Kids on the Coast Magazine - Sunshine Coast - Issue 94. Sept/Oct 2019

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ISSUE 94 September/October 2019 SUNSHINE COAST

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Anything is Possible An Immanuel education starts at two years of age in our award-winning Immanuel Early Learning Centre. We give children the ability to explore, create and discover in any setting, including Forest School and our new Environmental Centre. Register today for our next Open Morning.

OPEN MORNING 24 OCTOBER

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WELCOME

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ay, spring has sprung, is anyone else excited to see the mercury rising?! As we roll into summer, the first thing on many people’s minds is getting back in the water. Whether it’s nippers, surfing, or lazy Sundays at the beach, living in such close proximity to the ocean means that water activities are always on the agenda. But what if you can’t swim? I’m faced with this problem every day. As one of those unfortunate people that grew up in a big (English) city, I never learnt to swim as a child. Now I have a very profound fear of water which has stuck with me throughout my adult life. “Just jump in…” people often say, “you’ll get over your fear once you take lessons…” is another. I’ve tried, failed, tried and failed. (I know, I know, I’ll try again!) Because of this, ensuring my kids learn to swim to a high level is top of the activities list. As the biggest hypocrite ever, I’m parked on the side of the pool (with very dry feet) coaxing them into the

water to learn this vital lifesaving skill, knowing that you’ve got to do it early before they are too old and end up like me! So, this issue swim is IN! We chat to the Head Coach at the impressive new Aquatic Centre opening at St Andrew’s Anglican College to find out the critical swim skills every child should learn. To help get your kids into the pool, we have a comprehensive directory of all the swim schools across the region, And with this season’s must-have water accessories, we’ve got your beachside living covered. As well as getting splashy, we also take a look at the many great activities available that safely introduce sport to little ones. And we sit down with local legend Matt Golinski to find out all about his involvement in a fab charity that helps to bring veggie gardens to schools. With love and sandy toes,

Angela xo

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PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF Angela Sutherland

PUBLISHER & SALES DIRECTOR Helen Rush

ACCOUNT MANAGER Francesca Goad

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Amy Lou

PRODUCTION MANAGER Tanya Nissen

GRAPHIC DESIGN Danielle Lunn

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CONTENTS

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SWIM IS IN!: We all want our kids to be fit

ACTIVE: Safely introducing sport to little ones,

and active, but swimming is more than just

instilling a healthy lifestyle early and helping

another activity to fit into a busy week.

EVERY child to find that sport they love.

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More than 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, supported and inspired.

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Swimwear and models: St Andrew’s Anglican College Goggles: Bling2o / Rainbow Fun Cover photography: Giselle Peters / Giselle Images // giselleimages.com.au

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 BOOKING DEADLINES

FROM THE EDITOR ............................................................................................................... 3 WHAT’S ON: The best local events for September and October........................................... 6 LOCAL NEWS: The latest news from across the Sunshine Coast ........................................ 10 NOTICEBOARD: Notices and achievements from our local schools ................................. 12 CHECK THIS OUT: The latest products topping our #want list ......................................... 18

Ad booking: 16 October Art deadline: 16 October Distributed directly to parenting hotspots across Southeast Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast. For distribution enquiries inbox@shoremedia.com.au

INTERVIEW: Five minutes with Matt Golinski...................................................................... 38

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SWIM SPECIAL: Ready to dive in? Here’s our directory of swim schools near you ........ 41

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.

ACTIVE: Billy Slater on his fun sports program for pre-schoolers ....................................... 46 EARLY LEARNING: Dads matter in early learning ........................................................... 48 BABIES: What to expect when the Baby Sleep Consultant comes to stay.......................... 50 HEALTH: Does your child suffer from ‘text neck’?................................................................ 52 LOCAL LIFE: We chat to the mama behind the Sunny Coast Baby & Kids Market ....... 54 CLASSIFIEDS: Family-friendly products and services......................................................... 55 REVIEWS: Movies, books and apps for the family................................................................. 57 We encourage recycling. Please keep this issue for future reference, pass onto your friends and family, use for craft projects or place into the recycling bin.

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WHAT’S ON VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE MORE EVENTS!

SPOT

16 SEPTEMBER The Events Centre, Caloundra theeventscentre.com.au Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage with puppetry, songs and puzzles for children aged 18 months+ and their adults.

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Multicultural Festival 21 SEPTEMBER Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore festuri.org.au

This free multicultural festival celebrates culture and diversity. Bringing the whole community together to share, participate, enjoy and appreciate each countries unique form of art, it is a rich, vibrant and fun festival for all ages!

Toddler & Kinder Yoga Classes 14 SEPTEMBER Zen Cat Children’s Yoga, Kawana Island & Marcoola zencat.com.au

With a strong focus on nurturing a child’s inner peace and joy, the classes introduce young children to the foundations of yoga through storytelling, music, dance, games, visualisation and song. Children are guided on an imaginative journey as they explore the freedom of their mind, body and spirit.

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Noosa Kids & Baby Market 8 SEPTEMBER & 13 OCTOBER noosakidsmarket.com.au

A monthly market with a variety of stalls to choose from including pre-loved stalls and local business stalls for kids and baby. Plus, the new Wellness stalls catering to family health, wellbeing, pregnancy and postpartum. Enjoy a fun morning out with the kids and grab a bargain!

Caloundra Music Festival 4-7 OCTOBER Kings Beach, Caloundra facebook.com/ caloundramusicfestival.com

Enjoy four days of sun, surf and sounds at beautiful Kings Beach. With world-class music, food, arts and local culture, this familyfriendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the region.

Bee Grubby

30 SEPTEMBER Bee Grubby House, Ilkley beegrubby.com.au Fun and interactive nature-based workshops where children can explore the living wonders in the gardens! Kids will get grubby while developing their skills and knowledge as microgardeners, botanists, horticulturists.

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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 F O R O U R W E E K LY W H AT ’ S O N G U I D E

OPEN DAY 7 SEPTEMBER Memorial Park Community Kindergarten, Maroochydore memorialparkkindy.com.au

To 20 SEPTEMBER CCSA Hall, 1 Nutley St, Caloundra caloundrasteinerschool.com

With a diverse team of experienced and nurturing educators, play is the heart of the program at Memorial Park Community Kindergarten. The Open Day is your opportunity to meet the teachers, see the space, and experience the fabulous community!

Inflatables at the NAC WEEKENDS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Noosa Aquatic Centre noosaaquaticcentre.com.au

The Noosa Aquatic Centre offers loads of fun activities for kids and families! On the weekends and daily through school holidays (weather permitting) Inflatable Fun offers 2 giant inflatables and lots of smaller equipment for kids to splash about with. There is also Aqua Play playgroup for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Baby Splash water familiarsaition sessions, and the popular Learn to Swim program.

A warm, nurturing space where children are engaged with storytelling, craft, puppetry, song, movement, domestic arts and the celebration of seasonal changes. Through the telling of stories, children develop an understanding that the world is a good and wonderful place.

Sunny Coast BABY & KIDS MARKET

OPEN MORNING 27 OCTOBER Burnside State School, Nambour sunnycoastbabykidsmarket.com.au

With a mix of pre-loved items including clothes, toys, books, cots, prams, pick up all your baby essentials at a fraction of the new price. Also find locally handmade items, and unique pieces for your little one.

23 OCTOBER, 9:00–11:00am Suncoast Christian College, Woombye suncoastcc.qld.edu.au

Tour the College during a busy day at Suncoast. Your family will be warmly welcomed into the Suncoast community! Meet the teachers and students in their classrooms, meet the Principal and Heads of School, and enjoy a morning tea.

Mini Chef Sessions 23 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER Noosa Civic, noosacivic.com.au

Make rice paper rolls and chia pods these school holidays in at Noosa Civic. You’ll also get your own mini chef hat and apron to take home! Bookings essential.

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BUSINESS PROFILE

QLD Invest delivers valuable property investments to families on the Coast Let’s face it, steady work is great for paying the bills, but to really get ahead, we all know that property investing is a must. As the saying goes: “This property will never be as cheap as it was when you bought it!” Where do you start? Seriously! How much research do you need to conduct before you buy a property? When navigating all the contradicting property reports out there, it’s easy to follow the herd, simply because that’s what the herd does. Plus, who has the time to drive across the country investigating every nook and cranny, trying to locate that ‘great deal’? Enter Korry from QLD Invest. The really unique thing about what Korry does is he ‘manufacturers’ the wealth into the property design. It’s a concept that takes time to wrap your head around. But once you get it, you’ll probably never buy a stock standard property again. QLD Invest was set up by Korry to deliver real wealth, to everyday families, through smart property investments. Korry explains that his team spends most of their time looking at council zoning, and what would be allowable under council rules. Then designing a building that will deliver a specific commercial outcome to the investor. “We deliver a complete package. All the investor needs to do is be prepared to work with the mortgage broker to get the lending in place and sign a few contracts. “We’ve got dozens of clients currently involved in projects which will provide $80,000-$120,000 in immediate uplift, within six to

Korry and Roma from QLD Invest with their daughters.

eight months. Not only that, but it provides big tax deductions. It’s hard to beat. And an investor on a normal salary can get into high return property, with around $100,000 equity or deposit.” Korry explains: “We named the business QLD Invest because south-east Queensland is in fact one of the best locations for investment in the current time and foreseeable future. “Many of our projects are returning high weekly rents and incredible returns of 6 to 15 per cent each year. On top of that is the capital growth. One of our clients who wanted to move up from Sydney is in fact getting a 25 per cent annual return on the project that we delivered. It’s basically allowed the family’s dad to stay at home. That’s life changing, and that’s when I get real satisfaction from my business. We are a family business, and we pride ourselves on helping families to secure a great future.” QLD Invest makes the investment process seamless. Every step, from initial discussion through to securing lending, managing the project and getting it rented, the team at QLD Invest support the process at no charge to its clients. “We deliver far more than most people would be able to achieve with their own knowledge, and we do it quickly, including high return SMSF property.” Talking with Korry, you will learn more in three minutes than you may in a lifetime.

qldinvest.com.au | 0439 425 855 korry@qldinvest.com.au


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N E W H O M E F O R F I N N A N D L U L U After 15 years, iconic store Finn and Lulu Toys is relocating to Main Street, Cotton Tree. “It’s exciting to be out on the main street,” says Sian, co-owner of Finn and Lulu. “Though locals know us well, relocating onto the main street means we will be better seen by passing tourists.” As well as relocating, the much-loved store is also for sale. “Both myself and Jacquie, who own Finn and Lulu together, absolutely adore the store, but I need to give more time to my family,” Sian says. Locally owned and run, Finn and Lulu Toys has always had a slow toy philosophy. “All our toys are educational, without batteries, and they all have a purpose,” explains Sian. “We are also very mindful to always source ethically made products.” “As it is so well established, I’m sure there will be a lot of interest in buying the store, but because of our scrupulous product selection it has to be the right person,” says Sian. “It will really appeal to someone who has the same passion for functional play-based toys and really cool kids’ products.”

THERE IS ENOUGH WATER IN AN OLYMPIC-SIZED POOL TO TAKE 9400 BATHS. Most people can only hold their breath for a few seconds. With proper training, some can hang on for at least two minutes. Then you have freedivers, who can hold their breath for more than 10 minutes! ELEPHANTS USE THEIR TRUNKS AS NATURAL SNORKELS AND CAN SWIM AS MUCH AS 32KM A DAY.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS DEPICT PEOPLE SWIMMING BACK IN 2500 BC. SWIMMING GOGGLES WERE FIRST WORN BY PEARL DIVERS IN 14TH CENTURY PERSIA. THEY WERE MADE FROM POLISHED TORTOISE SHELLS.

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S T U DY TO CO M B AT A N X I O U S N E S S

The Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute at the University of Sunshine Coast is inviting the community to participate in groundbreaking research to improve youth mental health. Alarmingly, over 50 per cent of mental health problems are established before the age of 14, so early intervention is important. The Combatting Anxiousness for Learning Minds Study (CALM) is investigating how anxiousness impacts attention in children aged 9–11 years inclusive. The Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study (LABS) is working with young people to track changes that occur in the brain from ages 12–18. This world-leading research will inform the development of evidence-based youth mental health programs to support young people and their families. Both studies are currently recruiting participants.

Find out more at usc.edu.au/labs and usc.edu.au/thompson-institute/calm

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ith roots spread across the South amazing experiences that allow children to East, Edge Early Learning has laugh and learn!” announced its acquisition of Edge Early Learning Aroona will undergo three early learning centres in the Sunshine an extensive staged renovation to the Coast region: Aroona Child Care Centre and indoor and outdoor areas to improve and Big Day Out Peregian Breeze and Peregian enhance facilities. Springs centres. One of the Group’s key focuses remains Edge Early Learning Chief Executive on nutrition, with the new centres providing Officer, Annie Bryce, said the Sunshine a diverse range of cuisines for children to Coast region has always been broaden their tastebuds. “WE’RE MORE on the cards for the group “Edge Early Learning aims THAN JUST and the expansion will deliver to make life as convenient as A PLACE a recognised standard of possible for families and so all education and care into the local meals, nappies, sunscreen and TO LEARN.” community. wipes are provided at all of our “We have long set our sights on migrating centres, meaning parents and guardians north and when the option came up to only need to pack a change of clothes and a secure these three centres on the Sunshine sheet for sleeping,” Annie said. Coast, we leaped at the opportunity to grow Another enhancement to the Aroona our footprint and for our early learning and and Peregian centres is the introduction kindergarten services to be accessible to of the StoryPark App, which is designed more families and children,” she said. “Our to give families updates on their children aim is for minimal disruption to parents throughout the day and give them direct and children, and we are working with the contact with their centre when needed. passionate incumbent educators to deliver For more information, visit the Edge point of difference – creating edgeearlylearning.com.au

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unshine Beach State School students and their pre-prep families enjoyed a morning of storytelling by local indigenous author Gregg Dreise recently. Not only a storywriter, but also a passionate musician, Gregg combines these talents when performing for his young audiences. The children were taken on a cultural infused journey through dreamtime stories with strong moral messages using naturebased analogies. Children from pre-Prep to Year 6 watched as Gregg sang songs, played the guitar, digeridoo and the digeridon’t – a homemade version of a didgeridoo. Sunshine Beach State School students have further developed a strong connection to country with a visit from the Goombucca bus, part of their NAIDOC celebrations. Students from all year levels learnt about local indigenous maps, places and culture, languages and celebrations, hunting and gathering techniques all inside the specifically designed bus. The fun didn’t stop there with students treated to an outdoor learning experience with local Gabbi Gabbi artists teaching them about symbols linked with indigenous story telling. By presenting programs from the local indigenous community, the school is ensuring that there are opportunities for all students to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to develop respect for diversity within their country. sunshinebeachss.eq.edu.au

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o matter how much you love your Three years later and the Strucket was baby, no mama likes dirty nappies launched – a revolutionary integrated and newborn mess! strainer and bucket that soaks, sanitises, Having her third baby, nine years after separates and drains… all hands-free. the last one, local mum Kelly Lavery “Strucket is the culmination of three found herself back in the world of soaking years of research, design, prototype, nappies, dirty laundry and baby ick. tooling, testing, grant applications, “Having two older kids, life sourcing funding, and many “IT’S A was busy and often things sleepless nights!” said Kelly. SUSTAINABLE would sit soaking in a bucket Officially launched in SOLUTION FOR for days, going yucky and January 2019, it was initially SENSITIVE SKIN smelly,” said Kelly. “I thought targeted to the parenting there had to be a better way to AND ANYONE WITH retail market but Strucket make soaking bodily fluids more has found its market appeal ANYTHING TO hygienic.” is massive across industries SOAK.” When she started researching including aged care, disability, and couldn’t find a solution, she decided to incontinence, and camping. create her own. “It means people never have to touch “I had to learn about patents, tooling, dirty water again,” said Kelly. “It’s a technical engineering, and pitching,” said sustainable solution for sensitive skin and Kelly. “It was quite a learning curve!” anyone with anything to soak.”

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hen qualified GA coach Tracey-Louise Campbell moved to the Sunshine Coast recently, she noticed a gap in the market that she couldn’t wait to fill. “I saw a wonderful opportunity to continue with the job I loved to do in Noosa,” said Tracey-Louise. And in July she opened Gym Teds. Gym Teds is a fun, safe environment that allows children to progress at their own pace, with a program that is tailored to the needs and abilities of each child. “What makes it unique is that it has a good balance between structure, learning skills, fun and exploration,” said Tracey-Louise. “Kids love to explore and Gym Teds allows that to happen. Meanwhile, parents enjoy seeing their children have fun and achieve new skills. As they enjoy quality time together, this in turn helps build the bond between parent and child.” Blending this parent-child experience with her love for gymnastics, Tracey-Louise believes Gym Teds is the perfect combination. “I am very passionate about my sport and by nurturing children and creating the best environment I can, will give them the foundations to go into and do well in any sport in their future.” Find out more at facebook.com/gymteds

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ith parent rooms, play spaces, paddle boats and family-friendly dining, the huge refurbishment at Sunshine Plaza has transformed it into an entertainment hub for all ages. As the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Plaza is one of the region’s most popular shopping destinations. And with families at the forefront of a major redesign, Sunshine Plaza is now top of the list for a one-stop shopping, entertainment and dining destination.

Parenting made easy Completely eradicating any past car park woes, Sunshine Plaza now has over 4,800 car spaces and ticketless managed parking based on licence plate recognition, allowing customers to enter and exit the centre without the need of a ticket. Convenient Parents with Pram parking can also be found on most levels of the car parks. Sunshine Plaza now also has five Parents Rooms, all equipped with microwaves and secure play areas. You can find three on the Ground Floor: in the Food Court; in the corridor between Ann’s Nails and Just Cuts; and near Big W, in the new mall. You’ll also find two on Level One: one in Myer near the cosmetics department and one in David Jones near the bedding department.

Let’s play! Stuck for a place to meet for coffee, or just need to get out of the house and give the little ones somewhere safe to play? Sunshine Plaza

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now has several play spaces to take advantage of. Keep the kids entertained at the nautical themed kids play space on the retail bridge. You can also find a pop up play space in the new mall on ground level opposite Little Sparrow, which includes a maze, giant Connect 4 and interactive digital screen. Of course, it wouldn’t be Sunshine Plaza without the paddle boats! These fun rentals are available for hire on the river. BCC Cinemas also remains, screening the latest movies daily. If that’s not enough, the much-anticipated High Ropes course is due to open later in the year. Spanning the river, it promises to be a challenge not for the fainthearted. For those that prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Timezone is also due to open later in the year, with plenty of arcade fun for all ages.

Let’s eat! Open late every night, the Riverwalk Dining Precinct now offers over 10 food retailers to choose from, making it a great spot to enjoy a family-friendly meal. The renovated food court has all the family favourites for a quick bite to eat, and you can also find a range of delicious new dining options on the new Cornmeal Promenade including Vietnamese at Nguyen Bros, Japanese at Motto Motto, Indian at Roti and Buns (the Roti Chicken Curry is a must!), wholefood options at Pineapple Express and café bites by the water at Caffe Cherry Beans. With more food outlets due to open later in the year, there is something to suit everyone!

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CHECK THIS OUT THE LATEST PRODUCTS TOPPING OUR #WANT LIST!

STRUCKET Spawned from a single moment of desperation, Strucket is the world’s first integrated strainer bucket with plug, invented by Sunshine Coast mother, Kelly. Just like a normal bucket (but better), the Strucket makes soaking simple and clean. Never fear putting your hand into the residual dirty, unhygienic, toxic mess again. Taking the strain out of soaking! $59.95 strucket.com

CROCHET FOOD A super-cute range of crochet food that will bring any tea party and open-ended play to life. Choose from fruit, cupcakes, donuts and more. From $4.95 classykids.com.au

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PLAYMOBIL COUNTRY FARM On the Playmobil Farm there is so much to discover! In addition to the stables and the equipment room there is a lounge area for your Playmobil farm family. Freight elevator inventories are transported on the overhead storage. The milking machine is mobile and the apples can be picked from the tree. Set includes 2 x Playmobil adult figures, 1 x Playmobil child figure, cows, pigs, rooster, hens and chicks, cats, geese, farming tools and equipment, furnishings for the house. $149.99 rainbowfun.com.au 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


ETHIQUE BEAUTY BARS Ditch the plastic bottles with this gorgeous range of beauty bars. Choose from shampoos, conditioners, body washes, moisturisers, face cleansers and scrubs, there’s even a selection for pets! Don’t worry, the Ethique range also includes eco-friendly in-shower containers for your bars – made from bamboo, they last for up to five years in the shower and are fully compostable! Stocked at Priceline pharmacies, nourishedlife.com.au, or check the website for a stockist near you. From $9 ethiqueworld.com

BABY BUM SHOWER This clever new product is an essential addition to any baby bag! Fill with clean water and your own choice of soap, and a quick squeeze creates a soft spray of cleansing soap and water, whenever you need it. Leakproof and easy to use, it doesn’t create the environmental hazard of using many baby wipes and it’s a natural way to wash away the many childhood messes. RRP: $19.95 babybumshower.com

SUNSUIT Made from lightweight and breezy 100% cotton woven fabric, these cute sunsuits are a bub wardrobe staple! In this season’s must-have balloon style, they are perfect for days spent having fun in the sun. Available in Lemon Curry, Silver Pink, Red Clay and Winter Pear. $5 bestandless.com.au

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PROFILE Sunshine Coast Grammar School is a leading P–12 co-educational, Christian, independent school located in Forest Glen. We sit down with Principal Maria Woods to find out more about everyday life at this highly regarded school. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY OF GRAMMAR? Our philosophy at Sunshine Coast Grammar is to empower, support and encourage every student and member of our community to give their best to be their best. To equip our students with the mindset and skillset to flourish and thrive into the future, to have the agility and resilience to face challenges and build a strong network of community. WH AT M A KE S T H E G R A M M A R EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS? Families choose schools for a variety of reasons – values, diversity of opportunities, reputation, results, location, (as examples). Every experience for every child is different because every child is unique and what we would hope to provide and nurture for every Grammar student is the opportunity and platform to explore, discover and grow their unique individual difference.

MARIA WOODS Principal at Sunshine Coast Grammar School

MEET THE PRINCIPAL blessings in their lives, proud of who they are and their desire to make a meaningful contribution right now and in the future.

I N T O D AY ’ S W O R L D , W H A T S K I L L S DO YOU FEEL ARE ESSENTIAL F O R C H I L D R E N T O T A K E A W AY FROM SCHOOL? Team work, communication, initiative and adaptability, knowing they are part of a global village and that their actions and decisions have ripple effects and consequences beyond the here and now. Value learning for life – formal and informal – so many opportunities to build skills. Never underestimate that every person you meet offers a chance for you to grow. Make sure you give back to your community. Volunteer time, skills and energy to play your part in building a great future for all. Your brand is your character and your reputation. And in the words of Nicole Shepherd ‘you never regret being kind’.

CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING A B O U T T H E S C H O O L T H AT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW? Everyone in our community contributes to our Grammar Helping Hands program. We have a blitz each term where we support a charity or a family in need. Our staff also contribute with our staff kitchen cook up. Staff give their own time to come together and prepare meals that can then be delivered to those facing some difficult times and challenges.

WH AT D E F I N E S A G R A M M A R STUDENT? Confident, agile, willing to give more than they receive, grateful for the many

WH AT D O YO U L E A S T E N J OY A B O U T B E I N G P R I N C I PA L AT GRAMMAR? I love everything about my role – I get to

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WH AT D O YO U E N J OY M O S T A B O U T B E I N G P R I N C I PA L AT T H E SCHOOL? The students, colleagues, families – our Grammar community. Working in a great team all committed to a central purpose.

work in a great community with amazing young people. What’s not to enjoy?! WH AT I S YO U R P R O U D E S T M O M E N T A S P R I N C I PA L? I am very proud and blessed to be the Principal of Sunshine Coast Grammar School. I have been the Principal since 2012. In 2014 I was very fortunate to be awarded both the Sunshine Coast Outstanding Business Person of the Year and the SCBWN Outstanding Business Woman of the Year. CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING A B O U T YO U R S E L F T H AT P E O P L E MIGHT NOT KNOW? Some things should remain a mystery…! WH AT D O YOU L I KE TO D O IN YO U R S PA R E T I M E? I enjoy spending time with the family, walking the dog, reading, traveling and volunteering. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE SCHOOL IN THREE WORDS…? Encapsulated in our school motto – Strength of Purpose. 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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There are many ways to bring literacy to life for your children: • Go on a nature hunt and point out things in the environment • Play I-Spy, using colours, letters or numbers. • Make your own ABC book, or keep a nature journal of the things you discover. • Go to the library and find out more about the animals and plants you have found.

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The Brightwater State School Preparatory Curriculum is an exciting and nurturing program supporting children to experience a positive entry to the school community by offering: • A supportive transition process allowing children to acclimatise to the schooling environment whilst valuing links between pre-prep and prep programs. • Personalised Learning providing every child with the tools necessary to engage in their world at their own pace in order to reach their full potential. • Inquiry Based Learning encouraging opportunities for children to discover the wonder in their world and explore new possibilities. • Playfulness as a vehicle to encourage humour, fun and a love of learning. • Dynamic Learning Environments that are responsive and ever changing to meet the needs of our children. • Meaningful Partnerships between school and families embracing opportunities for families to be a part the learning journey. Brightwater State School, 20 Dianella Drive Mountain Creek | P: (07) 5438 3111 E: office@brightwaterss.eq.edu.au W: www.brightwaterss.eq.edu.au

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We all want our kids to be fit and active, but swimming is more than just another activity to fit into a busy week. Teaching adequate swimming skills is a matter of life and death.

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ant to hear some scary stats? On average, 10 children under the age of five drown in Queensland each year, and an average of five children aged 5–17 drown each year. Between July 2004 and June 2017, there were tragically 192 drowning deaths of children aged between 0 and 17 years. As well as drownings, every year hundreds of Australian children aged 0–4 experience a non-fatal drowning (often called a near-drowning). According to the Samuel Morris Foundation

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JUST KEEP SWIMMING As well as getting babies in the pool early, it’s critical to keep kids in swimming lessons until they have learned all the necessary skills. A 2018 report by The Royal Life Saving Society Australia found that three out of four children had quit swimming classes by age eight, long before they’d learned skills that could save their lives. The Royal Lifesaving report also found: • Only 25 per cent of children stayed in lessons long enough to reach national safety and swimming benchmarks at age nine and 10. • 83 per cent of 12-year-old children couldn’t tread water for two minutes (the goal for children by the time they finish primary school). • 40 per cent couldn’t swim 50 metres of freestyle or backstroke. • One third couldn’t swim 25 metres of survival strokes. Studies have shown that parents often overestimate their children’s swimming and safety abilities, with only 2 per cent of children aged 12 still doing swimming lessons. “Not only do kids need to start swimming lessons early, they need to continue lessons throughout their Primary years,” says John. “It might get challenging, as schedules get busy and kids pick up other sporting pursuits, but living in such a beachside location, it’s a matter of life and death that our kids learn to swim to a high level.” The Australian Water Safety Council’s aim is for 100 per cent of children being able to meet all the swim survival skills (opposite) before leaving primary school.

SAFETY AT HOME

Even if children are attending regular swimming lessons, parents still need to be vigilant about water (samuelmorrisfoundation.org.au), 22.5 per cent of safety at home. Children need to be continuously and those admitted to hospital following a non-fatal actively supervised by a capable supervisor when in • Never leave a child drowning will suffer a hypoxic injury due to lack of or near water. The presence of other children or the unsupervised around oxygen that will result in disabilities for life. use of flotation devices should not take the place of water (especially “Learning to swim is a life skill,” says John active adult supervision. pools & baths) Bladon, Head Coach and Aquatic Centre Manager For children under the age of five, this means being • Shut the gate at St Andrew’s Anglican College. “Children that can within arm’s reach at all times. For children 6–10 (secure pool fencing swim are 70–80 per cent less likely to drown.” years, constant active supervision is required, and the is vital) To bring this essential life skill to the school and supervisor should be prepared to enter the water at • Learn how to swim wider community, St Andrew’s Anglican College is any time. For children 11–16 years, supervisors should • Learn CPR opening a state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre at their discourage risk-taking behaviour around water, and • Don’t swim alone growing campus at Peregian Springs. “We have ensure teenagers learn survival and rescue skills*. a FINA accredited 50-metre, 10-lane pool with a “Children need to be taught water safety and moveable divider to create two 25-metre pools,” awareness,” says John. “This means, not only teaching explains John, “and we also have a purpose-built 15-metre x children how to swim, but also educating children about the risks 8-metre learn to swim pool.” of water hazards and reinforcing rules about entering pool areas.” Offering learn to swim classes, squad, fitness classes and a As well as adequate supervision, remove toys from in and around café, the Aquatic Centre will be open to the wider community as the pool area to reduce the temptation for children to gain access well as St Andrew’s families. to the pool, and have a safe play area for children away from pools “The new Aquatic Centre is an incredible addition to campus or other water hazards. Having multiple barriers between children for our students, but we wanted this facility to be open to the and a water hazard can also help prevent children from accessing wider community, ensuring all families in the area have access to water without the knowledge of an adult. high quality learn to swim programs,” says John. “The centre will It’s not just swimming pools to be mindful of. Never leave be a great asset to the community for decades to come.” children unsupervised in the bath, and be aware of children’s access Classes offered include learn to swim from three months to non-pool water hazards, particularly bath tubs, buckets of water, through school age, as well as adult classes. “Our Parent & Baby or other bodies of water. classes, for children from 3 to 36 months, are free for 3–6“With adequate preventative measures in place in the home and month olds, and we will also offer free water safety information access to regular learn to swim programs, together we can ensure classes to parents and CPR training every term,” says John. that children’s lives are saved.”

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SWIM CONTINUOUSLY: 50 METRES OF STROKES WITH RECOGNISED STROKE TECHNIQUE MUST BE USED

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SWIMMING, SCULLING, FLOATING IN CLOTHES FOR 3 MINUTES AND LEARNING TO FLOAT WITH A FLOTATION DEVICE AND LIFE JACKET.

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ome kids naturally love sports. They are kicking a ball as soon as they can stand; running and cartwheeling with boundless energy. Others? Not so much. Maybe they are reluctant to try new things, or they just can’t find something they enjoy. So, how do you get little ones active, instilling a healthy lifestyle early and helping them to find that sport they love enough to continue through to their teenage and adult years? For preschoolers, the most important thing is being active, socialising and having a positive experience. Most places offer a trial class, so always take advantage of the opportunity to test the waters before committing. If they haven’t shown much interest in any activity so far, multi-sport programs are a great place to start. These programs usually rotate through different sports, giving kids a chance to try a range of activities throughout the term. Even though you might want them to stick at something and start to develop skills, at this age there’s nothing wrong with trying one activity one term and something totally different the next! Kids might go through a range of sports before they find the one that is for them, and that's OK! Once they reach primary age, kids can start junior team sports. At this age, it’s still all about having fun and having a go. For those that aren’t interested in team sports, there’s plenty of other options for primary kids, from rock climbing to trampolining and acrobatics. Check below for some of our favourite activity programs for pre-schoolers and primary-aged kids across the Coast! 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

MIXED & GENERAL PROGRAMS ADVENTURE EMPIRE Caloundra | adventureempire.com.au The After School Adventurism sessions offer fun, social outdoor recreation activities that focus more on participation rather than the competitiveness of everyday sports. Designed to challenge and reconnect kids to the great outdoors. GYMBAROO SUNSHINE COAST Goodlife Community Centre, Buderim gymbaroosunshinecoast.com.au Gymbaroo offers a range of music and movement classes for all ages – from nonmobile babies to school readiness sessions. Kids can crawl, jump, hop, swing, roll, sing and dance their way their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. And most importantly, you can have fun together! S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2019

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From Ninja Warrior to Yoga, My First Gym has something for everyone. LITTLE ATHLETICS Several locations across the region littleathletics.com.au Little Athletics is a fun, social and active program for girls and boys aged 5 to 15. The program teaches a wide range of skills in events from running, jumping and throwing. MY FIRST GYM Shop 25b Sunshine Coast Home, Maroochydore myfirstgym.com.au My First Gym has landed on the Sunshine Coast, and they are on a mission to mobilise little ones! They offer a huge range of classes and activities for kids of all ages, from Baby Explorer sessions to Gymnastics, Yoga, Karate and Ninja Warrior. They also have open gym play sessions for parents to bring their little ones along for free play (supervision required). READY STEADY KIDS Bli Bli State School Hall, Bli Bli readysteadygokids.com.au Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading multi-sport program for children aged 18 months to 6 years. The physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. THE BIG BOING 24C Innovation Parkway, Birtinya thebigboing.com.au Though The Big Boing doesn’t offer set classes, it’s a great way for kids to have a go at trampolining without committing to a class. Sessions run every hour. If you have a budding ninja warrior at home, The Big Boing also has a super-fun Ninja Warrior course for kids over 140cm tall.

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MARTIAL ARTS INFINITY MARTIAL ARTS Maroochydore, Kawana infinitymartialarts.com.au Offering a selection of classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids from two years through to teens and beyond. Kids will gain strength, confidence and focus, as well as getting fit and learning respect and self defence. MATT FIDDES 45 schools, Australia wide mattfiddes.com.au Run by passionate and inspirational like-minded leaders, the Matt Fiddes mission is to empower people of all ages to achieve their full potential and provide martial arts to all! The curriculum is a unique blend of different martial arts styles that place a strong emphasis on valuable life skills. For children, this means better grades in school and better behaviour at home. For adults, this can mean a more balanced and happy lifestyle. By emphasising self-defence, health, fitness and life skills in a friendly, fun filled, safe and positive environment the school inspires and continues building tomorrow’s leaders. 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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DANCE & GYMNASTICS AMY BECCARI DANCE STUDIOS Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek amybeccaridancestudios.com.au As a family conscious dance studio, this fun dance school caters for all abilities. Students receive top quality tuition from caring, devoted and experienced teachers that strive to provide a compassionate, happy and safe environment for all families. The studio also has a safe grassed area to keep siblings entertained during class. AUSFUNK Coolum Beach & Nambour ausfunk.com.au Ausfunk provides high quality cheer and dance classes to children and adults in a nurturing, empowering environment. Students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self-esteem, co-operation, leadership skills, and have fun! Classes include Cheerleading, Tumble Group Stunts, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz and Pom. DANCE EDGE STUDIOS Warana danceedgestudios.com.au Offering dance classes for both recreational and serious dancers, DE Studios has the largest choice of classes on the Sunshine Coast. This busy studio offers fun, exciting and energetic classes led by caring and passionate teachers who specialise in their field of dance. Kids who love to dance, love DE Studios!

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DANCE EMPIRE danceempiresunshinecoast.com.au Warana, Peregian Beach, Maroochydore, Caloundra Dance Empire Sunshine Coast offers a range of Kinderballet accredited classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children learn Classical ballet steps and develop basic gross motor skills through imagery and story-telling. Programs are strongly influenced by current pre-school education trends in teaching through play.

Find fun, friendship and learn the foundations of gymnastics at Gym Teds. Kinderballet accredited classes for little ones at Dance Empire.

GYM TEDS Tinbeerwah | facebook.com/gymteds A beginners gymnastics program for kids ages five and under introducing fun, friendships, fitness and the fundamentals of gymnastics to little ones in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Kids can develop motor, social and emotional skills at their own pace with a qualified GA coach. JUST ACROBATICS Woombye, Kawana, Mudjimba, Warana justacrobatics.com.au Boasting a new foam pit, sprung floor and trampoline tumble track, Just Acrobatics offers a great selection of aerial silks and hoop, acrobatics and tumbling classes. Experienced teachers deliver a fun and healthy program, for ages 2 to 16 that aim to foster self-esteem, confidence, fitness, strength and more. Now with four locations on the Sunshine Coast. 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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TEAM SPORTS AUSKICK play.afl/auskick For ages 5-12 and of any ability, NAB Auskick is a great introduction for kids into the world of Australian Football. AUSSIE HOOPS aussiehoops.com.au Basketball Australia’s official introductory program for 5–10 year olds, where kids of all abilities can learn the basics of basketball, as well as experience the social co-operation that comes from participating in a team sport. BILLY’S BUDDIES billysbuddies.com.au From Billy Slater, Billy's Buddies is a fun ball sports program for kids aged 2-6 and the home of non-contact Rugby League for children.

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GINGER SPORT Several locations gingersport.com.au Catering for 18 months through to teens, Ginger Sport makes soccer fun for kids! Also do birthday parties, school holiday activities and inflatable hire. JUNIOR BLASTERS PROGRAM playcricket.com.au/junior/cricketblastjuniorblasters Introducing kids ages 5–7 to the basics of cricket in a fun and safe way. Junior Blasters is all about fast-paced fun, friends and being part of a squad. LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.com.au For pre-school kids, Little Kickers is a positive introduction to sport and football (soccer) skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment.

MISCELLANEOUS HOT SHOTS TENNIS Various locations across the region hotshots.tennis.com.au Fun tennis lessons for kids! Coaching sessions are run by qualified Tennis Australia coaches and each lesson takes place in a nurturing environment which promotes participation and inclusion. All sessions are run in small groups where kids are introduced to a sport they can play for life.

NETSETGO play.netball.com.au/kids/suncorp-netsetgo Suncorp NetSetGO is Australia’s official starter program for girls and boys aged 5 to 10. It’s a chance to learn the netball basics, get outside and make some friends.

Little Kickers is a super-fun introduction to football.

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ROCKIT CLIMBING GYM Warana rockitclimbinggym.com.au Fun and interactive sessions for young children to get an introduction into the world of climbing. The beginner classes cover basic rock climbing technique and problem solving skills using various games and practical activities. 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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PROFILE

Behind the doors at

EUDLO STATE SCHOOL JUST SIX MINUTES FROM MOOLOOLAH AND 10 MINUTES FROM FOREST GLEN, WOOMBYE, AND CHEVALLUM, EUDLO STATE SCHOOL IS A SMALL SCHOOL WITH A BIG HEART.

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estled in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Eudlo State School has just 65 students and a permanent staff of five teachers, four Teacher’s Aides, and a Business Manager. But only a few minutes from several large Sunshine Coast communities, and with no catchment area, this unique little school is rapidly capturing the hearts of many local families. “Many people don’t realise that Eudlo is such a short drive away!” said Principal Ruth Machen. “And because we don’t have a catchment area, families from surrounding suburbs such as Forest Glen, Woombye, Glenview and Palmwoods are now realising they can benefit from our small class sizes and multi-age learning culture.” Eudlo State School prides itself on offering a well-balanced curriculum, whilst maintaining a caring small school environment. “Our students work in an inclusive setting, where the cooperative and

multi-age grouped classrooms continually facilitate a child-centred approach to learning,” Ruth said. “The class groupings allow for more flexibility than is possible in schools with straight grades, and this allows us to be responsive to the needs of each individual student. This environment also prepares the students to be active Australian citizens with a life-long love for learning.” Despite its size, the school offers its students a wealth of programs. “A distinctive aspect of our school is that students enjoy and appreciate the environment and creative arts,” said Ruth. “We also have an AustSwim based swimming program for all students, extension and tutoring programs, specialist Japanese and music teachers, and a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. And yes, we even have a tuckshop!” The nurturing environment is also evident in their strong parent community. “Our school has an active Parents and Citizens Association which contributes greatly to the

student learning in our school.” The school’s individualised approach is also mirrored in its positive behaviour strategy. “Our School community believes that the Principles of Restorative Practice are the most appropriate model to use with our students when encouraging and maintaining positive behaviours,” explained Ruth. “Restorative Practice encourages students to learn the social and emotional skills they will use throughout their lives such as active listening, problem solving, expressing emotion appropriately, developing personal awareness, empathy and taking responsibility. Within this model there is a strong focus on proactive strategies, including teaching and supporting the appropriate and expected positive behaviours to all students in the school.” Aspiring in excellence in all that they do, it is easy to see why this unique little school is becoming such a popular part of the hinterland community.

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W H A T I S Y O U R F AV O U R I T E T H I N G ABOUT YOUR ROLE? I have two favourite things. The passionate, like-minded people I work with who are open to new ways of working and knowing – and hugs from the children.

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WH AT D O YO U D O WH E N YO U’R E N OT AT WO R K? I relish quiet time for thinking.

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learn how to manage their own learning. With the extra attention we provide in a small school environment, we offer flexibility with learning that is personalised to each student allowing children to learn at their own pace with the support of a caring and inclusive community. We also offer the International Baccalaureate Career-related Program in Years 11 and 12, which is a first for the Sunshine Coast.

CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING A B O U T T H E S C H O O L T H AT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW? Two things come to mind. One is our ‘service to others’ philosophy which starts in the early years where children are encouraged to learn from one another and take care of their own environment, to the primary years where children are encouraged to care for their community and often choose to support a cause or charity – right through to our high school where students get involved in community projects including helping at a homeless shelter and even travelling overseas. Recently, a group of senior students visited a primary school in Cambodia where they built furniture by hand, taught English and set up a farm so the children could grow their own produce. The second thing is the unprecedented interest we are experiencing from families interested in our Learning Village vision and seeking to enrol their children at MIC. This interest is increasing and it is global – every year more families move here from interstate and overseas to attend MIC.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR B E AU T I F U L LO C AT I O N! The campus is situated on a 22 hectare biologically diverse site which provides a rich and limitless field for trans-disciplinary learning. Surrounded by such a natural environment, it really is an absolutely gorgeous place to be!

WH AT D E F I N E S A M I C S T U D E N T? Our students do stand out – in a good way! They genuinely love learning and are curious about the world. They are self-assured and confident and consistently demonstrate independence, accomplishment, civility, responsibility for self and others and an enthusiasm for distinction in all they do.

Montessori International College(MIC) is a K–12 non-denominational, independent school located at Forest Glen. We chat with Principal, Chiray Fitton, to find out more about this progressive college which is transitioning to a ‘learning village’. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT MIC AND YOUR PHILOSOPHY AND VISION FOR A LEARNING VILLAGE? MIC is a learning community inspired by the legacy of Dr Maria Montessori. Our vision for the Learning Village, is to co-create a new learning context which is multi-faceted and enterprising. The Learning Village recognises that a vibrant and active learning culture provides intellectual diversity, drives social development and positively impacts our community and the local region. WH AT M A KE S M I C D I F F E R E N T TO OTHER SCHOOLS? Everything! Education for the 21st century should look different to the models of the past. A key difference at MIC is that children

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MGatt olinski We sit down to chat to local legend Matt Golinksi about produce, veggie gardens and the power of slow food for kids.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SUNSHINE COAST? Having grown up on the Coast and lived here most of my life, it is definitely my home and I love every part of it. I’ve lived in other places but always come back to where my heart is. It’s hard to find anywhere in the world that has a better climate, a more relaxed lifestyle or a more diverse natural beauty than the Sunshine Coast. W H AT’S B E S T A B O U T LO C A L P R O D U C E? The key word when it comes to produce in this region is diversity. We’re lucky enough to have access to world class seafood fresh from the trawlers each day, as well as beef, pork, lamb, chicken and dairy from the hinterland, and so many different microclimates on the Coast means we have a greater variety of fruit and vegetables than probably any area in all of Australia. And what makes it the best is the pride and care taken by the producers themselves. WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR PRODUCE? I have developed some great friendships with producers on the Coast over the past 30 years, and that network means I have direct access to a lot of the best ingredients available straight to the kitchen door. As a rule, the shorter the distance that your produce travels to get to you, the fresher and better quality it is, and the better the end product. Y O U A R E PA R T O F A C H A R I T Y T H AT H E L P S S C H O O L S B U I L D V E G G I E G A R D E N S ! T E L L U S A B O U T T H AT … Many years ago I was president of Slow Food Noosa, a convivium of a world-wide movement that advocates for good, clean, fair food. I had been to Melbourne and visited Stephanie Alexanders School Kitchen Garden in Collingwood, and saw what a powerful experience that was for the kids. I suggested to the group that this was something we should be involved in establishing within schools in our region. Slow Food Noosa has since helped lots of schools in the area set up gardens and bring kids on the coast that bit closer to understanding how food is grown and why it should be respected.

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Matt Golinski training Apprentice Chef Harry Jenner how to fillet the Ora King, a popular dish from View by Matt Golinski’s dinner menu. AMONGST ALL OF THIS, YOU ALSO RUN VIEW BY MAT T GOLINSK! Luckily I don’t have to do much running of the restaurant, head chef Andrew Wilcox does most of that! My involvement with View by Matt Golinski is largely a creative one. I get to experiment and come up with new dishes using all the bounty of seasonal, local ingredients that are available to us in Noosa. My favourite thing about my job at Peppers is working with the great team and showing them ingredients and techniques that they may not have seen before. We’ve all grown together so much over the past 18 months. AND THE RESTAURANT ALSO HAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICE PROGRAM! Yes! I love teaching apprentices, they are the next generation of cooks, and any chance I get I like to teach them something new and inspire them to want to learn. It’s a tough industry with a low retention rate for young chefs, so the more we can encourage them and make working in a kitchen a fun experience the more likely we are to keep them. W H AT ’S YO U R FAV O U R I T E T H I N G T O D O O N A D AY O F F ? I love just being with my girls when I get a break. I’m a keen distance and trail runner, so I do a lot of that, and I also love playing music with my friends. A N D L A S T LY, W H AT W O U L D YO U C R E AT E F O R A 7-Y E A R O L D T H AT O N LY E AT S P L A I N PA S TA A N D CHICKEN NUGGETS, TO TEMPT HER TO TRY SOMETHING NEW? (ASKING FOR A FRIEND!) One thing I’ve noticed working with kids in school gardens is that if they grow radishes and turnips from a seed into something they can pick, they’ll eat them by the armful! Try getting a kid to eat a turnip normally and they’d scream the house down, so there’s something to be said for that connection to food. Hiding zucchinis and carrots in bolognese always seems to work too! 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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Flinders Aquatic Academy offers a purpose-built learn to swim pool for babies from 14 weeks old.

1-47 Stringybark Rd, Buderim QLD 4556 0448 482 444 flindersaquaticacademy.com Flinders Aquatic Academy provides your family with a supportive, affectionate and nurturing Aquatic Education environment. From parent and baby lessons through to competitive squad training, the focus is on developing our students and athletes to their fullest potential. The purpose-built infant aquatics and learn to swim pool, is heated to a comfortable 32 degrees all year round. Lessons start for infants at 14 weeks of age.

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54 George St, Moffat Beach, QLD 4551 (07) 5438 0233 moffatbeachswimschool.com.au Moffat Beach Swim School is an exciting family owned swim school certified by Swim Australia. Catering to all levels of swimming ability and all ages they provide

a personal experience in the fully enclosed heated indoor pool. Learn to swim classes are available six days a week and are held at various times throughout the day and are conducted all year round. Led by highly qualified and motivated staff, lessons are kept to a small number and are segregated into ability levels to ensure optimum learning.

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Kawana Aquatic Centre, Lot 801 Sportsmans Parade, Birtinya, QLD 4575 1300 733 053 rackleyswimming.com.au Located at Kawana Aquatic Centre, Rackley Swimming Kawana has five purpose-built heated swimming pools to cater for all areas of aquatic activities including learn to swim, junior squads, competitive swimming, water polo, diving and adult fitness. With beautiful gardens and seating areas, Kawana Aquatic Centre is a family-friendly swimming destination all year round.

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372 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, QLD 4556 (07) 5445 4444 | scgs.qld.edu.au The state-of-the-art Grammar Aquatic Centre houses the only FINA certified 50m school pool on the Sunshine Coast, which allows students the opportunity to train and compete at an international standard. The Grammar Learn to Swim program welcomes families from across the Coast, and the Aquatic Centre offers a seamless transition for children looking to develop their skills in squad training right through to state and national swimming pathways.

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BILLY’S BUDDIES With over 8,000 children already participating in the program and more than 290 locations each week, Billy’s Buddies is the fun sports program that is taking the region by storm. We chat to Billy Slater to find out more.

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illy’s Buddies is the brainchild of Billy Slater – former Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian Rugby League representative. Currently running across Greater Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney and Cairns, the sports program is the home of non-contact rugby league for kids ages two to six. And the little ones can’t get enough! WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO START T H E P R O G R A M ? One of my main inspirations for starting Billy’s Buddies was my own two kids, Tyla and Jake. They love running around and being active. For me, it’s important that as many kids as possible have the opportunity to learn about how to be active, run, jump and have a great time in the Billy’s Buddies program.

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WHAT KEY SKILLS DO KIDS L E A R N I N B I L L Y ’ S B U D D I E S ? We are a non-contact program, with the fundamentals of movement at heart. One of the key points of our program is that Billy’s Buddies is non-competitive program, it’s about giving kids the opportunity to be more active in a safe and fun environment. We focus on how to pass, run and jump, all within structured coach-led sessions that help kids have fun being active. In our Billy’s Buddies program, kids will be involved in fun, high energy activities that focus on a range of different skills-based activities each week, for example ‘Hot Hotdogs’ which teaches kids how to pass a ball, catch a ball and run around the play area. These fundamentals are great for any kid in any environment. Each activity aims to build on the previous session’s skill levels to add

another element of fun and challenge. Kids love this as it keeps them interested. We also introduce a weekly theme to the games such as ‘Robots’ or ‘Dinosaur Week’, to take the kids on an interactive journey each week. WHY TARGET THIS YOUNGER A G E G R O U P ? I feel that being able to help younger kids have an appreciation for rugby league, sport and movement in general is critical. If we can provide them with a really positive set of experiences when they are young, then, fingers crossed, they will play sport and be active for many years to come. WHAT DO YOU FIND THE KIDS ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE P R O G R A M ? Rugby league, like a lot of sports, is a great

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way for kids to get outside, learn a few new skills and to socialise with others. Our Billy’s Buddies program is designed to help kids learn how to pass a footy, run around and to do movements that are similar to footy, but, let’s not forget that we want to have fun, especially, as we are teaching 2- to 6-year olds. The fundamentals that we teach, provide kids with great skills to take with them to any sport or just to be healthier. DO GIRLS ENJOY IT TOO? Absolutely! The skills and activities that our fantastic coaches teach each session are designed for anyone. Adding to this, it’s non-contact, it’s heaps of fun and no two weeks are the same. Each 40-minute session is based on a different theme so the children are taken on a fun and exciting journey through theme-based games and activities – the skills and drills are all learnt subconsciously. We have designed our Billy’s Buddies program with kids in mind, they need to enjoy it. DO YOUR OWN KIDS E N J O Y P L A Y I N G R U G B Y L E A G U E ? Our kids enjoy all sports, they always have! Jake has played rugby league for four years now. Tyla does dancing and acrobatics. We often go to the park and make up little games together. Seeing our kids have fun outside is really important to my wife and I. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST A B O U T C O A C H I N G L I T T L E K I D S ? I feel that it’s important for all kids to have the opportunity to be the best that they can be. I enjoy seeing them learn something

new, meet a new friend and have a great big smile on their face. I enjoy giving back as much as I can. WHAT AGE DID YOU FIRST START K I C K I N G A B A L L A N D P L AY I N G R U G B Y L E A G U E ? I have been playing rugby league ever since I can remember. I think I was three or four years old when I first started. I have very fond memories of running around, kicking a footy and being around a bunch of my mates. I’ve always loved it. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO D O W H E N Y O U H AV E A D AY O F F ? Something with my family. Our last day off together we went to the zoo. I think Mum and Dad had just as much fun as the kids did! TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT THE READERS M I G H T N O T K N O W … My wife and I met at a pony club when we were 13. We both have a passion for horses and like country music.

It’s non-contact and heaps of fun! AND THE PROGRAM HAS R E C E N T LY W O N A N AWA R D! TELL US ABOUT THAT... Yes! Billy’s Buddies has won Best National Preschooler Activity in the 2019 What’s On 4 Kids Awards - Recognising Excellence in Australian Kids Activity Industry. It’s such a fantastic achievement. To be just three years old and win a national award is fantastic, I’m super proud of the whole team. Find out more at billysbuddies.com.au

Billy Slater’s own two children, Jake and Tyla, were the inspiration behind Billy’s Buddies.

“IF WE PROVIDE THEM WITH A POSITIVE SET OF EXPERIENCES WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG, THEN THEY WILL BE ACTIVE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.”

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Here’s some simple ways for dads to get more involved in early e all know the importance of encouraging early literacy activities: literacy in kids under five. But with mums still often being the primary carer during the early years, dads are • Shared book reading: Mum does a story one night, Dad the next. not always involved in everyday literacy activities. Mum might tend to focus on the character’s feelings, whilst Dad However, research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute might link narrative to something more pertinent to the child. (MCRI) has found that fathers who read to their children can have ‘They have a football! Remember when we took the football to the a unique impact on their child’s language development. The study park last week to kick around?’. And always ask questions to see if also found that a child’s language development increased as they they have understood what you are reading. grew older, finding that children whose dads read to them at age two • Children respond to your enthusiasm! So, read something that you predicted better language development at age four. are enthusiastic about. If you prefer non-fiction, choose books about “This may be because parents in the same household are reading famous people, how things work, or sport. If you need some ideas, head into your local library. the same books, but that the different ways in • If you don’t see your child every day, try to arrange which they read has further helped child language development,” said Dr Quach Postdoctoral research night that is special reading night with Daddy. Fathers who read aIfregular fellow at MCRI and Melbourne University lead author. you work away, read over the phone or Facetime. to their children • Make up your own stories. Kids love dads being silly, “Adults all tend to read books differently, such as focusing on different words, pronouncing things can have a unique and this is the perfect opportunity to use those silly differently or emphasising different parts of the story. impact on their voices and get into a story with your child as the All these differences help children understand the main character. child’s language • Tell stories about when you were young. Kids love to hear different ways they can use language,” said Dr Quach. development. “There is some research which suggests fathers are more about their parents as a child, and they are easy to recount. likely to scaffold children’s reading, which means they • Get your child involved when you are doing household divide the reading into smaller sections to enable the projects. Describe what you are doing, let them help child to better understand the sections.” write shopping lists, label items, or assemble furniture. Also, dads are wonderful at silly voices! And, as Karen Gawen • When you are driving, read billboards you see and signs. Young People’s Services Supervisor from Sunshine Coast Council • If you play a board game with your child, pretend you’ve forgotten explains, these silly voices do so much more than entertain. the rules and then read them with your child. “Dad’s silly voices can spark more imaginative discussions, and • Do you have old magazines around the house? Let your child look bring the story to life in a completely different way than mum’s at the pictures, tear out pages, cut out letters and search for words reading might.” they recognise. NEED MORE IDEAS? THERE’S PLENTY OF EARLY LITERACY PROGRAMS SUCH AS STORYTIME AND RHYMETIME AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY, AS WELL ITEMS AVAILABLE TO BORROW. JUST HEAD TO FIRST5FOREVER.ORG.AU OR POP INTO YOUR NEAREST BRANCH.

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BABIES

Is it time for a

BABY SLEEP CONSULTANT?

Desperate for a little extra zzzzz? We chat to Claire Andersen, Baby Sleep Consultant from Bubbasleep to find out what really happens when a Sleep Consultant comes to stay. What happens on an overnight consultation? I typically arrive around 5pm, spend the evening getting to know you and your child and being around for the bedtime routine. During this time we discuss the issues you are facing and make a plan for the night to come. I help you implement any sleep changes that need to be made right through the night. I get up each time, helping you with the night wakings and I’m available to answer any questions as we go through the process. It can seem a little strange at first, meeting in the hallway in our PJs in the middle of the night, but you needn’t feel weird! It’s good to know someone is right there with you, supporting you through each night waking and helping get bubba back off to sleep. A lot of people initially feel very nervous about an overnight stay. I understand that you are inviting me into your home at a very vulnerable time, I will not make you do anything you don’t want to, I’m really understanding and you will feel at ease, I promise!

Will my baby cry? This depends on a few things: the age of your baby, how strong any sleep associations are that you are wanting to change and the personality of your little one. Regardless of the amount of change we are making, or what approach we take, your baby may cry. It does not mean that you have to leave them alone and I have certainly had consultations where baby has not cried at all. Taking the right approach for the family, getting the timing spot on and feeling calm and confident can help minimise any tears.

How do I know the method will work? Of course, every baby is unique and what worked for your friend’s baby may not be a good fit for your baby. Although each bub is different, their sleep challenges are generally similar. Excluding a medical cause for sleep disturbance, there is always a solution. Many people try XYZ to help their baby’s sleep,

such as white noise machines, essential oil, comforters, and other props, and they don’t seem to help. The reason for this is because the cause of the problem has not been addressed. Identify the cause and you fix the problem. As long as we implement a method that you are comfortable with and you stay committed and in communication with me, things will improve quickly. You can also touch base with me any time after the initial consult until the problem has been resolved so you needn’t worry about ‘it not working’.

How long does it take to get baby sleeping better? This can happen immediately and has in a lot of recent day stay consultations I have done. In general you start seeing some major changes within three days and the process is typically finished in 1–2 weeks depending on how much ‘foundation’ work you need to do (such as routine, environment, positive sleep associations), and also how much change you want/need to make.

B U B B A S L E E P.C O M . A U Claire offers professional, supportive non-judgemental help with sleep associations, routines, naps, night waking, early waking and more. With many years’ experience working one-on-one with families, she evaluates each situation on a case-by-case basis to get to the bottom of why your little one isn’t sleeping and work with you to restore sleep to your household.

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DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE

‘TEXT NECK’? Is your child’s posture suffering due to technology usage? Know the signs and what to do...

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n this digital age, it seems that technology is used for almost everything. Kids are constantly using computers and iPads at school for learning, then playing games or using devices at home. What is often forgotten about throughout this is posture. If you watch a child using an iPad or similar device, you will probably see the poor posture that is associated with the use of a portable device. The head is forward and shoulders are rounded, causing muscles of the neck to work harder. This posture using modern devices has developed the name ‘text neck’. WHAT IS TEXT NECK? Up until recently, neck problems in children were rare. Today, however, researchers at Harvard Medical Health predict that seven out of 10 people will experience neck aches at some point in their lives. When we hunch over our devices to text, the muscles and tendons at the front of the neck tighten, while those behind the neck lengthen. The human head weighs about 4kg, but for every 2.5cm your head is tilted forward, the weight your neck needs to carry doubles. Over time, this causes the natural curve of the neck to flatten. This poor posture may then lead to muscle

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tightness and headaches, and as a result, a neutral head position, ears aligned children may become unhappy, frustrated or with shoulders. not concentrate properly. As kids head into • Regularly stretch the chest: keep your arms adulthood, experts believe that on either side of an archway degeneration will have already of a door and slightly lean into set in as a result of slumped it, whilst looking towards the Risks of posture and poor alignment, ceiling. text neck potentially requiring medication • Stand against a wall with the • Altered spinal and surgical intervention. back of ankles, shoulders, head, curvature and buttocks touching the wall. SIGNS OF TEXT NECK • If your child has poor posture, • Chronic neck • Instant upper back or neck consider having them checked by and back pain pain when using a handheld a chiropractor. Chiropractors are • Early spinal device. specifically trained in identifying degeneration • Nagging or sharp pain in the postural problems. They can • Chronic headache neck or shoulders at the end identify these tight muscles • Disc related injuries of the day. and rebalance them using • General shoulder pain and appropriate techniques. • Possible surgery tightness. • Intermittent or constant By Scott Baker, Principal headache made worse when looking down Chiropractor at Childrens Sunshine or using the computer. Chiropractic. Dr Scott Baker is only one of a few chiropractors on the Sunshine Coast who T I P S T O AV O I D P O O R P O S T U R E focuses entirely on babies and children. His • Sit at a desk when using an iPad, instead of vision is to identify and correct musculoskeletal the couch. problems in babies caused by the birth process • Have the device raised to eye level, to avoid and assist babies and children reach their bringing the head forward. optimal potential. • Limit iPad use to 30 minutes at a time. To find out more, call (07) 5491 7743, or • Keep your back straight and maintain visit childrenssunshinechiropractic.com.au. 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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We chat to Suzel Doughty, the mama behind the Sunny Coast Baby & Kids Market, about motherhood, the juggle, and why pre-loved markets rock! WHAT RANGE OF STALLS COME TO THE BABY & KIDS MARKET? We have all sorts of stalls! Families having a clean out of their no longer needed baby and children’s clothes, shoes, cots, prams, high chairs, baby baths, port-a-cots, toys. Many items are gently used or some are even in asnew condition. We also have local handmade businesses who make children’s clothing, baby bibs and burp cloths. Local businesses aimed at mums and children like to come along too, such as childcare centres, kids’ sports programs, swim schools, tutoring companies, massagists, chiropractors, the list is endless. I love having an outlet for the local small businesses to come along and showcase their products. WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE STILL LOVE MARKETS, EVEN WITH THE GROWTH OF ONLINE SALES? The markets have gone through various stages – they started out with an amazing

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following, then declined a little due to more online selling. But I’ve put a lot of effort into promotion and marketing, and in the last three years I have seen a steady increase in stalls and numbers. At the end of the day I think people still like to come along and see what they are going to buy. And pre-loved items are the best! New families get items at a great price and further use out of products that are no longer needed; growing families can clear out everything in one go… it’s a win-win for everyone! Plus, having everything all under one roof makes it super-easy, and a fun morning out for the family! H O W M A N Y K I D S D O YO U H AV E ? I have three children, Years 9, 7 and 1 and a gorgeous dog. We are a super-busy family with my husband working long hours and travelling frequently for work. We manage soccer, rugby league, cricket, cheerleading and some days I think I live in my car! Luckily

most of my work is aimed at mums so the best times to be active on social media is late at night (which suits me!) or during the day when kids are at school. We are also lucky to have the support of grandparents nearby. HOW WOULD YOUR KIDS DESCRIBE YOU? My kids would probably say I am too strict! I run a tight ship. Everything has its place and when things get out of place, I have a meltdown! I am a super-organised person, that’s the only way I can function with a busy household and a business. On a market week my phone is glued to my hand and I am constantly saying to my kids just wait a minute! The week after a market I like to have some downtime and try to stay off social media for a few days. Its relentless nowadays, with people being able to contact you through so many forms of media. You have to stay on top of it all. 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


LOCAL LIFE

W H AT ’S YO U R FAV O U R I T E T H I N G ABOUT BEING A MUM? I love that I always have someone to do things with. Kids have boundless energy and are always up for a trip to the beach or a walk with the dog. WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAV O U R I T E T H I N G A B O U T BEING A MUM? Always having to be on shift! The relentless washing, what’s for dinner, it never ends. Even when on a holiday you still have to worry about the washing or where to eat! The constant thinking about everyone else. W H AT ’ S Y O U R FAV O U R I T E WAY T O S P E N D A D AY O F F W I T H T H E FA M I LY ? I love Happy Valley. The boys can surf, our dog can come along and walk on the beach, my daughter can play at the park, I can grab a coffee. Everyone’s happy. I am a big believer in multi-tasking!

A N D YO U H AV E R E C E N T LY Aldi in an indoor location near the children’s STARTED A PRELOVED BOHO playground. There will be live music on the M A R K E T AT B I R T I N YA ! day, and there’s lots of coffee shops and food HOW EXCITING! outlets. Families will be able to check out the Yes! The Bohemian Fashion Market is a new Coast’s newest shopping centre as well! concept which was suggested by Stockland Birtinya and I ran with the idea. We held a HOW DO YOU MANAGE THE ladies market at Stockland JUGGLE – RUNNING Birtinya recently which was a A BUSINESS New families get success. I have since been W I T H FA M I LY ? items at a great inundated with enquiries from Some days are better than price; growing local creatives to come along to others! I am super organised families can clear this market. We will have which helps. Two luxuries I out everything second-hand fashion stalls with allow myself are a fortnightly in one go… it’s stallholders selling pre-loved cleaner and we use Hello Fresh boho-inspired clothing – think home food delivery for three a win-win nights of the week. beachy floaty dresses, tops, for everyone! kimonos, jeans. We will also WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND have lots of local businesses selling THE MARKETS? macramé, leather clutches, bags, jewellery, I have lots of ideas in the pipeline. Themed candles, leather shoes, dreamcatchers. This pop-up markets for the ladies markets are on market will be aimed at everyone – not just the agenda and a possible new location for babies and kids – décor items, clothing, the Baby & Kids Markets. leather goods. The market is situated near

IS YOUR BABY IRRITABLE? DO THEY HAVE A FLAT HEAD? OR FEEDING/SLEEP ISSUES? A possible reason for a baby becoming irritable or favouring looking to one side is trauma caused during the birth process. Trauma may occur to your baby’s muscles and bones as a result of their position in the birth canal or as a result of the delivery. Especially following being induced, having a fast delivery, a prolonged labour or if any assistance occurred such as forceps or vacuum.

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When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack? Bestselling author Anh Do returns with a wildly exciting new adventure series for ages 8–14.

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That hat is too big! That hat is too small! That hat is too short! That hat is too tall! That one’s too crazy! And that one might bite! How hard can it be to find a hat that’s just right?! A hilarious story about finding the right hat. There’s sparkly hats, noisy hats, royal hats, taco hats, even potty hats! Kids will love the laugh-out-loud rhyming text and vibrant illustrations from the award-winning creator of Butt Out and Zoo House.

Get set for one shell of a story as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws! This charming, almost wordless picture book about being a crabby crustacean, is excellent for encouraging visual literacy and super-fun to share. Create your own narrative, voices and more, as the illustrations tell the story of a crab discovering what it means to be a friend, how to be kind, and the consequences of being crabby. A tale so tall you will pinch yourself!

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DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD

In cinemas 19 September (CTC)

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Enjoy a Family Fun Day Screening on Sunday September 1st at 10.30am BCC and Event Cinemas. Fun in the foyer from 10am. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

UGLYDOLLS

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2

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In cinemas 19 September (CTC)

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After travelling to the other side of the mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different – ultimately realising that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. A classic underdog story! Voice cast includes Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Bebe Rexha.

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry, to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to come up with a scheme to save their homes, and return to their respective paradises intact.

Go on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of those intent on capturing a Yeti, to help Everest get home.

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Enjoy a Family Fun Day Screening on September 15 at 10.30am at BCC and Event Cinemas. Fun in the foyer from 10am. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

Enjoy a Family Fun Day Screening on September 22 at 10.30am at BCC and Event Cinemas. Fun in the foyer from 10am. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au 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