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Boroondara Your Local Family Magazine

School HOLIDAYS to the CLASSROOM HAPPY NEW YEAR! When To See A SPEECH Pathologist Preparing Your Child For The WORKFORCE 5 MINUTES WITH Henk & Roxanne Kelly-Kobes Volume 2

Coping With Back To School ANXIETY Will Learning MUSIC Make My Child SMARTER? BEDTIME Stories

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Welcome to our first issue in 2018! We hope you had a fantastic break and ready for the new year. In this issue, School Holidays To The Classroom and Coping With Back To School Anxiety have great tips to ease the stress with returning to school. If you have older children, you may be interested in Preparing Your Child For The Workforce. A few other interesting and informative articles you may like, so flip the pages and enjoy. In FIVE MINUTES WITH (page 22), we are pleased to feature Henk and Roxanne Kelly-Kobes from Dymocks Camberwell and Toroonga. Henk and Roxanne speaks with great passion about their bookstores as well as their excellent involvement with the community. Also check out their book review for this month Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. Your Child in Boroondara strives to be a valuable local resource connecting local businesses to local families and we have great pleasure putting together different businesses in each issue.Whether your child’s interest is in drama, music, soccer or martial arts, you can find out more in this issue. Also not forgetting various education centres and kids activities. If you are exploring childcare, kinder or schools, there are a number of reputable options you can consider. In Kids Corner, we have a fun science experiment that your child will love, thanks to Denise for her contribution. Save the date 25 February and join Craig Family Centre’s exciting Pop Up Playgroup at the Ashburton Festival, information on page 17. Ashburton Primary School is having their 90th Birthday Grand Fair on 18 February. Check out details and other community events on Page 26 and 27. If you have a community event you would like us to promote for free, let us know! We hope you enjoy this issue and don’t forget to connect with us on facebook and instagram @yourchildinboroondara.

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In this issue of FIVE MINUTES WITH, we speak with Henk & Roxanne Kelly-Kobes owners of Dymocks Bookstores Camberwell and Tooronga.They have had Camberwell store for nearly 18 years and Tooronga is in its second year.They love the book business and have passion for matching books with readers, especially children. What is the main reason for your success over so many years? We built up Camberwell over the first couple of years by increasing the range of books and service. Service comes in many ways. Range of books is important, as you can cater for most tastes of reading, both in fiction and non-fiction. Our main drive was on children and teenage ranges, as that is where it starts. Get them reading early and they will have passion for books forever (and not bored). What is so important about one on one service? We can better match readers with the books they will enjoy. If the customer enjoys the recommended book, then you will see them back again. Same with purchase of gifts for other, especially children, as they want to see that they enjoy the books. We also have recommendations on titles on the shelf, as many customers don't want help choosing. This at least gives us to a chance to explain the style of book it is. You also have a large school business? Yes, Roxanne has built up over 100 school accounts, with personal service to the librarians in the schools. Over time this also made us the store of choice for parents, as they have heard about us through the school. We also donate over $10,000 per annum in prizes and vouchers for schools & organizations like Rotary, to raise money at fetes or build skills programs. You are also very involved with the local community & Council? Yes we are. I am the president of the traders association and have been for 17 years. I am also part of the Camberwell Business club, which meets weekly with speakers. We work closely with Council to improve the Camberwell shopping precinct, like parking, safety and amenities. It is important for this interaction so that we get the attention from Council, State and Federal governments. We have a great relationship with all 3 levels. We also work with Rotary to deliver incentives for reading and speaking programs, over many years. We also sponsor Boorondara Literary Awards each year. Our Round-up program at the checkout has delivered 15 new Duck libraries for local pre-schools, which we keep delivering. We also sponsor 4 literary and art awards in the National Childrens Charity Network program each year. How long do think you will go on in the business? Roxanne & I are not planning to retire soon, as we have just signed another 10 year lease. We may never retire, as we love it too much, however we have over the past few years, passed on lots of responsibilities to our daughter, so that we can concentrate on the customers on the floor, which is where we like to be.

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Blow up a Balloon without using your mouth! by Denise Mitchell What happens when you add sodium bicarb. to vinegar? You make enough Carbon Dioxide to blow up a balloon! What to do * Place 2 teaspoons of Sodium Bicarbonate into a balloon (you may need to use a funnel to do this) * Pour 1/2 cup Vinegar into a small plastic bottle (I used an empty 250ml soft drink bottle) * Fit the balloon over the top of the bottle * Hold the balloon onto the bottle, and carefully lift up the balloon and shake the bicarb into the bottle * Watch as the balloon blows up by itself!

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Our Playgroups are designed so that families can spend time together in a stimulating and beautiful environment. There are many experiences to share with your child, and it is also a good chance to meet other families from the local area. Playgroups are held on Fridays from 10am-12pm and on Wednesdays from 12.30pm-2.00pm. Cost: $5.50/family/visit Grandparents' playgroup is on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm. This begins in the outdoor area until the indoors becomes available at 12.00 pm Cost: $3.50/visit Play groups are open to all families on a casual basis, and are facilitated by Denise. NO NEED TO BOOK : (Just turn up on the day.)

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A R A D N O O R O B N I D L I H C R U YO s to local families


Coping With Back To School Anxiety 18

Happy New Year! 10

Will Learning Music Make My Child Smarter? 20

When To See A Speech Pathologist 12

Preparing Your Child For The Workforce 24

Bedtime Stories 14 Book Store Dymocks Camberwell & Toroonga 32

Drama School Drama With A Difference 13

Business Opportunities Home With Income 21 Your Child Magazines 29

Educational Centre Heguru Australia 13 Think Smart 19 Victorian School Of Languages 15

Butcher Rendinas Butchery 19 Children’s Activities Harmony Beads 15 Kids Book Therapy 21 Childcare & Kinder Glen Iris Childcare & Kinder 3 Little Lane ELC 31 PTruly Local & Targeted P5,000 Copies In Boroondara P150 Distribution Points P15,000 Estimated Readership PCost Effective Targeted Advertising PFlexible Cost Saving Packages PQuality Full Gloss Publication PConvenient & User Friendly A5 Size

Festival Craig Family Centre at Ashburton Festival 17 Martial Arts Joon No’s Taekwondo 21 Music School Latitude Music Studios 9 Your Child Areas Available For Advertising VIC: Banyule & Nillumbik Boroondara Casey & Cardinia Manningham Monash Whitehorse Whittlesea Yarra Ranges

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School Holidays To The Classroom 8

Book Review 23 Kids Corner 25 What’s On? 26 Useful Information 28

Optometrist Ashburton Eyecare 7 Soccer Technical Soccer Tuition 11 School Bellevue Primary 19 Erasmus Primary 11 Preshil 15 Ruyton Girls’ School 2&5 Sacred Heart School 13 St Bridget’s Catholic Primary 16 Tiles & Pavers PPM Stone 6



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