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What’s On

GUIDE!

Bigger than

Average Local large families

WIN HOP

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Natural disasters Helping your kids cope Check out the full story on page 38 Rediscover Girl Guides Healthy family eating Tackling Teens

Kids

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welcome note Hi and welcome to our 4th edition of PakMag. Well what an eventful month we all just had. I think we can safely say that we are all so grateful for the fact that “Yasi” passed through our town with only minimal damage. To those who endured the big winds and weren’t so lucky you are all in our thoughts and we hope you all recover as quickly as possible. I have a busy month ahead, as we are moving from a 4 bed, 2 bath huge sprawling home to my dream house, a little old Queenslander with 2 beds and 1 bath. Aaaaaagh!!!! What was I thinking?

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pakmag : for parents of beans to teens

parents

kids

Lachlan is so excited to finally have a big yard with a mango tree to climb so just seeing his little face light up is worth the next year of chaos that comes with renos and extensions.

02 What’s new

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Kid’s MiniMag

04 Bigger than average

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Colour it in & win

07 Catholic Education

23 PakActivities

We have had a wonderful response from all our readers about the magazine and if anybody has any upcoming events or something new that we can help you promote, let us know. There are so many reasons to love living in the north and we hope you find lots of useful info right here.

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Have a great month. I look forward to seeing you at our Easter Egg Hunt on April 2 and remember to tell everyone you read it in PakMag!

Debbie

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Mini Mag

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What’s On

babies & toddlers 27

PakBaby

things to win

25 Out & about photos 27

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PakBaby

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31 Mastering speech

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WIN a double movie pass

32 Tackling teens

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WIN a mystery prize

33 Yasi & other monsters

23 4 mystery prizes to WIN

34 Fav Pets

24 WIN a Birch Carroll & Coyle prize pack

35 Girl Guides has it all

28 WIN Little Innoscents product range

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4TO Column/Creative Kids

38 On yer bike

29 WIN a baby Cold Seat 40 WIN a Calanna prize pack

39 Movie of the Month 40 Time for a Break

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what’s new march

what’s new march mumpreneurs event

Movie Releases

The North QLD Mumpreneurs Expo is coming to Townsville on 12 March at the Townsville Turf Club. Designed to promote mumpreneurs, small businesses and work-athome-parents, these expos also raise money for the local community through sporting clubs, community groups and local charities. For more info, see their facebook page.

Wasted on the Young (TBA) In cinemas March 3

eggs-cellent fun Easter’s so late this year that we thought we’d treat the kids to an early Easter Egg Hunt. Thanks to Cadbury’s and Stockland we’ll be giving away heaps of FREE chocolate so come along and join us at North Shore from 3-4pm on Saturday 2 April. We will also be giving away tickets to a

The Girl Who Kicked the

special preview screening of HOP at 10.30am on the morning of Sunday 3 April.

Hornets’ Nest (TBA) In cinemas March 3

Handy Manny (TBA) In cinemas March 5

Rango (TBA) In cinemas March 10

WIN HOP tickets! Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, HOP tells the comic tale of Fred

kids market

kids get face painted. Entry fee $2.

(voiced by Russell Brand) and must take with the worlds worst houseguest, both will learn what is takes to finally grow up. The film is helmed by Tim Hill, Director of Rio (TBA) In cinemas April 7

the blockbuster Alvin and the Chipmunks and produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me).

HOP (TBA) In cinemas April 7

In Cinemas 7 april 2011

WIN movie tickets! Just Go With It (TBA) In cinemas April 7

For your chance to win tickets to see a special preview of HOP on 3 April at Birch Carroll & Coyle Central Cinemas at 10.30am email us at pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au

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and tell us which other animated movie Russell Brand recently starred in?

raise money for victims of child abuse. Last year Townsville INK raised $10,000 for ACT for

the PCYC in Aitkenvale (Barbara Bricker Room

who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny

In cinemas March 17

to take part in a stylised photo book to help

on Saturday 5 March 2011 (9am-12.30pm) at - aircon). Search for some bargains while the

him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles

Townsville’s tattoo enthusiasts are being invited

The next Townsville Babies & Kids Market is

(James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker

Battle Los Angeles (TBA)

body art for charity

saver plus

Kids and its creator, local fashion photographer Kate Glover is hoping volume 2 will be bigger

underwater portraits

and better with 100 Townsville tattoo’s being featured. Each participant will be asked to make a $50 donation and they will each receive a

If you’re looking for something a bit different for your next family portrait check out Steffen Binke’s

print of their photo. If you’d like to take part

Townsville is lucky enough to have access to

fabulous underwater images. If you and the kids enjoy getting wet the end results are beautiful and

there is an information evening being held on

the Saver Plus financial literacy and matched

magical. For more information go to www.steffenbinke.com or phone Steffen on 0405 019 581.

Monday 7 March at the Brewery at 6pm.

savings program which has recently been introduced by The Smith Family. The aim of the program is to help those on lower

pre-loved uniforms

creative kids

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incomes break the cycle of disadvantage by providing them with financial education

If you’ve got unwanted school uniforms

Join up to become a fan of our PakMag

through four 2½ hour workshops.

and sports wear that is too good to throw

Townsville page to receive additional news

Participants are also expected to save a small

out, don’t forget that NQ Preloved School

and event updates during the month.

amount of money on a regular basis and

& Sports Wear sell and BUY second hand

as an incentive ANZ rewards their savings

clothing. They specialise in state and

by matching them dollar for dollar. Various

private, primary and secondary preloved

Check out the activities being run at the

studies have shown that this program is

school uniforms for schools in and around

Creative Kids Play Centre this month:

highly effective at changing peoples’ money

Townsville. They are located in the NQ Small

• 1-6 March - Macaroni Necklaces

If you’ve got an event coming up or some

habits for the longer term. Contact The Smith

Business Development Centre. For more

• 7-13 March - Balloon Painting

news you wish to publicise to families in the

Family (www.thesmithfamily.com.au) for

information go to www.nqpreloved.com.au

• 14-20 March - St Patrick’s Day Theme

Townsville region please email them to us at

more info and to find out eligibility criteria.

or phone 4795 1333.

• 21-27 March - Peg People/Animals

pakinfo@pakmag.com.au

tell us your news

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Big family feature

than average

Story thanks to Elaine Seager

Life is never boring with lots of kids but fewer people are choosing to have big families, writes Elaine Seager The average size of Australian families has been

more couples living together with no children

obviously restricts the amount of babies they are

gradually falling over the past century from 4.5

than with children. One of the major factors

able to have. So it seems that careers are in and

members per household in the 1911 Census to

causing this trend is women delaying the age

big families are out for modern women. But there

2.6 in 2006. There is a growing trend towards

at which they start having families. On average,

are still some families who are bucking this trend

single child families and, in another startling

women now have their first child in their early

so we decided to chat to a few local families to

statistic, 2011 will be the first year that there are

thirties. This squeeze on their fertile years

find out what it’s like to have lots of kids!

Megan Marano

Army wife Kellie Dawson is mum to 6 children –

Like many people who have been divorced, Errol

she already had three children and he also had

Blake 16, Kyle 13, Corey 12, Ayden 10, Mickayla 8

Spoor has more kids than average. He has six

two from a previous relationship but they both

and Riley 4. She is used to having a big extended

children including two from his first marriage -

agreed that they wanted more children of their

family since her father is one of 14 children and

Talitha 23 and Sammy Jo 21 and four from his

own. Their brood now includes Jesse 19, Khyle

her mother is one of 6 and, whilst she didn’t think

second marriage - Reagan 18, Connor 14 and

18, Holly 15, Tane 11, Zafiah 10 and the youngest

she would necessarily have that many children

twin girls Danniell and Elaina who are now 10

addition Violet aged 2. As Megan says “there are

herself, she always thought she’d have at least

years old. Not surprisingly he often finds himself

now enough of us to have really great games of

four children of her own. Kelly says the typical

as the butt of other people’s jokes including

Uno and Balderdash”.

comment she gets from people is “you deserve

the old “didn’t you have a TV?” comment but he

a medal” and many of her friends think she’s

maintains that because his children are spread

super-mum. But she says the trick to running a

out over a large age gap its made things “nice

large family is “routine, discipline and structure”

and easy”! He always has enough players for

and finding ways to budget. Remarkably, whilst

backyard cricket on Christmas Day and with

you’d expect her shopping bill to be huge, Kellie

friends added to the mix his family “is more like a

says she feeds her family on only $350 a fortnight

community, not just a family”.

with cousins who were as close to her as her siblings whilst Kim was also raised in a family of nine children. They love spending time with the six unique and special personalities in their Photo courtesy of Insight Creative

household but say that it’s difficult finding

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Errol Spoor

When Megan Marano met her husband Kim

Megan grew up within a large extended family

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Kellie Dawson

individual time for each child and also for each

thanks to buying in bulk.

Errol’s family life is always entertaining and

other. Much to the hilarity of their older kids, they

As an Army wife, Kellie is obviously left to take

busy but having enough time for everybody is

get around this by planning date nights.

care of her brood alone for many months at a

a challenge that he tries to overcome by having

time which she admits is a challenge but she says

the eldest children work part-time in his business.

the kids pull together during those times and she

Financing university and motor vehicles is also a

would not change anything. As she says “my life

much greater challenge, but all of his children are

would be very boring without them”.

a gift that he cherishes.

But overall, she says having a large family is joyful if a little noisy at times and there’s certainly never a dull moment.

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Catholic Education Story thanks to Julie Plath

Expansion in NQ

Bishop Michael Putney welcomes Nicole Beltramelli and her daughters Ashleigh and Olivia to the opening day of St Clare’s Catholic School at Burdell

With more than 135,000 students enrolled in Catholic schools throughout Qld this year, demand for Catholic Education continues to grow with the announcement of another school development for the Townsville Diocese. In January, Townsville Catholic Education

Townsville Catholic Education Director,

we are now very excited about our plans for

celebrated the opening of St Clare’s Catholic

Dr Cathy Day said the development of

Proserpine. This is an important development

School in Burdell (North Shore).

new schools and campuses is in line with

which will allow us to offer a dedicated early

population growth and demand. “The

years’ learning precinct and middle and senior

demand for Catholic Education is strong and

schooling to the families of the Whitsundays

growing in our Diocese, with many of our

region,” Dr Day said.

Hot on the heels of this opening was the announcement by the Whitsunday Regional Council of their approval of a development application to build an additional campus for St Catherine’s Catholic School in Proserpine. Construction will begin this year and is master planned to eventually offer Prep – Year 12 over two campuses.

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schools already operating with waiting lists,” she said. “The establishment of St Clare’s was planned to ease the enrolment demand at neighbouring Catholic colleges and to cater for future growth in the northern beaches

Parents looking for enrolment information should contact their nearest Catholic school or visit the Townsville Catholic Education website on www.tsv.catholic.edu.au

corridor. We were thrilled with the response

We look forward to ongoing growth in our

Similarly, plans are in place for Southern Cross

from the local community and we opened

Catholic schools and to continuing to deliver

Catholic School in Annandale to expand to a

the school with an enrolment that was 30%

quality, faith-based education to serve our

secondary campus within the next five years.

greater than our initial target. Looking ahead

communities throughout the Diocese.

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Healthy Eating

healthy eating for a healthy family

Story thanks to Dietition Camey Demmit

Feeding a family has never been an easy task. Looking back 100 years ago, it was a daily struggle for parents to ensure the family had enough food on the table. Fast forward to 2010, and parents often tell me that they find it difficult to feed their families. However, today the issue isn’t so much one of quantity, but instead one of quality. At no other point in the history of human

grains like brown rice, fruit, vegetables,

cups of water per day, but that figure can

kind has food been so abundant. Despite

legumes, and low fat milk products.

vary widely depending on the person and

the fact that food is all around us, it can be a challenge for many of us to distinguish what foods are healthy. Going to the supermarket today feels more like wading through a dense jungle. Except instead of trees and plants making the pathway difficult, its colourful and cleverly packaged food products that taunt and tease you at every corner, “Buy me, buy me, I’m good for

Between 15 – 25% of your daily kilojoules should consist of lean protein sources.

chicken, eggs, fish, seafood, legumes, lentils,

close to 30 different vitamins and minerals.

nuts, seeds and low fat dairy products.

So how do you make sure your family is

to absorb certain vitamins, maintain cell

no wonder many of us feel overwhelmed.

strength, and to help keep our immune

vitamins and minerals.

all times and sip on it throughout the day.

vitamins and minerals. The body requires

spot on supermarket shelves each year, it’s

carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, and

to keep a reusable water bottle with you at

foods and healthy options include lean meat,

Fat is not our foe! We need some fat in order

nutrients. Food is made up of 5 nutrients:

your loved ones are getting enough water is

The final building block in a healthy diet is

hundreds of new food products claiming a

blocks of a healthy diet, in other words, the

situation. An easy way to ensure you and

Protein is found in both plants and animal

Fats have gotten a bad rap over the years.

Let’s get started with the basics, the building

system functioning properly. It’s the type of fat we eat that matters the most. Great sources of healthy fats are nuts, seeds, olive oil, canola oil, flaxseed oil, avocados, and fish. Choose these ‘good’ fats over the ‘bad’ fats, such as fatty meat and full cream dairy, as

getting a good supply? Your best bet is to eat a diet that has plenty of variety and is rich in plant-based foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, contains mostly “good” fats, and minimal red meat and “bad” fats. A multivitamin/mineral supplement can provide some insurance against potential deficiencies, but don’t rely on them to meet all your needs; our bodies prefer the real stuff from nature over a tablet.

often as possible. Overall, strive to keep your

Providing your family a healthy diet doesn’t

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel

total fat consumption to around 30 – 35% of

have to be daunting. Start with small steps,

source and should make up the bulk of a

you daily intake.

such as adding an extra serve of vegetables

healthy diet. It’s recommended that about 45 – 55% of your kilojoules (calories) come from carbohydrates. However, this doesn’t mean that any old carbohydrate will do. The healthiest options of carbohydrates are those that aren’t highly processed such as whole

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important for the growth and repair of cells.

you, your kids will love me”. With literally

So what is a healthy diet for your family?

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Protein is found throughout the body and is

Water is a nutrient that is essential to good health and yet is easily overlooked. Fortunately we get water not only from drinking it, but also from the food we eat. Generally most people need at least 6 – 8

to dinner or switching from white bread to multigrain. Lots of small steps over time will eventually add up to a big change. And remember when it comes down to it, a healthy diet is one that is mostly made up of foods that have no label or packaging at all.

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PakHealth feature Story thanks to Fiona Bannister

snack time

Need help cleaning your world?

Three meals a day is not enough for most children as they have smaller stomachs and can only eat small amounts at a time. So, small and nutritious snacks between meals will provide the energy and nutrition needed for healthy growth and development. Some healthy snack ideas include:

• Yoghurt (natural or fruit)

• Fresh or canned fruit

• Low fat fruit muffins

sweets are high in bad (saturated) fat, sugar

• Vegetable sticks (e.g. carrot, cucumber,

Encourage your children to try a variety of

and salt. These foods are also usually high in

capsicum) with low-fat dips

different snacks (make snack time fun and get

kilojoules which can lead to unhealthy weight

• Raisin toast, pikelets, crumpets or pancakes

Snacking also provides a good opportunity to re-enforce good eating habits. Unfortunately, popular snack foods like chips, pastries and

gain. As a guide, choose snacks that are less than 600 kilojoules per serve. Snack foods should contain lots of nutrients.

with a light spread • Rice cakes topped with tomato and reduced-fat cheese or sliced banana

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the kids involved in making them) and limit the amount of ‘treats’ available in the house. Fiona is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD).

thanks to Dr Julie Driscoll

A fever is a temperature greater than 37.5oC and is a sign of an infection. Viruses or bacteria can cause them. Fevers are quite common in children because the hypothalamus, which is the body’s thermostat, is still forming in the young brain. An elevated temperature stimulates the body’s

related instructions. It is not unusual for a viral

emergency. Go to the emergency department if

own immune response and because of this

infection to begin with a fever that settles in a

your child convulses with a temperature. Febrile

there is no need to treat a temperature of less

day or two before the other symptoms appear. If

convulsions affect 3% of children from 6 months

than 38 degrees Celsius with medicine. Simply

the temperature continues beyond this time, is

to 6 years. They aren’t associated with any brain

keep the child comfortable and cool. Perhaps

a temperature of 39.5 degrees for 24 hours, or if

damage but the hospital is the best place to

take off a t-shirt or sponge with tepid water but

you have a baby less than 6 months of age - see

confirm the diagnosis.

shivering is not desired. Don’t worry if they’re

your doctor. If at any time you are worried by

not hungry but offer sips of water. For higher

other symptoms, trust your instincts and seek

temperatures (greater than 38 degrees) it is

medical help.Hyperpyrexia is an extremely rare

appropriate to give paracetamol (Panadol) or

elevation of body temperature of greater than

ibuprofen (Nurofen). Use according to the age

41.5 degrees Celsius and is considered a medical

Dr Julia Driscoll is the author of “My Story”, an interactive children’s book to reduce sibling rivalry. For more information go to www.juliaschildrensbooks.com

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green tips with Karen Keynes

Back Pain story thanks to CAA

Bottled water...is it worth it?

PakHealth snippets

The main benefit of bottled water is that it is

bottles. When used repeatedly or subjected to

yourself some dollars whilst saving the planet

generally free of metals and fluoride as compared

heat, like being left in your car in the sun or put in

from plastic indigestion!

to tap water but you can easily obtain this

the dishwasher, the plastic begins to break down

yourself simply by filtering your water with a

thus contaminating your water.

charcoal filter. And, whilst fluoride is not allowed

pain in the back

to be added to bottled water, it has been shown to contain levels of fluoride as it can occur naturally at the water source. The other issue with bottled water is the plastic

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia is warning parents and students about the long term impact of poorly fitted or over loaded backpacks & school bags. The CAA recommends the following tips to

Association of Australia (CAA) national

prevent back pain associated with the carrying of

spokesperson, mounting scientific evidence

heavy backpacks:

shows that heavy school bags place unnecessary stress on growing spines and can lead to acute

impurities from your tap water

the bottles are recyclable, only around 35% are actually recycled. The rest end up in landfill. Some people also reuse these bottles over and

• Pack only what you need

backpack carrying is a frequent cause of discomfort for school children. School backpacks were felt to be heavy by 79.1% of children, to cause fatigue by 65.7%, and to cause back pain by 46.1%.

A back’s best bet, according to the CAA is a fitted

and voila…no more plastic bottled water required! By making a few small changes you can rid yourself of your bottled water addiction and save

with the waist band done up.

Bring your Easter bonnet for a parade, plus a small basket to collect your Cadbury Easter Eggs.

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Recent research has proven that Omega 3 Fish Oil can boost brain function associated with working memory in children as well as improving the parts of the brain

PlEASE NotE: There will be a hunt area for under 5’s & 6-12 year olds. There will be a limit on the amount of tokens your kids can collect on

associated with visual processing and motor control. The bad news is that according to Galaxy Research, nine out of ten Australian children are not eating enough fish. If your child is not a big fish eater one way to ensure they’re getting enough Omega 3’s in their diet is to use a Fish Oil supplement. Kids Fish Oil has also been known to help with behavioural

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water with you each time you leave the house

We have one BRITA Marella Water Filter Jug to give away to one lucky reader. These jugs hold 1.4 litres of filtered water and fit conveniently inside your fridge door. They are available from Myer and other leading retailers for $34.95. For your chance to win simply email us at pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au and tell us what percentage of the human body is made up of water?

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backpack, worn properly over both shoulders

brain boost

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• Take your reusable bottle filled with filtered

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Easter Egg Hunt!

• Never carry more than 10% of your body weight

• Pack heaviest items closest to your back

According to one international study, daily

– I recommend stainless steel

shopping bags

• Wear your bag over both shoulders

and long-term back problems.

• Use a safe, BPA free reusable water bottle

Producing bottled water wastes large amounts of

over, however they are only meant as single use According to Dr Billy Chow, Chiropractors’

from our lives? Follow these simple steps:

• Use a charcoal water filter to remove metal

them, refrigeration and recycling. And, although

com.au, kitchenware for the eco-conscious.

So what can we do to eliminate bottled water

bottles themselves and their effect on the planet. energy – manufacturing the bottles, transporting

Karen Keynes is the owner of www.greenurlife.

the day to redeem for eggs and HOP tickets to make it equitable for all entrants. HOP tickets are only redeemable for the preview on April 3.

Who bothers to wash their green shopping bags? New research from the University of Arizona found eco-friendly shoppers can be a haven for food poisoning bacteria. Of 84 bags tested, half had traces of e.coli thanks

problems in children. In particular, kids with disorders

to raw meat packaging. So shoppers are

such as ADHD have been found to have lower levels of

advised to either use a separate plastic bag

Omega 3 in their nerve cells, according to well known

for meat or wash canvas green bags in the

GP Dr Ginni Mansberg.

washing machine once a week

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Ranger Report

Devastated by Yasi

Story thanks to Ranger Dan

kids in the kitchen with sophie

Cyclone Yasi has impacted everyone in North Queensland, especially our endangered wildlife reports Ranger Dan The world heritage rainforest between Cairns and

Gliders through this difficult time. But rescue

Townsville in particular was devastated. Valuable

and support efforts are slow and difficult as local

food and shelter trees were stripped bare and

wildlife carers are also dealing with their own

some even snapped in half. The endangered

tragedy.

Cassowary and Mahogany Glider populations, along with all of North Queensland’s native wildlife, are in crisis as a result of this cyclone.

Hands on Wildlife is supporting two of the many important programs to support wildlife impacted

pakfood

Easy Spaghetti Meatballs

Efforts are being made to set up feeding stations

funds for the Cassowary and Wildlife Queensland

for both the Cassowaries and Gliders. Nest

is raising funds for the Mahogany Glider relief

boxes are also being installed to help assist the

efforts. For more information on these programs

• 1 pack of tasty sausages

• 3 cups self-raising flour

• 1/2 cup plain flour

• Pinch of salt

• 2 tbs vegetable oil

• 1 cup cream

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• 1 bottle of pasta sauce

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• Spaghetti pasta

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To find out more about the services at Hands on

with Ranger Dan

Method

Wildlife and their conservation programs visit www.handsonwildlife.com.au

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parents in the pantry

sections to make ‘meatballs’.

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VENUE Creative Kids Play Centre Creative Kids Play Centre The Womens Centre, Patrick St Belgian Gardens State School Creative Kids Play Centre Kirwan Health Campus Aitkenvale Library Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Upper Ross Community Centre Creative Kids Play Centre Warrina Cineplex Upper Ross Community Centre Carville Seniors Meeting Room Creative Kids Play Centre Thuringowa Central Library Aitkenvale Library Wulguru Community Centre The Womens Centre, Patrick St Creative Kids Play Centre Cultural Centre, Flnders Street PCYC Wellington Street Chiney Apple Yards Willows on Wheels, Parkside Dr Creative Kids Play Centre Queens Park, Paxton Street Townsville Civic Theatre Walter Nesbit Park, Pallarenda Creative Kids Play Centre Creative Kids Play Centre Aitkenvale Library

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CraftGroup

1pm on March 4 at the Womens Centre For more information: (07) 4775 7555

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Meeting: Toddler Tactics Garden Group Beginners Course: Table Tennis for Kids Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Community Health Services: Diabetes Education Group Internet or Email Training Storytime for Preschoolers Tai Chi Classes - FREE ZUMBA Classes Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Cinema Group Presents: A Prophet (50th Season Opener) ZUMBA Classes Townsville Toastmasters invites you to: Speechcraft Course Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Basic Computer Literacy Storytime for Preschoolers Artworks! Finding the creatability in people with disabilities Craft Group Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Cultural Centre Markets North Qld Babies & Kids Market RSPCA Flood Appeal Charity Ride and Fund Raising Dinner Junior Roller DISCO - 14yrs and under Creative Fun: Macaroni Necklaces Townsville Road Runners: Butcher on Bundock Dash for Cash Lisa Williams - Messages From Beyond Celebrate the Sea Festival Creative Fun: Balloon Painting Hush Baby Massage Classes - Bookings Essential Baby Rhyme Time

TIME 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:15 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 6:30 PM 7:00 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM

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StoryTime

9 Mar from 1Oam Thuringowa Library For more information: (07) 4773 8818

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VENUE The Brewery, Flinders Mall The Womens Centre, Patrick St Creative Kids Play Centre Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Belgian Gardens State School Creative Kids Play Centre Townsville Civic Theatre Aitkenvale Library Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Upper Ross Community Centre Creative Kids Play Centre Upper Ross Community Centre Carville Seniors Meeting Room Creative Kids Play Centre Townsville Showgrounds Townsville Civic Theatre Aitkenvale Library Blue Water Community Hall Kirwan State Primary School Creative Kids Play Centre Townsville Showgrounds Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville Civic Theatre Thuringowa Central Library Greenwood Sporting Complex Creative Kids Play Centre Townsville Showgrounds Townsville Sports Reserve 65 Ross River Road Creative Kids Play Centre Aitkenvale Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Creative Kids Play Centre Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Belgian Gardens State School Aitkenvale Library Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Upper Ross Community Centre

Townsville Civic Theatre Warrina Cineplex Upper Ross Community Centre Carville Seniors Meeting Room Townsville Civic Theatre PCYC Wellington Street Thuringowa Central Library Aitkenvale Library Cultural Centre, Flnders Street Townsville Civic Theatre PCYC Wellington Street

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Trivia Night

11 Mar @ 6.3Opm KirwanStatePrimary

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Relay4Life

TIME 5:30 PM 12:00 PM

13 March @ Tville Sports Reserve

9:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 AM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 10:30 AM 7:30 PM 9:00 AM All Day 2:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:30 AM 7:00 PM 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 8:00 PM 7:15 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Evening 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:00 PM Evening

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RugbyLeague Cowboys Vs Knights 19 Mar @ 8.3Opm

For more information: (07) 4796 8495

For more information: 0435 245 114

Townsville INK info Night YOGA Classes - FREE Creative Fun: Balloon Painting International Womens Day - Book Online Garden Group Beginners Course: Table Tennis for Kids Creative Fun: Balloon Painting Beatlemania Internet or Email Training Storytime for Preschoolers Tai Chi Classes - FREE ZUMBA Classes Creative Fun: Balloon Painting ZUMBA Classes Townsville Toastmasters invites you to: Speechcraft Course Creative Fun: Balloon Painting 2011 Townsville Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating EXPO Arts Awards 2011 - Formal Attire Storytime for Preschoolers Country Music Night Fun Trivia Night Creative Fun: Balloon Painting 2011 Townsville Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating EXPO NBL: Townsville Crocs Vs New Zealand Breakers Songs of Love and War - Katie Noonan and Vince Jones Discover Watercolour Painting Reaching Out Trivia Night Creative Fun: Balloon Painting 2011 Townsville Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating EXPO Relay for Life - Townsville Townsville and Thuringowa Country Music Fun Day Hush Baby Massage Classes - Bookings Essential Baby Rhyme Time YOGA Classes - FREE Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Meeting: Chat and Play Listening to the Drums of Mer - AC Haddon and Ion Idriess Garden Group Beginners Course: Table Tennis for Kids Internet or Email Training Storytime for Preschoolers Tai Chi Classes - FREE ZUMBA Classes The Boy From OZ Cinema Group Presents: Nuta Muta & Louise-Michel ZUMBA Classes Townsville Toastmasters invites you to: Speechcraft Course The Boy From OZ Pirates of the Coral Sea - Theatre Restaurant Basic Computer Literacy Storytime for Preschoolers Cultural Centre Markets The Boy From OZ Pirates of the Coral Sea - Theatre Restaurant

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For more information phone: 132 849

DATE 19/03/11 19/03/11 19/03/11 20/03/11 20/03/11 21/03/11 21/03/11 21/03/11 21/03/11 21/03/11 22/03/11 22/03/11 22/03/11 22/03/11 22/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 23/03/11 24/03/11 24/03/11 24/03/11 24/03/11 24/03/11 25/03/11 25/03/11 25/03/11 25/03/11 25/03/11 26/03/11 26/03/11 26/03/11 26/03/11 26/03/11 27/03/11 27/03/11 28/03/11 29/03/11 29/03/11 29/03/11 30/03/11 30/03/11 30/03/11 31/03/11 31/03/11 31/03/11 31/03/11

VENUE Townsville Entertainment Centre Dairy Farmers Stadium Bohlevale Community Centre Townsville Civic Theatre Gregory Street Amphitheatre Creative Kids Play Centre Events all Around Townsville Aitkenvale Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Dancenorth Studios Creative Kids Play Centre Events all Around Townsville Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Belgian Gardens State School Creative Kids Play Centre Riverway Arts Centre Events all Around Townsville Townsville Civic Theatre Townsville Civic Theatre Aitkenvale Library Thuringowa Central Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Upper Ross Community Centre Bridge Club, Aitkenvale Creative Kids Play Centre Events all Around Townsville Townsville Civic Theatre Upper Ross Community Centre Carville Seniors Meeting Room Creative Kids Play Centre Events all Around Townsville Townsville Civic Theatre PCYC Wellington Street Aitkenvale Library Creative Kids Play Centre Townsville Civic Theatre PCYC Wellington Street Thuringowa Central Library Riverway Salvos Creative Kids Play Centre Riverway Arts Centre The Womens Centre, Patrick St Creative Kids Play Centre The Womens Centre, Patrick St Belgian Gardens State School Aitkenvale Library The Womens Centre, Patrick St Upper Ross Community Centre Warrina Cineplex Upper Ross Community Centre Carville Seniors Meeting Room Picnic Bay Surf Lifesavers

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Basketball

Crocs Vs Wildcats 19 Mar @ 7.3Opm For more information: (07) 4771 4000

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME NBL: Townsville Crocs Vs Perth Wildcats NRL: NQ Toyota Cowboys Vs Knights Bohle Family Markets The Boy From OZ Full Moon Drum Circle Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Playgroup QLD: National Playgroup Week Baby Rhyme Time YOGA Classes - FREE Basic Movement Classes (DANCE) for people with Disabilities Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Playgroup QLD: National Playgroup Week Discover How to Construct Safe Archival Storage Garden Group Beginners Course: Table Tennis for Kids Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Playgroup QLD: Worlds Biggest Playgroup Playgroup QLD: National Playgroup Week The Boy From OZ Band of Brothers - Slava & Leonard Grigoryan; Joseph & James Tawadros

Internet or Email Training Storytime for Preschoolers Tai Chi Classes - FREE ZUMBA Classes Bridge Lessons - 8 weeks of lessons - starts today Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Playgroup QLD: National Playgroup Week The Boy From OZ ZUMBA Classes Townsville Toastmasters invites you to: Speechcraft Course Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Playgroup QLD: National Playgroup Week The Boy From OZ Pirates of the Coral Sea - Theatre Restaurant Storytime for Preschoolers Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals The Boy From OZ Pirates of the Coral Sea - Theatre Restaurant Digital Photography Basics Memory Makers - Scrapbooking Workshop Creative Fun: Peg People/Animals Sundae Delights: Concert YOGA Classes - FREE Australian Breastfeeding Assoc Meeting: Breastfeeding Out & About

Garden Group Beginners Course: Table Tennis for Kids Internet or Email Training Tai Chi Classes - FREE ZUMBA Classes Cinema Group presents: An Education & Broken Embraces ZUMBA Classes Townsville Toastmasters invites you to: Speechcraft Course TMPAS Life Savers - Music & Performance Arts

TIME 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 7:30 AM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM TBC 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:30 AM TBC 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 9:30 AM TBC 8:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:15 PM TBC 8:00 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM TBC 8:00 PM Evening 10:00 AM 8:00 PM Evening 10:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM 12:00 PM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 3:30 PM 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:15 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

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Free YOGA

21 Mar at 12pm at The Womens Centre For more information: (07) 4775 7555

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regular weekly events Riverways Lagoon Fri 10 Dec to Wed 26 Jan (excluding Fri 31 Dec) Friday 31 December Monday to Sunday – 9am to 9pm For more info visit: www.townsville.qld.gov.au Townsville Rockpark The Water Park is closed every Tue and Wed for cleaning and maintenance (except it is open daily on Queensland Public Holidays, and during Queensland and New South Wales State School Holidays). For more info call 4727 9000 Operating hours: April & May: 10am to 6pm June to August: 10am to 5pm September to November: 10am to 6pm December to March: 10am to 8pm” Northern Beaches Leisure Centre (1 Dec 2010 to 31 Jan 2011) Monday to Friday - 6am to 8pm Saturday - 7am to 7pm Sunday - 7am to 6pm Community TimeOut Community Time Out is an informal opportunity for you to visit your local community centre. Have fun, share your skills and interests with others, get new ideas and info, meet new friends, or just have a cuppa. For more info 4727 9050

Oonoonba Community Centre - Every Wed 9am-12noon Wulguru Community Centre - Every Fri 1.30pm-4.30pm Strand Presents: Entertainment on the Strand Free Live Entertainment on the Strand - see www.townsville. qld.gov.au/community/events/Pages/strandpresents.aspx For more info 4727 9000 North Queensland Jazz Club Regular Jazz Night (more info call 0413 456 542 Marie Gibson) Venue: Townsville PCYC, Wellington Street, Aitkenvale Time: Every 2nd & 4th Sunday 5.30pm - 9pm Cost: $10 members & $15 non-members We feature a range of very talented local bands playing great jazz music in a relaxed, friendly environment. The regular jazz night always has a sit-in bracket and visiting musicians are encouraged to come up and play. Dancers are most welcome! Townsville Mini Golf Fun Park - For info 4771 3999 Traffic Light Tuesday: 7pm to 9pm. A meet and greet event for 18+ patrons, including half price Mini Golf. Wear the Traffic Light colours to show your relationship status: (Green - single, Yellow – nothing certain, and Red – unavailable.) Make new friends or maybe even find your perfect match. A fun filled night is guaranteed.

Wet Wednesday: 5pm to 9pm. All ages welcome.  Each Weds evening in December, January, February and March.  Summer nights are HOT!! So lets turn the sprinklers on and cool off.  Cool  summer night fun with Wet Wednesday Mini Golf. Come prepared to get wet and also prepared for fun. Licensed Bar will be operating to cool off even more. Thursday Social Competition:  Come to win or just for fun. Chances are you may do both!!  All ages welcome. $10 per competitor for 18 holes of challenging Mini Golf. Register singularly or in pairs between 6pm and 6.45pm. Tee off at 7pm. Winning prize $50.  1st and 2nd runners up receive free pass to try again the following week. Bar operating throughout the evening. Friday: (fortnightly) Youth Disco, Rides and Mini Golf. 6.30 to 9.30pm. Alcohol and Drug free event for High School Age patrons. $20 per person  for Safe, supervised fun for teenagers. (Current High School ID essential) Friday: (fortnightly) Drive in Movie. Yes, Drive in Movies at Townsville Mini Golf. Relive the fun days of the Drive In era. Space is limited so booking is essential. $35 per car (limit 8 seats) for Movie and Mini Golf. Food, Bar, and refreshments available. Mini golf from 6pm to 7.30pm and Movie screening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Seating areas also available if you wish not to bring the car.

regular markets COTTERS MARKETS 8.30am-1pm every Sun at Flinders Mall STRAND NIGHT MARKETS 5-9pm 1st Fri of the month (May-Dec) at Strand Park SHOWGROUND MARKETS 6.30am-1pm every Sun at Townsville Showgrounds WILLOWS MARKETS 8am-12.30pm every Sun at Willows Shopping Centre SUNDAY MARKETS – CASTLE HILL PCYC

BALGAL BEACH MARKET 3.30pm-7pm 1st Sat of the month Fisherman’s Landing Café

CHARTERS TOWERS STOCK EXCHANGE MARKETS 8am-12.00 noon 1st & 3rd Sun every month on Mosman Street

MOUNT VIEW PLAZA MARKETS 8am-2pm every Saturday

CHARTERS TOWERS SHOWGROUND MARKETS 7.30am-11.30am 2nd Sun every month

THURINGOWA COMMUNITY MARKETS 8am-1pm 1st Sunday of each month

INGHAM MARKETS 3rd Sun every month at Rotary Park

HORSESHOE BAY MARKETS (MAGGIE ISLAND) 9.30am-1.30pm last Sun of every month at Horseshoe Bay Foreshore

AYR MARKETS 8.30am-12.00 noon 1st & 3rd Sun every month at Plantation Park

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St Patrick’s Day dot to dot

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St Patrick’s Day word search

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out & about

Charlotte and Emma having fun at

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the Strand Alex and Jade at the Strand

Prize Pack Giveaway! Thanks to Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas Matthew bike riding on the Strand

For your chance to win one of 10 Birch Carroll & Coyle prize packs simply answer the five questions below and email your answers and contact details to pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au

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Nicola having fun at the Strand

Monty enjoying the Strand rockpool

Marley cooling down at the Strand

Out & About photos thanks to the team at insight creative > www.insightcreative.com.au

Limited release. Exclusive to Birch Carroll & Coyle.

[1] What do you have to wear to a masquerade? [2] What is the names of Mickey’s Dog? [3] What is the name of Handy Manny’s Hammer? [4] What is the name of Handy Manny’s Saw? [5] What is the name of Handy Manny’s Adventure at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas on March 3?

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PakBaby feature Feature story thanks to Amanda Cranston

10 mins with Pinky McKay Amanda Cranston chats to baby guru Pinky McKay ahead of the launch of her latest book ‘Parenting By Heart’ received when she had her first child was from her own mum, who told her to just “feed them and love them and they will grow”.

Top tips for new parents: [1] You can’t spoil a baby so love them and cuddle them whenever they cry.

Pinky says there is so much advice on hand about what you should and shouldn’t do when you

[2] Trust yourself, trust your baby and trust

have a new baby that it can be overwhelming,

your feelings.

and everybody from professionals to families and friends have something to say. “New parents can only prepare so much before the baby is born,

[3] It all goes so quickly and your kids grow so fast, so kiss them every chance you get.

but you never know what kind of baby you will

[4] If you get frustrated or upset, just start again

get so there is no one rule fits all,” she explains.

because your baby is very forgiving.

“The best thing any new mum and dad can With five children of her own, three grandchildren, a private practice in Melbourne, many keynote speaking engagements and now a new book to promote, Pinky never tires of talking

do is follow their instincts. As long as it is safe,

[5] Don’t be afraid to ask for help because

respectful and feels right, then parents should

people really do love to share a baby.

feel confident in their decisions and understand

Top tips for parents of toddlers:

that every family is unique.”

[1] Slow down and enjoy those minutes because

about the joys of parenthood and how good

Pinky says decisions about breastfeeding, bottle

advice can make all the difference in the early

feeding, using a dummy, crying techniques and

days. She says new mums today feel an incredible

sleep routines should be made by the parents

[2] Don’t take it personally, keep your sense

pressure to live up to unrealistic expectations as

and family and friends should respect their

of humour.

well as cope with a new baby. “Many new mums

decisions rather than criticise them. She says

think they need to be a yummy mummy with a

first time parents often feel overwhelmed, tired,

[3] Be honest because other parents are going

great looking body straight after giving birth,

unsure and exhausted and need support and

through the same thing.

have a clean home, be constantly in control and

encouragement to become more confident

have a baby that sleeps through the night, but it

parents. “My new book aims to help new mums

is completely unrealistic. Nobody tells them there

and dads understand that they are the experts

are days that just getting dressed or brushing

about their baby because they know their baby

‘Parenting By Heart’ is published by Penguin

their teeth is a huge feat, and every mum has

better than anyone else and need to trust their

Books and is available in all good book stores for

days like this whether or not they admit it,”

instincts,” Pinky explains.

only $35.

you can sometimes disconnect.

[4] Have fun with your child and in turn find the child within you.

Pinky laughs. She says the best advice she ever

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If you’re the kind of mum that prefers to go green with your baby check out the Little Innoscents range of baby skincare products. They are 100% natural and made from

Do you ever dread not being able to find a

certified organic ingredients. Created by

park in the shade and putting your child in

mum, massage therapist and aromatherapist

to a stinky hot car? One solution is a product

Antonette Golikidis, they are Australian

dealing with mutiples Getting used to the sound of a crying baby

One method favoured by many parents of

can be a big adjustment. Getting used to

multiples is holding the more distressed baby,

the sound of two crying babies can be an

and placing the other in a swing or vibrating

enormous adjustment. Getting used to three

chair. Alternatively, if you feel confident with

crying babies…you get the point!!

it, you can hold one baby in each arm, giving

With more than one baby to console, but only

you the freedom to walk with your babies.

one pair of arms, you have a choice to make.

You will quickly learn what your babies prefer,

You can either try to console the distressed

and experimenting to find what is right for

babies one at a time, or try to calm them

you and your babies is the key!

simultaneously.

cheeky little soles The Cheeky Little Soles brand was established in 2005 by Australian mum Lisa Koba. They have a range of gorgeous soft soled, non-slip bootee style shoes for babies and toddlers which have been so popular that Lisa has now also launched a new Walkers range made from a lightweight durable rubber sole. For more info go to www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au

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coolers made from durable cotton fabrics

ingredients and ‘heavenly scented’ with

with sleeves that hold ice packs. All you have

Australian Essential Oils. Importantly for babies delicate skins they are free from nasty

Multiples Expert Verity Hoyle shares her tips

called Cold Seat. They are freezable car seat

made and made from the finest quality

chemicals like parabens, petro chemicals and other synthetic materials.They’re

to do is freeze the ice packs at home and then put them in the seat to keep the seat,

baby signing

harnesses, buckles and attachments cool. They fold up and store easily and have been

available in Priceline stores, pharmacies, health food stores, baby boutiques or online at www.littleinnoscents.com.au

WIN baby skincare!!! For your chance to win a range of Little Innoscents products simply email us at pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au and tell us who the owner of Little Innoscents is?

babes in arms This month’s Babes in Arms movie sessions at Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas are: MAR 2 - I Am Number 4 MAR 9 - Conviction MAR 16 - The Adjustment Bureau MAR 23 - Rango MAR 30 - Limitless Don’t forget, it’s not just for babies, all noisy under 5 year olds are welcome too. Kids under 5 go free.

Imagine your baby telling you exactly what they want way before they start crying, and long before they can talk. Now wouldn’t that make your life a lot easier? Baby sign language helps pre-verbal, hearing

five months up to toddlers of three years. The

babies to communicate before they can talk.

classes introduce signs for simple everyday

Babies have an amazing capacity for learning;

needs such as milk, food and nappy changing

they can understand speech and follow simple

through songs and nursery rhymes. Not

directions before they are ready to speak

only are they fun to attend but mum and

themselves. By introducing simple Auslan

bub also get to deepen their bond through

(Australian Sign Language) key signs, your

more effective communication. For more

baby can easily pick up signs to communicate

information email ali@tinytotsign.com

their needs which greatly reduces frustrations

used by celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Halle Berry. Go to www.coldseat.com for more information.

WIN a cold seat! We have one cold seat to give away to one lucky reader. For your chance to win email us at pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au and tell us the name of Gwen Stefani’s band?

ABA Meetings

and tantrums for both baby and parent!.

Tips for Baby Signing

Baby signing has been shown to accelerate

• Keep it simple and choose signs you would

the Creative Kids Play Centre during March

speech and one study even showed that it

use lots in the day – such as “eat”, “milk”,

are as follows:

can improve IQ. This may be because signing

“sleep”, “more”, “finished”. Start off using 2

involves both sides of the brain compared

or 3 signs.

MAR 1 - Toddler Tactics (9.30am-11am)

to spoken language which results in more cerebral synapses being built. Baby Signing classes are available in Townsville at Tiny Tot Signs for babies from

• As you say the word use the sign - the more consistent, the more your baby will take in. • Sign at your baby’s level.

The Australian Breastfeeding Meetings at

MAR 15 - Chat & Play (9.30am-11am) MAR 29 - Feeding out & about (9.30am-11am) There will also be two Hush Baby Massage Classes (7 & 14 March). Cost is $25 per sessions. Bookings essential.

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Speech pathology Story thanks to Laura Browne

mastering speech How to know when your child may need to see a Speech-Language Pathologist The waiting lists for seeing a speech pathologist in Townsville are extensive but how do parents know when their child may need to seek professional help with their speech? All children are individual and learn speech and

Milestones 2-3 years: • Listens to and enjoys familiar and new stories • Understands many complex sentences

language at different rates so it can be hard to

• Begins to identify objects by use e.g. “What

know if your child is having difficulties. However

do we eat with?”

there are guidelines for when these skills should be developed.

Speech Children learn and develop speech sounds up until the age of eight. By the time they are 3½ years old they should be able to pronounce these letters: m, n, h, p, b, w, t, d, g, y and k and by the time they are 4½ they have also added f, l, ch, sh, j, s and z to their repertoire. The more difficult sounds of r and v are mastered by the time they’re six and ‘th’ is developed by the age of eight.

• Asks many questions such as ‘where’ , ‘what’ and ‘who’ • Uses a large vocabulary • Many basic sentence patterns are emerging, but errors in grammar occur, e.g. “I talk ‘a’ grandma”, “We goed to shopping “ and “Him hitted me”

advanced question forms e.g. ‘When are we going to granny’s?’, ‘How I put this on?’ • Uses complex sentences e.g. ‘Mummy picks him up ‘cos he can’t walk yet’. • Asks what words mean • Makes some errors in grammar and speech sounds

Milestones 4-5 years: • Understands most of what is heard. • Speaks in complete sentences - the child is using more advanced grammar with almost adult competence but still makes some minor errors. e.g.”How long till Pa comes home?”

• Can carry on a simple conversation

“We can’t visit Grandma ‘cos she lives a very

• Can be understood most of the time

long way away.”

within the family • Uses speech that still has many sound errors

If your child is not reaching all these expected milestones or is slower to develop them, than they may benefit from seeing a Speech-

Language

Milestones 3-4 years:

An understanding of basic language begins by

• Listens to and tells long stories

language, literacy, pragmatics, voice and fluency

the time children turn one and by the age of two

• Understands some opposites

(stuttering). Many children stop stuttering

they should be using about 25-50 single words and starting to combine two words together.

help children who have difficulties with speech,

• Understands past, present and future

They should also be able to recognise pictures

• Puts simple objects into word groups e.g.

and name them and match sounds to animals

foods, animals, clothing

(eg. ‘woof’ to dog). The language milestones beyond two are as follows:

it becomes established. The optimal time to treat a stutter is between 3-6 years of age. Laura Browne is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Child Health & Development Centre (421

or experiences

Fulham Rd, Heatley).

how”. Children are beginning to develop more

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spontaneously but some require therapy before

• Tells a connected story about recent events

• Constantly asks questions such as “why?” and

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language Pathologist. Speech Pathologists

For more information call 4723 0777 or email reception@chadc.com.au

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tackling teens

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Natural disasters

Columnist Denise Bewert answers your questions about handling challenges with today’s teenagers. READER QUESTION: My son is 16 and I just

‘gateway’ drug to more addictive and harmful

the meantime, gain as much knowledge as you

found some marijuana in his laundry. He

substances? Are you worried that he’s mixing with

can about a range of drugs so you can discuss

claims it is someone else’s. How should I

drug users? Be clear in your mind about what

the effects that specific drugs have on personal

handle it?

it is that concerns you and then sit down and

appearance, behaviours and finances.

Marijuana is the number one prohibited drug used in Australian society. Much of the marijuana sold today has been genetically modified and is four to five times more potent than it used to be in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Yet many young people are using it as a ‘soft’ option to other drugs. Firstly, what is it about this situation that is concerning you? Are you worried that your son could get in to trouble with the police for drug possession? Are you concerned about the health and safety risks? Are you worried that he may use marijuana as a

calmly discuss them with him. Reassure him that you are only discussing the matter because you care about him. If he says that the marijuana is ‘someone else’s’ then you may have to accept his explanation.

Note: Remember that venturing into new experiences is a normal part of the growing up process. Drug use is very much part of Australian culture. Many young people investigate the effects various drugs have on their bodies and

There is a fact sheet on the short and long term

minds and more than 90% of them learn to use

effects of marijuana use that you can download

drugs (including alcohol) in a responsible way as

from www.druginfo.adf.org.au. Ask him to pass

they grow up.

this information on to his friend. Reassure him that at 16, you trust him to make decisions and choices that protect his safety and health. Let him know that you are always there, though, if he has issues that he wants to discuss with you. In

Story thanks to Jutta Dempsey

Yasi & other monsters

Denise Bewert is a Guidance Officer, mother of two and author of two books, Tackling Teens and Troubled Teens. If you would like to ask Denise a question about your teenager please send an email to: denise.bewert@bigpond.com

What not to wear? Or what to wear? We can ansWer your question!

The threat of a cyclone, storm surge or other natural disaster is difficult for a grown adult to manage, let alone a child. It can be a particularly frightening experience –

breathing slowly like blowing into a straw

and enhanced media images brought to life over

without making bubbles – and being aware of

and over in our lounge rooms via our television

the ‘scary thoughts’ that come with stress. These

sets heighten the experience of the natural

can be replaced by the child’s plan being re-

disaster, sometimes even when it’s on the other

enacted with them and having a good outcome.

side of Australia or the world. Who can forget the images continuously on

the emergency, they may become distressed

our television screens of the floods taking away

much later, and require more quiet time, cuddles

houses and cars, people clinging to poles with

and reassurance. Re-enacting their experience in

furious torrents whirling around them in South

play situations, in drawings, dress ups and family

East Queensland?

discussions are particularly helpful.

A child will see these images and picture that the

Tips for helping your child after a disaster:

same will be happening to them when a disaster

acknowledge any concerns. [5] Encourage alternative ways to express their feelings such as drawing the experience, writing a diary, doing a cartoon caption of the family’s experience, writing a song etc. Some children may react with shock, denial, anger, blame, distrust, withdrawal, rebellion and/or hopelessness. Parents will need to have patience and understanding, although it is important to let the child know that you accept their feelings and emotions while at the same

media reports that your children see. Give them

time gently disciplining inappropriate coping

The child’s age and personality will influence how

your perspective, guidance and reassurance

strategies and behaviour.

they will react before, during and after a natural

when they are exposed to reports.

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the parent is, the more the child will have a sense

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them tasks to do and discussing your plan of

of safety and security.

Professional assistance may be necessary if the

[2] Be aware of what your child is being

symptoms of distress last more than a couple of

exposed to at school, both in the playground

weeks. Warning signs may include continuing

and the classroom. Social networking sites are

physical symptoms of being tense, agitated

You can help your child feel safe and secure by

particularly powerful reporting mediums and

and on edge, sleep disturbance or relationship

making sure preparations for the emergency

need your input.

difficulties.

[3] Encourage your child to talk about their

Jutta Dempsey is a child and family psychologist

feelings, thoughts and concerns. Do not dismiss

and principal of Directions Learning & Behaviour

them as trivial as this can create the belief in the

Guidance. For more info call 4721 5859 or go to

child that the events are too terrible to talk about

www.directionspsych.com.au

event are kept calm and organised. It’s also a good idea to involve your children by giving action. Being psychologically prepared includes having coping strategies ready – for example,

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[4] Correct any misconceptions and

[1] Minimise the distressing images or verbal

has been forecast and it begins to rain heavily.

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Although children may seem to cope well during

or their experience is not important.

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Children’s Activities

fav pet shots

Story thanks to Jean Croft

Fav pet shot of the month wins a mystery prize to the value of $30!

this month’s entries

Barney loved by Abbey

Diesel loved by Amber

girl guides has it all

March winner

Sunni loved by Thomas

Zelda loved by Lincoln

Email your photo, name/s & address to: pakcompetitions@pakmag.com.au • Deadline is 18 March 2011 for the April edition of Pakmag.

In 2010 Girl Guides Australia celebrated 100 years of “enabling girls and young women to grow in to confident, self-respecting, responsible community members”.

prize winners

We all want our daughters to be strong,

week during school terms, with some weekend

Units are led by at least two adult female

confident, self-sufficient and capable. Girl

activities. Last year one unit of 5-10 year olds

volunteers and at least one of these is a qualified

Guides provides an ideal environment for these

in Townsville camped, canoed, hiked, cooked

Leader who has undergone formal training to

To claim your prize drop into the 4TO/HOTFM office, 9 Martinez Ave The Lakes, Hyde Park, between 9-5pm Mon to Fri & collect your prize from reception.

qualities to develop while the girls themselves

indoors and over fires, learned about fire safety

work with girls and young women to deliver

are experiencing fun, friendship and adventure.

and basic first aid, participated in community

the Australian Guide Program. All Leaders have

Gnomeo & Juliet

As Sophie, 14, says “Mum is not exactly the

events such as National Tree Planting, Clean up

a Positive Notice Blue Card. They are always

outdoors type, so if it wasn’t for Guides I wouldn’t

Australia Day, and Anzac Day, dyed t-shirts and

looking for new leaders to further develop their

have had the adventures I’ve been able to enjoy.

other craft activities, learned about the lives

programs so if you have a passion for helping

I’ve camped under the stars and learnt how to

of girls in other countries and lived a healthy

young women reach their potential, becoming a

survive in the bush. I’ve also made heaps of new

and active lifestyle, in addition to many other

Guide Leader could be a great opportunity .

Calanna Time for a break Quiz

friends – girls who I would never have met if it

activities and skills. Where can you get that

wasn’t for Guides”.

variety of activities in any other organisation?

Guides are girls and young women aged five to

Costs are minimal - $90 membership/year, and

Castle Hill, Kirwan, Upper Ross, South Townsville

• Kaylene Page

18 from all cultures, faiths and traditions. The

approx $40/term. Camps and some activities

and Wulguru. For more information you can visit

program is structured so that girls spend time

will cost an additional amount. New girls have

the local Flinders Region website (www.frgg.net)

with girls their own age, and have a say in what

four weeks to decide whether they want to stay

or call 4772 4504. The state (www.guidesqld.org)

their group (unit) takes part in. The activities

before fees are due. Guides do wear a modern,

and national websites (www.girlguides.org.au)

are structured to meet the needs and interests

practical and inexpensive uniform which was

also have further information.

of the age group. The unit usually meets once a

chosen by them.

Congratulations to our Feb prize winners!

Colour in to Win

• Ally Wilson

• Ben Tumeny, Deragun

• Elizabeth Hansen

• Kendell Elks, Idalia

• Rebecca Hale

• Cameron Kolb, Wulguru

• Sonya Rogers

• Brad Minhan, Kirwan

Word Search • Melanie Stark

• Amelia Parker

Car Park Parables • Chandelle Roberts

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The Happy Mum Handbook • Tori Walker

Townsville has a thriving Girl Guide Community, with units in 6 districts in Townsville – Aitkenvale,

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Hooray, its party season! What?! I’m talking about the

Fold a paper plate in half – staple together. Use a feather to make a tail. Using

kids birthday party season.

the cardboard, cut a small triangle shape, use this to make a beak. Use a texta

Mind you it seems that it’s the kid’s birthday party season all year round but I notice it more now because they’ve just started back at school and the birthday party invites have

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Tips:

been flooding in. With two kids it doesn’t take much for your whole weekend to turn in to one long continuous birthday party. And there’s the added pressure of wondering whether we got the right

• Pre-paint the paper plates in your desired colours • You can staple the tentacles onto the plates • Unwaxed plates work best with paints and glue

present, have we spent enough, did we spend too much, is it the same present that other kids have taken along? Then you have to work on the clothing that the kids will wear. Is it fancy dress? If it’s not a theme we already have in the dress up box, what are we going to do? If it’s not fancy dress then what is appropriate to wear for kids aged 5 and 7, seems they think a lot different to adults. Then it could be a pool party which is simple…or is it? “How come I have to wear a long sleeve sun shirt and hat, no one else does!” But there is a positive side to all these parties because I really LOVE kid’s party food. I guess maybe I’m still a kid at heart but I love party pies, sausage rolls, little boys and sauce and…

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Children’s Activities Story thanks to Karen Keynes

on yer bike Is it time your family got out and explored Townsville’s bike paths? If you’re looking for a way to get the kids out

infrastructure over the years and it has

Ross River, and The Strand provides the

of the house and get your family active, one of

recently released a useful pocket-sized

perfect location for a scooter ride with a few

the best ways is to go for a family bike ride.

handbook detailing bikeways and walkways

stops at playgrounds along the way. The maps

around Townsville. The handbook includes

in the handbook are so good they even show

Whilst it can be challenging with the littlies

some great tips on the benefits of ‘active

you where there are parks and toilets – a must

when they are still learning to ride (you know,

transport’, rules for cyclists, fitting out your

when you are riding with children!

where anything more than 100 metres results

bike, sharing pathways, bikeway signs and

in “Mummy, my legs are too tired – can we

useful contacts for cycling clubs and stores

So grab a copy of the handbook from the local

go home now?”) it is a great skill for kids to

around town. There are 16 pages of useful

libraries or the TCC offices in Walker St, and get

master. It not only teaches them how to use

maps from Bushland Beach, south to Kelso

‘on yer bike’.

co-ordination and balance to stay upright,

and across to Magnetic Island, all showing

it will help with their cognitive function and

pathways, bike lanes and safe connection

mental outlook too. And, of course, that works

routes.

for the grown-ups too. Not to mention it burns off some energy and gets the whole family

The great thing about the bikeways in

having fun together in the fresh air.

Townsville is that you can do as long or as short a ride as you like. There are some great

Locally, the Townsville City Council has

circuit rides possible along the picturesque

The handbook is also available to download online from www.townsville.qld.gov.au/ facilities/parks/Pages/bikeways.aspx Karen Keynes is a mumpreneur and the owner of www.greenurlife.com.au, kitchenware for the eco-conscious

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After a couple of beers, the blind man asked the bartender

There once was a blind man who decided to visit Texas. When he arrived on the plane, he felt the seats and said, “Wow, these seats are big!”

“Second door to the right.”

where the bathroom was located. The bartender replied,

The person next to him answered, “Everything is big in Texas.” When he finally arrived in Texas, he decided to visit a bar. Upon arriving in the bar, he ordered a beer and got a mug placed between his hands. He exclaimed, “Wow these mugs are big!”

The blind man headed for the bathroom, but accidentally

The bartender replied, “Everything is big in Texas.”

shouting, “Don’t flush, don’t flush!”

tripped over and skipped the second door. Instead, he entered the third door, which lead to the swimming pool and fell into the pool by accident. Scared to death, the blind man started

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Townsville kids, family, parenting magazine for all the family. Games, Competitions, prizes, articles and much more.