J u n e 2011
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Predictable Parenting Being predictable is a good thing Full story page 8
June Whatâ€™s On Guide Ukulele Festival Fun Author Trudie Trewin
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08 publishers note Hello and welcome to the 48th edition of PakMag, our very special 4th birthday edition. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been four years. Creating PakMag has been one of the most challenging and yet rewarding things I have ever done. Thanks so much to all our readers, businesses, and community groups who have supported us and made it such a vital and popular resource for local families, we couldn’t have done it without you. The biggest thank you must go to my team and of course, my wonderful, patient, supportive husband Trent as well as all those other friends and family who’ve helped keep me sane (almost!). By the time you read this it’ll be only 4 weeks until baby no. 2 arrives so I’d really better start getting myself organised! This second pregnancy has certainly not been as easy as the first and it’s funny how much more nonchalant you are with the second when so much time is still taken up doting on the first. We really hope you enjoy this edition, and hope to see you at one of our many events this month. Until then, happy reading, and don’t forget to tell everyone - you read it in PakMag.
contents parents 02 What’s new
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kids 25 Kid’s MiniMag
04 Party Etiquette 07 Catholic Education 08 Predictable Parenting 11 Are dirty kids smart kids? 13 Money & Work 15
23 PakFood 24 Out & about photos 25 Mini Mag 27
33 Out & about photos
pakmag : for parents of beans to teens
35 PakBaby 38 PakParent
babies & toddlers 35 PakBaby
things to win 02 WIN Cars2 movie tickets 09 WIN a parenting book 20 WIN Calanna Lysine Plus Tablets 23 WIN a mystery prize 26 WIN a mystery prize 31 4 mystery prizes to WIN 36 WIN a Baby Sleep Book
41 Wardrobe Wake Up 43 Tackling Teens 45 Kids Birthday Party Guide 49 School Holiday Guide
cover shot Model: Sophie Page Photographer: Cheeky Monkey
53 Ukulele Festival
Stylist: Gerlinda Aras
54 Quirky Adventures
Clothing: Little Angels, Best & Less
55 Movie of the Month
cake: Jennifer at Icing Bits
56 Stockland Time for a Break
decorations: Gift of the Gab Party Shop
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what’s new june
what’s new june
Stuck for ideas for your next birthday party?
World Oceans Day is held on 8 June each
Tjapukai are now doing kids birthday parties
year and it’s an opportunity to celebrate our
and we can guarantee the games will be a bit
world ocean and our personal connection to
different! Prices start from $17pp including
the sea. Since the ocean is a major part of our
food and a choice of activities from playing didgeridoos to throwing boomerangs.
environment in the tropical north, the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) and the Protect our Coral Sea Campaign are You can save money and buy your pre-sold
This year the Blitz Flame Jet Truck will be
tickets and bonus dollars at Raintrees Shopping
returning. You’ll also be able to see the Tjapukai
Centre and the Cairns Show Association’s office
They are hosting a special event – the
Don’t forget to take your moggies along to
performers set off the fireworks with a lit spear,
at the Showground from 6 July.
only screening of the new Disney nature
this year’s Cairns Cats Show on 19 June at
the Crack Up Sisters, the Surfing Scientist and
Brothers Leagues Club in Manunda. You don’t
Ronald McDonald. And, of course, there’ll be
Cats in Cairns
X-Men First Class (TBA) In cinemas June 2 disney Digital 3D
Super 8 (TBA) In cinemas June 9
Not long now to the annual Cairns Show.
WIN Cars2 tickets!
need to be a professional to enter. For more information contact Linda on 0409 845 130
the animal nursery, the Grand Parade, the HiLux Heroes and lots of showbags!
blockbuster ‘Oceans’ in Cairns. Since this Check out the website for more information
awesome new movie is not being shown in
on the Show at www.CairnsShow.com.au. See
local cinemas this is your only opportunity
mini-mag for kids competition.
to see it on the big screen. It will be shown at the Jute Theatre on 8 June (7pm). Tickets
or email email@example.com The new Cars movie hits the tracks on 23 June
Oranges & Sunshine (TBA)
when star race car Lightening McQueen heads
In cinemas June 9
overseas to compete in the first ever World Expect lots of detours, potholes and hilarious
In cinemas June 16
Cars 2 3D (TBA)
In cinemas June 23
If your kids get inspired by the idea of
Next PakClub: 12 June (5-7pm at Cazaly’s)
triathlons after the Challenge Cairns events
Theme: Disco Party, dress up & you could win! Birthday cake, loads of prizes & heaps of fun! Book your spot now on 4054 1464.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club are giving kids
truck gets caught up in some international espionage.
years are invited to go along and learn the basics of triathlon at Gordonvale Swimming
In Cinemas 23 June 2011
Day in the Park
Pool (79 Sheppards St) on 19 June (7-9am). They will need to take bike, helmet, goggles,
For your chance to win a family movie pass thanks to Birch Carroll & Coyle, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who voices the character of Lightening McQueen?
emailing email@example.com. If you’re one
the opportunity to try it for free. Kids 8-16
In cinemas June 23
Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (TBA)
on 5 June (includes a junior event), the
surprises when his friend Mater the tow
WIN movie tickets!
can be purchased by calling 4032 1746 or of the first to call you may be able to get two
Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.
asking people to join in the celebration.
swimwear, running shoes, sunscreen, water bottle and towel. For more information call Sonya on 0431 092 985.
The Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo is on
Raising funds for children’s ward on June 25 from 12-8pm. Stalls from local businesses, entertainment & Toy Story 3 on big screen. For more information and stall bookings call Stevi at Sea FM 4081 5135.
Don’t miss the annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic on 25 June – Come along and join us as part of Sea FM’s Day in the Park to raise money for the Children’s Ward. There will be stalls, entertainment and lots of teddy bear competitions.
3-5 June. Lots of adventure & leisure products being showcased & lots to keep the family entertained. For more info call 1800 671 588.
Mr Popper’s Penguins (TBA) In cinemas June 30
Harry Potter & the
New children’s yoga, zumba style dance and
If you haven’t already booked your tickets, this
Deathly Hallos Part 2 3D
boot camp classes are being introduced at
could be a really good time to visit Townsville!
(TBA) In cinemas July 14
Club One Fitness at 219 Sheridan St. Cost $5
Hi5, Angelina Ballerina, Ben 10 and a host of
per child (additional $3 for parents to join in!).
other kids favourite characters will be playing
Parents also have the option to attend the gym
at the Rhymes Kids Music Festival on 26 June.
while classes are in progress for an additional
Go to www.rhymesfestival.com.au for more
$8. Call 0408 772 590 for more info.
Birthday etiquette Story thanks to Amanda Cranston
As kids get older the humble birthday party exposes a whole new world of underlying politics, writes Amanda Cranston While for many of us, childhood birthday parties
friendships obviously come and go throughout
allowed their child a certain number of guests.
bring back lovely memories of pass the parcel
the year. One way around this is to make the
You may want to circumvent these problems
and musical chairs, today’s parties can be a
party a family-only affair.
by adding extra wording to the invitations such
minefield of competitive parents and over-the-
Photo: Cheeky Monkey Photography • Model: Vallia Green • Stylist: Gerlinda Aras • Cake: Icing Bits • Balloons: Gift of the Gab Party Shop
top events with caterers, limousines and wedding
style cakes. The peer pressure amongst parents
welcome but will not receive a goody bag’, ‘Parents welcome to stay’ or ‘Drop off 2pm and
can be enormous so we asked our readers about
Many parents don’t bother to respond by the
their views on birthday party etiquette.
RSVP date or even at all. This is inconsiderate to the party host and makes it tricky for them
pick up 5pm’.
to plan for catering, games, prizes and goody bags. RSVPs are particularly important if the
Many parents stick around at kid’s birthday
While some parents lose sight of the fact that the
party is being held at an outside venue which
parties, especially when kids are under the age of
party is for their child and not themselves, it’s
requires a deposit or booking fee. While the host
six so it is often assumed and acceptable for the
important to let your child decide who should be
normally pays for all invited guests, it’s obviously
host to provide party food for everyone present
on the guest list. Often the best party is one with
not fair for them to have to pay for no-shows or
at the party. However, it is still recommended to
your child’s closest friends rather than the whole
be mindful that the party food is firstly for the
class. Remember that handing out invitations at school is frowned upon unless everyone is
receiving one as this leads to many children
as ‘Invited guests only, no Siblings’, ‘Siblings
Keep It Simple
feeling left out and rejected. Hand out invites
While it is a common occurrence for parents
individually after school or mail them, and on the
to bring along other uninvited siblings, the
The only person you really need to impress is
day of your child’s birthday take in cupcakes or
consensus is that it is completely inappropriate.
your child and they just want to have fun with
slice to share with everyone.
For families who are close friends the host may
their friends. Traditional party games are always
assume siblings will be present at the party
fun and goody bags don’t have to be expensive.
Reciprocal Birthday Invites
too but it is never okay to rock up at a child’s
If you can afford an expensive party then go
birthday party with your other children in tow.
ahead and have one, but do it for the right
What do you do if your child has been invited
If you absolutely have to stay at the party and
reasons. Kids can also be overwhelmed by over-
to another child’s birthday party who they’re
can’t get your other half or friends to watch your
the-top parties so check with your child first to
not bothered about inviting to their own?! The
other children, then you should always check first
see what kind of birthday party they want.
consensus seems to be yes, you should invite that
with the host if this will be okay. Often the host
child although circumstances can change and
will have a limited budget and may have only
Catholic Education Story thanks to Christine Masters
Extra tutoring for children has it’s pluses and minuses Along with extracurricular activities, tutoring
mentors to very academically able students,
would be aware if a child was stressed and
is another activity that chews into the
stimulating engagement and interest while
would “raise any concerns about stress with
‘downtime’ of kids and some education
in a remedial capacity, tutors can help raise
the parent, even if it means recommending
professionals have expressed concerns about
self-esteem in students who, in a regular
that the child discontinue tuition”.
the added pressure of tutoring for some
classroom setting, may be missing out.
children. As Dr Margetts says “I am concerned that there is too much focus on academic learning which restricts opportunities for building up the social and emotional skills necessary for the long term”.
and unstructured play, at home or elsewhere.
up on whether a child is stressed. “Typically
“Play, thinking time, quiet time free of
these days many parents will cram the after-
distraction from electronic media, reading,
hours space with music lessons, sport, drama,
time with parents one to one and reflection
singing, dance, educational tuition, cultural
are all crucial in the development of insight,
activities and so forth,” he said. “A responsible
self understanding and social skills,” he said.
Executive Officer Mohan Dhall said he had
tutor will identify if, in addition to tuition,
seen “a consistent and steady rise” in children
there is too much else on. A stressed child is
enrolled in tuition over the past decade. Mr
not likely to learn effectively.”
two drivers of the spike but the main driver, he said, was “the reorientation of parents towards a model of self-help regarding their child’s education”. Parents are tending to ask what they can do themselves, independent of schools, to best support their child’s education and some see tuition as an investment. According to Mr Dhall tutors can act as
Good tutors have their antennae tuned to pick
Australian Tutoring Association Chief
Dhall points to My School and NAPLAN as
Mr Dhall said there were merits in structured
On the other hand, tutoring may help some children benefit from the self esteem that comes from academic success. “This then is
Signs that children may be stressed were easy
beneficial to all aspects of life, as a successful
to spot, Mr Dhall said. “Younger children will
life is a disciplined life. However, where
become sullen or resistant, argumentative
discipline is negative or stressful then it is
or unusually quiet. An older student may
not beneficial. In this way parents, tutors and
be consistently late, express resistance
mainstream educators need to place the
or disinterest, skip classes and so forth.
interests of the child foremost.”
Sometimes children will be visibly anxious (lip biting, nail biting, etc) and parents should listen to and observe children.” A good tutor
Christine Masters is Catholic Education’s Senior Officer-Curriculum
Predictable is good
Story thanks to Sue Edgerley
Being predictable is a good thing, writes Sue Edgerley Children need boundaries. Boundaries enable
The key to being consistent is to keep it simple.
them to draw a map of their world in their head
Children need simple, predictable consequences
which, in turn, gives them a great sense of
so they can make good choices. And parents
security and stability.
need simple, predictable consequences that they
And the way children learn boundaries is through
can employ as a correction.
consistent parenting. Being consistent allows
This is so important because when parents are
children to predict with 100% accuracy what
consistent, children learn that their parents are
will happen. They quickly learn how far they can
predictable and reliable. They know exactly how
safely go - and what the consequences will be if
their parents will react in any situation because
they cross that boundary line.
that is how they have always reacted. Children
If, on the other hand, consequences change from day to day, how can children learn the rules of the home, let alone the outside world? Inconsistency causes confusion in children, which, in turn, may be misinterpreted by adults as disobedience. Sara, a mum of a three year old, admits she struggled with being consistent. “When my daughter misbehaved, I would try reasoning first, then a naughty corner, timeouts in her room, taking a toy away etc but nothing seemed to work. I felt so frustrated and helpless.” This is a problem many parents encounter. It can be difficult to know what the appropriate consequence to use is, and when it should be applied.
Tips for creating consistency  Have a simple plan that’s easy to remember. If you have to juggle too many different strategies and consequences, you increase the risk of being inconsistent. It also makes it difficult for your child to predict what the outcomes of their choices will be.
of consistent, calm parents do not fear their
 If you introduce a new rule, be prepared
reactions because they have learned that their
to enforce it every time. This allows a child to
parents never yell; they do not wonder what the
predict the outcome of his action with 100%
consequences will be because it is always the
predictability, which in turn teaches the
same consequences. This creates a wonderfully
relaxed, safe environment for children to grow
 Give corrections promptly. When a
behaviour is corrected immediately, the
Sara, the mum of the three year old, ultimately
lesson is learned faster.
decided to try a simpler approach. She selected
 Be calm and loving. Children need to feel
just two consequences which she used calmly
safe and loved at all times, even when mum
each and every time a correction was required. It
and dad are correcting them.
took a few weeks but she reported a significant improvement in her daughter’s behaviour. “She settled down a lot. I know it’s because I’m being
Sue Edgerley is the author of ‘5 Keys Parenting:
consistent now whereas I was all over the place,
The No-Nonsense Guide to What Really Works’.
before. And maybe because I’m not so stressed
It is available in selected bookstores and at
WIN a copy of this fantastic parenting book!!! For your chance to win a copy of this book simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you think you need a copy of this book?! • Entries close: 18/06/2011
Get down and dirty Story thanks to Rachel Licciardello
are dirty kids smart kids? Research shows ingesting or breathing in a particular bacteria found in dirt can improve learning. Rachel Licciardello gets the dirt on whatâ€™s in the dirt. Seeing your little one with dirt smeared all over
and learning, so they investigated whether live
his or her little face, across his or her little tongue
Mycobacterium vaccae could improve learning
and coating his or her little fingers is enough
in mice. They found the mice that were fed the
for any mum to run straight for the antibacterial
live Mycobacterium vaccae navigated through
baby wipes, but research shows dirt is actually
a maze twice as fast and with less demonstrated
good for kids.
anxiety behaviours as the control mice. When
The New York researchers behind these findings, Dorothy Matthews and Susan Jenks, released their research last May in the US and claim specific bacteria in the environment can increase
 Play at the playground
live bacteria, they found the mice were slower
 Grow your own garden
making their way through the maze, but were still faster than the control mice.
 Build a tree house  Fly a kite
It makes sense. We know nature is good for us,
Mycobacterium vaccae has previously been
yet for whatever reasons our modern instincts tell
proven to also increase levels of serotonin and
us to sterilise our surroundings. Perhaps we need
decrease anxiety in mice. Basically, we ingest or
to return to our basic instincts and get outside
 Walk the dog
breathe in the bacteria from the soil, and this
more. If dirt can help children, and adults too,
 Start a worm farm
gives our brain a bit of a kick.
be less vulnerable to depression and anxiety, lift
already recognised link between serotonin
the researchers stopped feeding the mice the
learning behaviour. The natural soil bacteria
The New York researchers acknowledged the
PakMagâ€™s Top 10 Things To Do Outside
our immune system and improve learning ability, shouldnâ€™t we all spend a little more time playing
 Go on a treasure hunt  Play in the sprinkler
 Plant a tree  Hunt for bugs
in the dirt?
money & work Main story thanks to Fiona Mountford
tax time Nobody likes paying tax so with the end of the financial year fast approaching it’s time to see what government bonuses and tax savings you may be eligible for. There are many ways to save on tax using super
contribute the maximum additional $1,000
$3,000 into super on behalf of a low income or
contributions. One way is via the government co-
co-contribution into your super fund. The co-
non-working spouse, you may also be eligible to
contribution scheme whereby the government
contribution amount gradually reduces until it
receive a tax offset of 18% of your contribution
contributes up to an additional $1,000 into your
cuts out once your income reaches $61,920 for
amount, up to a maximum of $540. To be eligible
super fund when you make a non-concessional
the financial year.
to claim the maximum tax offset, your spouse
(after-tax) contribution into super. To be eligible you must have employment or business income and your total income cannot exceed $61,920 for the financial year.
Salary sacrificing into super is also a tax effective way to save for retirement, while reducing your current taxable income. This involves making additional super contributions from your pre-tax
must be receiving total income of $10,800 or less in a financial year. The offset then gradually reduces until it cuts out once your spouse’s total income reaches $13,800 for the financial year.
If your total income is less that $31,920 and you
salary, rather than receiving it as take home pay.
Fiona Mountford is a Financial Planner at TFS
make a non-concessional (after-tax) contribution
The money that is salary sacrificed into super
Financial Planning. Call 4046 5555 for more
of $1,000 into super the government will
is taxed at the low rate of 15%. By contributing
information or go to www.tfs.net.au
thanks to Diane Clarke
There’s nothing quite like a job interview to get the butterflies dive bombing in your tummy, get you tongue tied and see your memory pack up and leave you feeling like a blithering idiot. But with preparation and some deep breathing you will be talking your way to the top.  Research the business and be armed with
will be using your resume as a guide to the
had a great interview and have walked away
useful information that will impress your
questions they ask.
with your dream job. Never underestimate the
future employer.  Do a dummy run to avoid being flustered and late on the actual interview day.  Practice your answers; the interviewer
 If you are nervous don’t be afraid to say so, the interviewer will understand.  Take a few moments before you go in to visualise your success. Imagine that you have
power of positive thought. Diane Clarke is the CEO of RediTeach Essential Training. For more information go to www.rediteach.edu.au
50/50 is fair isn’t it? QUESTION: 50/50 is fair isn’t it? – I mean for kids and property. I don’t want to fight; I just want to be fair. After 15 years and 3 kids we should just share equally – right? Don
by Catherine Ross from MacDonnells Law
court must consider whether the child spending
equal time with each of the parents:
couples (both married and de facto) will be split
• Step Four – Justice and Equity, consider the
 would be in the best interests of the child; and
equally upon separation or that children will live
proposed orders, are they fair.
There is no presumption that the property of
equally with parents after separation. Each case is looked at individually.
In many cases it is not fair to divide property equally. For example, one party may have had
 is reasonably practicable. To determine if equal time is reasonably practicable the courts, must consider:
Division of Property
significantly more property when they met the other party, or have received a large inheritance
 how far apart the parents live from each
Couples are able to reach their own agreement
during the relationship. One party may have
how they will divide their property after separation. If they do agree they should record this agreement in either a binding financial agreement or consent order for certainty and
stayed home to care for the children and has forgone employment opportunities, while the other party’s career has advanced over the
 the parents’ current and future capacity to implement the arrangement;
relationship and they are now on a high income.
 the parents’ current and future capacity
These are just some examples of matters the
to communicate with each other and resolve
If couples cannot agree how to divide their
court will take into account.
difficulties that might arise in implementing the
property, then either party can apply to a court
seeking property adjustment orders. The law says that property must be divided in a just and
Parties are encouraged to agree about where
equitable way - that is a “fair way”. There is no
their children will live following separation. If
mathematical formula and no exact definition on
parents cannot agree, then either parent (or
what is fair. There is however a four step process
another interested party) may apply to a court for
that is applied to each case to help a judge
decide what is fair:
The court’s paramount consideration is the best
arrangement;  the impact that an arrangement of that kind would have on the child; and  such other matters as the court considers relevant. Each case will be looked at on an individual basis and decided from the perspective of the best interests of the child. In some cases it will be in
• Step One – Identify and value the current net
interest of the child. There is a presumption
property of the parties. This includes everything
that it is in the child’s best interest for parents to
a couple owns together or individually, and
have equal shared parenting responsibility for
the child. That is, decisions regarding the child’s
If you would like further information
upbringing and health. This presumption does
about any family law matter, please contact
not apply to the time the child lives or spends
MacDonnells Law on 07 40 300 600.
• Step Two – Consider the contributions of the parties, both financial and non financial. • Step Three – Adjustment for future needs
and disparities in their financial and parenting
the child’s best interest to live equally with both parents and others it will not.
with each parent. When a court makes an order for equal shared parental responsibility, then the
Proarch Podiatry Story thanks to Tyson Franklin
buying footwear Make sure that your child’s shoes are symmetrical when you buy them. Not too long ago I had a young patient at my clinic complaining of painful ankles. While examining their walking pattern, foot range of motion, muscle strength and flexibility, I enquired about the type of footwear they use on a day-to-day basis, for general use and for sports.
made incorrectly by the manufacturer. Footwear like this that is already distorted before its even been worn will have a dramatic affect on
If they are not even and symmetrical from side-
how the foot functions by causing it to roll inwards
to-side, give them back to the shoe salesperson
or outwards too much. This can lead to long-term
and ask for a pair that has been made correctly.
foot, leg, knee and lower back pain, especially if
Keep handing them back until you are happy with
the shoe is used for sports, where more force is
the shoes you’ve purchased. There will always be
but they said that they had just purchased a new
being placed on your feet.
slight discrepancies between left and right shoes
the mother to bring them in. Upon examining the shoes it was quite obvious that the shoes were not symmetrical from left to right and the heel counter on both shoes was already distorted inwards. What concerned to me most was that these shoes were brand new so they hadn’t been distorted through daily wear and tear. They were actually
This is especially important for children as they are still developing. If their footwear is throwing their foot the wrong way, their lower limb development will be negatively affected. So, when you’re buying shoes it’s important to remember to place both shoes on a flat surface to check that they’re symmetrical. Look at them
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purchasing an expensive shoe or a cheaper one.
At this initial visit the child was wearing thongs, pair of joggers, which were in the car, so I asked
from behind to check regardless of whether you’re
and they will never be perfectly symmetrical, mainly because left and right shoes are usually made independently of each other and human error can occur. Tyson Franklin is a Podiatrist at PROARCH PODIATRY (Earlville). Call 4033 2218 to make an appointment or for further information visit their website www.proarch.com.au
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PakHealth feature Story thanks to Lauren Smith
nit persistence A recent Canberra study has confirmed what many parents already knew – there is a “persistence of (nit) epidemics” due to growing resistance to topical treatments. With an estimated 1 in every 5 Australian primary
This new study conducted by the University
The survey also found that while most parents
school children infested with head lice at any
of Queensland shows a significant difference
checked kids’ heads all the time, 20% still wait until
given time, the increase in infestation is believed
between the effectiveness of an older chemical
the child is scratching before investigating further.
to be the result of growing resistance to some
treatment (Banlice) with newer products including
Nits and head lice do not always cause itchy scalps
of the older chemical treatments and the survey
a tea tree and lavender oil formulation and a
so it’s important to check regularly regardless of
proved that this is the case.
“suffocation” product. The results showed that the
whether there’s scratching or not.
newer products were significantly more effective.
thanks to Dr Julia Driscoll
Vomiting is a common symptom of lots of things. Some children are born “chuckers” and may vomit from nothing more than overtiredness or an unfamiliar taste but the common sources of vomiting are frequently viral and may last a couple of days. The best treatment is fluids and medicine to treat any fever. When children can’t keep anything down
If the vomiting settles and your child feels
mouth, or there is associated neck stiffness and
my tip is to start by sucking on a wet washer
hungry try a light diet high in easily digested
high fever, seek medical advice. Even if you’re
or crushed ice. This tricks the stomach and
carbohydrates including small amounts of
worried because you child ‘looks sick’ gain a
makes it less likely to regurgitate. Electrolyte
white bread, white potato and white rice, then
replacement iceblocks are good but some
graduating to stewed apple or chicken soup.
children don’t like the taste of it. Red cordial has
Avoid dairy products because the inflamed gut
been shown to be effective against the bugs
can’t absorb lactose and fatty foods.
but is very sweet for the body and may make dehydration worse so I recommend one portion of weakened red cordial or flat lemonade iceblocks to two portions of crushed ice.
Dr Julia Driscoll is a doctor at Apple Tree Medical Centre located in Smithfield, Cairns. She is also the author of “My Story”, an
If the vomiting continues for over 24 hours see
interactive children’s book to reduce sibling
your doctor. If at any time there are signs of
rivalry. For more information go to
dehydration such as loss of skin elasticity or dry
PakHealth snippets Main story thanks to Gina Davis
active kids Did you know children and adolescents need to be active for at least 60 mins a day to be healthy? This means engaging in moderate or vigorous activities like running, walking, cycling, swimming or playing sport. Yet research is suggesting that children are becoming less and less active. As a parent the most effective way to help your child enjoy being active is to be a good role model so find ways for your family to enjoy being physically active together. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune – try making some of these ideas a part of your family routine:
2006 found that only 16.5 % (boys) and 6.5% (girls) in Year One and 12.5% (boys) and 4.8% (girls) in Year Ten achieved the 60 min daily target for physical activity. This same survey
day (inc. TV, video and computer activities).
• Family Bicycle rides or bush walks • Ride or walk to/from school – easiest way to be active most days • Playing with the pet dog • Skateboarding or roller-blading
hopscotch chalk etc .
disease, high blood pressure, depression and obesity.
skin infection. Caused by the herpes simplex virus it is highly contagious and can be spread via general household items such as face towels as
light and sunburn, windburn, some food allergies and excessive rubbing of the skin. The best way to deal with a cold sore is to keep them dry and clean; this tends to speed up the healing time to a number of days rather than weeks and can be achieved by using lip balms or Vaseline. Lysine and antiviral creams such as Zovirax also work well as treatments.
• Create a fun kit which contains balls, bats,
to achieve healthy growth and development of
today’s common illnesses such as diabetes, heart
They can be triggered by stress, illness, UV
frisbees, bubble blowing gear, hula hoops,
exercise can also prevent and improve many of
be an embarrassing
hole, public pool or beach
Being active every day is important for children muscle, bone and nervous system. Regular daily
from cold sores, it can
well as facial contact.
also showed that many children exceed the recommended limit of 2 hours of screen time per
For those that suffer
• Outdoor days – visits to the local swimming-
• Picnics and barbeques in the park A recent “Healthy Kids Queensland” survey in
Gina Davis is a dietician with the Community Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Team. For more information about how to help your child lose weight through the Reach High FLI program, contact Gina on 4226 4403.
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parents in the pantry
with Paula Dickson
Special BBQ Chicken
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1kg of chicken thighs (cut into palm size portions)
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 tblsp of fresh ginger
• 3/4 cup coconut
• 1 tblsp of fresh garlic
• 1/2 cup plain flour
• 1 tblsp of seeded mustard
• 125g butter
• 1 tablespoon of tumeric
• 2 tblsp golden syrup
• A good dollop of fresh natural yoghurt
• 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an 18cm x 28cm slice pan. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, coconut and sifted flours. Heat butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan on low heat for 1-2 minutes, until butter has melted and mixture is well combined. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients. Add butter mixture and combine well. Press firmly into prepared pan using base of a glass. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle with coconut. Cool completly in pan. Cut into squares to serve.
 Cut chicken thigh fillets into palm sized portions. Chop ginger and garlic finely. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Put all ingredients into the bag the chicken came in for easy storage and better coverage of the marinade. Let the mix sit for a minimum of 1 hour in the fridge.  When ready, cook on a hot BBQ. Serve with a fresh green salad.
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VENUE City Place Brothers Leagues Club Cairns Civic Theatre Tanks Art Centre - Tank 5 City Place Esplanade Brothers Leagues Club Brothers Leagues Club Fuller Sports Club, Edmonton Brothers Leagues Club Cairns Civic Theatre Esplanade Plaza Esplanade Esplanade Brothers Leagues Club Fuller Sports Club, Edmonton Cairns Civic Theatre Community Centre, Yorkeys Knob Esplanade Brothers Leagues Club Cazalys VARIOUS Brothers Leagues Club Tanks Art Centre - Tank 5 Cairns Civic Theatre Birch Carroll & Coyle City Place Brothers Leagues Club Cairns Civic Theatre Tanks Art Centre - Tank 5 Gecko's Indoor Play Centre City Place Esplanade Plaza Brothers Leagues Club Fuller Sports Club, Edmonton Cairns Civic Theatre Esplanade Plaza Esplanade Esplanade Cazalys Centre of Contemporary Arts Brothers Leagues Club Fuller Sports Club, Edmonton Edge Hill State School KickArts, Centre of Contemporary Fred Moule Pavillion
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regular weekly events XTREME ILLUSIONS Dinner Show Starring Sam Powers at the Reef Hotel Casino Every Mon-Sat @ 7.30pm > Call 1300 500 331 to book. GO Bowling Cairns Specials on all month for adults, kids, birthdays and groups! (07) 4053 3497. Super Special Sunday Sessions - 3pm until late ($15.50 p/p for 3 games) Cairns Recreation Centre Heaps of fun activities for kids 7 days a week. For further information and session times call (07) 4053 5353 Active fitness (Fun Free Fitness) (07) 4044 3715 - For all timetables & class info go to: www.cairnsesplanade.com.au/funfreefitness
The SANDS Support group meets on the second Sunday of each month 10am-12pm at the Manoora Community Centre (Cnr Marchant & Murray Streets, Manoora). If you would like more info call Kelly on 4033 7917 or Nerissa on 4098 3089. The 24/7 phone listeners line is 1800 228 655. Cairns PCYC Monday to Thursday - Kindy Kidz Gym @ 9am-10am Cost is $7. Call (07) 4053 1532 for more information. Playgroup Queensland 1800 171 882 Monday to Friday for families with 0-5 year olds Gecko’s Indoor Play Centre 4038 1181 Celebrate your child’s special occasion at Gecko’s. All your party food favourites, games & a party host so you can relax & enjoy.
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Gordonvale Cottage Markets 1st Sat of each month from 8am-12pm at Norman Park
Pier Farmgate Market 7.30am-2pm every Sat at the Pier Shopping Centre
Rusty’s Markets All day Fri, until 2pm Sat & Sun, Grafton St
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Port Douglas Markets Every Sun from 8.30am-2pm at Anzac Park
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Ravenshoe Markets 4th Sun of the month
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Night Markets Daily from 4.30pm-11pm, entry from Espanade or Abbott St
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Monster Markets Last Sun of each month 8am-2pm, April-Nov at Marcs Park Mossman Markets Every Sat from 7am-12pm under the raintrees
Swap Meet @ Rodeo Drive-in Mareeba Every Sun from April-September, Highway 3 Tolga Markets First Sun of each month at Morrow Park Race Course Tully Markets Every second & fourth Sat of each month at Tully Showgrounds Yungaburra Markets Fourth Sat of each month 7.30am-12.30pm in the Main St
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home economics, woodwork, cakes, fruit,
are budding artists. If you know a talented
produce and animals. And, for something a
young artist, get them to enter. How cool
bit different there’s a scarecrow competition
would it be to show your artwork on a huge
this year. How much fun would it be creating
billboard at the Show to your friends and
a scarecrow? You can do it by yourself, with
family? For some competition categories
friends and family or get your school class to
there is prize money on offer of up to $250,
make one together and enter.
plus McDonalds $5 vouchers and lots more.
Have you made a science project at school
So get your competition booklet from
which is really cool? You could enter it in the
the Cairns Show by calling 4042 6630 or
Science and Technology display and win
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
$250 for your school. The overall winner’s
check out the booklet on the Cairns Show
exhibition goes to EKKA and competes
website www.CairnsShow.com.au. You can
on a State wide level. Why not ask your
also follow them on www.facebook.com/
science teacher to help you participate.
Cairns Show Get your Cairns Show comp entries in
Kai at Playgroup Play Day
Annabel at Playgroup Play Day
Madison and Dominic
Eli and Max
Out & About photos thanks to anya at Cheeky Monkey Photography
This year there is also a new Indigenous
cairns obstetrics & gynaecology
T h e O N LY C h O i C e F O R e x C e L L e N C e i N W O M e N ’ S h e A LT h
• ONLY private female obstetrician in town.
• ONLY private lactation service in Cairns.
• ONLY private ultrasound service for obstetrics
• ONLY private obstetrician in Cairns routinely giving
performed and reported by an obstetrician with post
15 minute antenatal appointments after a 30 minute
graduate diploma in high risk obstetric ultrasound.
• ONLY private nuchal translucency service with results given at time of scan.
Feature story thanks to Dr Julia Driscoll
• ONLY place in Far North Queensland where a lactation consultant is able to fit you properly for a maternity bra.
• ONLY private obstetrician bulk billing routinely for antenatal services after a one-off “pregnancy management fee” is paid – this is further discounted for women having second and subsequent babies and
• ONLY private obstetrician routinely working with midwifery support. • ONLY private CTG service outside of hospital.
and then there were two
is also eligible for a Medicare rebate.
See us on line at www.cairns-obgyn.com.au • PHONE us on 4031 5811 or send us a fax on 4041 3615 or just drop in! We’re upstairs on the Mezzanine Level at The Pier at the Marina, next to the Shangri-La. Follow the signs to Dr. Natalie Kiesey-Calding (MBBS, FRANZCOG, RCOG/RCR Dip Adv Obs US)
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Little kids love to be prepared for what is going to happen. It makes them feel more secure. When a new baby arrives on the scene some sibling rivalry is inevitable. I’ve witnessed seeing siblings at war in my work
“Darling, I love you so much I’m going to bring
on the couch and saying, “It’s hard being the big
as well as at home whilst raising three kids of
home a new wife – but I love you still...”. Your
sister when bubba is always crying but it won’t
my own. It is even prevalent in the animal world.
elder child probably feels the same way!
last forever, I promise.” Our second child was just
Baby black eagles turf out the weaker ones from the nest. In Melbourne Zoo, there was a toddler elephant who was annoyed at all the attention his baby brother was receiving and deliberately tripped him up so that the baby fell down. Whilst it may be inevitable, its important for parents to reduce sibling rivalry before it gets
So, to smoothe the process during this period of transition follow these tips to help you prepare your children for the new baby: (1) Involve your child in events like the 20 week scan. Explain that there is “a baby growing in Mummy’s tummy – just like you were.”
a toddler when my third child arrived and she showed her displeasure by being naughty. I set her limits but still hugged her and told her she was special to me. Remember that when you go in to hospital your toddler is going to feel separated from you so when they first arrive for a visit ensure you have
a foothold. In small children the right cerebral
(2) Allow them to practice holding a baby gently
free arms to cuddle them. You may even have a
hemisphere develops before the left. This means
by feeding their own baby doll. Boys should be
couple of little gifts handy including one from
the child is sensitive to emotions but may not be
included, they will also love to role play.
(3) Talk to your child/children about the benefits
Remember it takes time and patience to fully
that come with age. Every age has its pleasures
grasp the meaning of adjusting to a new sibling.
Relationships between siblings last longer than
able to process them or verbally express them. Your child will view your growing girth (the absence of a lap to cuddle in), with ambivalence at best so you need to convince them that sharing you won’t mean diluting you.
(4) Read stories to them about babies.
Parents are often asked how the elder child is
(5) Acknowledge that they will sometimes
reacting when a new baby is brought home from
experience negative feelings.
hospital. “Oh he loves his baby sister...” is often the response. In fact, the arrival of a new baby is a complex blend of protectiveness and self preservation. Imagine if your husband told you
probably any other. It is in the nursery that we can learn to develop patience and compromise helpful skills for all human relationships. Dr Julia Driscoll is the author of ‘My Story’, an
Our eldest child was five before circumstances
interactive children’s book designed to reduce
allowed her sibling to appear. She admitted that
sibling rivalry. For more information go to
“I’m a bit jealous, Mum.” I remember cuddling her
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baby first aid - burns
If you don’t feel comfortable with the current vogue for leaving babies to cry, check out the updated edition of the internationally
Before your baby gets mobile it’s obviously
vitally important to baby-proof your house
‘Helping Your Baby
but sometimes accidents still happen.
to Sleep – Why
Of all the hazards burns are among the
most terrifying for any parent to deal with.
Work Best’. Written by child development specialists Anni Gethin and Beth MacGregor, who are opposed
to ‘controlled crying’ it explains the many reasons that babies wake up at night and need help settling, even though it may be frustrating for their parents. They believe
Multiples Expert Verity Hoyle shares her tips The trick to handling multiples with only one
hair brush etc). Have a swing, bouncer or
pair of hands is preparation. Bath time is a
rocker in the bathroom for the baby that is
prime example, particularly if your babies are
not in the bath. Deal with one baby at a time,
unable to support themselves. Ensure you
making sure one is settled in the rocker before
have everything you need handy before you
you start on the next. Slippery baths are no
start (towels, powder, nappies, lotion, pyjamas,
place to juggle babies!
responsive parents are better for the emotional wellbeing of the baby and stress the importance of a support system for tired
Call 0420 504 421 for more information
The next Mum & Bub Welling Being morning at Amanda Gale (17 Anderson St) will be on 20 June (10.30-12.30). Cost is $25 & includes yoga, a head & shoulder massage, baby massage & morning tea.
a burn from touching something hot or severe injury from a fire or explosion, the golden rules are the same.
Thanks to Helen Bailey, Calanna Baby Nurse
 Treat the affected area with cool running water. No matter how distressed the patient
Colds, although unpleasant, are quite common
own noses a simple way of clearing the nasal
may be or if they insist they are okay, it is
in a baby’s first year of life because their
passage is to use a saline solution and nasal
crucial that you apply cool running water to
immune systems are still developing.
decongester which sucks out the mucus,
the burn for at least 20 minutes or longer if
clearing the nasal passage and allowing easier
the skin is still red or over-heated.
 DO NOT strip off clothing or any other
mums. Available at all good bookshops for
If your baby has a cold regular fluids are
$29.95, Helping Your Baby to Sleep has
important as well as plenty of sleep so they
been endorsed by leading experts.
can cope with the increased strain on the
At night, you can try running a steam
body. Keep your baby dry and warm within the
vaporizer in the baby’s room to help with
winter months and try to avoid large shopping
nasal decongestion as well using a chest rub.
 DO NOT use adhesive dressings, apply
centers and public places where germs are
(Always consult a pharmacist or doctor if you’re
fat, ointment or lotion, break a blister or
easily passed on. As a parent hand washing is
touch a burn.
WIN this book!!! For your chance to win a copy of ‘Helping
happy mums & bubs
Whether it’s a scald from hot water or steam,
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also vital to discourage unwanted germs.
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your local pharmacist for advice.
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teddy ready Babes in arms
This month’s Babes in Arms movie sessions at Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas are: JUNE 1 - Pirates 4 (2D) JUNE 8 - X-Men: First Class JUNE 15 - Super 8 JUNE 22 - Bridesmaids Don’t forget that any noisy under 5 year olds are welcome! And, the lights are dimmed rather than dark so they can wander around.
• Teddy Bears Picnic • Kids Fashion Parade • Entertainment all day • Displays of local “Parents & Kids” businesses • Raising money for SeaFM’s Give Me 5 For Kids Gold coin donation per bear to enter. Categories Include: Biggest Bear, Smallest Bear, Bold Bear, Beautiful Bear, Best Bear, Health Bear, Oldest Bear.
Leisurely brekkies $1000’s of dollaRs IN pRIzEs TO BE wOn
on 25 June (3-6pm). It will be a huge wine tasting event with over 1000 different wines from around
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info on having a stall or being part of the day. Email email@example.com if you would like to donate a prize.
Australia and New Zealand on display for the public to taste Call 4042 6666 for more info.
Triple P parenting
Need some help getting your kids in order?!
A local family recently received the
Find out more about how the Triple P
devastating news that their 22 month old
Parenting Programme can help with these
daughter has a rare nerve-cell cancer. Jemma
seminars around the city:
Myers’ charity auction night is Saturday 18 June from 6.30pm at the Fred Moule Pavilion, Cairns Showgrounds. Tickets cost
Date: 22 June (Wednesday)
$10 from Mannings Pies on Lyons Street. To
help the family you can make a donation by
Centre: Westcourt Phone: 4226 4333
WHEN: Sunday 25 June from 3pm to 4.30pm WHERE: Fogarty Park on the Esplanade BRING: Your favourite Teddy Bear
All monies raised on the day goes to Sea FM’s Give Me Five For Kids Fund. Register your teddies between 12pm and 3pm. Prize for every entry.
Don’t forget to get the afternoon off for the Cairns Show Wine Awards at the Fred Moule Pavillion
Centre: Edmonton Phone: 4226 4900
pakmag’s teddy bears picnic
contacting Gail Barton on 0419 663 845.
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Remember when you used to have nice lazy Sunday mornings before you had kids?! Gecko’s in Smithfield are now doing Sunday Breakfasts from 9.30am. It may not be quite the same but at least you’ll get the opportunity to read the Sunday papers in peace over a coffee. For info call 4038 1181.
Date: 7 June (Tuesday) Time: 12noon-2pm Centre: Smithfield Phone: 4226 4800 Date: 23 June (Thursday) Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
History tour Michael Jackson lovers will get the chance to strut their stuff to the King of Pop on 17 June at the Cairns Civic Theatre. Direct from Las Vegas the world’s number 1 Michael Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz, stars in a spectacular tribute. Cost $69.00 (adults). Call 1300 855 835 to book.
Party room for hire • Starting from $50 for a fully airconditioned facility • Catering is also available upon request • Advice on entertainment, decorations & cakes
Call Charlene on 4033 1355 for info
Located at the rear of Mobiles & More - Shop 2, 506 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
Do the Rhyme to WIN Big Time!
Wardrobe wakeup Story thanks to Gerlinda Aras
Win family VIP tickets to the Townsville Rhymes Festival 26 June plus Family Accommodation and loads more!
Defining your style
Simply send us a 30 second video entry performing your favourite Rhyme and you could win. Judges will select the top 5, and it will be put to a vote in June. So get your cameras ready and submit your entry today!
The key to a successful wardrobe is wearing clothes that reflect your personality. Unfortunately many women succumb to the influence of fashion or the advice of family and friends and they end up losing sight of their own core style.
For all terms, conditions & comp criteria go to: www.pakmag.com.au If this is you, here’s an easy way to get back in touch with your own personality and define
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Scuba Ranger Courses for 8-12 yr olds, plus Dive Clubs • Personalised classes of up to 4 people • School Holiday Courses $375per person • After school Tue & Thu $50/class • Junior Open Water Courses on weekends $500 For more information phone Scuba Rangers on 0411 612 442 or 4055 1954
tackling teens Columnist Denise Bewert answers your questions about handling challenges with today’s teenagers. READER QUESTION: My 15 year old
less strong at 15 than at 8 years of age. Male
everyone smiling. Laughing brings people
daughter is confusing me! Some days she
brains are not fully formed until 25 years
together and helps us cope with life’s stressors
behaves like a mature, responsible woman
of age; females at 21 years. Reasoning and
so it may help you both survive the teenage
and within hours can seem more like a 6
emotional regulation are the areas of the
years. Seeing a smile and returning it gives us
year old than a teenager. Is this normal?
brain developed last. So, yes, as confusing
a natural high.
First of all you need to remember that the adolescent brain is still ‘under construction’ and this can result in teenage mood swings and changes in behavior that can be concerning for parents. The latest research has found that the biggest brain changes occur in adolescence and the brain is actually
(and often frustrating) as it is, your daughter’s behavior changes are ‘normal’. You can’t necessarily change it, it’s just a part of her development and eventually it will pass as she becomes an adult. In the meantime having a good laugh with your daughter as much
and Troubled Teens. If you would like to ask Denise a question about your teenager send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some great books for teens on the market – these are our top picks
Self-Help Books for Teens
of two and author of two books, Tackling Teens
as possible will help relieve things and keep
Denise Bewert is a Guidance Officer, mother
Great Reads for Teens
How to talk to boys & How to talk to girls
Navigating Teenage Depression
By Jennifer Donnelly
By Jodi Picoult
By Dianne Todaro & Jonathan Toussant
By Gordon Parker & Kerrie Eyers
Allen & Unwin, RRP $15.99
Allen & Unwin, RRP $17.99
Allen & Unwin, RRP $19.99 ea
Allen & Unwin, RRP $24.99
Two girls are united in a quest to save
This gripping young adult read is about
a young prince, but are separated by
an unmarried Amish girl who is suspected
over two hundred years. One girl lives in
of killing her own baby, but the girl has
present-day New York while the other is
no memory of the night the baby died.
Two fantastic books to help teenagers
This is aimed at teens and parents trying
through obstacles like shyness and
to understand whether typical teenage
awkwardness, while addressing how to
ups and downs is something more serious
develop friendships with the opposite
and how to spot signs of depression.
sex, how to start conversations and
This book sheds light on the subject and
understand how the opposite sex thinks.
provides useful advice for families.
in Paris during the French Revolution.
Time! Book your child’s next Birthday Party at Cairns Indoor Sports They can choose from Cricket, Netball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball & Dodgeball. Come & relax while your children have a blast!
Every school holidays:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 1pm to 3pm Cost is only $7 per child per session. All ages catered for. ComE & Play Indoor CrICkET, nETBall, SoCCEr, BEaCh VollEyBall & dodgEBall.
164 Mayers St, Manunda Phone: 4032 2844 web: www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au
Story thanks to Elaine Seager
Throwing the ultimate kids birthday party? Cairns now has lots of local businesses geared up and ready to help parents put on a great show.  Venues
• GJ Creations Craft n Sewing Studio
throwing, playing didgeridoo, theatre and dance.
– parties are held at the studio and the kids
Minimum 10 guests. Call 4042 9922 to book.
Looking for a hassle-free party with minimal
can make and take their own creations from
organising and clearing up? Check out these
beading to painting. From $10/person. For more
• Mobiles & More – party room for hire on
external venue options:
information call Glenette on 4033 0240 or email
Mulgrave Road near Stockland starting from $50.
Catering available. Call Charlene on 4033 1355.
organised parties for kids 3+. Cost $150 for up to
• Brothers –$10.90 per child (min. of 8) which
• Aussie Farm Entertainment – party on
15 kids ($10 per extra child). For more info go to
includes snack food, balloons and decorations.
down at Spurwood Springs Farm (Mena Creek)
www.bvgc.asn.au or call 4055 1711.
Call 4053 1053 for more information or go to
with lots of fun entertainment for $13 per person.
Kids get to cook damper, milk cows, feed calves,
• Barron Valley Gymnastics – active
ride a horse etc. Very hospitable hosts and
• Cairns Recreation Centre – skate parties and rock climbing parties for a min. of
• Esplanade – hire BBQ’s for half a day from
relaxing for the parents. Call 4065 3310 or go to
10 people. Call 4053 5353 for info or go to
$158 (the ones closest to Muddies are more
expensive). These fees may increase from July onwards. Call 4044 3715 for more info or
• Cupcake Creations – baking parties where
• Cairns Indoor Sports – supervised
download application form from the website at
kids get to bake & decorate their cupcakes as well
games cricket, netball, soccer, dodgeball or
as indulge in a high tea and play games. Cost $25 per child. Call Lyndsey on 4051 1600 for info.
beach volleyball for $9pp (min. of $150/ party). For info go to www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au
• Gecko’s Indoor Play Centre – parties
or call on 4032 2844.
from budget to ‘the works’. For more info go to
• McDonalds (Smithfield & Redlynch) –
www.geckosplay.com.au or call 4038 1181.
choice of party packages to suit you. A party host sets up games & activities, organises food
• Go Bowling – one game parties including all the gear plus a choice of party food menus. Call
• Tjapukai – party packages start from $17 per
and prizes and just generally manages the whole
4053 3497 to book.
child inc. food and choice of 3 unique cultural
party for you.
activities including spear and boomerang
While every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct, please check with individual supplier for more information.
kids parties  Entertainment Many of our local party entertainers can adapt to the theme of your party.
Story thanks to Elaine Seager
birds, turtles and a baby croc. Starting price $220
• TINS Cake Tin Hire – novelty and character
for up to 15 children. For more info call Jodie on
cake tins with easy baking and decoration
0415 696 439 or go to www.zootoyou.com.au
instructions. Call Nicole on 0418 786 045 or go to www.tinscaketinhire.com • Icing Bits – handmade edible cake
and any number of guests. Facing painting and
Ponies can also be dressed in your theme for
decorations made to order. Cost $12 (enough
games, plus jumping castles and kid’s karaoke.
extra fun. Go to www.ponies4parties.com.au or
for 12 cupcakes or one big cake). For more
Packages start from $150.
call Christine on 4093 0650.
information go to www.icingbits.com or call
• Rachel Bradley – best known as ‘The
• Slithering Reptile Demonstrations –
Singing Face Painter’, Rachel is a versatile
if you want slithery friends on your guest list call
• Gift of the Gab – novelties, balloons,
children’s entertainer and offers interactive
Rohan on 0422 412 864 or go to their website
decorations, party supplies, costumes and all
music, various themed costumes, games and
those extras you need for a party and more!
Jennifer on 0410 107 722.
painting, balloon shaping, games & interactive
or go to www.nikkitheclown.com for more information. • Flip Ripley - clown or other characters and a magic show. Go to www.flipripley.com for more
Run by REAL Cheerleaders For more information contact Tamara 0402 225 630 or email email@example.com or visit www.awesomecheerleading.com
or go to www.giftofthegab.com.au
- $150 for 2 hours of facepainting and balloon modelling. Call Rhiannon on 0438 170 688 or
your party theme. Call 4057 8019 for bookings
Suitable for all ages
For more information call Kathy on 4038 3939 • The Facepainters and Body Artists
• Nikki the Clown – puppet shows, face live music. She can also dress in characters to suit
BE READY for great games, stunts, dancing and a whole lot of cheer!
• Ponies 4 Parties – Pony with a handler costs $180 for an hour of non-stop pony rides.
Cheerleading Party Kids parties with a difference
• Bopstars – can cater for kids of all ages
balloon sculpting. Call 0428 600 213 for more
Bring the fun ON!
• Princess Pamper Parties – Mini day spa for 4-13 year olds with mini manicures,
pedicures, make up and hairstyling. $200 for 2 hours. Call Shae on 0402 482 025 or go to
for your cakes
Our icingbits turn your cakes into works of art!
info or call on 4039 0622 (mobile 0410 510 095)
 Jumping Castles
• Cheeky Money Club – funtastic themed
• Gonjump – Free delivery, set up and pack
birthday parties for all ages including dancing,
up within 12 kms of Cairns CBD. Cost $120 for 2
singing, acting, costumes, games and craft.
hours or $160 for 4 hours. Call 4031 4131 or go
Cost from $150. For more information go to
to www.gonjump.com.au for more info.
WHEN: Mon-Fri 9am-10am Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-11am
• Jumping Jims – Services Tully to Mossman
COST: $10 per class
Aussie Farm Entertainment
For info call 0410 107 722 or visit www.icingbits.com
www.cheekymonkeyclub.com.au or phone 4057 5412.
inc. Tablelands. Open 7 days. Can book online • Awesome Cheerleading – a qualified
at www.jumpingjims.com.au. Cost $120 for 2
cheer coach can come to your home or venue of
hours. Call 0418 779 608 for more info.
(There is also a $40 annual registration fee)
choice and teaches the kids a cheer routine with stunts inc. poms poms & glitter as well as other games. Go to www.awesomecheerleading.com or all 0402 225 630. • Zoo to You - wide range of native wildlife
 Cakes & Decorations If you’re not very confident with creating cakes or theming your party try these great businesses:
available inc. possums, lizards, pythons, frogs,
Holiday activities Story thanks to Elaine Seager
Brrr...winter warmers Activities for the Winter School Holidays  Lifetime Tennis
 Cairns Libraries
 Cairns West PCYC
The Cairns International Tennis Centre has a
As usual, Cairns Libraries is offering several fun
Lots of fun, fantastic activities for the kids
school holiday camp with non-stop games,
workshops, boardgames and craft activities
including laser tag, break dancing, swimming,
activities, prizes and giveaways. Cost: $25 per day
across their branches for kids during the holidays.
movies, face painting and fishing. Any school age
or $99 for a full week of half days. For more info
FREE. Bookings essential. Check the website at
children can attend. Morning and afternoon tea
contact LifeTime Tennis on 1300 30 15 30 or visit
www.cairnslibrary.com.au or call 4044 3785 for
provided. For more information speak to Jodie on
times and program details.
4053 1532 or visit www.cairnspcyc.org
 Cairns Recreation Centre
 Cairns Regional Gallery
 Craft n Sewing Studio
Sports and recreation holiday programme
The Gallery is hosting specialised art workshops
Theme – pirates & princesses. Boys and girls can
weekday’s 8am-5.30pm. Children from 5-14
for 7-12 year olds 27 June - I July (2 sessions per
decorate treasure chests, jewellery boxes, paint
yrs will be able to participate in roller skating/
day). Bookings essential. Cost $18 per session,
bandanas, make tiaras etc. Cost starts at $10.
blading, a range of indoor sports, agility courses,
$80 per week (one session per day). To book your
Bookings essential. Contact Glenette 4033 0240
team building events and activities, novelty
child’s spot phone 4044 4800 or you can email
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
events, arts & crafts and educational visits. Cost
$25 per day. For info call them on 4053 5353.
 Cairns Indoor Sports
 Tanks A Dance Boot Camp for 11-16 year olds will be
vs. super-villains and week 2 is based on pirate
running 27-29 June (9.30am-3.30pm). Cost $120.
stories. Each week is a 4-day programme
every Wed, Thurs and Fri during the holidays
Call Sarah on 4032 6626.
(9am-3pm) exploring all the elements of stage performance. Cost: $195 per course. For more
 Barron Valley Gymnastics
information call 4041 4066.
164 Mayers St, Manunda Ph: 4032 2844. Visit
Lots of fun and games with crafts, cooking
 Gecko’s Indoor Play Centre
www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au for more info.
activities and lots more. No gymnastics
they can participate in cricket, netball, soccer, dodgeball and beach volleyball. Cost $7. Located:
experience or leotards needed – it’s all playtime.
 Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Suitable for kids 5+. Cost $25 per day. Times:
A new kids club operates during the school
Club, 46 Magazine St, Stratford.Call 4055 1711.
holidays 4 days a week (Fri-Mon).
WINTER DRAMA SCHOOL: Week 1 is superheros
The ‘multi-sport madness’ programme is open from 1pm-3pm. It is open to kids of any age and
 Young Company
9.00am-3.00pm. Venue: Barron Valley Gymnastics
Check the Gecko’s website at www.geckosplay. com.au to find out what activities are scheduled during the school holidays. It will include disco, facepainting, card making, play dough and limbo competitions. Call 4038 1181 for more info.
fav pet shots
fun for parents & kids
Fav pet shot of the month wins a mystery prize to the value of $30!
this month’s entries
froM the Buffet
Buffet $15 for members & $17 for non members
PaKMaG’s 4th Birthday Party
Possum loved by Olly
Snake loved by Cohdee
*Under 10 year olds eat free from the buffet with each paying adult.
family ‘disco’ night Raising money for Sea FM’s Give Me 5 for Kids
Henry’s first bath
Tim loved by Ella
Xadia loved by Bonnie
Email your photo, name/s & address to: email@example.com • Deadline for photos is 18 June for the July 2011 edition of Pakmag.
Congratulations to our May prize winners!
• Prizes for best dressed ‘Disco’ theme • Lots of fantastic prizes • Spin our new wheel of fortune • Parents and Kids lucky door raffle • Showcase from local businesses • BIG birthday cake and heaps of fun games (Disco is suitable for kids aged 0-12 & parents of all ages)
Book your table at Cazalys now & get ready to have fun! Phone 4054 1464
To claim your prize drop into our office on Level 2, 68 Abott Street between 9-5pm Monday to Friday and collect your prize from reception.
Colour in to win
Rita Zappulla, Cairns
• Storm McDonald • Sofia Trinca
Matthew Elliott Dorlaw
Ben 10 Pass Kai, Noah & Jake Cockerell, Bentley Park
• Kaylee Grima • Mia Brinkkemper • Shanna David • Kelly Mullerm
Word Match Elizabeth Hodson
Gold Start Book
Parents in the pantry
Sandra Stocker, Mooroobool
Caitlin Clowes, Innisfail
• Melanie Lindsay • Rita Zappulla
sun 12 June 5PM-7PM Cazalys FunCtion Room PHONE: 4054 1464 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cazalys.com.au
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biz directory Services
Story thanks to Gaby Thomasz
Mini day spa theme created for 4-13 year olds Pedicures • Manicures • MakeuP & hair www.tropicalbeauty.com.au & 0402 482 025
the uke is back!
• Face Painting • Puppets • Balloons • Games • Music • Other costumes available 4057 8019 or 0408 183 032 www.nikkitheclown.com
Flip Ripley Magic shows•Characters•Clowning Comedy workshops•Juggling Unicycles•Comic telegrams
4057 9020 0r 0410 510 095 email@example.com www.flipripley.com
The whole family can get involved in this years Cairns Ukulele Festival, writes Gaby Thomasz When the Cairns Regional Council first proposed
ukulele ensemble (currently held by London).
Musical styles range from jazz to ragtime and
the idea of a ukulele festival it met with sniggers
Last year there were almost 700 playing, and
classical to pop so there will be something for
and snide remarks but the success of last years
whilst the record wasn’t broken, the sheer joy of
everyone. Those interested in learning to play
inaugural event soon changed all that. The happy
the event is spurring on another attempt.
the uke can go along in the morning to Mike
and melodic sounds of the ukulele proved a surprising hit with locals and tourists alike.
year’s performances at the Tanks were a sell-out, so book your tickets early through Ticketlink.
concert on Green Island on 1st July with two
the popularity of the ukulele in recent years.
of the headline artists (from Hawaii and Japan)
For art-lovers, there is also a Uke Art exhibition
Factories can’t make enough of them to satisfy
appearing. The concerts are part of the regular
at the Tanks Arts Centre, which runs from 25
Available for themed childrens’ & adult parties
worldwide demand and every self-respecting
Great Adventures Green Island package that day
June - 12 July. Dozens of ukuleles are painted by
musician now owns one. Even grunge musician
so you will be able to attend the concerts and
emerging and established artists, all of which
For bookings cAll 0428 600 213
Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam fame) has recently
workshops by these artists in the usual ticket
will be sold to benefit Harald’s House (street
released a ukulele album.
price (discounts available if you mention the
level youth care). Due to the playful nature of the
exhibition, kids will love it.
Portugal but was later adopted by the Hawaiians
The highlight of the whole festival will be the
For more information, visit http://
and is now part of music education in many
performances at the Tanks on Sunday 3 July.
cairnsukulelefestival.net or ring 0405619026. For
schools due to its small size, affordability and
Performances will run all day and include
tickets to Green Island ring Great Adventures (07
ease of play. If you want your child to experience
concerts by multi-Grammy award winning Daniel
40449944). For tickets to the Tanks Arts Centre,
the joy of making music, take them along to
Ho, 20’s style stringband the Sweet Hollywaiians
ring Ticketlink on 1300 855 835.
the Courthouse Hotel on 2 July to witness the
(Japan), virtuoso Brittni Paiva (Hawaii), singer /
attempt to break the world record for the largest
songwriter Victoria Vox (USA) and many more.
This small 4-string instrument originated in
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to enjoy ukulele music will be at the special
Jackson’s all ages introductory workshop. Last
There has been an enormous increase in
The Singing Face Painter
Another great opportunity for the whole family
Trudie Trewin Story thanks to Amanda Cranston
Quirky adventures Dressing up as a cow, dreaming of being an astronaut and writing about silly adventures is all in a day’s work for quirky, local children’s author Trudie Trewin. Amanda Cranston caught up with Trudie before the launch of her latest book Camp Croc. PM: You were born on a farm in South Australia,
ambulance to avoid giving a class talk. The book
eventually discovered he had a pea plant
so how did you end up in Cairns?
is part of the Macmillan Trekkers series, a guided
growing in his lungs. Tales like that just beg to be
reading series for schools.
turned into stories. And the idea for my book I’ve
TT: When I was 25 I decided I wanted to drive around Australia and I got as far as Cairns when
PM: Were you lucky enough to be picked up by a
my car broke down. By the time it was fixed I had
publisher first go or do you have a drawer full of
fallen in love with the place and couldn’t leave.
early rejection letters?
PM: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
TT: Yes I have a whole drawer full of rejection
TT: Growing up, it wasn’t something I considered seriously as an occupation, apart from briefly flirting with the idea of becoming a journalist. Over the years I have written here and there but never imagined I would be a children’s writer. It was a random comment from a co-worker that started me thinking about writing for kids and then I discovered it was way more fun than writing for adults. My first job was actually in a bank but I definitely prefer working with words than numbers. PM: What is the first story you ever had published? TT: A short novel called Stowaway which is about a girl who hides in the back of her aunt’s
letters! One of my most successful children’s books, I’ve Lost My Kisses, which has now been published in the US and translated into Chinese and French was rejected 12 times before
Lost My Kisses was actually thanks to my middle son who informed us one day that he had run out of kisses and couldn’t kiss us anymore until his body made some more. It was so gorgeous. We made a bit of a game out of looking for his kisses every night, and the idea was born! PM: Since becoming a writer have you had any funny encounters while promoting your books?
Scholastic Books accepted it. You just have to
TT: Yes, I have a cow suit that I used for school
learn that a rejection doesn’t necessarily mean
visits when I was promoting I’ve Lost My Kisses,
your story sucks, sometimes a rejection just
and it is quite hard to see out of. One day while
means “This story is good, but it’s not what we’re
leading a class of grade twos on a ‘kisses hunt’
looking for at the moment”. Of course, sometimes
I walked into a low hanging tree branch and
the story does suck and you have to be able to let
knocked my cow head off. One of the kids went
it go and start again!
“Aha, I knew you weren’t a real cow!” Then he
PM: Where do your ideas come from for your books? TT: My ideas come from everywhere, for example, I recently heard a news snippet about a man who had a bad cough and the doctors
pointed to my wrist and added “Real cows don’t wear watches!” Trudie Trewin will be signing copies of her new book Camp Croc at Collins Booksellers in Smithfield on June 19.
Time for a break jokes
Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is different from having your first.
1st Baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
1st Baby: You change your babyâ€™s diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd Baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the babyâ€™s bottle.
2nd Baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.
3rd Baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.
3rd Baby: You try to change their diaper before you see it sagging to their knees.
Quiz? Question 1
Every year your body replaces 98% of your atoms.
There is a disease called ichthyosis that turns the skin scaly like a fish.
When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
It takes approximately 20 hours for food to entirely digest.
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Men have a better sense of smell than Women.
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