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However, research shows that students who are struggling with reading and spelling will benefit most using a structured, ‘synthetic’ phonics program. A synthetic phonics approach, where children repeatedly practice blending and segmenting sounds, also leads to greater reading and writing fluency. When sounds and spelling patterns are introduced in a structured, orderly and complete way, children are more likely to recognise them when reading, and use them in spelling and literacy activities. Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout Literacy provides small group assistance for children who are experiencing reading and spelling difficulties at school.

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So much is made of plastic these days. It’s wonderful stuff – lightweight, long lasting and versatile. There are lots of different types of plastic too, one for almost every use. Plastic isn’t natural – it’s a manufactured product. Unless it was destroyed, every bit of plastic ever made still exists. It doesn’t decompose, it just breaks down into smaller bits of plastic. So there are a lot of plastics in our litter, oceans and waterways. They’re maiming and killing wildlife and polluting the environment. By 2050, it’s said that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Plastics can be recycled but it’s often not done well. The plastic needs to be

clean, not filled or coated with food or other substances, which is sometimes hard to do. There are lots of different plastics too, and it’s especially hard to recycle mixed or bonded plastics. You also need a large amount of plastic to recycle it. Recycled plastics are bought and sold in tonnes, and because plastic products are so lightweight, it takes a lot of them to make recycling financially viable. So not all types of plastic are recycled. Plus, there has to be market for recycled products. If we don’t buy it, the recycled product is not needed. What a conundrum – we have too much plastic but need more to effectively recycle it? Perhaps it’s just easier to avoid using and buying plastic in the first place? It’s hard to avoid plastic but it’s worth making a conscious effort to reduce your use. For tips on how to do this, visit faceyourwaste.com.au

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The centre, which prides itself on providing great learning experiences for its children is rated as ‘Exceeding’ by independent auditors. Due to the need for more quality childcare, Goodstart Early Learning has increased the number of places it offers. The recently renovated centre has now been extended to feature six newly constructed spaces, providing care for 95 children. ‘Building relationships with families and ensuring that the children have the best possible start, with the support they require, will be my priority going forward,’ said new centre director, Emma Wheeler. The centre now features an external art studio and a state-of-the-art kitchen with a

servery out to the children’s dining hub. The playground has a large sandpit, a thong-aphone, cubby house, outdoor kitchen and climbing frame. To tour the centre and see how Goodstart can assist your child’s learning journey, visit goodstart.org.au or call 1800 222 543.

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amaha Music Education has been delivering first-class music lessons for almost 50 years. The school has developed a globally recognised curriculum, and has more than 650,000 students and six million graduates and in over 40 countries.

Goodstart Early Learning in Edgewater has invested $350,000 in upgrading it’s centre which includes enhanced facilities for the nursery, a larger toddler room plus a new nature playground.

Go online to book a tour at a time convenient for yourself or call our friendly team. Goodstart Edgewater Unit 2/1 The Gateway, Edgewater WA 6027 1800 222 543 goodstart.org.au

Operating in Como, Morley and Thornlie, Yamaha Music Education offers a diverse curriculum that includes ear and rhythm training, solfege and lyric singing, along with keyboard harmony and ensemble playing. With group keyboard lessons for three to seven year olds and one-on-one piano lessons for children eight years and older, there is no better time for your child to start their musical journey. Yamaha Music Education will hold an Open Day on Sunday 23 June at Yamaha Music School in Morley from 12-2pm – with fun activities for the kids, giveaways, face painting, balloons and more!

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rab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate celebration of Mickey Mouse with the interactive show Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends.

For the first time ever, see fearless Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. Follow the unforgettable Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean, join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and discover true love with Elsa and Anna. Buckle in for the emotional rollercoaster of Inside Out and Live Your Story alongside Disney Princesses as they inspire all to celebrate their favourite Disney memories in this commemoration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse. Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends at RAC Arena Perth from 31 May – 3 June Visit DisneyOnIce.com.au for more information and to view a clip of the show. VisitTicketek.com.au/DisneyOnIce to buy tickets.

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n our technologically-driven lives, it’s easy to lose connection to the natural world, and especially the process of where our food comes from. Living in the suburbs, most of our food is conveniently available from our fridge or supermarket. Although many adults take it for granted that milk comes from a cow, for some children, the idea that milk doesn’t start on a supermarket shelf can be a joyful revelation. It’s especially wonderful to witness the reaction when those children get the opportunity to meet and milk a real cow for the first time! The free Brownes Dairy School tours provide a rare opportunity for young students (from Kindy to Year 6) to understand where milk comes from and how it is used to make other delicious dairy products. The 90-minute tour itinerary starts at the Brownes Dairy ‘milking shed’ where they are heartily greeted by Farmer Damian and a tour guide. A short introductory ‘from moo to you’ video explains in a fun way how the milk is collected and delivered to shops to end up in your fridge at home. This is followed by a visit to the ‘innovation kitchen,’ where students learn about food safety and quality, enjoy a dairy taste-test and complete

a dairy food experiment. The children then witness technology at work as the milk bottles are filled and placed in crates ready for delivery. The undeniable tour highlight is getting to milk Farmer Damian’s Jersey cow, Betsy!

Due to popular demand, this award-winning, curriculum-aligned program is now available three days a week from Term 2. To find out more, or to secure a booking date for a free school tour, please let your child’s teacher know they can visit the Brownes Dairy website at brownesdairy.com.au to fill in the online booking form. Farmer Damian and Betsy look forward to sharing the wonder of where milk comes from!

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Confidence and conversation

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ye contact, greetings, everyday chit-chat and speaking in full sentences are such important things to learn. But with technology crowding our lives, it’s easy to see why children are losing the art of conversation.

Enjoy unlimited train and vintage bus rides all day on Sunday 19 May from 9.30am to 4pm. Your ticket also includes access to Old Macdonald’s farm display, the vintage bus display, the Ellenbrook Scouts display and entry into the Revolutions Museum.

That’s where the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy’s unique drama program can help. For over 35 years, the academy has been helping children gain confidence in their verbal communication skills. Classes are taught in a fun, stimulating way and include speech training, dramatic play, creative movement, music, storytelling, dress-ups and more.

For additional cost, you can visit the bouncy castles, rides and games, buy souvenirs, visit a variety of food and drink vans and more. And after your day of adventure ends, you can pick up a children’s book about Ashley and his friends to take home.

At the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, children can connect and converse in a safe environment that fosters creativity and imagination. Weekly classes for kids of all ages (3–17) are run at many locations throughout WA. All teachers are qualified educators with specialist training.

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‘Many families get the basics right but forget to clean between the teeth,’ said Dr Jennings. ‘Toothbrushes are effective where there are spaces between teeth but, where the teeth are tight together, floss is the only way to clean between. Your dentist can tell you when to start flossing and offer some tips on how to use floss for even the wriggliest toddler!’ Some children are just more prone to tooth decay too. Enamel hypomineralisation – a tooth defect where porous or chalky patches on the teeth are less resistant to cavities – is quite common in both baby teeth and adult teeth. But, if picked up early, even these cavity-prone teeth can be protected from decay. To arrange an appointment with Dr Jennings, contact Toothbuds Paediatric Dentistry on 6155 9899.

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

MAY DIARY ON ALL MONTH Help children with hearing, speech and language Looking for more opportunities to volunteer or support your local community? Telethon Speech & Hearing welcomes individuals interested in learning more about helping with fundraising and events for children in need. Call 9387 9888 or email speech@tsh.org.au to get involved.

Kindy groups for children with hearing loss More than just therapy – Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Chatterbox program provides professional advice to families around managing child hearing loss while building friendships with other mums and dads. Call 9387 9888 or email speech@tsh.org.au for a free tour and discussion.

THURSDAY 2 Peppa Pig – Festival of Fun! Join the PeppaPig party at #eventinnaloo with eOne TV’s beloved preschool series Peppa Pig – returning to cinemas for an all-new big screen adventure to mark the 15-year anniversary of our favourite little piggy! Little piggies can look forward to a whole hour of snorts and giggles with sing-a-longs and dancing, as well as 10 never-before-broadcast episodes. Event Cinemas Innaloo, 10.30am screenings. Visit eventcinemas.com.au. Running until 5 May.

FRIDAY 3 2019 Perth Makers Market Perth Makers Market is excited to bring a twilight market series to Yagan Square from 4–9pm. Bringing together a highly curated selection of our handmade artisan stalls, come and join the fun of shopping handmade. Browse the stalls, enjoy food from the businesses at Yagan Square and see the best that WA has to offer all in one easy access, central location in the Perth CBD.

SUNDAY 5 Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival In the majestic setting of Western Australia’s iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be a spectacular celebration of world-class dragon boat athletes. Presented by Nella Fitzgerald Events, in association with Dragon Boating WA, this lively day of entertainment will feature some of Western Australia’s top Chinese cultural groups, including unforgettable performances by the acrobatic Dragon and Lion Dancers! From 10am through to 3pm.

Junior Sports Academy Sports Demos Join us at JSA Gym and Twelve10 Espresso Bar for a parents and kids meeting every alternate Sunday from 10am - 12pm. Sports teachers onsite to take you on a guided tour of our gym, and run demos on all our facilities! Buy 1 coffee and get another free, and get to meet our teachers, fitness instructors and baby physiotherapist! Register your interest by email (hello@jsagym.com.au) or text (0422 437 708)

West Coast Fever v Sunshine Coast Lightning The opening home game of the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season starts off with a Grand Final rematch against Sunshine Coast Lightning. We need you to help turn RAC Arena into a sea of green! RAC Arena, 11am–2pm. Tickets from ticketek.com.au

Wanneroo Aquamotion Family Fun Day

To celebrate the reopening of its remodelled indoor lap and leisure pool, Wanneroo Aquamotion is holding a free family fun day on Sunday 5 May from 1-5pm. See the refresh for yourself and try out the new facilities for free, such as the state-of-the-art gym, splash pad, spa and sauna. The fun day will feature mini fitness and aqua tryout sessions, a bouncy castle, face painting, photo with a Mermaid, synchro demo, Aquababy trial lessons, free swim assesments,

food trucks, a coffee van and free ice-creams for the first 100 visitors. 19 Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

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workshops – maths made easy, reading is fun. Contact mail@toptots.net.au or 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

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Christ Church Grammar School – Little Learners

PregEd Workshop Murdoch

Christ Church Grammar School’s Little Learners is a community program to develop our youngest community members’ love for learning. Aimed at boys 0 to 3 years of age, Little Learners will bring families together to share stories and discuss the School’s Early Learning Community (ELC) program. 9.30–10.30am. This is free, but book your spot through eventbrite.com.au

TUESDAY 7 Toptots parent and child workshops programs – Riverton Preschool, reading and writing workshops, special needs programs and Italian for kids. Enquiries – mail@toptots.net.au or 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

Christ Church Grammar School Open Day – Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 Come along and see our Preparatory School in action. Student-led tours will be offered on the morning and no pre-registration required. 9– 10.30am. Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont. Register your interest at ccgs.wa.edu.au

FitRight Physiotherapy pregnancy education workshops are a 3 hour interactive workshop which is run by physiotherapists with extra training in the area of Women’s Health. These workshops are limited to a small group of up to 6 ladies per session and is suitable for any stage of pregnancy, but we encourage women to attend as early as possible. Book at fitright.physio or email hello@fitright.physio

Mother’s Day Market Looking for something special to do on Mother’s Day? Look no further than Perth Makers Market! Find the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day at this special Mother’s Day Market. Yagan Square, 10am–4pm.

Chocolate walking tour Perth is home to some amazing chocolatiers. Whether you’re a visitor to the city, currently hosting visitors, or simply looking for something to do on the weekend, this three-hour tour of Perth’s best chocolatiers is a fun, exciting and delicious event to put on your to-do list. Tickets from foodi.com.au. Also on 25 May.

SUNDAY12 Mother’s Day lunch at Wild Swan

THURSDAY 9 Toptots afterschool programs – Wembley

It’s the time of year to say ‘thank you’ to mum for everything she does. Mandoon Estate is a favourite venue to celebrate at, and this Mother’s

Thursdays afterschool reading and writing

Maximus Musicus Joins the Choir A thrilling experience for every young music lover. This concert for families celebrates the joy of singing, and singing together. Featuring music by Mozart, Bizet, Fauré, a selection of folk songs and beautiful illustrations on the big screen.

Saturday 15 June 1pm & 3pm Perth Concert Hall Suitable for 4 -12 year olds Concert duration: 55 minutes

Tickets only $25* - discounts for families

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*A one-off handling fee of $6.60 per transaction applies to all web, phone and mail bookings. A fee of $3.85 applies to over the counter bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post.

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TUESDAY 15 Christ Church Grammar School Principal’s Senior School Tour Come along and see Christ Church in action at one of our upcoming tours of the Senior School, led by Principal Alan Jones. 8.45am. Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont. Free. Book your spot through eventbrite.com.au

SATURDAY18 PregEd Workshop Wembley FitRight Physiotherapy pregnancy education workshops are a 3 hour interactive workshop which is run by physiotherapists with extra training in the area of Women’s Health. These workshops are limited to a small group of up to 6 ladies per session and is suitable for any stage of pregnancy, but we encourage women to attend as early as possible. Book at fitright.physio or email hello@fitright.physio

HBF Run for a Reason Join us for the 10th anniversary of HBF Run for a Reason! There are distances for all ages and abilities, so everyone can take part in the fun. Commonwealth Bank 4km starts 9am, Blackmores 12km starts 8am, Snap Fitness Half Marathon starts 6.45am. All courses start in the heart of the Perth CBD and finish at Gloucester Park. Registration cost is from $24 to $77. HBF health members receive 20% off their entry. Discounts are also available for children and seniors. More info and registrations from heartfoundation.org.au

Perth Hills Artisan Markets Norris Park, Mundaring, 9.30am–3pm. Perth Hills top choice for high-quality artisan buyers and sellers. The Perth Hills Artisan Markets is the place to find gorgeous local work, from crafters and makers, local producers, jam masters, sweet treat makers, artists, creatives, olive oil producers and more. The place to hear local musicians and buskers, indulge in delicious food and have a fabulous day amongst the hills of Perth!

West Coast Fever v Melbourne Vixens Last time we played Vixens, we secured a spot in the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball finals series, following a dominant 68-55 win in front of a raucous crowd at RAC Arena. Get your family, get your friends, get your neighbours, get everyone to RAC Arena and be part of the Fever Family. RAC Arena, 6–9pm. Tickets from ticketek.com.au

SUNDAY19 Ashley & Friends Day – Bennett Brook Railway Ashley and his friends return to the rails of Whiteman Park from 9.30am–4.30pm! Join them at Bennett Brook Railway as they haul train carriages all day for the Train Controller. Tickets are $15 online through trybooking.com or $20 on the day. Your ticket includes unlimited heritage train and heritage bus rides, Bus Museum and fire engine displays by DFES, Scouts display, entry to Revolutions Transport Museum, farm animals and much more! Visit bbr.org.au for more info.

Junior Sports Academy Sports Demos Join us at JSA Gym and Twelve10 Espresso Bar for a parents and kids meeting every alternate Sunday from 10am - 12pm. Sports teachers onsite to take you on a guided tour of our gym, and run demos on all our facilities! Buy 1 coffee and get another free, and get to meet our teachers, fitness instructors and baby physiotherapist! Register your interest by email (hello@jsagym.com.au) or text (0422 437 708)

WEDNESDAY 22 Christ Church Grammar School – Preparatory School Tour Interested in providing your son with an educational advantage? Join one of our upcoming tours of the Preparatory School hosted by Dr. Steven Males, Head of the Preparatory School. 8.45am, Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont. Free. Book your spot through eventbrite.com.au. Also on 28 May.

Yamaha Music Education Open Day Operating in Como, Morley and Thornlie, Yamaha Music Education offers a diverse curriculum that includes ear and rhythm training, solfege and lyric singing, along with keyboard harmony and ensemble playing. Yamaha Music Education will hold an Open Day on Sunday 23 June at Yamaha Music School in Morley from 12–2pm – with fun activities for the kids, giveaways, face painting, balloons and more! For more event information, and to express your interest, please call 1300 139 506 or visit au.yamaha.com/education

SUNDAY26 Wear Ya Wellies 2019 Wear Ya Wellies is a nature based (and muddy) family event that aims to provide an opportunity for the entire family to experience unstructured outdoor play, the messier the better! Mud pits, mini mud run, nature zone, free kids activities, slide, market stalls, native animals, farm animals, food vans, hot showers, undercover seating. This is a smoke free event. Dogs are not permitted. 10am–3pm. Edmonds Place, Bindoon. Fee event. Book your place through eventbrite.com.au

The Honey Festival The Honey Festival 2019 will be held in conjunction with The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field day Sunday 26 May. Gidgegannup Show Grounds, 9am–4pm.

MONDAY 27 Christ Church Grammar School – Little Learners Christ Church Grammar School’s Little Learners is a community program to develop our youngest community members’ love for learning. Aimed at boys 0 to 3 years of age, Little Learners will bring families together to share stories and discuss the School’s Early Learning Community (ELC) program. 9.30–10.30am. This is free, but book your spot through eventbrite.com.au

WEDNESDAY 29 Ursula Frayne Catholic College Open Day Our Campus Open Day is the perfect way to experience our Kindy–Year 6 co-educational Catholic College on an operational day. Come through and see our state-of-the-art facilities, understand the inner workings of the College and meet our wonderful students and staff. Tour Times: 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Balmoral Campus, 66 Balmoral St, East Victoria Park. Tour bookings through trybooking.com/BBFUZ

THURSDAY 30 Girls Night Out! Join Perth Symphony Orchestra with WA’s foremost powerhouse singers. Joining worldrespected conductor, Jessica Gethin, will be the incredible voices of Rose Parker and Sophie

Foster, with soul sister and star of Hot Brown Honey, Odette Mercy. Featuring fully-orchestrated versions of Beyonce, Tina Turner, Madonna, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and so many more like you’ve never heard them before, Girls Night Out is a celebration of women, by women, for everyone. Astor Theatre, 7pm. Tickets from ticketek.com.au

FRIDAY 31 Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends. For the first time ever, see fearless Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. Follow the unforgettable Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean. Join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and discover true love with Elsa and Anna. Tickets from ticketek.com.au. Friday 31 May–Monday 3 June.

Girls Night Out! Join Perth Symphony Orchestra with WA’s foremost powerhouse singers. Joining worldrespected conductor, Jessica Gethin, will be the incredible voices of Rose Parker and Sophie Foster, with soul sister and star of Hot Brown Honey, Odette Mercy. Featuring fully-orchestrated versions of Beyonce, Tina Turner, Madonna, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and so many more like you’ve never heard them before, Girls Night Out is a celebration of women, by women, for everyone. Astor Theatre, 7pm. Tickets from ticketek.com.a

SATURDAY1 JUNE Model Railway Exhibition 2019 From 1–3 June, 9.30am–4pm at Claremont Showground. Perth’s largest Model Railway Exhibition is not to be missed! Come along to see the amazing train layouts the modellers have put together. The intricate scenery and attention to detail really is a sight to see! Free Bouncy Castle, train rides, model rail display, U drive layouts, LEGO and more. Online ticket buyers will be able access the exhibition through a express lane and can attend thirty minutes earlier. Tickets from eventbrite.com.au. 1–3 June, 9.30am–4pm.

All aboard for the Model Railway Exhibition

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he Australian Model Railway Association WA, or AMRA WA is powering along under their new club structure, fresh membership and a huge exhibition over the June long weekend celebrating all things model rail. John Maker, AMRA WA Club President, has seen the club evolve over the past decade, and witnessed a phenomenal increase in the past 12 months from wider audiences for the hobby. Traditionally considered a hobby for a more senior audience, model rail is enjoying new popularity amongst a generation of younger people, families, and those seeking a fun and active community, seeing the average age of the club members reflecting a fresh new generation of enthusiasts. “Young people who haven’t grown up with mechanical toys or build-it-yourself

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even meet Bricktober Man) or driving Thomas & Friends around the “U-Drive” layout. For those wanting to learn more about the technical ins and outs of the hobby, there will be 36 model layout exhibitors with displays, and trade stalls run by the most advanced hobby suppliers and layout builders in WA. Model railway building straddles a number of different areas, from basic electrical to model-landscape building and often requires an artistic flair, so the exhibition is an interesting collection of rather niche businesses and suppliers. type activities, can discover the joy in creating something with their own hands, or sharing that with their mum, dad or whole family. The process of building it, then getting it to function, holds a special thrill. Working on it together in the club makes it all the more exciting. We all celebrate that moment.” There are many aspects of the model railway experience which spark joy, and this year’s exhibition has plenty of ways to celebrate, including a free bouncy castle, mini-train rides, Lego displays (you can

As a day out, the Model Railway Exhibition provides a cross-generational activity which is a whole lot of fun, promotes new knowledge and skills, and allows you to join in with wonderful communities like AMRA WA. Don’t miss the 2019 Model Rail Exhibition at the Robinson Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, over the June long weekend (June 1-3). Tickets are available from eventbrite.com.au or through the Facebook event at facebook.com/events/391955444725859

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