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Boroondara Your Local Family Magazine

Self-directed Learning

Give Me A Year For Mother’s Day!

What Language Are You Teaching Your Child?

What Does A Digital Screen Do To Your Child’s Eyes?

Hypnotherapy..Tapping Into The Power Of Your Child’s Imagination

FIVE MINUTES WITH Windmill Educational Toys

Post Natal Depression Tips To Take Your Children’s Photos Like A Pro Volume 2

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May 2018


ello and welcome to our May issue! We are pleased to bring you some great offers as well as more local businesses and services in this exciting issue.

With Mother’s Day coming up, head down to Camberwell Shopping with plenty of options at over 400 shops to spoil Mum. For some gorgeous and unique gifts, visit Rustic Heart in Surrey Hills. Mention the ad (page 15) and receive 20% off gifts for Mum at the lovely store. For baby wear, don’t miss the massive Wilson & Frenchy warehouse sale on 25 & 26 May.This month, Native Bliss is offering 25% off hand sanitisers for babies and children. Bring your coupon (page 9) to redeem at participating pharmacies in May. In this issue of FIVE MINUTES WITH, we feature Windmill Educational Toys and Equipment. Established in 1977, it has been recognised as a highly respectable supplier of educational equipment for schools, kindergartens, playgroups and the general public. Check out 3 special new picture story books perfect for Mother's Day in this month’s Book Review by Dymocks Camberwell and Tooronga on page 13. Kids Corner displays the artwork from March issue’s Colouring Contest.Well done to all who participated and congratulations to Luella and Jasmine who each won 2 Palace Cinemas passes. Looking at new activities or educational programs for your child in Term 2? Contact these reputable local businesses: Latitude Music Studios,Technical Soccer Tuition & Joon No’s Taekwondo and educational programs Heguru Australia and Think Smart. If you are considering kinder/school options for your little one, there are two Open Days this month: Camberwell Baptist Church Kinder in Hawthorn East 26 May and Belle Vue Pri School in Balwyn North 22 May. Ruyton Girls’ School popular playgroup is open for Term 2 booking. In Ashburton, Craig Family Centre offers playgroup and kinder services.You can book a school tour with Erasmus Primary in Hawthorn or Sacred Heart School in Kew to find out more about the opportunities for your child. Happy Reading and Happy Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to stay connected with us on Instagram and Facebook!

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Is my eye pointing straight?

Dario Canale Optometrist B. Science, B. Optom, Post Grad Ocular Therapeutics

My eye hurts

Do I have a lazy eye?

Sometimes things go blurry

My eyes feel tired

I have a headache

Contact us to arrange a comprehensive eye appointment for your child.

196 High Street, Ashburton 3147

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READING THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD After many years of practice in the area of paediatric optometry, I have realized that the requirements of a child's visual system - the way it functions, the demands placed upon it - differ from an adult in many ways. In early primary school, a child learns to read and write, so that they may utilize these skills to learn more effectively in the latter primary years. First we learn to read, then we read to learn. Reading well, reading efficiently, without undue strain, fatigue or blur, is not a given for many children. Eyes need to co-ordinate and focus, and the visual data needs then to be interpreted and processed by the brain. Children are our future. A thorough examination with a properly trained behavioural optometrist can ensure your child sees the world as best they can - nothing less is acceptable. Bookings for comprehensive eye examinations for children may be made with Dario, Optometrist.

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“Health Care for Your Whole Family” Family Wellness Group provides health care treatment and education for all ages. We assist with a range of conditions, with each consultation being tailored to the individual's needs. We provide a range of services including: Osteopathy Osteopathic treatment assists the body to function optimally; with improved posture, pain minimisation, reduced strain, and greater physical mobility addressing the following conditions: · Back/neck pain · Headaches/migraines · Digestive issues · Pregnancy support · Continence/Pelvic floor weaknesses · Workplace & Sports injuries · Stress/Anxiety (Nervous system support) · Shoulder pain/Rotator cuff injury · Tennis elbow, shin splints · Carpal Tunnel Syndrome · Foot pain/Plantar Fasciitis · Dizziness/Vertigo/Balance problems · Impaired circulation · Sciatica · Arthritis Osteopaths at the Family Wellness Group have further post-graduate qualifications and experience with assisting the following paediatric conditions: · Sleep & Immunity problems · Plagiocephaly, Birth trauma · Reflux/colic · Torticolis, Tongue and Lip Tie · Feeding difficulties · Asthma · Constipation/diarrhoea · Hyperactivity, anxiety · Cognitive development · Fatigue · Bed-wetting/incontinence · Postural imbalances

Clinical Psychology Services available to children, adolescents, and their families for a range of issues including: · Anxiety/phobias · Depression · Low self-esteem · School refusal · Social difficulties · Behavioural problems · Self-harm · Grief & loss · Adjustment to parental separation & divorce · Eating difficulties · Sleep disorders · Anger management issues Developmental Therapy Developmental Therapy utilises exercise therapy with growth milestones for children's learning, behaviour, and coordination difficulties, with developmental movement techniques and sound therapy to assist in improving: · Dyslexia/dyspraxia · Concentration, Focus, Attention · Educational underachievement · Auditory processing · Sports performance · ADD/ADHD · Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bookings can be made by calling 9898 0222, or via Written by Dr Rachel Murphy (Osteopathy, Clinical Nutritionist)

Adults & Children's Yoga Classes Benefits of yoga include: · Improved physical strength/posture · Flexibility, balance & stability of joints · Increased fitness · Improved concentration · Relaxing the body & promoting better sleep · Reduced injuries/improved sports performance · Anxiety & stress management · Improved digestion · Eases aches & pains · Boosts immunity Children's benefits from yoga classes include: · Coordination & Spatial awareness · Increased focus/attention · Encourages fit and healthy lifestyle habits · Stress management strategies, including breathing · Feeling part of a healthy & noncompetitive group activity · Learning to switch off from overstimulation of electronic devices · Promotes inquisitiveness, imagination & creativity · Maintaining strong muscles & bones · Encourages a sense of accomplishment & fun Naturopathy Conditions assisted by Naturopathic treatment include: · Skin conditions · Migraines/headaches · Weight management/obesity/ detoxification · Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) · Insomnia/ sleep disorders · Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Glandular Fever · Asthma · Environmental allergies/ hyper-sensitivities · Women's & Men's health


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THE HEGURU METHOD CHILDREN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Program for 0 - 8 Years Old SURREY HILLS WHEELERS HILL 201 Elgar Rd G08 202 Jells Rd Surrey Hills Wheelers Hill 03 9808 9991 03 8866 1577 w : e :

ENROLMENTS OPEN POSITIONS AVAILABLE PREP TO YEAR 6 A welcoming faith community and nurturing learning environment 116 Cotham Rd. Kew 3101 Tel: 9853 5859 Principal: Julie David Email: Website: Please phone our school to book a tour and meet our Principal, Mrs Julie David.

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pecial new picture story books perfect for Mother's Day:

Spot Loves His Mum by Eric Hill This classic story is always a winner with small children. Now available in board book format for $12.99 Hide and Seek with Mum by Ed Allen and Laura Wood A fun new story to delight toddlers.Well timed for Mother's Day.

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Mummies are Lovely by Meredith Costain and Polona Lovsin This glorious new picture story book celebrates the special qualities of mothers.The beautiful illustrations have a vintage feel and it is the perfect Mother's Day gift for cat lovers too.

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Occasional Care Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm Friday 9am - 2pm 3-Year-Old Program Monday and Wednesday 9am - 2pm (Group 1) Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 2pm (Group 2)



Children must a end both sessions for their groups

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 2pm Government benefits and rebates apply for eligible families.

Places are currently available in all three programs. Enrolments: administra Ph : 9885 7789

Join an exis ng group or start your own. Mums, dads, grandparents, nannies, carers - all welcome! Playgroups operate during school terms and offer a welcoming environment. We offer community, facilitated and Mandarin playgroups. Come and play, learn and make new friends. Enrolments: Ph : 9885 7789


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Largest Importer & Wholesaler of Tiles, Pavers and Panels with over a decade of experience in the industry An extensive range of products and designs to suit every project Supplied and fitted packages available Photo : PANELS Large and Lite. From 400x800 to 1600x3200mm.Thickness 5.5 to 12mm. For Interior and Exterior wall coverings. All flat surfaces suitable. Excellent for quick and economical renovations.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL PRICING for Your Child in Boroondara readers. Mention this Ad. Home Owners, Architects, Interior/exterior designers welcome CONTACT : Denny Chan 0434 873 946 Factory 1, 21 Macquarie Dr, Thomastown


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Willsmere Dental Spreads Joy (and Oral Health Educa on) to Children At Willsmere Dental, we love being an ac ve partner in our community - and we also love teaching children about proper oral health care. We'd like to share more about our own “tooth fairies” and help promote a posi ve conversa on about oral health!

Visi ng Fairies Our dental team is proud to visit local child centres dressed as tooth fairies to help spread a posi ve message of proper oral health. A dental nurse along with another team member will read one or two story books about oral health to the children, present posters with proper oral health ps for brushing and demonstrate oral health care on a large model of the teeth. Our team will also teach the children a fun song about brushing their teeth—simply put, it's hard to know who has more fun at our visits the children or us! At the end of the visit, we'll give away “goodie bags” filled with prizes, informa on, s ckers, balloons and colouring ac vi es.

About Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) We hope to help parents be er understand CDBS and we treat children eligible for CDBS with on the spot claims a er your appointment. Here's a bit more informa on for you! To be eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule, children must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. The Child Dental Benefit Schedule, provides to up to $1000 in benefits for basic dental services including screenings, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings and more. Services can be provided in a public or private se ng. Families can check if their child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule by contac ng the Department of Human Services.

Schedule a Visit We happily welcome children in our family-friendly prac ce. To book an appointment for your li le one, contact our prac ce today. If you know a childcare centre that would enjoy a visit from us, please do not hesitate to reach out. 83 Willsmere Road, Kew VIC 3101 P: (03) 9853 1800 F: (03) 9853 1900 E:


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We are excited to feature Windmill in this issue of FIVE MINUTES WITH. Windmill has been providing wonderful, high quality toys to generations of Australian families. Windmill Educational Toys and Equipment is an Australian, family owned company that was established in 1977. It currently comprises 4 shops located in Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston. They are run by a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about providing a great range of toys and educational resources suitable for all children at different stages of development.

q How Does Windmill differ from Other Toy Shops? Windmill was originally founded by a civil engineer and his school teacher wife. They saw a need in their community for quality toys that met a variety of children's developmental needs. Their aim was to source and supply the best products to support educators, early childhood services, families and the community in enriching the lives of children. Customers have always received friendly service and been assisted by the staff in choosing an appropriate product. Families have been returning for generations now. They still enjoy the genuine nature of the staff and the practical product advice.

q What type of products are available at Windmill? There are lots of enjoyable educational children's products at Windmill suitable for presents, or for education. Products include: Art & Craft Materials, Books, Baby Toys, Construction Sets, Puzzles, Games, Outdoor Play, Scooters, Ride-Ons, Music, Dolls, Dress-ups, Doll Houses, Puppets, Animals, Maths and Literacy, Science Kits, Special/ Individual Needs Products, Play Corner Furniture, Vehicles and Train Sets and much more. The wide range of products you might find at Windmill ranges from the traditional and classical toys such as a game of snakes and ladders to new and more recently invented products such as a solar powered robots. Windmill has puzzles and games for all ages. There is a science product section with first microscopes and a great range of science activity kits. Construction sets including the old favourites such as Mobilo to newer popular sets such as Magformers and the fabulous iRingo that was more recently developed in Korea and is great for its movable pieces. There are toys for early years to help their different stages of development such as presents for new babies and different types of activity centres for tummy time to walker wagons for toddlers. Games for holidays, puzzles for rainy days, bath toys and balance sets and lots of outdoor fun such as kites, balls, hoops, beach fun and gardening tools. There are many teaching resources such as teaching time clocks and Cuisenaire blocks, flash cards and first reading and writing books. At Windmill there is always a range of tea sets, children's stoves and role play activities such as cash register, doctor's kits and dress ups. There are also lots of percussion instruments for musical fun and a great range art and craft products including drawing and painting materials as well as modelling materials, craft kits and kinetic sand.

FIVE MINUTES Whatever the age or interest of the child, you are sure to find something for everyone. WITH The Melbourne Shop address is: 591 Whitehorse Rd Mont Albert, 3127. Phone: (03) 9830 4336 Windmill 22 Shop Local and mention Your Child in Boroondara




LOCATIONS Bentleigh Berwick Brighton Burwood Dandenong Doncaster Epping Kew Lalor Mitcham Northcote


Become Independent Thinkers Open Morning Tuesday 22nd May 9:00-10:30am

Prep Information Evening 7 Years @ Belle Vue Tuesday 22nd May 6:30-7:30pm All Enrolments Welcome Boroondara and Manningham School Tours Available

Ph:9859 6123 20 Highview Road, Balwyn North

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KIDS CORNER March issue Colouring Contest Well done to all & congratulations to LUELLA & JASMINE who each won 2 Palace Cinemas passes courtesy of Palace Cinemas


luella 4

jasmine 9

rashi 10

tejaswi 9

Sukitha 9


amelia 7

mona 7

gemma 6


annika 6



thomas 5

layla 4

grace 3

alice 15 mths


Pop-Up Playgroup Kaye Kingham and Emma Nottingham Speech Pathologists Discussion on how language develops in toddlers and fun ideas that parents can use to help their toddler develop their communication skills at home. Thursday 3 May, 10am-11am Grandparents' Playgroup Facilitated open age playgroup for grandparents and carers. Organised activities for children with their grandparents. (0-5 years) Monday 9am-11am During school terms. $4 per session 102 Bowen Street Camberwell Ph : 9889 0791

TOY LIBRARIES Canterbury Toy Library 190A Canterbury Road Canterbury Kew Toy Library 152 Pakington Street Kew Pied Piper Toy Library 6 Lexia Street Ashburton


MARKETS Boroondara Farmers Market 19 May 8.00 am Patterson Reserve Hawthorn Makers Market 6 May 10 am - 3 pm Hawthorn Arts Centre Camberwell Sunday Market Every Sunday 6.30 pm - 12.30 pm Marketplace Carpark LIBRARIES Ashburton Library 154 High Street Ashburton Balwyn Library 336 Whitehorse Road Balwyn Camberwell Library 340 Camberwell Road Camberwell Hawthorn Library 584 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn


Kew Library Corner Cotham Road & Civic Drive Kew

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N O I T A M R O F N I L U F E S Uhandy phone numbers to keep on your fridge EMERGENCY Ambulance Fire Police


HOSPITALS Austin - Heidelberg ...................................................... 9496 5000 Box Hill Hospital ........................................................... 9895 3333 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville) ........................ 9345 5522 CRISIS CENTRES Poisons ............................................................................ Kids Help Line ............................................................... Lifeline ............................................................................. Suicide Helpline (Vic) ................................................... Nurse-on-Call................................................................. Child Protection (After Hours) ................................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre .............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours) ....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault .................................. Victims of Crime Helpline .......................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE ................................................ SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support (Vic) .............. Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline .......

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POLICE STATIONS Boroondara Police ........................................................ 8851 1111 Burwood Police ............................................................. 9888 8377 Camberwell Police ........................................................ 9882 0688 COUNCIL Boroondara City Council ............................................ 9278 4444 If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please email us 28

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A R A D N O O R O B N I D L I H C YOUR local businesses to local families What Language Are You Teaching Your Child? 10 Hypnotherapy.. Tapping Into The Power Of Your Child’s Imagination 12 Post Natal Depression 14

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Book Store Dymocks Camberwell & Tooronga 32 Business Opportunities Home With Income 13 Your Child Magazine 31 Children’s Services Craig Family Centre 15 Dental Willsmere Dental 19 Educational Centre Heguru Australia 11 Think Smart 15


Educational Toys Windmill 23


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

What Does A Digital Screen Do To Your Child’s Eyes? 18

Tips To Take Your Children’s Photos Like A Pro 20 Give Me A Year For Mother’s Day! 29 Family Wellness Family Wellness Group 6

Five Minutes With 22 Book Review 13 Kids Corner 24 What’s On? 26

Useful Information 28

Hand Sanitiser Native Bliss 25% Off 9

Shopping Camberwell Shopping 13 Rustic Heart 20% Off 15 Wilson & Frenchy Warehouse Sale 21

Kindergarten Camberwell Baptist Church Kindergarten 13

Soccer Technical Soccer Tuition 11

Martial Arts Joon No’s Taekwondo 23 Mortgage Broker Aussie Ashburton 9

School Belle Vue Primary 23 Erasmus Primary 9 Ruyton Girls’ School 3 Sacred Heart School 11

Music School Latitude Music Studios 2

Tiles & Pavers PPM Stone 16

Optometrist Ashburton Eyecare 5 Your Child Areas Available For Advertising VIC: Banyule & Nillumbik Boroondara Casey & Cardinia Manningham Monash Whitehorse Whittlesea Yarra Ranges

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