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feast away

indulge without paying for it in the new year!

get clucky! keep the kids busy with some feathery friends

build a party host your own ‘lego’ kids’ party

free printables included!

christmas shopping wrap-up

stock up on stocking fillers with our exclusive market gift guide

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Well it’s that time of the year again and at the Mathilda’s office, we can’t believe how quickly the year has gone! As you can imagine, Christmas is our favourite time of the year as we prepare for the Christmas markets, plan this year’s Christmas theming and set about designing, baking and making our very own unique Christmas gifts for family and friends. Our design team is so enthused; they’ve created a series of make at home Christmas decorations for this edition. Simply download the templates for your very own stunning Christmas ornaments. With our November markets just around the corner, we have also dedicated this issue to the holidays – from beach escapes to safe holiday driving, this issue is jam packed with holiday tips and tricks to make your silly season a memorable, fun and safe one! Our next issue will fall in 2012 which promises a new and exciting year of markets and of course Mathilda’s Magazine! Wishing our retailers and MMag readers a very merry Christmas – see you in the New Year!


Rachael Zelensky Business Owner, Artist, Illustrator & Mother of two! Rachael Zelensky is the owner and operator of Mathilda’s Market and Boutique Markets. An accomplished artist and published illustrator, Rachael moved from running her own small business showcasing her own artwork to creating events that showcased the creative talents of others. Bringing to the table over 10 years experience in Retail Management both in Australia and abroad, this busy mum of two never stops, but confesses that she wouldn’t have it any other way! www.mathildasmarket.com.au www.boutiquemarkets.com.au


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contributors Louise Stewart Education & Literacy Expert

Taryn Newland Photographer, Director of BVA Photography Taryn relishes her role as National Event Photographer for Mathilda’s Market. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography, Taryn is a natural light photographer specialising in pregnant bellies, newborns, babies and weddings. Her creative talents also extend to crafting, styling, baking and design. Taryn recently had her third child Aurelia (affectionately known as Lolly) and is also mum to Siena who is 10 and son Dante who is 8.

With a Bachelor of Education and Literacy, Louise has been involved in English teaching and literacy professional development in Queensland and Victoria for 13 years. Her passion is literacy education particularly with disadvantaged students and schools and the use of grammar in the teaching of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Currently her work in Victoria includes developing and contributing to a range of literacy professional learning tools for teachers in government schools in both primary and secondary.


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Meredith O’Connor Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, mother, apprentice baby traveller. Meredith O’Connor has been teaching in Queensland for nearly two decades. Her specialty areas include Emma Owers early childhood eduDietician cation, literacy and B. Health Science children’s literature. (Nutrition & Dietetics) Despite her experience Emma Owers is in all things early an Accredited childhood, when it Practising Dietitian came to embarking (APD) through the on her first overseas Dieticians Association trip with her toddler of Australia. Emma daughter, she felt a has worked in private little out of her depth. practice and for the Facing the challenge public sector in regionhead-on, like any good al and metro areas teacher, she did a lot of including work with research and planned Paediatrics. Emma’s it all in great detail. project work has Meredith shares her included developing amusing anecdotes guidelines for health and great travelling and nutrition within tips via her blog. daycare centres and the provision of educameredithoc.blogspot.com tional sessions aiming to foster good nutrition with primary school children. Emma has a broad knowledge of nutritional requirements for children of all ages with a special interest in allergies and intolerances.


Dr Rebecca Anne Stewart (MBBS FRACGP MClinEd) G.P. and Medical Educator Rebecca is a General Practitioner and Medical Educator in Townsville, North Queensland, where she has lived for most of her life. She divides her work time between training GPs and medical students, research, and supporting the health needs of her local community. Her areas of special interest include women’s health, pregnancy care, paediatrics, management of skin cancer, health education and mental health. Rebecca is involved in many research projects related to General Practice and has disseminated her research through medical journals and conferences around Australia. After hours, Rebecca’s main focuses are her two beautiful girls, aged 9 and 4, and her very tolerant husband!

Louise D’Allura Revamp Professional Organisers Pty Ltd

Jodie Benveniste Author, Psychologist and Parenting Expert

Susan Volz Artisan and Hobby Farmer

In addition to her busy role as Director of Parent Wellbeing, Jodie Benveniste is also the successful author of four books including the highly acclaimed ‘Full Belly: Comfort and inspiration for pregnancy and birth’ and ‘Little Bundle: Comfort and inspiration for baby’s first year’.

Susan Volz, the Brisbane-based artisan behind bespoke homewares company, Our Kitchen Garden, is a down to earth mother in every sense. From doting wife and mum; dedicated hobby farmer; avid gardener; passionate country cook; inspired designer and crafter; market stall operator; and committed locavore, Susan applies a holistic approach to healthier and more sustainable living.

Jodie has been featured on Today Tonight, The Morning Show on Channel 7 and Channel 10, in The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, ABC and commercial radio, and in all the top parenting magazines. Jodie is Affiliate Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, editorial advisor on Family Fun magazine, and is also mum to two young children.

Susan’s newest baby, Our Kitchen Garden is an extension of her and her family’s passion for all things homegrown and quality home wares that can be treasured. ourkitchengarden.com.au

The ever-organised Louise is a qualified Home Economist, a member of the Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA) and an accomplished member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO). Louise’s background as a home economist/ nutritionist has been heavily influenced by her Italian heritage where food, eating and vegetable patches are fundamental parts of life! It’s no surprise with this background that Louise became a qualified Home Economist/ Nutritionist and worked at Nutrition Australia delivering health promotion programs, teaching hands-on cooking classes, and organising trade shows and seminars. These days, Louise shares her passion and enthusiasm for being organised and healthy eating through her business Revamp Professional Organisers. therevampexperience. com.au



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events page 12

feeling social? page 18


eating for two page 20 the feast-ive season page 24


feathered fun page 26


on the road again page 28


life’s a beach page 30 little lego men page 32


shhh... baby sleeps page 36 dreading the drop-off page 38 countdown to christmas page 40


deck your halls page 42


holiday book reviews page 44 reading to baby page 46


autism & ned’s story page 48


the christmas list page 52 our favourite things page 56 market must haves page 58

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Sunday 30th October

Melbourne Boutique Markets Christmas Event

Malvern Town Hall, Cnr Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern From 9am to 1pm. Highlights: It’s that time of year again, so get your wish list together and start your Christmas shopping at Melbourne Boutique markets. Supporting local independent designers with exclusive and uniquely made art, design and crafts. Look out for our live entertainment, gourmet treats and other Christmas goodies! Transport/Parking: Free parking around the Town Hall.

Tuesday 1st to 30th November Top Secret: License to Spy

Imaginarium Science Centre 62-64 North Fenton Street, Davenport, Tasmania Highlights: Bring your little detectives to the Imaginarium Science Centre this November to explore this interactive exhibition, based around a spy-style fantasy of exotic locations, high-tech gadgets and a mystery to solve. Each child will receive a Spy Guide on entry to assist with solving the mystery. Cost: Under $25.00

Sunday November 6th

Hobart Mathilda’s and Boutique Christmas Markets

Hobart Function and Conference Centre, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart From 9am to 1pm Highlights: Don’t miss out on this month’s special Christmas Markets! A perfect family outing with over 50 stalls of the best local craft, design and fashion. Enjoy a day of entertainment, gourmet treats, Christmas gift ideas and free tote bags!

Friday November 9th

Baby Bounce (aged 0 – 12 months)

Library Museum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury, NSW Begins 10.30am Highlights: Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books by coming along to Baby Bounce, FREE at your local library. Suitable for ages 0-12 months, these sessions will help develop your child’s motor, language and social skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Baby Bounce is held on every second Wednesday of each month.

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Friday November 9th

The Fairies Christmas Ballet

Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra, ACT 11am and 1pm (Duration: 60 minutes) Highlights: Join Harmony and Rhapsody and some of their favourite Fairyland friends as they combine fairy songs with sing-along Christmas Carols and beautiful ballet. Presented by The Fairies Touring and ABC events, the show is suitable for the whole family and promises a performance that is magical, high energy and interactive. Tickets are selling fast – don’t miss out! Cost: Standard ticket $32.50. Contact 08 8132 2900 or www.thefairies.com

Sunday November 13th

Perth Mathilda’s and Boutique Christmas Markets

Burswood Entertainment Complex, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood From 9am to 1pm Highlights: Do all your Christmas shopping this year at the combined Mathilda’s and Boutique Christmas markets! A wonderful outing with over 50 stalls of the best local craft, design and fashion. Enjoy a day of entertainment, gourmet treats, Christmas gift ideas and free tote bags!

Sunday November 13th

Brisbane Boutique Markets

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton From 8am to 1pm Highlights: Support local independent designers with over 50 stalls featuring exclusive and uniquely made art, design and crafts. Enjoy all that the fabulous Portside precinct. has to offer as you experience the relaxed shopping experience offered at the Boutique Markets. Transport/Parking: Lots of parking around Portside Wharf

Saturday November 19th

Brisbane Mathilda’s Market

Brisbane Racing Club at Eagle Farm, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot From 9am to 1pm Highlights: A perfect Queensland outing with over 50 stalls of the best local craft, design and fashion. Take in the live entertainment, bouncy castle, face painter and the exclusive (and free!) Christmas totes. Transport/Parking: Lots of free parking around the Racing Club!

Saturday November 19th

2011 Port Adelaide Enfield Twilight Christmas Parade Commercial Road and Black Diamond (Lighthouse) Square, Port Adelaide, Adelaide. The parade starts at 6pm

Highlights: Start your Christmas season with the annual Port Adelaide Enfield Twilight Christmas Parade. The whole family will enjoy the parade that celebrates both the festive season and the vibrant Port Adelaide Enfield community. Make sure you stop by Santa’s Cave at the parade after-party for any last minute wish lists.


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Sunday November 20th

Canberra Mathilda’s Christmas Markets

Park Hyatt Hotel Majestic Ballroom, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra From 9am to 1pm Highlights: Support local independent designers with over 50 stalls featuring exclusive and uniquely made art, design and crafts at this weekends special Christmas Market! Take in the live entertainment, bouncy castle, face painter and the exclusive (and free!) Christmas totes. Transport/Parking: Plenty of free parking around the Park Hyatt Hotel.

Saturday November 26th

Adelaide Mathilda’s Christmas Market

The Burnside Ballroom, Cnr Greenhill & Portrush Rds, Tusmore From 9am to 1pm Highlights: Christmas goodies and gift ideas galore with over 50 stalls of the best local craft, design and fashion. With so many different stalls and products on offer, you may in fact enjoy doing your Christmas shopping this year!

Sunday November 27th

Melbourne Mathilda’s Christmas Market Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield From 9am to 1pm

Highlights: Bring the whole family along to celebrate Mathilda’s special Christmas Market! With over 140 stalls of the best local craft, design and fashion – we promise you won’t come home empty handed. A lively and bustling atmosphere perfect for a family day out! Transport/Parking: Oodles of free parking along Station Street or in the Maple car park on Station Street (Gate 2).

Friday December 2nd

Art for Tinies and Toddlers with Margaret Gordon Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT 10am (Baby & Toddlers) 1pm (Preschoolers)

Highlights: Get ready for lots of art and craft fun with your budding baby Picasso. You and your child will discover creativity together by participating in a number of activities in different mediums and exploring line, texture, shape and colour. Remember to wear clothes that are suitable for ‘messy’ play. To Make a Booking: Ph 02 6173 3300

Sunday December 4th

Sydney Mathilda’s and Boutique Christmas Markets

The Entertainment Quarter, Byron Kennedy Hall, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park From 9am to 1pm Highlights: For all your festive season needs, bring the whole family to the Special Christmas markets! With over 100 stalls of the best local New South Wales craft, design and fashion retailers, we are sure you won’t go home empty handed. Take in the live entertainment, bouncy castle, face painter and the exclusive (and free!) Christmas totes. Transport/Parking: Paid parking is located near the venue.

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Sunday December 4th

City of Bunbury Christmas Carnival

Bicentennial Square, Blair Street, Bunbury, Perth From 3pm to 8.30pm Highlights: Celebrate the commencement of the Christmas season with the Bunbury Christmas Carnival. There will be something there for the whole family with Christmas market stalls, roaming performers and a fantastic street parade.

Friday December 9th

Brisbane Boutique Twilight Markets

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton From 8am to 1pm Highlights: Support local independent designers with over 50 stalls featuring exclusive and uniquely made art, design and crafts, at this months Twilight markets! Enjoy a completely different shopping experience under the stars. Transport/Parking: Lots of parking around Portside Wharf!

Sunday December 11th

Brisbane Boutique Christmas Markets

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton From 8am to 1pm

Highlights: It’s that time of year again, so get your wish list together and start your Christmas shopping at the Boutique markets. You will feel good knowing that you are supporting local independent designers with over 50 stalls featuring exclusive and uniquely made art, design and crafts. Look out for our live entertainment, gourmet treats and other Christmas goodies! Transport/Parking: Lots of parking around Portside Wharf!

Saturday December 17th-30th

Whalefest School Holiday Program (aged 6-10)

South Australian Whale Centre 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, Adelaide Every Wed, Thur and Fri of the holidays, 11.30am to 12.30pm

Highlights: Keep the kids busy these school holidays with The South Australian Whale Centre’s “Craft and Science” sessions, giving children the opportunity to make delightful creative craft items that they can take home. For more information call: Ph 08 8551 0750

Thursday Dec 22nd 2011 - Jan 31st 2012 LEGO: On the Loose

Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Pier (next to Sydney Wildlife World), Sydney

Highlights: Spoil your kids with a trip to the Sydney Aquarium to check out the amazing large-scale LEGO models, painstakingly designed and assembled by the LEGO Master Model Builders. Keep an eye out for a life size Great White Shark, King Neptune and Moby Dick! Cost: Child $17.99 & Adults $34.99


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Three children, two adults and one car, camping their way around Tassie. Are they mad? Perhaps but we love to follow the Power family’s travel adventures – all aptly captured through their journals and blogs.

While kids always make friends at Playgroup, wouldn’t it be great for parents to do the same? The Playgroup blog lets parents get in touch with other parents and connect on parenting issues. Whether you want to share stories, vent your thoughts or just have a laugh, the Playgroup Blog is a share centre for parents who may not always have the time for coffee catch-ups.

The Power’s will kick off their latest adventure from the 20th kids spot www.kidspot.com.au October- 9 weeks venturing through Make sure you bookmark this one because the wild and wonit’s the online parenting bible you’ve been derful state of Taswaiting for. Kids spot is bursting with everymania and you can thing from parenting and pregnancy tips, to share every advenactivities for kids, recipes and family health. ture as it happens. With an easy to follow directory, Kids spot Follow the family’s has an extensive database of recipes, tips, website or join them information, activities, hilarious articles from on Facebook. parents, a few fun bits and much more. A few of our favourites are the baby name finder, the birthday party theme helper and the colouring pages for kids.

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make for baby www.makeforbaby.com

Make For Baby believes that everything should be made from a mother’s love. This free directory of all things to make for baby includes baby crafts, tutorials, patterns and projects, and handy tips and hints for mums-to-be. You can make clothes, baby carriers, nappies and more for your own child or as a gift, with patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet, paper crafts and general crafts. You’ll create beautiful things for your child that will be treasured by your family for generations.

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toddler tastes


For the love of food, kids, health, creativity and life, Toddler Tastes offers a delicious collection of recipes that allows parents to think outside the chicken nuggets and spaghetti bolognaise. This sharing centre of recipes has developed into a library so parents can create delicious, healthy, quick meals for every taste – from the fussy toddler to the appetite of growing children. You can share your own recipes too!

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WIN! Join the Independently Woman community for free, prior to 19 December 2011 and go in the draw to win “Ninette’s Favourite Things” pack which is worth over $300 and contains all sorts of goodies including: ipod shuffle, Apple and Bee tote, candles & scents, Kikki K journal & a drink bottle!

Visit the website and enter the code ‘MMag’ after your name in the name field. (e.g. Susanne Smith Mmag)

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eating for

nutritionwhilstbreastfeeding Healthy eating is important when breastfeeding your new baby. When you’re lacking in sleep and have loads of other commitments to also think about, the reality is that healthy eating may not be always high on your priority list. Emma Owers provides some fast facts and tips for improving your diet and ensuring that you and your baby have the right nutrition for breastfeeding.

energy&exercise Your body has high energy requirements when you are breastfeeding (usually ~2000 kilojoules higher than the adult woman’s daily energy needs) so it is not recommended that you follow a weight loss diet after childbirth as breastfeeding already allows for natural and gradual weight loss. Most breastfeeding women can do exercise without affecting their breast milk supply. If feeding straight after physical activity, your baby may seem more unsettled due to a small

amount of lactic acid in the breast milk. This is not harmful for your baby and levels usually drop within 2 hours. It is important to drink plenty of fluid when breastfeeding, especially if you are also exercising, in order to keep up your milk supply. You will need at least an additional 700mL fluid per day (equivalent to a minimum of 9 cups per day of fluid).

meals&food groups Eat regular nutritious meals and snacks to meet your

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higher energy and nutrient requirements and consume a variety of different foods from all of the food groups including vegetables, fruit, wholegrain breads and cereals, lean meat, fish, poultry and/or alternatives and reduced fat dairy products. Limit salt intake and consume moderate amounts of sugars or foods containing added sugar. Here is a quick guide for you on how many serves from each food group are needed to meet your daily nutrient requirements:

Your body has a greater need for some nutrients when you are breastfeeding including: Protein: Important for the growth, maintenance & repair of cells. Found in: Meat, fish, poultry & alternatives, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts & a small amount in breads and cereals.

Vitamin B6: Needed for the formation of red blood cells. Found in: Meat, poultry, fish, wholegrains & some green vegetables. Vitamin A: Promotes normal growth & helps to prevent infections. Found in: Milk, cheese, egg, oily fish, orange/yellow vegetables & fruits, spinach & broccoli.






Zinc: Helps maintain structure of proteins & regulates gene expression. Found in: Lean meat, milk, seafood, wholegrain cereals, nuts & legumes.



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Servings: 5-7 Serve size: 2 slices of bread 1 med bread roll 1 cup rice/pasta 1 cup breakfast cereal/porridge 1/2 cup muesli



Folate: Needed for healthy growth & development. Found in: Green leafy vegetables, peas, nuts, wholegrains & avocado

Iodine: Essential for thyroid health & for growth & development. Found in: Seafood, milk & vegetables.Â

Calcium: Maintains bone strength. Found in: Dairy products or calcium fortified soy, rice or oat milks.

Servings: 3 Serve size: 1 cup milk 2 slices cheese 200g yoghurt 1 cup custard

Servings: 2-3 Serve size: 100g cooked meat/chicken 120g cooked fish 2 small eggs 1/2 cup cooked legumes 1/3 cup nuts


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Servings: 5 Serve size: 1 med piece fruit 2 sml pieces fruit 1/2 cup juice 1 cup diced canned fruit 1.5 tbsp sultanas

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Some foods that you eat during breastfeeding can adversely affect your baby.

how long should you breastfeed for?

Alcohol: an occasional drink is not harmful, however it is advised to avoid alcohol for the first month after you have your baby. Alcohol can pass into your breast milk within half an hour so to minimise its effects, keep to 1 standard drink per day, choose low alcohol drinks where possible, eat before and while drinking and avoid breastfeeding for two to three hours after drinking. Alternatively, drink alcohol immediately after you have finished breastfeeding

According to the World Health Organization’s recommendations, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of a baby’s life. After this period, further breastfeeding is recommended to supplement the baby’s nutrition while the baby is gradually introduced to solid foods.

Caffeine: can cause your baby to be unsettled or irritable as it also passes into your milk supply. Coffee, strong tea, cola and guarana energy drinks should be limited to 2-4 drinks per day.

If you have any further concerns regarding your diet and breastfeeding, seek advice from: • Your doctor • An accredited practising dietician (www.daa.asn.au) • Maternal & Child Health centre • Lactation consultant • Aus. Breastfeeding Assoc. (www.breastfeeding.asn.au)

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This information has been adapted from: The Queensland Government document ‘Healthy eating for Breastfeeding Mothers’ www.health.qld.gov.au/nutrition/ resources/antenatal_brstfd.pdf The Victorian Government Better Health Channel document ‘Breastfeeding and your diet’ www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/ bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Breastfeeding_ and_your_diet The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing document ‘Healthy Eating at Various Lifestages’ www.health.gov.au/internet/healthyactive/publishing.nsf/content/breastfeeding-women


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always eat breakfast


Don’t miss it at this time of year. Always start the day with a good breakfast that will help to kick-start your metabolism.


am i hungry?

Eating when we aren’t hungry means we miss our body’s natural cues. Many of us fall into the habit of eating when we’re bored, eating out of convenience or eating because we’ve had a bad day. At this time of year eating nibblies at a party is something that you can allow yourself. The trick is to think about the other foods or courses to come, portion sizes and mindless eating. If you’re going to eat snacks - enjoy them being conscious of how delicious they are, the smell and texture. Use all your senses and don’t forget to CHEW your food. This might sound strange – but CHEW more. It will help!! Once you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy and notice how absolutely fabulous they are, move onto the next item or stop. I promise you there is more delicious food coming! After all you don’t have to follow the lessons of your childhood; no one is telling you “you have to eat EVERYTHING on your plate before you can have desert!” Stop to ask yourself “Am I hun-

gry?” and focus on stopping when you have had enough.

water, water, & more water


Each day we need around 2 litres (8 glasses). Not only is this good for our body, it can actually make you feel full. When you think you’re hungry, chances are your body is actually thirsty and dehydrated. Don’t wait to drink until you feel thirsty. The easiest way to get that kick start is to drink two glasses of water with a squeeze of lemon FIRST THING in the morning yes before you’re properly awake and before you go near food. This is a great habit to start do it for 21 days and see the difference!


divert your energy

What non-eating activities can you do during this time of year? If you’re getting ready to go out to a Christmas event, turn the music on and move while you get ready. Our goal is to get in the habit of moving more. It takes only 21 days to create a habit so do something everyday - even something as little as when you’re in front of the TV try knitting, Pilates, yoga or if you have one, ride an exercise bike or treadmill. Don’t forget to


park your car further away from work or the shops, take the stairs instead of the lift try all sorts of little things to move more!

declutter your pantry


This is really important to help move your sabotage foods out of the house - especially at this time of year. I bet you don’t even need to open the pantry to tell me what they are. Support your efforts and get them out! Get my free guide to get started with your pantry declutter.


get meals organised!

Get lunches and healthy snacks organised for everyday eating. The key to helping you stay on track at this time of year is to have healthy lunches and snacks readily available in your home for everyday eating. For lunches try salads, quiches, boiled eggs, tuna. For snacks carrot and celery sticks, home made popcorn without butter, fruits, or a make-your-own trail mix with raisins, nuts, and dried fruits. This is a great time of year to balance out the FEASTive season eating by introducing healthy habits so you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying the beautiful foods and celebrations this time of year offers!

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feathered fun for your little chickens!

The Christmas school holidays are just around the corner but there’s no need to get your tinsel in a tangle – entertaining the troops is child’s play if you introduce some feathered friends into the fold. Our Kitchen Garden’s Susan Volz shows how easy it is to engage, inspire and educate your little chickens from chook to cook with their very own flock of feathered friends.

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It may be the school holidays but still get the kids to do their homework before they choose their new feathered family members. It’s not all about looks when it comes to your chooks – hardiness, temperament and broodiness should all be taken into consideration when selecting a suitable breed. The Pekin is a fuss-free family favourite. Distinguished by their feathered feet, the Pekin is a true Bantam breed originating from China. They are exceptionally quiet, non-flighty, gentle natured, easily handled and require minimal space. The hens are attentive mothers and regular brooders, producing a reliable supply of small cream eggs. Pick a Pekin and there will be no need to shell out on your normal supermarket eggs this holiday season!


Just like the homegrown scrambled eggs to come, your coop design should be light and airy. Ensure there is sufficient light to keep your chickens warm and enough ventilation to keep foul smells at bay, being mindful not to expose them to any prevailing winds. Covering the floor with straw or sawdust will also help with unpleasant odours and allow for easier cleanup. This soiled base is great for the compost heap too! Fit your hen haven with nest boxes for egg laying and perches on which the birds can sleep. Incorporate an adjoining outdoor run with room for your flock to feed, scratch and dust bath or alternatively, let them roam free but be sure to guard your yard. Free range does not have to mean free reign! Stake off fragile garden areas to keep curious chickens from running amok.


Looking after chickens is as easy as ABC and definitely an eggsellent pet project for the kids these school holidays. • Ensure your chickens always have clean water • Keep your chicken coop clean by removing leftover scraps, scraping surfaces free of droppings and regularly washing all food and water dishes • Feed your chickens twice dai-

A well-appointed chicken coop or hen house is essential when laying the groundwork for happy healthy chickens. Not only does an enclosed shelter provide them with protection from the elements but also predators.

ly with specialised poultry feed, available as pellets or grain from most produce merchants or pet supply stores. • Be sure to supplement commercial poultry food with kitchen scraps. Your trash is their treat!


Let your flock fly the coop and and enjoy watching them hard at work in the garden. They will scratch to turn over compost and aerate the soil as well as eat weeds. They produce fantastic natural fertiliser and also provide a great pest control service but it’s their egg delivery service that really earns them their keep. Healthy hens realise great eggspectations and there’s nothing more rewarding than being on collection duty. Enlist the kids to check the nesting boxes at least one a day, twice if possible. And so they appreciate the entire pen to pan process, let them have a crack at their own egg-inspired cook up. Our Kitchen Garden’s live chicken and chicken related products will help you hatch a plan for a cracking Christmas in the hen house. Visit ourkitchengarden.com.au

From penthouse to portable, there is a range of pre-fabricated designs on the market but building your own chicken coop makes a cracking holiday project for the family.


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The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s safe to say that most of us will be travelling at some point to see family and friends. We’ve chatted with the team from Galmatic to get their top travel safety tips for this holiday season.

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tips for safe

• Water bottles should be soft – hard ones are potential projectile objects

We have all been driven to our wits ends with crying and non-stop car chatter, so how do you keep the kids happy and safe in the car?

• All books and toys should be soft and preferably made of cloth


ccording to Eleni Mitakos, from Galmatic even the most basic of food and entertainment options can be lethal in an accident situation so it pays to plan ahead for your travel. “Safe driving is all about risk management. Reduce the risks by driving to the road rules; keep a check on your driving by scanning ahead and using your mirrors. Keep the cabin free of hard objects, keep your handbag on the floor and turn off the mobile phone – no phone calls or sms is more important than the safety of your family”

top travel tips are: • Books with hard covers and hand held video games can be projectile objects in the event of emergency braking and can severely injure a child • When feeding children in cars avoid hard lunch boxes – instead wrap soft food in baking paper and pack in brown paper bags

• Talk to children about road rules and what you are doing from day one. Why are you waiting at the red arrow, braking, stopping and who do you give way to at a roundabout

She advises parents to use the following checklists:

• Is the seat belt buckle connected? • Is the seat belt adjusted correctly? • Is there any twist or slack in the harness? • Is the angular aspect OK? • Is there any slack in the upper tether strap? • Are there any loose items that might hurt your child?

• Has your child outgrown their restraint? • Are your child’s shoulders above the strap slots?


leni also suggests that pre-holidays is the perfect time to recheck your child car restraints. She advised, “The most important thing to remember about child car restraints is that the restraint is only effective if used correctly. Even if you had your child car seat professionally fitted, the restraints move when a car brakes, accelerates quickly, when the kids get in and out, when you ‘test’ it with a shake and even when you vacuum underneath it.”

• Don’t use poppers – the straw can blind a child with an emergency brake. Same goes with lollipops


• Do the inserts effect safe harness adjustment?


leni and her team from Galmatic are committed to safe driving and are proud to offer car care workshops just for women and defensive driving courses for women. Visit their website www.galmatic.com.au for further information.

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The ultimate 2011 sun smart collection by Hollie & Harrie provides effective beach shade and sun protection for you and your family. You’ll be the envy of the beach with these sun smart beach products including the stylish Sombrilla, an ideal alternative to the common beach tent. Enjoy your Sombrillas at the beach, as a cubby in the backyard or take them camping.

Mini Sandcrabs brings you the best in children’s protective swimwear. This summer, your children don’t have to sacrifice style for safety. Mini Sandcrabs products are not only protective, but super stylish and include boardies, rashies, sunsuits and kaftans in a range of long sleeves and short sleeves and mix n match combos. With a UPF rating of 50+ and long lasting fabrics in unique designs, your little sandcrabs will always stand out from the crowd.

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• Always swim or surf at patrolled beaches • Swim between the red and yellow flags • Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip • Always be sun smart- Slip, slop, slap!

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hen your mother is the Mathilda’s magnate – you know your birthday party is going to be a creative one!

For Riley, turning 7 meant a Lego celebration with mates as a must-have party accessory. Using paper art and clever theming to create their very own Lego Land, the Zelensky family also sought to implement a consistent colour theme of yellow, red, green and blue. As one would imagine, food for a boys party was somewhat of a priority and Riley’s party did not disappoint with cheerios, cheese and tomato toasties,

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vegemite pinwheels and red, yellow and green jelly cups. The decorations were simple but highly effective. Capitalising upon the flexibility and pliability of paper art, party theming included Lego party cake toppers, food labels, red and white striped straws, straw flags, cheese toastie labels and Lego block favour boxes. And as the photos show – it’s pretty clear that these little Lego men were thrilled with the event!

top party tips You don’t need to spend a fortune on decorations. Be clever with décor and food to create block colours for maximum impact. Use paper! It’s pliable, colourful, affordable and will allow you to create favours, labels and invitations to your theme. All you need is a colour printer and a little bit of imagination! Lollies don’t maketh the party so to speak. There are plenty of other “fun” and colourful foods that the kids will love just as much. Use labels, straws and boxes to make the healthier food just as novel.


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Sleepy Place


Create a soothing & welcoming nursery for your little one.

slumber, forty winks... We all need it, including the smallest members of our families. From newborns to infants, a sleeping baby is essential for maintaining a happy and healthy family environment. We asked international childcare expert and author of Save Our Sleep, Tizzie Hall to give our readers her top tips for sleeping babies.

Follow a routine from as early as possible, babies feel safe and secure if they know what & when things are going to happen

Always feed your baby until your baby is full, never restrict the amount of breast, formula milk & solids you give your baby Catnapping can be caused by hunger, coldness or too little awake time. If you put your baby to bed at the first sign of tiredness your baby might be tired enough to nap but not tired enough to sleep

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Tizzie Hall’s book, Save Our Sleep, is available for purchase through all major bookstores. Published by Macmillan Australia. RRP $34.99

Always put your baby to sleep where you intend for your baby to wake up. Or your baby will wake up be confused and not get to the next sleep cycle

Make sure your baby is warm enough to sleep safely and well. Too little bedding can cause an older baby to roll to the unsafe sleeping position of his or her tummy

Main image: Shhh sleeping sign available from Hey Diddle Designs, Mathilda’s Market, Brisbane.


Lauren from Boondie Baby suggests that quality linens & nursery sets add a unique touch to any nursery. She says, “Quality linens are a personal welcome from you to your baby. The materials are just so important – you should be confident they will launder well, won’t shrink, leak colour or ball.” Lauren adds, “We put a lot of love, time and effort into our handmade nursery sets for that very reason. Every child should be entitled to their own unique set of linen – what better way to encourage sleep!” We love the Boondie Baby range of cushions, bedding and soft toys. Be sure to explore their website and discover their linen range for yourself.

Miss Molly

Eco Friendly French Linen www.missmolly.com.au The Miss Molly luxury bedding collection includes bed sheets, throws and eco baby bedding made from 100% pure French linen. The Miss Molly collection includes both plain styles as well as limited edition printed designs by artist Bettina Kaiser.


www.diddi.com.au Add colour and fun to blank walls with diddi’s range of personalised framed prints and wall stickers. A perfect place to start decorating your baby’s room.

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ecently, a mum posted this dilemma to the Parent Wellbeing website:

“Pre-school goes back tomorrow and that feeling of dread is creeping upon me. My daughter is now hysterically crying in anticipation of pre-school tomorrow. She is so negative about it and so adamant she wants me to stay with her all day, and please mummy, please I want to stay home with you. Another morning of guilt for dragging my unwilling participant off to pre-school. Any handy tips?”

this was my reply: “My biggest tip is to behave and feel the way you want your child to behave and feel. If you are calm and confident, you will help your child be calm and confident too. Also, talk to your child and pre-empt what is going to happen. Say something like: “We’ll go off to pre-school and see (name a friend or one of the carers). We’ll put your bag away, and then would you like to play with the blocks or puzzles first? I’ll go off to the shops, and I’ll be back to pick you up at the end of the session.”


ehave like pre-school is a good place to be. That doesn’t mean that your child will immediately go with it. But every time you behave in a consistent way, they will slowly get the picture. Behave the same way every time you go to preschool, and keep reinforcing a good experience.” Here is what happened next: “This morning went pretty darn well actually. My daughter’s behaviour was pretty much the same but I remained confident and positive throughout, and I could see her mind ticking over and almost looks

And one more update: “Not sure who that little girl was I just dropped off at Kindy? I like her though, happy and confident! She didn’t even turn around when I said good bye!”

of confusion on her face. I would say there were less tears than usual, and I have felt great all day. And I had a very relaxed day with my other daughter!”

“behave the way you want your child to behave. If you are calm & confident, you will help your child be calm & confident too” And then this: “HUGE SUCCESS! Her bestie wasn’t there today but she made some new friends, and had a great day. She couldn’t stop smiling and talking when I got there to pick her up! She was by far the happiest she has been at pick up time! I’m looking forward to next week so we can keep practising these new techniques. I am absolutely chuffed!” And then this: “Another update: We went to Playgroup today and bumped into one of my daughter’s teachers. We were talking about an upcoming excursion and my daughter pipes up, “Mum, I don’t want you to come on the excursion I want to go all by myself because I am so brave.” May the confidence continue!”


emotions are contagious. Your anxiety can spill over to your children. If you are confident, your children will learn to be confident too. If your child is angry and frustrated, it’s easy to react back with anger and frustration. But rather than diffuse the situation, this reaction is likely to create even more anger and frustration. When you remain calm and when you maintain confidence, you are showing your children how to behave. When raising our kids, it’s not really about managing your kids. It’s about managing yourself.

it’s about: • Living by the values

& beliefs you want to instil in your children. • Behaving the way you would like your kids to behave. • Being the kind of person you want your children to be. Jodie Be a psycho nveniste is log director & ist, and the fo Parent W under of e llbeing. Visit par lear n ho entwellbeing.com w enjoy pa you can worry le to renting m ss & o for feel-g re. Sign up parentin ood receive a g info & ‘6 Top Ha free ebook, ppine for Famil ss Tips ies’.

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Yes, it feels like we are just recovering from the September holidays but parents take note – Christmas is just around the corner! Word on the Mathilda’s street is that Santa is already busily preparing his delivery of presents to Mini-Mathildas Australia wide, so we thought now was as good a time as any to kick off the countdown to Christmas with some tips and holiday tricks to ensure your Christmas is the most enjoyable yet!

making a list & checking it twice

There can be nothing more magical than the concept of Santa each Christmas. Share the excitement with your kids as they pen their very own letter to Santa! Our friends at Australia Post have advised that Santa’s mailbag kicks off from the 1st of December so we figure – you may as well get in early!


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The earlier Santa gets his list, the earlier he can keep a check on who’s naughty and nice.

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merry masterchefs

There’s nothing like home-baked gifts at Christmas time and your junior masterchefs will love baking and boxing their creations. Forget the beer, we hear Santa has a sweet tooth this year, so be sure to leave out some Caramel Biscuits as seen on the Mathilda’s Market blog (www.mathildasmarket.blogspot.com)

christmas caramel biscuits Ingredients 60g unsalted butter 115g golden syrup 60g brown sugar 225g SR flour 8 soft jersey caramels, halved

Method Heat oven to 180 degrees. Place butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool. Add the flour to the butter mixture and mix until a smooth dough forms. Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and place on lined baking trays.  Press to flatten and top each with a half jersey caramel.  Bake for 10-12 mins or until golden. Cool on trays. Makes 16. A simple piece of cellophane and some ribbon can turn these delicious treats into a beautiful, thoughtful present. Cooking is a fun and educational activity that allows you to bond with your children and produces lovely Christmas treats for visitors. And when visitors drop in, you’ll always have treats on hand that look and taste better than the packet of fruit mince left over from the work hamper.

tote up the presents

Forget the stress of Christmas shopping with a visit to Mathilda’s Market or Boutique Markets. Offering gifts for babies, toddlers, tweens and adults within a relaxed and enjoyable shopping atmosphere, you can be sure that your Christmas presents will be one of a kind and treasured! You’ll love the markets free red themed Totes too – only available for Christmas Mathilda’s Market events. mathildasmarket.com.au for dates and venues.

tinsel toes

What’s Christmas without tinsel, decorations and more tinsel? Decorating the house in the lead up to Christmas is an exciting fun filled event for the kids (and big kids alike!). Forget dusting off those old decorations though, we’ve got plenty of Christmas craft ideas in this issue to see your house boast plenty of Christmas cheer! Download our gorgeous decoration templates on page 43 to get your Christmas craft on!


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Does the holiday season get you feeling crafty? Then download our gorgeous FREE Christmas decoraction templates to create your own angel tree topper and hanging garlands or tree ornaments!

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holiday reading With some great new releases on the shelves, Meredith O’Connor has selected four new picture books guaranteed to engage the whole family.

Look See, Look at Me! Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley 2010, Allan and Unwin RRP Hard cover $24.99

Look see, look at me! I’m so much bigger now I’m three. With a delightfully simple rhyming text, this book celebrates a young indigenous child’s achievements as he turns three. Dee Huxley’s flowing pastel illustrations on ochre coloured paper add to the sheer delight of this young child’s community life. Leonie Norrington grew up in an Aboriginal community south of Katherine, where she returned with Huxley to work on capturing the true essence of the land and the people. Perfect for reading aloud, it will appeal to children aged 2 to 4 years.

Press Here Herve Tullet 2010, Allen and Unwin RRP Hardcover $19.99

The Prince of Preschool, Herve Tullet, returns with a little gem of a book. Tullet’s ingenious take on picture books brings about a whole new level of interactivity. In an age where e-books, smart phones and touch screens dominate, Press Here engages the reader in a manner never before seen. With every turn of the page the reader is enticed to do as the text says, seemingly bringing about a change on the next page. Tullet has uniquely capitalised on the technological era by bringing a level of interactivity to the humble paper back. Great book – enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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Noni the Pony Alison Lester 2010, Allen and Unwin RRP Hardcover $24.99

Favourite Australian children’s book author, Alison Lester, returns with another beautifully engaging picture book, Noni the pony. Join Noni and her friends, Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, as they play hide and seek on their farm. The story gently touches on childhood fears, imagination and friendships. Short-listed for Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year, it is simply illustrated which only adds to the appeal for younger children. The rhythmic verse is also perfect for reading aloud. Ideal for 3 to 5 year olds.

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To the Top End – Our Trip Across Australia Roland Harvey 2011, Allen and Unwin RRP $15.99

Roland Harvey has long been a favourite in Australia. He returns with a book which appears quite simple on the surface, but scratch a little deeper and you could spend hours exploring our wide brown land. Uncle Kev, mum and dad and the kids embark on a holiday trek across Australia – from the wilds of Tasmania, across to the Murray, the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, the Great Barrier Reef and more. Beautifully illustrated in water colour, this is a step away from the usual style for Harvey. Typically a ‘busy’ illustrator with great detail, this picture book is less complex, yet still full of detail to explore. Harvey also challenges the usual print conventions of left to right, scattering text throughout the pictures further enticing the reader’s attention to detail. Suitable for 5 to 10 years

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Reading to Baby Louise Stewart discusses the many rewards of reading to babies.


e are all encouraged to read to children from birth and these days it is common for people to begin reading in utero. There is a plethora of research available regarding the long-term benefits of reading to babies so in this article I am not going to labour this point (pun intended). Often the pressure to constantly be teaching and promoting our babies development gets in the way of parents just enjoying the time spent with their baby. Reading time for babies is as much, if not more, about cuddling time as it is ‘good literacy’ practice. But reading to babies does produce for parents many rewards. In just a short few months we see our babies learning to love their reading time. The reactions from the baby, tiny at first, grow as they hear the stories again and again a flicker of recognition spreads across their face and eventually they begin to smile, coo, even squeal with excitement at a muchloved story, picture or phrase. On the imminent arrival of my child, I decided to deal with the issue of gifts by just telling people I wanted their favourite children’s books as presents. I suppose at the time I was being particularly precious about what

clothes and baby accessories I wanted to buy but as an ex-teacher I was also genuinely interested to know what baby books people bought and why. What I ended up with was a collection of books from all eras, different countries and with limitless stories. Sure there was the classic Dr Seuss but there were also books that were heart-warming, funny, educational and serious. But even more precious than the books and readymade library that I had been given were the stories people told about why these books were their favourites. Some said family had bought books back from overseas and this was why they were special. Others remember their beloved siblings reading it to them as babies and some people recall stories of a parent that had passed away reading these books to them and how much they treasure those memories. So when I read these books to my daughter it is more than just an exercise in good literacy practice it is about bonding and sharing the stories behind these books and the people who bought them for her. I hope that she treasures the memory as much as the stories.

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o here is a list of my daughter’s favourite baby books (not in any particular order): Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin with illustrations by Eric Carle was first published in 1986 and is a popular tome amongst Early Years teachers. The beauty of this book is in the simple repetition of the text and the vibrantly coloured tissue-paper collage of each animal. Reading the book while making the animal noises makes for a joyful reading time with baby. There is also a beautiful reading of the book by the author Bill Martin on YouTube. Mem Fox is the author of the Australian classic, Koala Lou. My daughter was at first enamoured with the gorgeous coloured-pencil drawings of the bush animals that inhabit Koala Lou’s world but the repetition of the line, ‘Koala Lou, I do love you’, sends her into shrieks and giggles. It is a perfect read before bedtime. Peepo, an English children’s book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a favourite for many readers as much for the nostalgic setting of the book, 1940’s England, as for the fun of watching the little baby in the story play ‘peepo’ throughout his day. The book has strategically placed peep

holes which the baby sees life through, his little bed, his push chair and sister’s knee. My daughter loves the rhyme and repetition of this story and with the little peepholes she gets quite excited about what comes next. This is a family favourite. Cluck O’Clock by Kes Gray is a tell-the-time book but with chickens! It’s a fun read for both babies, with the frenetic pace of the rhyme and rhythm, and adults with the tongue-in-cheek humour. The book is set on a farm and describes a day in the life of the chickens and their companions. The website Little Family Fun describes activities you can do with children after reading the book. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, published in 1968, tells the fable of why Chinese children have short names. My daughter enjoys the frequent repetition; making it easy to

remember. She is also entertained by hearing Tikki Tikki Tembo’s very long name each time. This book will be entertaining for your child whether they are 6 months or 4 years. The plot is exciting and the illustrations exotic. A word of warning however, it is not culturally accurate. If you’re looking for something more animated there is a beautiful shadow puppet show of the story on YouTube. The King the Mice and the Cheese by Nancy Gurney, published in 1965 tells the story of the King who is trying to eradicate mice from his kingdom but his wise men keep coming up with solutions that make the problem worse. The repetition of story elements and funny illustrations make this an enjoyable read for the whole family. My daughter loves me making the animals noises while we read.


Finally a series of board books that are short but sweet and appropriate for very young babies. My daughter owns In My Tree and In My Meadow about an owl and a rabbit. Each story follow a baby animal through their day and are told through diecut pages with a puppet that children can follow through the book. Needless to say the puppets are very cute and a big hit with baby as are the adorable illustrations. There are nine in the series. This is not a definitive list. There are hundreds of fantastic books for babies and children however when you find the ones your child loves reading, you treasure them. By the way this list does come highly recommended by a very young, avid reader.

happy reading!

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con n fam ecting chil ilies & dren with an a spec utism diso trum rder

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laygroups are an integral part of the weekly life of thousands of young children and their families throughout Australia. Playgroups as we know them exist in many forms and have many different names including Playgroups which operate under the banner of PlayConnect. PlayConnect Playgroups are for families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or whose children are exhibiting ASD-like behaviours. These specialised Playgroups are delivered by Playgroup Australia in partnership with the State and Territory Playgroup Associations.

The singing, craft activities and storytelling are just as you’d find at other Playgroups around the country, except the structure of the gathering is tailored to meet the specific needs of the children attending. The groups are guided by a facilitator and are free for families to attend. Even better, no formal diagnosis of an ASD is required. The PlayConnect Program was set up by Playgroup Australia in 2008 when the Australian Government provided $4.5 million in funding for the delivery of these Playgroups as part of their $190 million “Helping

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Children with Autism” package. By mid-2011, 150 PlayConnect Playgroups had been established throughout Australia and to date they have been attended by around 1700 families with children from birth to six years.


ll PlayConnect Playgroups generally meet weekly for around two hours. The group provides children with the opportunity to engage and interact in an exclusive environment free from judgment where they are free to play and learn about their world while mastering skills,

behaviours and strategies to help them later in life. PlayConnect Playgroups also offer a support network for parents, providing them with information and strategies to promote their child’s development through play and enabling them to value their own worth. Parents and carers meet with other families who are in a similar situation and share experiences and information on early intervention programs and support services.


ach group is set up to include the whole family, including siblings, grandparents and other family members who often help provide much needed support and care for the children. Research consistently illustrates the value of play for the social, cognitive, emotional and physical development for all children. Play in a social environment can be challenging for children with an ASD due to their difficulties with communication, managing change and understanding others. One of the reasons the PlayConnect program has enjoyed such success is that it operates to reflect the individualized needs of the families and children who attend each week.

For more information about the PlayConnect program in your State or to form a PlayConnect Playgroup call 1800 171 882 or visit www.playconnect.com.au Playgroup Australia is the peak body recognised as the leading voice for Playgroups in Australia. Working with our State and Territory Playgroup Association members, our vision is that all Australians value the benefits of Playgroups to nurture young children, connect families and build communities through play.

Ned’s Story Ned was two when he was diagnosed with autism. While I was upset, I was also relieved as I just knew something wasn’t right. Early invention plays a major role in helping his development so by being diagnosed at an early age, we were able to access much needed funding for speech and OT services. It is harder as Ned gets older, as it has become more obvious how different he is to other kids his age, but I forget about that every time he smiles at me as I know he is truly happy. One of the biggest problems we face with Ned is the limited ability to go out in public with him, which is having a major impact on what we can do as a family. Currently we really only go out to family or friends houses – something as simple as going to the corner store for milk is a problem!  Ned has been very fortunate of late and has qualified for an Autism Assistance Dog. The dog will help him to deal with unfamiliar environments by helping to prevent tantrums and


meltdowns due to sensory overload. It will also provide us with the security of knowing we can help keep him safe and restrained in public. The dog will help Ned deal with unfamiliar environments by helping to prevent tantrums and meltdowns caused by public and sensory overload, as well as offering added security – currently we have to keep him restrained somewhere when out in public. The dog will also help with Ned’s social and language development. At nearly 4 years old, Ned has the language skills of a 12-month-old baby. It will give him a best friend, something he has never known other than his brothers. Michaela Clark, QLD.

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christmas wishlist

With Christmas just around the corner, head to Mathilda’s Market for stocking fillers and gifts. We’ve handpicked a few of our many market goodies that might be suitable for your Christmas shopping list. elly oak

ellyoak.com White Folk Bird Chritsmas Card ($5.50)

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Aeroplane Print Rash Top Chlorine resistant, UPF 50+, designed & made in Australia, sizes 00 to 8 ($54.95)

mini style ministyle.com.au

Mini Mushroom Stool Beautiful piece of furniture to add to your child’s bedroom or playroom. $59.95

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Merry Christmas Doorstop ($25)

showpony playground

showponyplayground. bigcartel.com

Epic Tshirt Available in sizes 2 to 10 ($15)

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leaf paper & journals


Little Tackers Story Starters Conversation Cards ($19.95)


eat bake nurture


Seedling Design your own Superhero Cape Ages 4-7 ($60)

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Soldier Skittle Set Constructed with wood, complete with two balls & hand painted, this handsome set of soldiers is great for decoration or play.

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Star Gift Tin Gorgeous pair of Star Ponytail Holders and a matching Star Adjustable Ring in a handy reusable metal tin ($12)

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Jacob loves his scooter & takes it everywhere. Wall art silhouette available in wood or lightweight acrylic ($60)

quinn macool


Available in short & long sleeve, in multiple colours, sizes 1-8 (from $26.95)

princess ratbag & prince ratbag

tickled pink cards


A stunning floral fabric purse in green & hot pink spots, offset with a stylish white rosette & hot pink bow ($29.95)

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Minti Eye See Hoodie Minti Summer 2011/2012 range is easy to wear and still street cool. Sizes 2-6 ($64.95)

16 x 16 inch Cushion (40.5 x 40.5cm) Designed and made in Australia. ($49.95)


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TomTom the Tomcat TomTom has lovely manners but can be a little bit naughty. He is a pleasure to have around! ($29.95)

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Soup-a-Dooper Spoons (set 4) Made of melamine these spoons are dishwasher safe ($12.95)

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Fur like feel to the touch, durable cow hide, doesn’t scratch or fade when crawling. Size 0-12mth ($49.95)



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Woodland Library Bag These delightful multi purpose library bags are perfect for books, shopping, kinder & outings to the park ($14.95)


Santa Sacks Heavy Cotton Duck Fabric, choice of 7 fabric options ($48)

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Bamboo T-Shirt, Retro Robot Well cut basic bamboo t-shirt, super soft & very comfortable luxury blend fabric. 12mths to 6 yrs ($34.95)

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Denim Monkey Bean Bag Cocoon Couture offer an exciting range of Denim children’s bean bag covers specially designed with everyday use in mind ($99.95)

Afternoon Tea gift tag ($2.50)

little leemo littleleemo.com

Owl Lunch Bag ($15.95)

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Western Cowboy Bib ($14.95)

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Anna Ballerina Doll & Music Box ($69.00)

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Superstar Fedora Hats ($19.99)


Summer Cotton Pink Dot Ruffle Skirt Available in various fabrics ($28)


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Danish by Design

www.danishbydesign.com.au A true Scandinavian work of art, the Leander (High) Chair is a modern, unique timber high chair that grows with your child from baby to adult. With its clever design and superior functionality, the chair gives your child a natural feeling of freedom of movement while providing the highest level of safety.

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Toddler Tints It’s a hot day, the sun’s beating down and now your negotiating hot and cranky kids in the car. Introducing Toddler Tints, the funky and practical car shade for kids. The fun, bright animal print film is applied to custom fit to the inside of car windows to protect children from the sun, offering excellent shade (Australian UV protection factor 15+), but are invisible from the outside. So kids will stay protected from the sun!

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Twine and Teacups www.twineandteacups.bigcartel.com Printed perfection for your walls! Twine and Teacups combine adorable phrases and sayings with beautiful colours and designs to make lovely wall art for your home. These unique prints are perfect for any room in your house, with prints including ‘I love you infinity times infinity’ and ‘You make my heart go giddy-up!’ or as gifts for loved ones with funky designs like ‘Happy little Vegemiter’ and ‘Far out brussel sprout’.

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www.moochiemoo.com With school holidays just around the corner, your kids will be in need of fun and entertainment. Moochie-Moo has every toy a child could ever want, from role-playing costumes and props, to dolls, puzzles and our personal favourite, teepees and cubby houses! Your kids will have unforgettable sleepovers with these adorable teepees, popup tents and cubbies (and it’ll keep them out of the house for a few hours!).

Deck of Secrets RRP $9.95.

Deck of Secrets is the series of hip pocket guides that unlock the world’s hidden hotspots, city by city in a succinct, easy to follow way (perfect for time-poor, multi-tasking mammas juggling a baby in one hand and a coffee in the other!). Each deck contains 52 of the most chic, creative and fascinating places or experiences each destination has to offer. Recently, they have partnered with Little Eats to bring you this very special new guide - Cafe Secrets Melbourne - For Little Ones. All 52 cafes have been road-tested and approved by the Little Eats family and are suitable spots for cafe culture loving little ones.



www.zanzo.com.au Got your groove on? Then consider a Groove photo shoot. With a focus on fun, colour, excitement, laughter and capturing family moments, Zanzo’s groove photo shoots will see your family jump, run and play as the specialist Zanzo photography team capture images of your family in a relaxed and natural environment.

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Got a genuine love for gorgeous paper products? Then this is one affair you won’t want to end! Self-confessed lovers of all things craft and design, the Brisbane based team behind The Paper Tie Affair began creating unique Christmas decorations in 2009 and since then have grown the business into a paperholics dream! The collection now offers a breathtaking range of new and vintage products, including stationery, home décor and artwork. You can browse the entire collection online and can find The Paper Tie Affair at a variety of markets and retailers. Find Th in


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This Brisbane- based company has been successfully producing and selling stylish homewares, clothing and accessories for children, online across Australia and internationally for more than 5 years. Raspberry Ripple has us tickled pink with their huge range of beautiful and practical creations for children of all ages. Whether you know what you are looking for or are in need of some serious gift inspiration, head to their online store or visit them at Mathilda’s Market.

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Welcome to a world where your imagination can run wild – where remarkable wooden and acrylic shapes and words spark daydreams of animals and adventure! Their wall art designs, words, silhouettes and mobiles make for lovely keepsakes and are internationally renowned for their quality and durability. Choose from custom-made shapes, animals, letters and mobiles available online or at Mathilda’s Markets near you! Find Pip&Co in


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Give the family pet a break this Christmas by getting your hands on a Zooba for your animal loving kids! From the innovative minds of a Gold Coast based couple, Zooba’s are the latest and greatest in children’s toys. Made from extremely strong and bio-degradable PVC rubber, Zooba’s are inflatable, bouncy, rideon animals suitable for children of all ages. With 12 fun designs to choose from and removable, washable covers, what isn’t to love about these cute and cuddly creations? Find Zoob

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From richly embellished gift bags and boxes to stunning social stationary, HiPP has this years Christmas packaging all wrapped up! Offering a spectacular range of stylish products and gift ideas HiPP is your number one stop shop this Christmas. Head to their online store or visit them at Mathilda’s Market. Find HIPP in


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This Melbourne-based business knows the winning combination when it comes to children’s clothes. The Zipper Tree is committed to providing beautifully handmade and affordable children’s garments that are of the highest quality and craftsmanship. With gorgeous designs for girls and boys, this is one collection you or your little one won’t want to grow out of! Find The Zippe r Tree in


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paper wall art that is as eye-catching as it is inspiring. Each piece is graphic design services meticulously hand cut and made from paper www.roxyoxy.com.au and ribbons that are Having finally realised sourced both locally her creative dream and internationally. of producing highly You can preview the original and meticuentire collection online lously executed pieces or visit the stall at of art, this clever mum graphic design services Mathilda’s Market. of two’s designs will be in adored by both you y Creations Find Roxyox and your kids. Based t* in the seaside town of tmas Marke pecial Chris *S m p -1 Mt Martha, Victoria, 9am Sun 27 Nov, Roxyoxy Creations cecourse, a R Caulfield boasts an impressive aulfield graphic design services Station St, C collection of limited edition children’s 3D


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These beautiful handmade designs are made from a mother’s love. With a passion for quality and a creative flair, Amy from Happy as Larry will bring you gorgeous home wares, delightful décor, soft storage solutions, lovely toys and even some goodies for the grown ups. Head to their online store or visit them at Mathilda’s Market, we promise you’ll be as happy as Larry!

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Mathilda's Magazine Issue 3 // Christmas 2011  

It's no.3, the Christmas Issue of our quarterly online (and FREE!) publication, Mathilda’s Magazine! From Christmas gift guides, to parentin...

Mathilda's Magazine Issue 3 // Christmas 2011  

It's no.3, the Christmas Issue of our quarterly online (and FREE!) publication, Mathilda’s Magazine! From Christmas gift guides, to parentin...