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Volume 12

February 2019


Hi & welcome to our February Issue!! Happy New Year to you and your family! Did you have a good break? Who am I kidding - its not a break for us LOL. Did your kids have a good break?!! We visited my sister for a few days in Sydney and had play dates and trips to the movies or the pool but mostly spent the time home. But I still seemed to spend so much money!! Now it’s full steam ahead into the first Term of school. This is the first and only year all 3 boys will be at school together. I’m a little worried about Ollie - our youngest starting school. He didn’t love any of the school transition days and he has always hated the drop off at daycare and also kinder. I hope having the bigger boys there with him will help him feel comfortable Do you have a little person starting school this year? Or maybe Kinder or even Daycare? We have some articles I think you’ll find helpful - I certainly did! I can relate totally to “Cheers or Tears” as I wave Ollie off to join his brothers at school this year - leaving me wondering where the time has gone? “4 Steps to Reduce Starting School Anxiety” offers some great tips to help us parents with the transition while “Rule, Routines & Rituals” is a handy reminder of the importance of consistent routines to maintain household harmony after the summer break! This month also marks the anniversary of Black Saturday - 10 years this year. The devastation & destruction that ripped through the area was more than heartbreaking and I feel for everyone affected. On page 27 Neighbourhood House in Kinglake have complied a list of the 10 Year Anniversary Commemoration Events planned. If you know of anyone that has moved from the area and might be interested please pass on the details to them. I hope you enjoy this issue. Check out our advertisers for something to do, see or buy for you or someone you love. Best wishes for a great month!

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Out and About

ELTHAM NORTH ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND Wattletree Road ELTHAM NORTH Like all the families who rate this park amongst their favourites, we were so shocked and saddened when we heard the news of the fire in December 2017. We kept updated with the progress of the rebuild and love the revamped park! (As did our dog Louie - they have a fenced off oval perfect for dogs right in front) When we arrived there was a happy buzz as visitors scampered through the main structure up stairs and down slides, across bridges and along beams. There are climbing rope ladders, tunnels and lookouts. The old tractor wasn’t forgotten with a new shiny replacement located inside. The addition of little shops for endless imaginary play is a welcomed upgrade.

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There are swings and a flying fox and the children all seem to know the rules and wait patiently for their turns. A dry creek snakes through the area and a large sand pit shaded by the roof of the structure is another favourite for many busy little people. The area is still spacious and again has picnic areas, covered tables and chairs, BBQ’s and a new toilet facility. We got there early and within a short time the car park, which is ample, was almost full. An added bonus has alway been the direct access to Edendale Farm for a full day of adventure plus can also be used for parking. If you haven’t been yet - I have to ask “What are you waiting for?”

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CLAY STARS

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

CINDER THE CLOWN Face Art Balloons Games

Fun! and More

0412 431 807 Pottery Birthday Parties 2 Hour Guided Workshop Ages 7 and up 1 Set Sculpting Project Have a turn on the Potters Wheel Studio Located in Eltham

For all enquires call Brigette 0401-400-613 or 9439-8057

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Not Just The Newest Kids parties! We're all looking for the newest thing! Well, we've found it! NERF PARTIES! Inflatable World Bundoora introduced NERF PARTIES in 2018 and all session times were booked out! They supply the Nerf Blasters, Darts and Safety gear. Both Boys and Girls LOVED it! Team the NERF PARTIES with Inflatables and you simply can't go wrong! They have introduced a few new session times for 2019, so get in early and be the cool Parent that has found something new and exciting!

and businesses have parties and team building sessions at Inflatable World. We are sure those organisers would have received huge thumbs up for choosing such a fun place for their get togethers. But why wait for the

Of course, the Inflatable World – self-cater parties, are also a hit, especially when you've got Parents that love to cook and bring along some homemade goodies! Are you a little time poor? Let the Party CoOrdinator organise everything for you! They also have Combo Parties where the kids choose a few sports to play and then get time on the Inflatables whilst the Party Host organises food and party bags – all you need to do is bring the Cake! The end of the year saw many sporting teams

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end of the year? Book in a function now. You can even hire out the whole Stadium! Did you know that Inflatable World is at the home of Bundoora Action Indoor Sports? They have four courts of sports for Juniors and Seniors. They also provide Court Hire on an ongoing basis for Groups and Clubs or as a once off. Some people even get a group of

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Party In Town!!

By Belinda Thomas

friends together to simply have a hit of Cricket or a kick of a Soccer ball!

1 hour of Sport + 2 hours of Inflatables = 3 hours of Fun 4 only $25!

The Stadium is NOW RECRUITING for their Leagues. Various sports including Cricket, Dodgeball, Netball and Soccer are on offer for Children, Men, Women and Mixed Teams.

“Like” their Facebook and Instagram pages to find out about the fun and FREE stuff on offer!

Clinics are also a hit. Action FC Soccer Clinic and Howzat Cricket Clinic for children are a great way to learn new skills to get into sport or refine and improve your current skill set. Make this one activity to check out. …and you can watch in the comfort of the Café! Bundoora Action Indoor Sports and Inflatable World run an amazing 1234 - School Holiday Program.

We were very excited to hear on the grapevine that Basketball in a new format and J Ball Hockey will be unveiled soon…...

To find out more contact: Inflatable World Bundoora and

Action Indoor Sports Bundoora 39 Clements Avenue Bundoora PH: 9467 2422 Email: bundoora@actionindoorsports.com.au www.bundooraactionindoorsports.com.au

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Book Corner

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Kids Corner

SPOT THE DIFFERENCES

Are you good are finding things? There are 7 differences to find. Can you find them all? 24

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In The Kitchen Great substitute for sandwiches in school lunches

Naturally Sweentened Muffins Ingredients -

250g cream cheese 2 eggs 1 cup (250mls) milk 1 + 2/3 cups (250g) self-raising flour

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1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup carrot, grated 2 apples, grated 2/3 cup sultanas

Method 1) Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced 2) Microwave cream cheese for one minute to soften slightly.

Makes 12 - 24 muffins depending on the tin size

3) In a large bowl, whisk cream cheese with eggs and milk until smooth. 4) Whisk in flour and cinnamon. 5) Stir through carrot, apples and sultanas. 6) Grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Distribute batter evenly. 7) Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. ** Just a note - the texture a different to usual muffins given the cream cheese.

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What’s On

MOVIES ON THE MOVE

2nd February Macleod Park Macleod

9th February Anthony Beale Res

St Helena

in & around Banyule & Nillumbik

4:30pm - 8:30pm Free family activities before movie

17th February WaterMarc Greensborough

24th February Montmorency Park

Montmorency

BYO blanket or deck chair. Free event and no bookings are required Check www.banyule.vic.gov.au for further details

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Handy Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police

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Hospitals Austin Hospital.......................................................... 9496 5000 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................... 9345 5522

Crisis Centres Poisons...................................................................... 13 11 26 Kids Help Line............................................................ 1800 551 800 Lifeline....................................................................... 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................... 1300 651 251 Nurse-on-Call............................................................ 1300 606 024 Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................... 13 12 78 Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................... 1800 015 188 or 9928 9600 Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)......................... 9497 1768 Centres Against Sexual Assault................................. 1800 806 292 Victims of Crime Helpline......................................... 1800 819 817 LifeCircle - HOPELINE................................................ 1300 364 673 SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support 1300 072 673 Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline 1800 686 268 Compassionate Friends Helpline 1800 641 091

Your Local Police Station Diamond Creek ........................................................ 9438 8300 Eltham....................................................................... 9430 4500 Greensborough......................................................... 8432 8200 Heidelberg................................................................ 9450 8000 Hurstbridge............................................................... 9718 2111 West Heidelberg [Not 24hr Station]......................... 9457 5777

Other Banyule City Council Office....................................... 9490 4222 Nillumbik Shire Office............................................... 9433 3111 If you provide a free essential service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please call 0411 459 872

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Index & Contents

Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... 26 What’s On...

Inflatable World Bundoora JUMP Swim School Bundoora

28 Handy Phone Numbers

Lasting Lessons

25 In The Kitchen

Articles 6 8 12 14 16

Summer Ready Swimmers! Wholesome Lunch Boxes Tears or Cheers Rules, Routines & Rituals Not Just The Newest Party In Town 18 4 Steps To Reduce Starting School Anxiety 20 How To Leave The Appropriate Legacy For Your Children 22 Eye Exams Before School

Lavrin & Lawrence Orthodontics

Business Opportunity

Little Flyers Learning Centres Little Readers

Your Child Magazines

Lively Learning Melbourne Foot, Ankle & Walking Clinic Nestoras College

Advertisers Ani Ipradjian Art Cinder The Clown Claydreamers Clay Stars Birthday Parties Diamond Creek Dental Diamond Valley Sports & Fitness Centre Guardian East Ivanhoe ELC Greensborough Plaza

Regulars 2 Editors Notice Board 10 Out & About 23 Book Corner 24 Kids Corner

Northern Shukokai Karate Play Therapy Melbourne Ready Steady Go Kids Sacred Heart Primary School School Holiday Rescue St. Margarets Church Eltham WaterMarc Greensborough Woodridge Pre School Zedu Ultrasound

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