Kids in the City Magazine - Brisbane - Issue 34. March/April 2019

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ISSUE 34 March/April 2019 BRISBANE

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f I had to choose my favourite celebration, Easter would win every time. I adored the Easter Bunny as a child. I always believed he would give the most amazing furry cuddles, and the mischief of hiding chocolate eggs around the house was far more appealing than Santa’s stockings (plus the big red man kinda scared me a little!). The Easter Bunny also took the time to leave us a handwritten letter each year telling us what colour eggs were ours to collect (a clever way to stop my older siblings grabbing them all first, thank you Mr Bunny!). Even as an adult, he’s still my favourite holiday hero. Why? 1. Because he doesn’t live in the North Pole (brrrr… too cold for me!) 2. There’s no requests, letters or decisions. Just one product – chocolate eggs for everyone. That’s my kind of shopping list. 3. He’s cute, fluffy yet a bit of an enigma. Who knows what he really looks like? 4. He doesn’t just drop and run, he makes it into a fun game before he hops on out. 5. I love treasure hunts! 6. Did I already mention the chocolate? March also holds a special place for the Kids on the Coast team as it’s our birthday! And 2019 is a big one as we turn 15 (wow)!

Since joining the team many years ago, and then taking ownership several years ago, this fab little magazine is my third baby, where I live, breathe and (rarely) sleep everything that is Kids on the Coast. Every milestone we achieve, every comment we receive, I’m one very proud mama bear. So, a huge thank you to our amazing advertisers, whose support allows us to continue to produce. And a huge thanks to our fabulous readers, for liking, sharing, chatting and being an essential part of the Kids on the Coast community. As well as celebrating our birthday, this issue we head down to Byron Bay to get the low-down on enjoying a family-friendly, budget-friendly weekend in Northern NSW. We also delve into the digital world to chat to the experts about keeping kids safe online. And of course, with all the latest news, events, education stories, local interviews and more, it’s another bumper issue made with love and fuelled by (way too many) chocolate eggs. Hoppy Easter!

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CONTENTS

Features

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MEDIA

TECHNOLOGY: How do we allow our

TRAVEL: Want to get away this weekend?

kids access to the online world whilst also

We head south of the border for a kid-friendly

ensuring they are safe?

weekend in Byron Bay... for every budget.

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More than just a magazine, we are a vibrant community, bringing the best in local news, events, features and more to parents across the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Made by local parents, for local parents, we strive to be the first place families come to connect – where they are understood, united and inspired.

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FROM THE EDITOR ................................................................................................................ 3

NOTICEBOARD: All the news and achievements from our local schools ...........................12

Distributed directly to parenting hotspots across Southeast Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast. For distribution enquiries inbox@shoremedia.com.au

CHECK THIS OUT: The latest products topping our #want list ......................................... 14

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CELEBRATE: Celebrating 15 years of Kids on the Coast! .................................................... 18

All editorial and advertising in Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City publications are published in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors and advertisers. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. All material in Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City is subject to copyright provisions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Feedback, comments or suggestions? Send to: inbox@shoremedia.com.au. We aim to reply to all correspondence.

WHAT’S ON: The best local events for March and April.......................................................... 7 LOCAL NEWS: The latest news from across the region ........................................................ 10

HEALTH: Brace yourself! What to expect with braces ..........................................................28 RECIPE: Easy Baby Broccoli Egg Pies ......................................................................................31 REVIEWS: Movies, books and games for the family ..............................................................33

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WHAT’S ON VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE MORE EVENTS! S I G N U P AT K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U / K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U F O R O U R W E E K LY W H AT ’ S O N G U I D E

* WE PUBLISH INFORMATION BASED ON WHAT IS SUPPLIED TO US - TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE ALL DETAILS ARE CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, HOWEVER WE DO RECOMMEND YOU CHECK EVENT DETAILS WITH THE ORGANISERS.

The BFG

Kids Collective Every Thursday, 9am–1pm, Roma Street Parkland visitbrisbane.com.au/kids-collective

16 MARCH – 1 JUNE Brisbane Arts Theatre artstheatre.com.au

Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-foothigh Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie comes to life on stage in The BFG. In one of Dahl’s most outlandish stories, the BFG and Sophie must team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, ably assisted by the Queen of England and the heads of the army and air force.

Kids Collective is a series of outdoor classes and workshops held at South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. Activities occur throughout the year and change regularly, including gardening, music, sport, science, craft and more! Entertain your kids for free, all while enjoying the city’s beautiful fresh air and sun-soaked outdoors.

Room On The Broom 11 MARCH Ipswich Civic Centre ipswichciviccentre.com.au

NASA

The witch and her cat are flying on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Adapted from the awardwinning picture book, Room On The Broom is filled with songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 and up.

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play: Look at Me! Every Tuesday during school term Brisbane Powerhouse brisbanepowerhouse.org

Look at Me! gives children and their carers a chance to create their own signature look and be captured on the runway of their imaginations. Children can create their own caped crusader costume, transform into a lion, or dress up at the big dress-up box.

A HUMAN ADVENTURE 15 MARCH – 9 OCTOBER Queensland Museum qm.qld.gov.au

Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE

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WHAT’S ON VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE MORE EVENTS! S I G N U P AT K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U / K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U F O R O U R W E E K LY W H AT ’ S O N G U I D E

13 – 16 MARCH ELANORA SKATE PARK BOWLZILLA.NET

Roaring to the top as Australia’s biggest skateboard competition this year, BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is setting standards as the benchmark for fun, friendship and full-on skating. Back for 2019, BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is now the ASF Park Skating National Championships.

Gold Coast Superhero Weekend 12 – 14 APRIL Broadbeach goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Dust off the cape for Broadbeach’s celebration of everything ‘Supernatural’ and super-fun. This supercharged weekend hosts a ton of action-packed events for the young and the young at heart.

Gold Coast Film Festival The 12-day festival brings film to life with a stellar program featuring more than 100 film and film-related events which aim to entertain, educate and provide a platform for emerging Australian filmmakers to showcase their talent.

19 – 22 APRIL, Surfers Paradise surfersparadise.com

Watch some of the region’s best buskers transform Surfers Paradise into a carnival of laughter and entertainment with the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival. Witness daredevil feats such as sword swallowing, knife juggling, acrobatics and more!

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12 MARCH HOTA Shenyunperformingarts.org

This epic production immerses you in stories from the distant past, through to modern day. Featuring classical Chinese dance, along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilisation of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.

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30 MARCH HOTA hota.com.au

Transforming trash into magical landscapes, JUNK takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe. Exploring the question ‘do we overprotect our kids?’ JUNK tells the story of a modern-day boy who finds himself in an abandoned junkyard inhabited by the spirits of children from the 1940s. They teach him to play, trust, invent and take risks. Inspired by childhood stories recorded with elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of JUNK will take your breath away with jaw-dropping acrobatics, magical shadow puppetry and world-class circus skills for the whole family. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

* WE PUBLISH INFORMATION BASED ON WHAT IS SUPPLIED TO US - TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE ALL DETAILS ARE CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, HOWEVER WE DO RECOMMEND YOU CHECK EVENT DETAILS WITH THE ORGANISERS.

BOWLZILLA Gold Coast


EXPLORE 11 FUN AND INTERACTIVE ANIMAL ZONES

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76% OF PEOPLE EAT THE EARS ON CHOCOLATE BUNNIES FIRST. The name Easter originates from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon fertility goddess whose symbols are a hare and an egg.

H A P P Y F I R S T B I R T H D AY H O TA ! After more than 30 years as the Arts Centre, HOTA unveiled their new name, Home of the Arts as well as launching their spectacular outdoor stage twelve months ago, and after celebrating a huge year of events, arts and music, the arts precinct has even bigger things planned for 2019. HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke expressed that the Home of the Arts is making its mark on the Gold Coast, “You can expect more big things from us this year. We plan to keep the surprises coming with more unexpected art in our beautiful

parklands, and plenty of amazing events for everyone.” HOTA was also the centre point of various community events and school holiday programs, with their Kids Take Over mini-fests which were popular with kids and parents from all over the Gold Coast. HOTA worked with more than 400 local artists since the rebrand, and joined forces with Bleach Festival, the Gold Coast Film Festival, The Farm and Storyfest and will continue to make a significant impact on the Gold Coast’s arts and culture scene.

For more information on HOTA, go to: www.hota.com.au

IT CAN TAKE A CACAO TREE 4–5 YEARS TO PRODUCE ITS FIRST BEANS.

IT TAKES 400 COCOA BEANS TO MAKE 45G OF CHOCOLATE. THE FIRST STORY OF A RABBIT (LATER NAMED THE ‘EASTER BUNNY’) HIDING EGGS IN A GARDEN WAS PUBLISHED IN 1680.

The tallest chocolate Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres high and 7,200kg, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!

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LOCALS SET FOR BOWLZILLA

Skateboarding instructors from Rock ‘n’ Slide, Ethen Mannix and Jesse Noonan, will both compete in what has promised to be one of the biggest skate competitions of 2019, Bowlzilla. Both Ethen and Jesse have a passion for skateboarding, teaching Gold Coast kids how to skate with confidence. Ethen 21 (competing in the open division), said, “It’s all about growing and supporting the local skate community, changing the perception of skateboarding culture from negative to a more positive and inclusive sport.” Jesse 28 (competing in the pro division), loves sharing his passion with the younger generation, “Teaching kids is my favourite thing to do, it’s the best job ever!”

Bowlzilla hits the Gold Coast on 16 March at Elanora.

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t the heart of every Catholic learning spaces with a wide and inclusive school is the library. range of resources to support learning and A place where students can teaching throughout the school. let their imaginations run wild, as they “We make it a really warm, welcoming transform into a pirate, a paramedic, place which involves not only reading but pioneer, or even a prime minister. also the latest technology for them to use.” While the role of the school library Trish said the introduction of ICT had remains constant – instilling enhanced the role of the “WE MAKE IT A a love of reading in students library to develop the WARM, WELCOMING skills students needed to – the resources it provides has changed dramatically in succeed in a constantly PLACE WHICH recent years. The introduction changing environment. INVOLVES NOT of Information and “It’s important for libraries ONLY READING BUT Communication Technology to engage with the latest ALSO THE LATEST (ICT) has allowed the technology. It brings in some TECHNOLOGY” school library to become an of the students who might extension of the classroom. not normally engage with the library. But, Emmaus College, Jimboomba Primary it’s also about taking a sensible approach Teacher-Librarian Trish O’Connell said to how technology is used in a library.” there was a lot of collaborating with Trish said however, students can still teachers and students, to create and find a quiet corner to read where they can develop motivating, flexible and digital discover and spark their love of learning.

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ane Henning’s family has a long history with St Hilda’s School dating back to 1933! Coming from a cattle property in Glenmorgan, Queensland (out towards Goondiwindi) Jane, the youngest of four girls, started at St Hilda’s this year as a Grade 7 boarder. Jane has two older sisters, Kate, Grade 11 and Peggy, Grade 9, who currently attend St Hilda’s and her oldest sister, Annabelle, graduated in 2017. It doesn’t end there! Jane’s mother Wendy graduated from St Hilda’s in 1991 and is still involved at the school as the President of the Boarder Parents Support Group. Jane’s grandmother Susan Bamford-Fuller graduated in 1958, having recently attended her 60th school reunion and Jane’s great aunt Cecily Douglas graduated in 1935. An aspiring swimmer, Jane would wake up at 5am and have a 180km round trip three times a week to the nearest pool at Surat for swimming training! Now she can wake up and walk down to St Hilda’s pool.

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CONTACT Benowa Children’s Centres: (07) 5539 6144 Bundall Education and Care Centre: (07) 5539 2031 Mudgeeraba Education and Care Centre: (07) 5530 5563 For more information head to GCChildCareCentres.com.au or call the centre most convenient to you.

The Yugambeh program is an integral part of the curriculum at GC Childcare Centres.

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everal research studies have shown that exposing children to other languages and music at an early age helps develop and enhance their cognitive and problem-solving skills. It also encourages creativity through play, breaking down inhibitions and instilling confidence making them less self-conscious in front of their peers as they move through their schooling. Opening childrens’ minds through language and music is an integral part of the curriculum at GC Child Care Centres and they have offered a Yugambeh program at their centres for many years. The Yugambeh language people are the traditional custodians of the land located in southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales and their culture is steeped in tradition. “Our program teaches children the local Yugambeh language through song, dance and stories,’ explained Kylie McLean, GC Child Care Centres General Manager. “As an indigenous woman myself, I am very proud that our centres represent our traditional custodians with a program our children absolutely love.” Many of the parents at GC Child Care Centres comment on their children coming home and sharing dreamtime stories with the rest of their family at the dinner table, or they hear them singing songs in Yugambeh in their bedrooms. The Yugambeh language is fun for the children to learn as the words have unique sounds that roll of the tongue in a different way to that of the English language. Singing plays a big part of the program with the children learning traditional nursery rhymes in Yugambeh language, generally with actions to match improving cognitive skills as well as gross and fine motor skills. Several team members across the centres have Indigenous heritage K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

to contribute to the program but other representatives from within the local indigenous community regularly attend to bring new and exciting learnings to the children. Recently an elder named Uncle Allen visited the Benowa centre to show the children how to play the digeridoo and perform a smoke cleansing ceremony which had the group in awe and full of questions. The educators love the program just as much as the children. During NAIDOC Week an indigenous pre-school student brought his mother and grandfather into the classroom. They talked to the children about significant Australian animals and their meaning and dreamtime stories within the Aboriginal culture. “It was so interesting for all of us,” said Hannah Jebramek, pre-school teacher at GCCCC Bundall. “I love the community of this program and how it brings us all together through understanding and respect.” When the Bundall centre opened two years ago the founding families and children created a beautiful Aboriginal floor art that makes a striking and relevant statement at the centre. GC Child Care Centres also likes to take the children out into the community to give the program further depth. As part of their Bush Kindy Explorers nature-play program the children regularly visit different areas of the Gold Coast to learn about the local flora, fauna and history. One of their favourite spots in Burleigh Headlands which is drenched in Aboriginal history and cultural importance. The Educators explore the landscape with the children and they also visit the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre which offers insight into the spirituality and society of the Yugambeh Aboriginal people. GC Child Care Centres have three locations on the Gold Coast: Benowa, Bundall and Mudgeeraba. M A R C H / A P R I L 2019

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th Can you believe that our humble little magazine has been going for 15 years this March? Thanks to our advertisers for the continued support and to our loyal readers for the ongoing love and shares. Looking forward to the next 15!

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TIMELINE

MARCH/ APRIL 2004 Kids on the Coast Sunshine Coast launched

FReE!! things to do, places to go, everything for kids & parents on the Sunshine Coast

Daddy’s home ...all day! The growing number of Mr Mums

Tackling Bullying What every parent should know

Easy summer family meals

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A makeover and $1000 worth of glamour photos! A Sunbeam hair appliance pack!

EDUCATION SPECIAL Who’s a big school kid then?

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HIGHER LEARNING - A GUIDE TO STARTING HIGH SCHOOL HAIR-CARE YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT FAST NUTRITION ON A BUDGET BREAST, BOTTLE OR BOTH?

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ANGELA ALWAYS WRITES HER ED’S LETTER IN HER PJS BEFORE THE KIDS WAKE UP.

IF YOU WORK AT THE MAGAZINE, YOUR KIDS ARE ALWAYS INVOLVED TOO!

THE TEAM TO CELEBRATE TURNING 15, WE ASKED OUR TEAM WHAT T H E I R FAV O U R I T E T H I N G WA S A B O U T B E I N G 15 Y E A R S O L D, A N D I F YO U C O U L D G I V E YO U R 15-Y E A R-O L D S E L F A P I E C E OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

ANGELA Owner & Editor Going to my first music festivals, I totally fell in love with the music and energy. And working early mornings at my first job at a bakery to pay for it! Advice, I have soooo much! But mostly have more confidence in yourself. Those things you are itching to do, but don’t think you can? Do them! Oh, and never choose a boy over your passion. If he is right for you, you can have both the boy and the dream.

TANYA Production Manager It would have to be ‘80s music (A-ha, Bon Jovi and Duran Duran rocked my world!) and chasing boys (living in a small town in NZ there really wasn’t much else for a 15 year old to do!). Advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff and be true to yourself !

HELEN Owner & Account Manager

AMARDY Deputy Editor (Gold Coast)

At 15 I got myself a ‘proper’ job at Safeway as a checkout chick, worked far too many hours but saved lots of $$$$$’s! I also discovered Bacardi and Coke (sorry Mum!). I was IN LOVE with George Michael and my bedroom walls were plastered in his posters. Be nice to your parents, listen to them when they say you have plenty of time for boys. And enjoy being young, it doesn’t last long.

Definitely hanging out with my friends and dancing, those two things kept me in school! One of the things I do look back on now though, especially after having three kids is running around the beaches in a cozzie and never once giving a thought about how my body looked. Advice: Always be yourself. Never change for anyone. Don’t ever apologise for your confidence, your passion or your ambition.

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I got my first job! I had some money to call my own (just a little of it!). Piece of advice for my 15-year-old self? Don’t worry about friends and fitting in at school. Life has got some interesting experiences in store for you. This will lead you to find your place in the world and give you some valuable friendships.

By 15 it felt amazing to be out of that awkward phase of high school and have a great group of friends that you could share everything with and have a laugh together. Hard work will get you far plus create goals. You are the creator of your own life so shape and steer it in the direction you want it to go!

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AMY Digital Manager My favourite thing was finally having a proper job and some money to buy clothes and make up! It was at a party place and I had to dress up as different characters for kids’ parties. I definitely earned my money! Advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff, you are definitely not going to marry any of the boys you think you are, by the time you get your first job no-one will care about your UAI mark. Oh, and stop being so dramatic.

BRIDGET Account Manager (Gold Coast & Brisbane) This is totally inappropriate, but I think my favourite thing at 15 was discovering my parents booze cupboard! Advice: Never drink wine out of a box!

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KEEPING KIDS SAFE

ONLINE With technology changing faster than you can say ‘snapchat’, how do we allow our kids access to the online world whilst also ensuring they are safe?

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ne of the most hotly debated topics in households across the region is undoubtedly online access and screen time. Kids crave it whilst parents are justifiably concerned. Screens can be a wonderful way for us all to learn, get information, socialise and be entertained, but they cannot be the only way we do this. And unfiltered online access opens a door to a plethora of inappropriate content and chat. Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent believes that managing screen time is based less on time limits and more on the effects of the screens and the impact on other areas of their lives. “Time limits can be effective when children are young and they aren’t able to regulate their behaviours without our input,” advises Martine. “However, we also need to be teaching our families and ourselves ways of incorporating the technology and devices in ways that are balanced and healthy.”

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TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEIR SCREEN TIME IS HEALTHY, ASK THESE THREE QUESTIONS: 1. W H AT A R E T H E Y D O I N G W I T H T H E S C R E E N S ?

Are they playing games or viewing content that helps them learn? Are they merely consuming content or are they being creative? There are vastly different uses of screen time and this must be remembered when talking about how much screen time kids have. 2. W H AT E F F E C T I S S C R E E N S H AV I N G O N T H E M?

Is the activity or connection beneficial and helpful? Or is it taking away from their day, or having a negative effect on their wellbeing or their self-worth? Are they learning, growing and being motivated? Or are they wasting time and energy on people or followers that shouldn’t count? 3. W H AT A R E T H E Y M I S S I N G O U T O N?

Using screens can certainly play a part in their day but they also need time to have active play and exercise, have face-to-face interactions, have time to be bored, time to let their mind wander, time to eat meals with the family, and to sleep uninterrupted.

WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE AGE FOR A CHILD TO HAVE THEIR FIRST PHONE? A lot of this will depend on what the phone’s capabilities are, because getting a phone and getting internet access are two quite different things. “A child of any age can have access to the internet as long as it is monitored, filtered and done with intention and purpose,” says Martine. “A parent can use the internet together with a young child for all manner of information and investigation and it may be a really useful tool to learn new things or explore areas of interest.” “Having free reign to search the internet without monitoring or filtering however, shouldn’t be given to children at all, as the internet obviously opens up a world of inappropriate content, as well as being a doorway for people to make contact with young people.” Getting a phone with internet capabilities is vastly different, as this opens a child up to a world of online content, contacts and connections that they need to be cognitively ready to handle in terms of their behaviours K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

and their ability to think critically alone. “Having a phone usually means the parent has little input into what happens with that phone, so one needs to ensure that child is socially, emotionally and cognitively ready,” explains Martine. “As most apps and social media require an age limit of at least 13, getting a phone too soon before this time can obviously lead to times when that cognitive thinking and behaviour is not developed enough yet and can put young people in situations they are not ready for.”

HOW TO MONITOR ONLINE ACTIVITY Another quandary facing many parents is how much monitoring is required. Kids want a little privacy but parents want to ensure they are safe. Monitoring a child’s online activity varies greatly with different ages and with individual children. When young people start out on a social network Martine recommends giving access to one network at a time. “This way parents can access and monitor as much as they can, using this time to teach and guide in the appropriate

behaviours,” she says. “Looking for teachable moments to help learn skills and thinking is also a more effective way to teach than lecturing a child on cyber safety. There are people doing the wrong thing online all the time so one never needs to look far to find these teachable moments!” Whether it’s a sport star who lost their sponsorship deal for an inappropriate tweet, or the group text that was intended for four friends but was viewed by eight parents, using these examples of how we lose control of our audience are much more effective when we can provide real life examples.

ARE THERE ANY APPS TO BE WARY OF? All apps have the ability to get young people into trouble if they are not ready for them or not being used in the right way. “Every social network also has the ability for young people to view porn or inappropriate content, to experience cyber bullying, and to be contacted by people who don’t have their best intentions at heart,” says Martine. “That being said, there are certainly some apps that take more care when setting up for M A R C H / A P R I L 2019

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safety issues, and there are those apps such as Yubo, developed for young people to ‘meet friends’, that can open them up to a world of people who are waiting for young people who may be somewhat vulnerable to make those online connections that won’t serve them well.”

WHAT ABOUT ONLINE GAMES SUCH AS FORTNITE AND ROBLOX? Having some knowledge and understanding of how games work must be a priority when allowing kids to play popular games. “You don’t have to know every single aspect of the game but some initial research can easily help determine whether a game is appropriate for your child,” Martine says. Organisations such as Common Sense Media review every app, game and media, and can be a great way to find out the dangers or elements to be aware of. “Watching YouTube videos of others playing a game can help alert parents to any themes or content they may need to know about or discuss with their child before allowing them to play,” Martine also suggests. “And having systems such as

Family Zone in place can also give parents reasons why they recommend or don’t recommend certain games for certain ages, and parents can then make their own informed decisions.” “Once again, if a parent decides they are going to allow a child to play a game, especially if it is not recommended for their age, then they must ensure that they have gone to the settings areas of the game and made the games as safe and as private as they can.”

yourselves as parents is not affected by the filtering system.” POPULAR If you don’t use a filtering SOCIAL system, Martine recommends APPS going through every device TODAY and setting up as safely as you can. Instagram “Parents must go to Snapchat YouTube and Google and set Tom Tok (formally up the search engines for Misocal.ly) strict settings and must also WhatsApp go to every game and app YouTube their child uses to ensure GroupMe they are using it in the safest Kik Messenger way possible,” advises Tumblr Martine. “Obviously, this can Yubo be tedious and is never 100 HOW TO SET UP per cent foolproof so getting DEVICES a system to back this up is When there are multiple devices in a always recommended.” household and multiple ages of children, “It is also important to note that despite the requirements for safety and wellbeing filtering and monitoring, young people also vary depending on the individual’s stage of need to be learning the skills, the thinking development. “Systems such as Family Zone and the behaviours to keep themselves safe can allocate different levels of access to and to make good choices, so education and different ages. This also ensures the access ongoing conversation should always be part for the older members of the family and of the equation.”

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If we manage to have constructive experiences online, to learn and be entertained in ways that still allow us to fulfill the many other elements of our lives, then screens can be a positive addition to family life. “If a child is still getting the right amount of sleep, coming to the dinner table without a fight, having time for all the other important elements of their lives then they are probably doing OK.” Martine suggests. “If these areas start to slip and we see warning signs of the devices taking over their lives, then it is imperative parents step in and make the necessary changes to avoid behaviours that can spiral out of control.” MARTINE OGLETHORPE O F T H E M O D E R N PA R E N T Martine is a digital educator, consultant and mother to five boys. She has a background in secondary education and a Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work, she recognises the important role technology plays in the lives of young people today and thus the role we can play in not only their safety, but their social and emotional wellbeing. Find her at themodernparent.net K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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Famous for its laid-back lifestyle and gorgeous beaches, Byron Bay is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and the family. Whether you’re looking for affordable, luxury or something in-between, Byron Bay has something for every budget.

ON A BUDGET B Y R O N B AY T R A I N

Mix new-world technology with a 1949-era heritage train and what do you get? The world’s first solar train in Byron Bay! The Byron Bay Railroad Company has received national and international recognition including the highest awards for engineering, solar technology and sustainability. The not-for-profit train service has generated enough power over and above what it has needed to run the train to power 13 homes* for a year! The 3km return service runs between ‘North Beach Station’ in Sunrise Beach and the ‘Byron Bay’ platform, seven days a week. 0–5 years travel free; 6–13 years $2.00; adult one-way $4.00 byronbaytrain.com.au

D I S C O V E R Y PA R K S – B Y R O N B AY

Located just 2km from the city centre, Discovery Parks - Byron Bay offers the perfect escape for the budget-conscious family. Enjoy the gorgeous beaches, lush hinterland and peace along with exceptional holiday park facilities,

including Byron’s Barrel Waterpark. Choose from standard or deluxe twoor four-people cabins or a superior safari tent. The park also features a bouncing pillow, swimming pool, restaurant, sports facilities and more. 399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay | 02 6685 7378 discoveryholidayparks.com.au

B Y R O N B AY LIGHTHOUSE

A must-do for locals and visitors, the Byron Bay Lighthouse is Byron’s most iconic image. Situated at Australia’s most easterly point, it is a great place to see humpback whales on their annual migration, and dolphins and turtles can sometimes be seen playing in the waves at the base of the Headland. For a small gold coin donation, you can be taken on a tour of the lighthouse and enjoy the 360 degree views from the top. The Cape Byron Walk is another way to take in the stunning views. The loop takes you around beach, rainforest, grassland and clifftops to the lighthouse. After your walk, enjoy a swim at The Pass Beach, one of Byron’s most pristine beaches.

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The world’s first solar train in Byron Bay.

THE SUN BISTRO

A bistro and bar set among a spectacular natural bush setting, the Sun Bistro is a well-priced family friendly place to enjoy fresh, local food and a cold drink. With two big children’s play areas, a large TAB and sports bar as well as plenty of car parking, there is something for everyone. The Sun Bistro’s ‘Ride in Style’ offer includes an adult return train trip on the Byron Bay Solar Train and lunch with a schooner of Stone & Wood or glass of wine at $25.00. Open 1–9pm daily. Courtesy bus pick-up from Sunrise to Ewingsdale for groups of four or more. 61 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay 02 6685 6500 | thesunbistro.com

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MID-RANGE MACADAMIA CASTLE

With over 150 native and farmyard animals, birds and reptiles, Macadamia Castle has been a popular family destination for over 40 years. Explore the castle and the animal park, and get up close with the animals by booking an animal experience. Taste a wide range of roasted and flavoured Macadamia nuts at the Nut Bar, along with a variety of locally grown and hand-made products for sale at the Macadamia Castle, or grab some macadamia-themed lunch at the onsite café. A trip to Macadamia Castle isn’t complete without a photo with the knight who stands guard in front of the castle. Open 8am - 5pm daily Hinterland Way, Knockrow (02) 6687 8432 | macadamiacastle.com.au

N O B O N E S B Y R O N B AY

With locally sourced ingredients, focusing on seasonal and organic produce, No Bones Byron Bay is a plant-powered restaurant even the biggest meat eater will love. A favourite spot amongst the locals, enjoy some delicious plant-based food while sipping away on their $11 cocktails – at that price you can have one, two or even a sneaky three! No Bones make everything in house which means no packet pasta or store-bought breads, everything is

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fresh, sustainable, biodegradable and environmentally conscious. This family friendly restaurant is a must try when you’re in Byron Bay. Shop 1 /11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay nobonesbyronbay.com.au

B Y R O N B AY C O M M U N I T Y MARKET

Held on the first Sunday of the month, the Byron Bay Community Market is one of the most popular markets in Byron Bay. Local stallholders showcase a huge variety of arts and crafts, jewellery and clothing along with fresh produce and delicious cuisine you can enjoy while soaking up the atmosphere. These markets do get busy so it’s best to arrive early to grab a car space. Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay

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BYRON TWILIGHT MARKET

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In the heart of Byron Bay, this night market is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking for original, authentic and sustainable pieces, the markets showcase the best of local artisans selling everything from jewellery, clothing to accessories. Make an evening of it with the family, bring a rug, and enjoy some wholesome, locally sourced food while listening to great, live music. Open 4pm – 9pm. Railway Park, Jonson Street, Byron Bay

WAV E S B Y R O N B AY

Located in the heart of town and just a hop, skip and jump away from Main Beach and walking distance from the popular Byron Bay lighthouse, is Waves Byron Bay. With a location so perfect, you won’t need to drive anywhere! All the rooms have luxurious king-sized beds. The penthouses feature a private outdoor terrace with BBQ facilities. One of the suites offers a Teppanaki BBQ. Some of the facilities include free car parking, free Wi-Fi and family rooms, as well as facilities for guests with special needs. Guests are also free to use the beach towels and boogie boards. Guests can start their day with free muffins, coffee, tea and fresh fruit in the hotel foyer. 35 Lawson St, Byron Bay wavesbyronbay.com.au

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If you want something special, this award-winning beachfront resort offers luxury family friendly accommodation along with world-class facilities. Younger kids can enjoy playtime in the dedicated Lagoon Pool precinct, while older kids enjoy the large temperaturecontrolled pool. The Parkour-inspired, all-natural kids’ playground is located among the native rainforest. With a sand base, it’s challenging but safe for kids of all ages. There’s a large lawn alongside and a tennis court (simply borrow a tennis kit from receptio), so it’s a great spot away from the central resort area to play and relax. For organised play there is an outdoor games area where you can enjoy a game of giant chess and bocce as a family. Parents can calm the body and mind at the Osprey Spa, where you can choose from spa treatments including massages and facials or you can create your own package. 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay elementsofbyron.com.au

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With idyllic resorts and stunning beaches, Byron Bay is the perfect spot for a little luxury.

T H E FA R M B Y R O N B AY

Situated on 80 acres, The Farm encourages everyone to enjoy the surroundings of a real working farm and be inspired to talk, ask questions and experience where food comes from. Take the family for a wander through the grounds, see what is growing on the land, meet the farm animals, or pick up some fresh produce to take home with you. Whilst you enjoy a cuppa or a meal, the kids can burn off some energy in The Farm playground and run around the fields of macadamia and pecan trees, enjoying nature at its finest form. Open 7am – 4pm 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale | thefarm.com.au

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F LY I N G F O X B I S T R O

Located within Byron Bay Bowling Club, this rustic bistro offers a great atmosphere, quality food and ice-cold drinks. With a large family friendly alfresco area, enjoy the classic menu – make sure you try the Duck Spring Rolls on Vietnamese salad, which the Flying Fox Bistro is renowned for. The $10 kids’ menu is also hit, serving up pizza, burgers, calamari, and mac and cheese as well as milkshakes and ice cream. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am – 9pm 18 Marvell Street, Byron Bay flyingfoxbistro.com.au

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C R Y S TA L C A S T L E

In the Byron Bay Hinterland lies the stunning Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, home to the world’s largest natural crystals. Children can connect with the calming, healing power of crystals, bringing back into harmony your mind, body and emotions amidst the tranquil surroundings. Kids can play ‘Fireheart’ Crystal Dragon playground is while parents relax at the Lotus Café with local, organic coffees and teas, homemade cakes and desserts or a nutritious meal using ingredients from Crystal Castle’s very own organic food garden. Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, Crystal Castle is a beautiful spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Open 10am – 5pm daily 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby crystalcastle.com.au

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Worried your child might need braces? Imola Foster from Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre shares her tips on what to expect and what to look out for.

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ot everyone is born with a perfect smile. Unfortunately for many children braces are inevitable. Thankfully, braces have come a long way in recent years, with smaller wires and clear options. Children can need braces for any number of reasons, for example, crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or a ‘bad bite’ (known as malocclusion). Malocclusion is when the top and bottom jaws are different sizes when they come together. Sometimes tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking, or using a pacifier over the age of two. Often, your child’s dentist will be the first to notice a problem and recommend that you see an orthodontist (a dentist who specialises in correcting jaw and/or teeth alignment problems). The orthodontist will decide whether your child needs braces. There are ways to prevent or minimise the

need for braces from an early age. Seek advice from an oral myologist or oral health therapist, who is trained to assess and help with myofunctional therapy for young children’s oral development. Things such as early cessation of pacifier use, stopping thumb sucking, correcting oral postures, creating good oral habits, checking for open mouth posture and mouth breathing and providing therapy for these. Good jaw development is very important in preventing the need for braces and can be introduced from a very early age. Babies need to have correct oral stimulation so we encourage things like giving the child appropriate chewy toys. open cup drinking and chewing harder foods. As children grow, dental professionals and GPs can assess correct oral postures, good breathing patterns and most importantly, closed lip at rest and correct tongue position in the roof of the mouth, as these soft tissue functions affect our jaw and tooth development.

Fast Facts • Children should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7. • Most children get braces between 10 and 14 years old. The average time braces are worn is 18-24 months . • The average cost for braces is $5,000. • Orthodontic treatment is not covered under Medicare. However, it might be covered under private health insurance, depending on the policy.

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BABY BROCCOLI EGG PIES These baby broccoli egg pies are super easy to prepare and bake! Quick and nourishing, they are the perfect bite-size snack and ideal for school lunchboxes.

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INGREDIENTS

1 tin of coconut cream 10 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1 cup finely chopped broccoli ¼ cup of finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons of coconut oil OPTIONS:

You can add any vegetables you choose, or have available in the fridge.

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METHOD

• Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 24 mini-cup muffin pan. • In a blender, blend coconut cream, salt and eggs (or whisk in a large bowl). • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to a frying pan and fry onions, broccoli and parsley. You can always add other spices to the filling mix. • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the vegetable mixture into the prepared pan, and then pour the egg mixture to fill each cup to the rim. Allow 10 to 20 seconds for the mixture to settle and you may need to add some more filling. • Bake for 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre of the egg pie comes out clean. • Remove from oven and allow to cool a little to set. Then gently remove with a knife. • Serve hot or cold.

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QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM

W: qam.com.au P: (07) 5492 5930 A: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Queensland 4551 Looking for somewhere to take the kids, get them away from the small screen and keep them entertained for hours? Queensland Air Museum has more than 80 historically significant aircraft and many other aviation related displays, the best aircraft model shop on the Sunshine Coast, coffee, drinks and ice-creams. It's a great day out for the whole family!

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“GymbaROO is the best part of our week!” A fine and gross motor skill development focused program that includes an age-appropriate indoor obstacle climbing course, dancing, ball skills, music and rhythm. Children learn to roll, crawl, climb, walk, jump and problem-solve. Best of all, KIDS LOVE IT!

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Family owned Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre has the only dedicated area and special program for children with nonnutritive sucking habits (thumb and dummies). Additional services include: tongue tie assessment and release with laser, Oral Myology – developing good oral habits around correct breathing and swallowing, and pre-orthodontic treatment with the Myobrace system.

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Are you looking for a doctor that really REALLY cares about you and your family? We offer the finest healthcare on the Sunshine Coast, with 16 GPs across our three clinics supported by excellent nursing and admin staff. Visit our websites to learn about our clinics, doctors and allied health services. Book online 24/7. Urgent sick kids always squeezed in!

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Looking for quality, flexible child care that suits your family’s needs? Family day care may be just what you need! Through our established network of fully trained and registered educators across the Sunshine Coast and hinterland region, we offer nurturing care in a small group within a home environment, with full access to your approved child care subsidy.

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The Milk Pantry’s extensive range of lactation products for busy breastfeeding mums includes cookies, brownies, shakes and hot chocolates. Options for those with food allergies are also available such as gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. Each product is lovingly hand-crafted and designed to nourish the body, taste great and includes special ingredients that target breast milk production.

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Nature PlaySpaces

Specialists in the design and construction of nature-based play spaces. We can offer custom-made spaces that bring your ideas to life. From early learning centres, schools, public spaces and private. We use our concept plans, work closely with you and gain inspiration from the children’s ideas to bring the best possible solutions to your space and budget.

P: (07) 5451 1121 S: @HealthNaturallyChiropractic A: Unit 7, 2-6 Beach Road, Maroochydore Have you even been curious about Chiropractic care for your family? Come and visit us for an Initial consult, Pre-care appointment and Report of findings – FREE – to see if we can help in any way. Give us a call on 07 5451 1121 or visit our office on the corner of Ocean Street and Beach Road. We look forward to seeing you. Regards Sam and Natise.

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DISNEY’S “DUMBO”

In cinemas Thursday 28th March (CTC) Disney’s new live-action feature film Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier, a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A Vandevere and an aerial artist named Colette Merchant swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

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THE LEGO® MOVIE 2

WONDER PARK

In cinemas Thursday 21st March (PG)

In cinemas Thursday 4th April (CTC)

The much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO ®Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

June spent her childhood days constructing an amusement park called Wonderland, filled with fantastical rides and inhabited by talking animals. Now grown up and following her mother’s death, June’s sense of imagination and wonder is lost, until she discovers the real Wonderland in the woods. She needs to team up with the animals to bring it back to life.

See a Cinebuzz Crew Advance Screening of The Lego® Movie 2 on Sunday March 10th at 10:30am with fun activities from 10am at Event Cinemas. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

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KIDS ON THE COAST KIDS IN THE CITY

Bring your little one to a special ‘Little Chicks at the Flicks’ screening of Wonder Park on Sunday 31st of March at 10.30am at Event Cinemas. Join in the pre-film fun in the foyer. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

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s k oo B BAZ & BENZ

By Heidi McKinnon, $24.99 This delightfully funny and warm-hearted book tells the story of a little owl exploring the boundaries of love and friendship. With her trademark humour, lightness of touch and beautiful expressive illustrations, Heidi McKinnon, creator of the much-loved I Just Ate My Friend, and It’s a Long Way to the Shop, tells a story of enduring friendship and what to do when your best friend is... kind of annoying. And this one might even have a happy ending! (Maybe.) For ages 3-6.

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BEE LINES FOR KIDS: 101 INSPIRING QUOTES FOR YOUNG ONES

LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

By David Cozens, $17.95

By Isabel Sanchez Vegara $19.95

Created to help children feel more positively about the world Bee Lines for Kids is a collection of 101 quotes designed to inspire children to take on their dreams and develop a healthy habit of goal-setting. As a way of giving back to the community, for every student receiving a copy of Bee Lines, the same number of books will be gifted to underprivileged Australian children under the company’s GOGO Campaign (Get One, Give One). beeproject.com

The latest in the inspiring Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the story of Vivienne Westwood – the working-class girl from England who erupted onto the fashion scene with her iconic designs. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. For ages 4-7.

BOX ISLAND

A cute mobile coding game that takes kids on an exciting adventure, while teaching the fundamentals of coding. Kids apply the basics of algorithms, pattern recognition, sequences, loops and conditionals to progress through the super-fun and challenging gameplay.

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