said. Programs are age-specific at Kindy Dance Time, with students divided into different age groups. Classes have themes such as ‘At the Farm’ and ‘Under the Sea’ makes them even more fun for preschoolers. ‘We also like to keep things fast-paced to keep toddlers and pre-schoolers engaged,’ said Lara. Kindy Dance Time offers classes in more than 20 Perth suburbs. Kindy A classes, for children aged 2 to 3.5, run for 30 minutes and require parent participation. Kindy B classes run for 45 minutes and cater for 3.5–5 year olds, and parents are permitted to stay and watch. For more information about Kindy Dance Time visit kindydancetime.com.au or call 1300 922 892.

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All aspects of English are covered, including reading, comprehension, spelling, grammar and writing. The maths program covers the Australian curriculum from numbers to problem solving.

Building a child’s mathematical curiosity can nurture the development of an inquisitive mind. Good questions can ignite curiosity. However, instantly providing them with answers can extinguish this flame.

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The NumberWorks’nWords learning environment is vibrant and the lessons harness the power of fun. Your child gets specialist tutors in each subject – with faceto-face individualised tuition using purposewritten software to support learning.

Scientists from the University of California claim that curiosity is the key, in that it prepares our brain for acquiring new knowledge and makes future learning more rewarding.

This encourages them to think independently and promotes the idea that not knowing the answer instantly is OK.

More enough reason to get excited about this excellent program. Become part of SEMAS Abacus math today and your child could perhaps become a SEMAS Australia

Math champ and could compete against the rest of the world.

umberWorks’nWords specialist maths and English tuition can help your child improve their confidence and skills in the core subjects – and show just how amazing they really are.

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When your child asks, ‘Why doesn’t this puzzle piece fit?’ it’s best to reply, ‘I’m not sure, can you tell me why?’

Centres across Perth can help your child to become an Abacus whiz. Not only will your child be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide faster that a calculator, they would also be able to concentrate better, solve problems, think logical, build self-esteem, enhance their learning ability and photographic memory and most important, they will learn to love maths.

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LOTE PROGRAMS including Spanish, French & Italian. Reading for toddlers, pre-schoolers RIVERTON (south)

Bernice Sandler

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FOR 2018 Special Kindy Pre-primary 3 years - Adult Small class numbers

Branches: Mount Lawley, Como Victoria Park, Subiaco, Armadale

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ance Venture provides a responsible, well-balanced dance education for students in a warm and welcoming environment. The school runs specialist programs for casual students (aged 3 upwards) and also students who wish to pursue a professional career. Many former students have progressed to professional careers in ballet, dance, teaching and theatre. All teachers are fully qualified and older students act as role models and mentors for younger students.

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Ph: 9399 2473 Mob: 0438 344 383 hgballet@hotmail.com www.hgballet.com.au

Put on your dancing shoes!

Phone: Deborah 9275 7465 www.dcballetacademy.com

Specialising in ballet (RAD exam syllabus) – with complementary classes in jazz, contemporary dance, conditioning and stretch – Dance Venture students receive solid training in dance, performance, competition and choreography. Classes are suitable for girls and boys.

Trial classes are encouraged before completing enrolment. Email renate.cumalkovs@bigpond.com or call 9354 3699 for more information – and ask about their new Adult Ballet classes!

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The fun kicks off at Auskick level, where five to eight-year-old boys and girls are introduced to the basics of the game in a family-friendly environment. Auskick continues to be the number one junior sports participation program for five to eight-year-olds in the state – all thanks to the mums, dads and volunteers who help make community-based Auskick Centres such fantastic places to be. Whether it’s a Friday night Auskick under the lights, family fun days or parents vs. kids games, clubs are a positive environment for all. Children also learn fundamental motor

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Calisthenics ...The Artistic Sport

What child doesn’t love to skip, bop and wiggle? • Jazz • Tap All ages • Hip­Hop from • Classical 18 mths • Lyrical • Musical Theatre • Acrobatics • Boys Only

skills vital for future physical activity, build their confidence and learn how to interact with other children as part of a team. All clubs are now open for registrations for the 2018 season. To find your nearest club visit www.play.afl

'THE BALLET SPECIALISTS' Casual or Vocational Programmes for Girls and Boys ‘Twinkle Toes’ – 3 years & up

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• Develop confidence and enjoy team spirit • Learn a sport that incorporates elements of dance, gymnastics, ballet, singing and acting

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Recreational & Competitive Term classes Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline & Tumbling Age - 5 years + • Accredited coaches Birthday Parties & School Holiday Programs KidSport accredited Club (If eligible receive up to $200 grant)

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Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help you and your newborn make the smooth transition from birthplace to home

irQuest’s Headquarters on Howlett Street, will be transformed from circus school to pop-up FRINGE WORLD Festival venue from Thursday to Sunday nights for the first two weeks of February.

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There’s something for everyone in the CirQuest HQ FRINGE WORLD program – and for those inspired to take up circus training, CirQuest has classes for all ages from 12 February. From February 1–4, CirQuest’s own performance company will present their new original circus show Luminous at 6pm each evening and Adelaide company Vertical Insanity will perform their show Hand In Hand at 8pm.

Call Claire on 0451 847 841

by Fisticuffs at 8pm. Come support local grass-roots performers and this community circus extravaganza – visitcirquest.com.au/fringeworld

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Our Cirque classes include trapeze, aerial hoop, tumbling, juggling and more!

Classes available for toddlers to teens in our Malaga studio. Circus parties, and 'Mums and Bubs' circus classes also available.

knowledge to help you weather the ups and the downs of parenthood. Their holistic care packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Call Claire from Nurturing With a Difference on 0451 847 841 or visit nurturingwithadifference.com.au

Email kinetica.cdt@gmail.com for more information

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Develop your child Emotionally & Intellectually

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Don’t leave it any longer. Get help for your struggling reader now. This highly successful program will help. One-to-one tutoring with this teaching method will help your child excel. Mention this advert for a 20% discount on your initial assessment at participating clinics.

BOYS ONLY TAP CLASSES 2018

Jazz / Hip Hop Tap / TAPATAK Classical Acrobatics Singing & Musical Theatre

✔ Get a Head Start for Big School ✔ Ideal for 18mths to 5 years ✔ Montessori & Reggio Emilia based program Text Selvi: 0423 820 777 E: crescenteecinfo@gmail.com

Churchlands location www.crescenteec.com.au /crescenteec

All That Jazz Dance Studio established January 1993 Celebrating 25 wonderful years

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ringing your baby home is an exciting milestone, but it can also be a daunting time for families.

Their clinicians are both experts in midwifery and mental health, and can support your new family through that first crucial year together. If you’re too overwhelmed to leave the house with bub, they’ll even accompany you on your initial outings. Help is always at hand.

CirQuest kids are confident, collaborative and creative!

Offering you assessment and care from approachable clinicians with midwifery and mental health expertise

Nurturing with a difference Luckily, Nurturing with a difference (NWD) can guide you on your parenting journey – teaching you techniques for settling, feeding, bathing and bonding to helping vyou establish a routine for day and night. They can even provide overnight support.

Settling techniques Breast feeding Emotional support Learning baby’s cues Planning care including baby’s night & day time routine with overnight support if required’.

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From February 8–11, Pirateman, Michael Speranza, will be joined by a cast of talented performers to presentGlow Stick Tricks (in Space) at 6pm each night, followed

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• Contemporary • Toddler & Kindy Classes • Adult Jazz & Tap • CSTD Exams • Competitions

NOW TAKING 2018 ENROLMENTS Fiona Scott CSTD Th & Tap Dip (Principal) Level 1, 949 Wanneroo Rd, Wanneroo (parking at rear) P: 9404 7400 E: atjdancestudio@bigpond.com

At The Music Kindy we offer a fun and active, music based learning program for children between 18 months and 6 years old. Developed by experienced early childhood teachers, our classes will give your child Learning Skills For Life.

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8/22 Shields Crescent, Booragoon | Mob: 0424 888 072 jodie@themusickindy.com | www.themusickindy.com

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PERTH’S CHILD EXCLUSIVE EVENTS CALENDAR

february diary

Perth’s daily guide of things to do, places to go

ON ALL MONTH A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

Celebrate Chinese New Year! Gong xi fa cai! It's the year of the Dog! Friday 16 Feb - 2 March 2018 Spectacular Lion Dance Performances & Children's Activities held at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre on Friday 16 Feb at 5pm. Kardinya Park Shopping Centre on Sat 17 Feb at 11am. Pinn’s Palace Chinese Restaurant located Cnr Nicholson Road & Albany Highway, Cannington on Fri 16 Feb at 6pm & Sun 18 Feb at 12 Noon. Spencer Village Shopping Centre,

Lion Dance performance on Sat 17 Feb at 5pm, Sand Card Activity on 25 Feb from 5-7pm Watertown Friday on 16 Feb at 1pm, Sat 17 Feb at 12 Noon & Sun 18 Feb at 12 Noon.

Mumpreneur Market Tour at Wanneroo Markets Learn about all the pop-up stall opportunities available at the Wanneroo Markets. Mention Parents Paper for 1 week of FREE Rent*. *Conditions apply. To register for this FREE EVENT, call 9409 8397 or email office@wanneroomarkets.com.au Held on 2nd and last Monday every month.

Barking Gecko Theatre Company Gecko Ensembles are weekly drama classes for all children 5-17 yrs. Subiaco . UWA . Kalamunda . Koorliny . Midland . Toodyay Enrol online at barkinggecko.com.au or call 6216 9399.

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018

The Summer Concerts are free events presented by the City of Nedlands. Come along for live music, Children’s activities, Sausage sizzle & BYO picnic. Every Sunday in February, 5.30 pm – 7 pm Upcoming events: Sunday 15 February at Allen Park, Swanbourne. Sunday 22 February at Dot Bennett Park, Nedlands

NAPLAN Preparation Classes A1 Learning Academy helps children in Year 3, 5 ,7 and 9 prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN tests in May. 2 Sessions every evening from 3.45 4.45pm and 5 - 6pm. MON - Greenwood Primary, TUES Sorrento Primary (4-5pm only) & THURS - Ocean Reef Primary For more info call 0411 420 218 or visit a1learningacademy.com.au

Italian street food at its best Are you a lover of Italian food? Well

you should check out Piadina Della Nonna this month. They have a food truck in Wanneroo that's tempting the locals with authentic Italian street food. They mill their own flour and make the most traditional pastries in town (savoury and sweet). Their treats are made fresh to order right before your eyes and the coffee is perfecto! Check them out at facebook.com/ciao.piadina.perth or satisfy your curiosity at 61 Drovers Place, Wanneroo.

Free yoga for parents every Saturday at UWA! Start your weekend the right way with free Yoga on the Grass at UWA, every Saturday, 8–9am! No membership needed, just come down, sign in and enjoy outdoor yoga at the beautiful UWA campus. Raining? Head to the UWA Fitness Centre where the friendly team will direct you to an alternate venue. Why not stay afterwards for breakfast or grab a coffee at The

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ome celebrate Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog – at Spencer Village.

Every Sunday there will be free family entertainment – starting with the traditional Lion Dance and blessing on 17 February at 5pm.

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog TRADITIONAL LION DANCE & BLESSING

Summer Concerts In The Park

Sat 17th February 5:00pm

From 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 25 February, children can get into the spirit of Chinese New Year with Year-of-the-Dog themed sand card activities! After the arts and crafts have wrapped up, you can tuck into some of Perth’s best Asian street and hawker food at the International Food Hall. The spacious hall, complete with long benches and baby chairs, is a vibrant destination for a family dinner. Amusement games are also on site for the kids. For further information, see the Spencer Village advert on this page.

Spencer Village is located at 202-212 Spencer Rd, Thornlie. Open seven days a week. Food Hall is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

YEAR OF THE DOG THEMED SAND CARD ACTIVITY

GONG XI FA CAI

Sun 25th February 5pm – 7pm

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Lion Dance PERFORMANCE

Perth's best Asian street & hawker food.

SATURDAY 17 FEB at 11:00am

Comfortable and spacious, family friendly atmosphere. International Food Hall closed Monday & Tuesday (Except Public Holidays)

Spencer Village, 200 Spencer Rd, Thornlie Open 7 days a week. 10 Kids In Perth – The Parents’ Paper, February 2018

Cnr South Street & North Lake Road, Kardinya Phone: 9337 5522

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University Club? Bookings essential, call 6488 4805 or visit sport.uwa.edu.au/events/yoga-on-grassuwa/

THURSDAY 1 Luminous – FRINGE WORLD Festival Luminous is an awe-inspiring circus show for the young and young at heart. Spectacular acrobatics, breathtaking aerials acts, fire and a whole lot more will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing at life with us. That's the plan anyway. Starts at 6pm. Tickets from fringeworld.com.au. NumberWorks’nWords – Term 1 English and maths specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco. Tuition, confidence, results. Term 1 begins. Free assessments available now. Phone Janice on 9388 3727.

FRIDAY 2 Luminous – FRINGE WORLD Festival Luminous is an awe-inspiring circus show for the young and young at heart. Spectacular acrobatics, breathtaking aerials acts, fire and a whole lot more will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing at life with us. That's the plan anyway. Starts at 6pm. Tickets from fringeworld.com.au

SATURDAY 3 A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

Luminous – FRINGE WORLD Festival Luminous is an awe-inspiring circus show for the young and young at heart. Spectacular acrobatics, breathtaking aerials acts, fire and a whole lot more will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing at life with us. That's the plan anyway. Starts at 6pm. Tickets from fringeworld.com.au

Goodstart Meadow Springs Family Fun Day 10am – 2pm at Goodstart Meadow Springs 19 Pebble Beach Boulevard, Meadow Springs There will be a free sausage sizzle, market stalls plus arts and crafts for the kids to enjoy.

Goodstart Joondalup Family Fun Day Free Family Fun Day from 10am - 2pm at Goodstart Joondalup 5 Burlos Court

Joondalup. Bring the kids to enjoy our free family fun day. There will be an animal farm, face painting, sausage sizzle and much more.

SUNDAY 4 Luminous – FRINGE WORLD Festival Luminous is an awe-inspiring circus show for the young and young at heart. Spectacular acrobatics, breathtaking aerials acts, fire and a whole lot more will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing at life with us. That's the plan anyway. Starts at 6pm. Tickets from fringeworld.com.au

Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway is Australia’s longest 7 1/4" gauge railway, running trains through the Canning River Regional Park. 10am–2pm at Niana Station. Visit castledare.com.au or call 9356 2290.

A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

SATURDAY 10 Mama Goodness at Poynter Farmers Market Find Mama Goodness at Poynter Farmers Market, Duncraig from 9am–12pm. They have a huge variety of raw bliss balls to choose from, which are all incredibly delicious. Bliss balls are packed full of superfoods, antioxidants and nutrients, contain with no refined sugar and everything is GF and vegan! Pre-order your lactation cookies for pickup on the day. Mention Kids in Perth to get a free pack of cookies (4 cookies) when you buy any two packs for $10 (save $6). Call Geraldine on 0422 494 803 or find Mama Goodness Bakery on Facebook to place your order.

ATI Martial Arts Claremont Open and Registration day Free demonstrations and sample trial classes - face painting sausage sizzle and prizes A fun day meet and greet Perth’s best Martial Arts coaches. 9am – 12pm. 20 Graylands Road, Claremont.

A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held

Lion Dance : Friday 16 Feb at 1pm : Saturday 17 Feb at 12pm : Sunday 18 Feb at 12pm At Perth’s only outlet-style shopping centre you’ll find all the best brands at the best prices, seven days a week. Discover over 100 brand-direct outlet stores selling Australia’s top name fashions and homewares brands direct to shoppers at prices up to 60% below normal retail prices, every day!

BRAND OUTLET CENTRE

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February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

SUNDAY 11 ATI Martial Arts Malaga Open and Registration day Free demonstrations and sample trial classes - face painting sausage sizzle and prizes A fun day meet and greet Perth’s best Martial Arts coaches. 9am – 12pm. 68 Irvine Drive, Malaga.

A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

MONDAY 12 Play AFL It’s time to dust off your footy boots and get back out there. AFL is a game for everyone and we want to see you there. Find your place to play at play.afl

WEDNESDAY 14 Australian Tomatis Method Information Webinar Tomatis® auditory retraining program

helps issues including Auditory processing, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Learning & listening difficulties and Poor memory, speech delay. Information Webinar at 5pmv

SATURDAY 17 A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment – FRINGE WORLD show An amazing educational show fusing magic, illusion and science. Perfect for families and school groups. Held February 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 February 2018. 4.30pm. For more information visit www.Mysteries.Global

SUNDAY 18 Kidz Fest The City of Belmont’s annual Kidz Fest is a free event for children. Garvey Park at Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot, turns into a fantasy land of fun from 3pm to 6pm. Visit belmont.wa.gov.au for more details or phone 9477 7248.

Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway is Australia’s longest 7 1/4" gauge railway, running trains through the Canning River Regional Park. 10am–2pm at Wilson Park Station. Visit castledare.com.au or call 9356 2290.

THURSDAY 22 Wholehearted Collective Women's Workshop

A space for women to come together and to be empowered, to find their inner confidence, their purpose and their joy in life. Refocus your goals and get the support and encouragement you need to reach them!

Workshops, retreats, networking and one-on-one support

Find YOU — and the path to living your best life. Join us in a three hour workshop designed to introduce you to the concept of strength-based living. From 10am–1pm at Wellness on Whatley, Maylands. $20 off for Parents' Paper readers (contact for code). wholeheartedcollective.com.au

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The Wholehearted Collective is a space where women can do just that – come together to gain some confidence, discover what really makes them shine, find their life’s purpose and receive some gentle advice. If you’re looking to refocus your goals or achieve some ambitious New Year’s resolutions, then owner Melanie can help. ‘The collective is somewhere I can always turn to when I need help to refocus and need

Balga Soccer Club is now taking registrations for boys and girls for our Fee Free Football Program, where all are welcome. Full details at

www.balgasc.com or

Official Balga Soccer Page

Lucy Peach presents her new world premiere How to Period Like a Unicorn – a fun, interactive, musical exploration that will have your daughter feeling empowered about her period and her body. Described by Triple J presenter Gemma Pike as ‘Sex Ed with Street Cred,’ this joyous celebration harnesses science, stories and song to bring your menstrual cycle spectacularly to life. Bring the family, brothers included, and give the gift of knowledge and self-love to your daughter! This show is a must see for all ages. FRINGE WORLD Festival - De Parel Spiegeltent in The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge. For tickets visit fringeworld.com.au Pop in promo code KIDSINPERTH for a discount

Australian Tomatis Method Listening Assessments Tomatis® auditory retraining program helps issues including Auditory processing, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Learning & listening difficulties and Poor memory, speech delay. Register by calling 1800 677 010 or www.tomatis.com.au

FRIDAY 23 Australian Tomatis Method Listening Assessments Tomatis® auditory retraining program helps issues including Auditory processing, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Learning & listening difficulties and Poor memory, speech delay. Register by calling 1800 677 010 or www.tomatis.com.au

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Free Optimal Pharmacy nurse consultations Have your baby, child and family health concerns answered by a qualified nurse at your local Optimal Pharmacy Plus for free. Please call your store for nurse visit times. Location details can be found on the back page of this edition. Appointments by booking only. MONDAYS Dianella – 9276 8484 Hamilton Hill – 9335 1495

TUESDAYS Coolbellup – 9337 290 Carine – 9447 4068 Ellenbrook – 6296 5213

WEDNESDAYS Myaree – 9330 3467 Balga – 9342 2212 Beechboro – 9377 1822 Myaree – 9330 3467 Quinns – 9305 1866 Armadale – 9393 1200 Waikiki – 9591 3199

THURSDAYS Doubleview – 9446 1135 Meadow Springs – 9581 8944

FRIDAYS Midland – 9274 1001

How to Period Like a Unicorn Lucy Peach presents her new world

The Wholehearted Collective e can all use a little guidance and some inspiration now and then.

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positive energy and guidance,’ one participant said. ‘Melanie is not only a beautiful person who is always positive, fun and energetic but she also has the ability to listen, understand and relate – and then suggest ideas that will help you move forward and upwards.’ Visit to learn more about Melanie and how she can help you to reach your fullest potential. Join their mailing list or follow them on Facebook to find out about upcoming workshops and events.

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unior soccer fees can be several times more expensive when compared to other team sports such as AFL, Netball or Hockey.

At elite levels, team registrations for teenagers playing soccer in National Premier Leagues WA can be up to $1000, making soccer unaffordable for many families struggling financially. Likewise, parents with toddlers often choose Auskick because it’s cheaper than similar toddler programs for soccer. In response, Fee Free Soccer was a program conceived to help parents who are struggling financially and get more kids (from 5-18 yrs) participating in soccer. Fee Free Soccer allows children

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to take part in a season of soccer, playing and training, without paying fees as long as their parents are current and participating club members. Currently, Balga Soccer Club is the first and only Perth club offering this fantastic program. Find out more about Fee Free Soccer, call Balga Soccer Club on 9342 9587 or visit balgasc.com.

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premiere How to Period Like a Unicorn – a fun, interactive, musical exploration that will have your daughter feeling empowered about her period and her body. Described by Triple J presenter Gemma Pike as ‘Sex Ed with Street Cred,’ this joyous celebration harnesses science, stories and song to bring your menstrual cycle spectacularly to life. Bring the family, brothers included, and give the gift of knowledge and self-love to your daughter! This show is a must see for all ages. FRINGE WORLD Festival - De Parel Spiegeltent in The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge. For tickets visit fringeworld.com.au Pop in promo code KIDSINPERTH for a discount

SUNDAY 25 How to Period Like a Unicorn Lucy Peach presents her new world premiere How to Period Like a Unicorn – a fun, interactive, musical exploration that will have your daughter feeling empowered about her period and her body. Described by Triple J presenter Gemma Pike as ‘Sex Ed with Street Cred,’ this joyous celebration harnesses science, stories and song to bring your

menstrual cycle spectacularly to life. Bring the family, brothers included, and give the gift of knowledge and self-love to your daughter! This show is a must see for all ages. FRINGE WORLD Festival - De Parel Spiegeltent in The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge. For tickets visit fringeworld.com.au Pop in promo code KIDSINPERTH for a discount

Perth Makers Market Where Perth & Handmade Meet.Family friendly event with over 150 stalls market. Perth’s premier handmade artisan market offers high quality handmade crafters from WA an opportunity to sell their goods and a great time for everyone at a family friendly event. With stalls to browse from, food to keep your tummy happy and kids activities including the fantastic on site pirate ship playground it’s going to be a great day out for the whole family. Held at Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross. Mention KidsInPerth or The Parents Paper for a discount off your very own pop up stall!

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best place to beat the heat for an afternoon of free, water-filled family fun. Presented by the City of Nedlands and Nedlands Youth Advisory Council. Visit nedlands.wa.gov.au/youth-events.

NEXT MONTH 9 MARCH St Norbert Open Day St Norbert College in Queens Park will hold its annual Open Day on Friday 9 March. Tours will commence at 9am and 1pm. For more information call (08) 9350 5433 or visit www.norbert.wa.edu.au.

11 MARCH Splashfest Splashfest is set to come alive again on 11 March, ready to provide the best day of wet’n’wild fun under the sun. From 2pm to 5pm, Swanbourne Reserve is the

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14 MARCH World’s Biggest Playgroup Day Free family event with lots of Stage Performances, Quiet Zone, Messy Play, Animal Farm, Face Painting, and Food Trucks. It’s going to be lots of fun, even the Kids In Perth team will be there on the day! Come and say hi! Held at Whiteman Park from 10am – 1pm.

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fter winning the 2017 Best of Fringe Martin Sims Award for My Greatest Period Ever, Lucy Peach presents her new world premiere How to Period Like a Unicorn – a fun, interactive, musical exploration that will have your daughter feeling empowered about her period and her body.

Where Perth & Handmade Meet

FEBRUARY 25 & APRIL 8

Described by Triple J presenter Gemma Pike as ‘Sex Ed with Street Cred,’ this joyous celebration harnesses science, stories and song to bring your menstrual cycle spectacularly to life.

Bring the family, brothers included, and give the gift of knowledge and self-love to your daughter! This show is a must see for all ages.

Showing Thursday 22, 24 and 25 at FRINGE WORLD Festival at the De Parel Spiegeltent in The Pleasure Garden. For tickets visit fringeworld.com.au Pop in promo code KIDSINPERTH for a discount.

With over 150 stalls, Perth’s premier handmade artisan market offers high quality handmade crafters from WA an opportunity to sell their goods and a great time for everyone at a family friendly event.

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erth Maker’s Market is back for their first market of 2018 on 25 February – with over 150 stalls!

Make sure to visit the Artist Open Studios, the Art Gallery and Museum, BWG restaurant (bookings required), Beginners Wheel Throwing Ceramic Workshop (free!), the buskers and the St John Ambulance Community Van!

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This premier artisan market is an opportunity for high quality local crafters to sell their handmade goods – and a great opportunity for families to have a fun-filled crafternoon. With plenty of stalls to browse, gourmet food to keep your tummy happy and kids activities to try (including the pirate ship playground!) – this event promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

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Perth Maker’s Market maintains strong ties to the community and provides initiatives that support local craftsmen and community organisations. See you there at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross!

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Upcoming Stallholder Tours - 15 & 29 SEPT RSVP on 9409 8397 Mention Kids In Perth to receive 1 weeks’ FREE RENT* *Conditions Apply.

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School Holidays - Wednesdays From Wilson Park Station Enclosed footwear recommended

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Playgroup more than child’s play

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esearch shows children attending playgroup are less likely to be developmentally vulnerable when they start school. Social and emotional development plays a crucial role in how children learn and succeed as adults. Joining a playgroup offers a fantastic way for fostering and encouraging a child’s growth in these skills while also building their social and emotional confidence. Play provides children with the opportunity to learn, experience, investigate and interact with the environment while allowing us all the opportunity to make new friends and form positive relationships.

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For parents and carers, playgroup encourages them to take time out, slow down and connect with children in a fun and

If you would like more information or contemplating to join a playgroup, get in touch with Playgroup WA to find where your local playgroup is being held, visit www.playgroupwa.com.au or call 1800 171 882.

Piadina Della Nonna's food van serves delicious home made Italian street food and the finest freshly ground coffee. All our food is made with love, including our very own milled wheat flour and carefully sourced ingredients. Check us out on Facebook and try for yourself at 61 Drovers Place, Wanneroo.

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