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Avoid Holiday Weight

Does it feel like holiday weight gain is inevitable?

Tame The End Of School Clutter

A few tips on dealing with clutter

Win Tickets to

Sand Sculpting Australia Goldilocks & The Three Bears

5 Simple Steps to Be Organised

Create a plan and take action

Volume 8

Kids and ipads.

Tips for ipad or computer use in children

December 2015 to January 2016


Where Shopping is easy

SHOP LOCALLY AT TUNSTALL SQUARE- FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS NEEDS

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Tunstall Square- lights- laughter and goodwill POST YOUR LETTER

TO SANTA IN OUR LETTER BOX IN TUNSTALL SQUARE INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS AS HE WILL REPLY TO YOU.

Letter Box located outside Bakery on Tunstall - 26 Tunstall Square THE FRESHEST FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

FRUIT & VEGGIE MARKET

We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year Tunstall Fresh would like To wish you all a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year we look forward to meeting you next year..Happy Holidays.

11-12 Tunstall Square East Doncaster PH 9842 1820 www.tunstallfresh.com.au TUNSTALL SQUARE FOR YOUR ONE STOP SHOPPING

Call Irene PH:0412 345 078 www.tunstallsquareshops.com.au Corner Doncaster and Tunstall Road


SWIMMING LESSONS PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGED CLASSES AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK ENROL NOW FOR TERM 1 Don’t Miss Out

Vacancies are limited so call us now!

Squash Court Hire GET FIT PLAYING SQUASH

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Its great anytime! AQUA PLAY

BABY SWIM

PH: 9846 1222 Corner of Parker & Swilk Street Templestowe

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Many thanks to all our readers and advertisers for all your support in 2015. May your New Year shine and be filled with happiness.

Hello and welcome to December 2015 and January 2016 combined Issue. Summer will soon be in full swing so don't forget to book your kids swimming classes for Term 1 at Westerfolds Sports Centre. Vacancies fill fast so be quick to avoid disappointment. Now is a great time to get organised as Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and in the blink of an eye it will be all over. Around this time of the year we have a family ritual and that is to take our family photos with Santa or our Christmas is not complete! Bulleen Plaza Is offering FREE photos with Santa. How amazing is that! From December 14th to 24th 10am to 2pm daily. Printed photos are available for only $5. Also your children can write and Post a letter to Santa and Tunstall Square will make sure Santa gets it. There is a special Santa letter box there for your children to post their letter to Santa. Don't forget to put your address on the back and Santa will answer you back. Celebrate Australia Day at the 'Pop Up Farmyard Tuesday 26 January 2016, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm at The Plaza Park, MC Square Civic Plaza. Bring the kids along to celebrate all things Australian at our special Pop Up Farmyard community event. Features live music, free BBQ, backyard family games, outback cubbies, big jumping castle, animal farm, arts play, face painting and live music. All activities are free, no bookings required. More Info: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/ausday or ph 9840 9246 Dancing is a wonderful activity for your children it can be very exciting and a great way for them to keep fit. Here are a few local dance schools to consider. Karen Margaret Studio, Templestowe Dance and Parkwood Dance Academy and Academy Of Dance. They are now taking enrolments for 2016. Deciding where to celebrate Christmas and New Years can be stressful, so why not take the pressure off yourself and book a Christmas lunch or dinner at a variety of venues around Manningham such as The Cherry Hill Tavern, Warrandyte Cafe, Degani or Templestowe Hotel. You can celebrate all Christmas functions all venues have a delicious menu and most venues have an area which your kids can play so you can relax. On the Friday 11th of December at 6pm pack a picnic basket complete with rug and head down to Ruffey Lake Park with your family and friends for Manningham's Carols by Candlelight. A Fireworks Display will be featured at the conclusion of the evening. Enter our competition for your chance to Win a Free Family Pass, 2 Adults and 2 Children Page ‌. MAKE BELIEVE THEATRE at the Doncaster Playhouse presents Goldilocks and The Three Bears showing January 12th - 23rd 10.30am & 1.30pm each day www.makebelievetheatre.net. Manningham Library Has so many activities during the school holidays www.wml.vic.gov.au I hope you all have a great month , enjoy reading our December 2015/January 2016 combined issue. If you ever miss out on a copy of Your Child in Manningham you can read it online at www.yourchildinmanningham.com.au.

Win 4 tickets to see Goldilocks and The Three Bears Simply LIKE Your Child in Manningham on Facebook inbox your name and phone number to go in the draw to win a 4 tickets. to Jack and The Beanstalk Entries Close Before December 31st 2015 Winner to be announced on FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/YourChildinManningham

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Templestowe Heights Primary School “inspiring learners for life”

Open For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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PH: 9846 4983 25 Anderson St, Templestowe www.deganitemplestowe.com.au Degani Templestowe Mon 7am-5.30pm Tues-Sun 7am-10.00pm

Modern Indoor Learning Spaces Strong Academic Emphasis Enrichment Programs Lego Robotics PE, Art, Instrumental Garden To Kitchen Program We invite you to take a tour of our inclusive and collaborative learning community.

PH 03 9850 1796 276 - 300 High Street, Templestowe Lower, 3107

www.templestowehts.vic.edu.au

YOUR CONVENIENT ONE STOP LAUNDRY SERVICE COIN LAUNDROMAT WASH.DRY.FOLD SERVICE IRONING SERVICE DRY CLEANING SERVICE PET LINEN WASH PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE FREE WiFi CHILDRENS PLAY AREA LIBRARY Check us on Facebook for all the services ...LET US TAKE A LOAD OFF YOU!

32 Jackson Court, Doncaster East Ph: 0478 886 383 www.facebook.com/LaundryRoom32 To Advertise in Your Child in Manningham Call 9858 2038 or 0413 577 668

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New Studio In Doncaster East Classes Offered In 2016 Jazz, Tap RAD Ballet Contemporary Hip Hop Adult Tap Acrobatics and Performing Arts Ages 3 and above. Examinations offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Annual Performances.

Studios in Templestowe and Doncaster. Contact - Cassie O'Sullivan (Director) PH: 0411 273 076 info@tda.dance www.templestowedanceacademy.com.au

WE HAVE MOVED!

We have been servicing the local community since 1991 Eye specialised assessments

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GIVE YOUR CLEVER CHILD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE ! • Qualified teachers • Vibrant environment • 75 mins sessions

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16 months - 4 years: • Discover • Climb • Create • Dance • Socialise • Imagine • Spend quality learning time with your child NEW 3 - 5 years: • Ready to Read • Letters • Sounds • Numbers 'Children really do shine!' - Parent

9842 1135 0425 865 479

www.livelylearning.net.au Venue: 3 Feathertop Ave, Lower Templestowe

KAREN MARGARET STUDIOS STAR Where EVERYONE is a AGES 3-18 Dance Drama Singing Acting Congratulations to Mackenzie for his performance in Opera Australia's Production of Puccini's Tosca at the State Theatre

Doncaster

Mt Waverley

Box Hill

Ph 9898 1275 or 0408 581 943 www.karenmargaretstudios.com.au karenmargaretstudios@bigpond.com To Advertise in Your Child in Manningham Call 9858 2038 or 0413 577 668

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Do you have any travel plans?? Come in and see us for all your vaccine and travel health advice. We Have Doctors Available When Your Family Needs Them

Creativity & excellence in framing designs Preserve Precious Memories Gift Vouchers Available Great Christmas Gift Tunstall Square Shopping Centre 141 Beverley Street, Doncaster East PH: 03 9842 5782 www.hallofframe.net.au pam@hallofframe.com.au

Swift Clinic - For All Your Repeat Referrals And Scripts Professional and Friendly Staff

Phone 88 500 500 www.mgp.net.au Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9am to 5pm 200 High Street (Crn Manningham Road) Manningham Medical Centre, Lower Templestowe

2016 Enrolments Now Open

B elieve T hat Y ou C an Kinder Gym, Recreational Gymnastics and Trampoline Classes Ph: 03 9841 4773 DONVALE BLACKBURN www.btyc.gymnastics.org.au

Come and Join In The Fun HOLIDAY PROGRAMS 21st December to 22nd January Birthday Parties After School Programs (Commencing 2016) School Incursions School Holiday Programs Pre-School Classes For all Enquiries and Bookings PH: 0402 945 599

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WHAT’S ON AT THE CHERRY HILL TAVERN

CHERRY HILL TAVERN PH: 9841 8122 189 Reynolds Road, Doncaster East www.cherryhilltavern.com.au


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Holiday Activity!

$16 FACE PAINTING

PER FAMILY

SATURDAY EARLY SESSION

45 minutes of musical activities, imaginative movement and creativity plus morning tea, gifts and special offers.

Babies: Tues 19 January 11:45am Ages 1 to 2: Tues 19 January 9:15am Ages 2 to 3: Tues 19 January 10:30am Ages 3 & 4: Wed 20 January 9:15am Ages 5 & 6: Wed 20 January 10:30am Venue: St Mark's Anglican Church, Lower Templestowe Bookings Essential

Natascha 0403 072 564

www.kindermusik.com

FRIDAY NIGHT CHARLIE THE CLOWN

EVERY WEDNESDAY All Day*CONDITIONS APPLY

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

SUNDAY LUNCH BALLOON TRICKS

All You Can Eat Buffet Ph: 9850 4866 23 Parker Street Lower Templestowe www.templestowehotel.com.au

COLOSSUS

Continental Supermarket

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year Specialising in Imported Groceries Deli Products and Liquor

GREAT SELECTION OF Pastas Gluten Free Products Sugar Free Products Dips/Anti Pasto Olives/Deli Meats

Beans/Legumes/Nuts Coffee Cheese Greek, Italian, Croatian Sweets Spices/Breads

For all Enquiries PH: 03 9857 9971 6-8 Stutt Avenue, Doncaster Trading Hours Mon - Wed 9am - 5.30pm Thursday 9am - 6pm Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 8.30am - 3.30pm Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

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ANGELA’S WHIMSICAL CAKES Designer Cakes Specifically Made For Your Special Occasion Cakes, Cup Cakes, Cake Pops, Cookies, Birthdays

Christenings

Communions

Confirmations

Contact Angela Mob: 0412 103 454 or Phone: 9846 8617 Visit Angela's Whimsical Cakes on facebook Email abrancatella@optusnet.com.au


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ENROL NOW FOR 2016

Mums! Looking for Great Quality Childcare? Our well qualified team offers care of the very HIGHEST standard. We are a 40 place centre so your child will be looked after by a small number of familiar carers Our Kinder Program is delivered by a qualified Kindergarten Teacher Easy access to freeway. Right next to Blackburn Road exit on the Eastern Established for over 30 years. For all enquiries or to book a centre tour

Ph: 9842 3900

84 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East

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CHRISTMAS WORD FIND

Words to find: SANTA CHRISTMAS TREE SNOWMAN ELF, REINDEER, CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, CAROLS, LIGHTS, CARDS JESUS, TOYS, SLEIGH, HOLIDAYS, JOY.

Kids Corner PO Box 876 Templestowe Vic 3106 email: info@yourchildinmanningham.com.au ph: (03) 9858 2038 Mob: 0413 577 668 26

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SPACES AVAILABLE

ENROL NOW FOR 2016 & Receive 2 Week Free Conditions Apply

3 YEAR OLD KINDER AND 4 year old FUNDED KINDER 2 Qualified and experienced Kindergarten Teachers to prepare your child for their schooling years. Purpose built long day care centre with a Pre-Kinder and Funded Kindergarten. Full Time, Part Time and Casual Care Qualified, long term and experienced caring educators Enrolments available for children between 6 weeks and 6 years Fun and stimulating natural indoor and outdoor environments Weekly swimming lessons at Westerfold Swim Centre by a qualified swim teacher. Computer Gym / Kelly-Sports Program / and FREE HeyDeeHo Music Classes. Our cook specialises in healthy and nutritional meals. 2 Full time Qualified Kinder Teachers with school readiness program We implement the Early Years Learning and Development Framework, each child receiving a personalised learning portfolio. Our service has been rated as Meeting National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework (NQF)

Phone: (03) 9846 4011 Cnr Swilk & Parker Street Templestowe cuddlybear1999@hotmail.com www.cuddlybear.com.au To Advertise in Your Child in Manningham Call 9858 2038 or 0413 577 668

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Business Directory Chinese Traditional Bone Setting If you have body aches, back pain we can help with your treatment

Come See Our Great Range Of Products

Continental Deli Gluten Free Smallgoods Dips, Antipasto, Yogurt

Our Services Include. Cupping Ironing Reduce Joint Dislocations Contact Evelyn 0417 176 088 to book an appointment.

Greek & Italian Products

Nuts, Beans, Pastas, Flour Sugar Free Products For all Enquiries Phone: 9848 5217 72 Jackson Court, East Doncaster Google: Olympus Delicatessen

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Book Now for Christmas Functions!

Great Gluten Free Menu BEST COFFEE IN TOWN! Birthday cakes made to order continental, home made or come and see if we have one ready for you.

EXTENSIVE DELICIOUS BREAKFAST MENU (Eggs Benedict Our Most Pop ular)

SEASONAL MENU AND FULLY LICENSED (Specialising in Wines Sourced From Local Australian Wineries)

GOURMET LUNCHES Large Selection of Herbal Teas & Devonshire Teas Available

CAFÉ OPEN 7 DAYS 8AM TO 5PM PHONE: 9844 0365 61 - 63 YARRA STREET, WARRANDYTE To Advertise in Your Child in Manningham Call 9858 2038 or 0413 577 668

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Handy Phone Numbers Ambulance Fire Police.....DIAL 000 HOSPITALS 9895 3333 Box Hill Hospital................................................... 9345 5522 Royal Childrens Hospital (Parkville)..................... 8458 4444 Mercy Woman’s Hospital......................................

CRISIS CENTRES Poison.................................................................. 13 11 26 Kids Help Line......................................................1800 551 800 Life Line............................................................... 13 11 14 Suicide Help Line Victoria only............................ 1300 651 251 Nurse-On-Call......................................................1300 606 024 Child Protection Unit (Whitehorse Rd)................ 1300 360 391 Child Protection After Hours Service................... 131 278 Domestic Violence Crisis Centre.......................... 1800 015 188 or 9373 0123 Sexual Assault Services (After Hours).................. 9349 1766 Centres Against Sexual Assault............................ 1800 806 292 Life Circle – HOPELINE…...................................... 1300 364 673 Emergency All Hours Chiropractor........................ 9852 0055 The Compassionate Friends ................................ (03) 9888 4944

YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION Doncaster Police Complex................................... 8841 3999 Warrandyte Police Station...................................9844 3231

OTHER Manningham Council..........................................9840 9333 9844 3082 Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Warrandyte................. 132 660 Locum After Hours after 6pm (Bulk Bill)............. Breast Feeding Helpline .....................................1800 686 268 9885 0855 Breast Feeding Association ................................ If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please call 9858 2038

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WIN 1 OF 2 FAMILY PASSES

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$135* Simply LIKE Your Child in Manningham on Facebook inbox your name and phone number to go in the draw to win ONE OF 2 FAMILY PASSES to SAND SCULPTING AUSTRALIA Entries Close December 31st 2015 Winner to be announced on FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/YourChildinManningham

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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child Real Estate Deli - Continental Features Articles 6 10 14 16

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Kids and ipads One Size Does Not Fit All 5 Simple Steps To Be Organised 20 When Should My Child Start a Musical Instrument 24 5 Ways To Help Kids Transition Between Access Visits 30 Tame End Of School Clutter

Regulars 32 Handy Phone Numbers 35 What’s On In Manningham 26 Kids Corner 33 Facebook Competition Car Sales 8 Doncaster BMW Cakes 23 Angela’s Whimsical Cakes Childrens Music 21 Kindermusik Templestowe Child Care 27 Cuddly Bear Child Care Kinder 25 Doncaster East Day Care Christmas Program 5 Manningham Council Childrens Intelligence Program 15 Lively Learning Carols By Candlelight 13 Manningham Carols By Candlelight Dance School 29 Parkwood Dance Academy 15 Karen Margaret Studio 11 Templestowe Dance 25 Academy Off Dance

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18 Fletchers Real Estate 21 Colossus Delicatessen Restaurant Taverns-Cafe’s 31 Olympus Delicatessen 21 Templestowe Hotel Family Activity 31 Warrandyte Café 22 Sandstorm Events 7 Degani Frame Shop Swimming Classes 17 Hall Of Frame 3 Westerfolds Gymnastics Toy Company 17 BTYC Gymnastics 33 Baby Elephant Toy Company Marketing and Administration 28 Echo Friendly 15 CHANgAL Toy Company Medical Centre Doctors and Specialists 17 Manningham General Practice Book a quarter page 31 Chinese Traditional ad from only Bone Setting 11 Centre Of Holistic Medicine Call 9858 2038 Global Standard Conditions Apply Air Neutraliser 9 Oxira Holiday and After School Program 17 Bricks4Kids Book a half page ad 36 Bulleen Plaza from only Laundry Room 7 Doncaster Laundry Room Call 9858 2038 Optometrist Conditions Apply 11 Optical Sight Play and Production 12 Make Believe Theatre Play Centre Book a full page ad 25 Lollipops Play Land from only 21 Base Camp Photos With Santa 36 Bulleen Plaza Call 9858 2038 Primary Schools Conditions Apply 7 Templestowe Heights Primary School

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In Manningham POST YOUR LETTER TO SANTA Letter Box located outside Bakery 26Tunstall Square

IN TUNSTALL SQUARE INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS AS HE WILL REPLY TO YOU.

Come and Join In The Fun HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

21st December to 22nd January bricks4kidzaustralia.com.au/mm

Friday 11th December 2015 6.00pm - 10.00pm Pack a picnic basket complete with rug and head down to A Fireworks Display Ruffey Lake Park with your will be featured at the family and friends for Manninghams conclusion of the evening. Carols by Candlelight.

FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA Mon 14 -24 Dec 10am-2pm Daily FREE digital PHOTOS & Instant Prints 6x4 $5 each www.bulleenplaza.com.au Phone: (03) 9852 0011

Free Event!

Australian Reptile Show January 14 &15 11am & 1pm Daily www.bulleenplaza.com.au Phone: (03) 9852 0011

Templestowe

Holiday Activity! Natascha 0403 072 564 Venue: St Mark's Anglican Church, Lower Templestowe

YOUR FREE PASS IS ON PAGE 22 JAN 11 -23 10AM & 1.30PM PH: 8822 3457 www.makebelievetheatre.com.au

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas... Friday 4 December: 1.00pm – 5.00pm & Friday 11 December: 3.30pm – 5.00pm@ The Plaza Park, MC Square Civic Plaza, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. Join our free Christmas crafty workshops to adorn the community Christmas trees with decorations, and make some treasures for your own too! Bring your spare Christmas decorations along to help decorate the space, and enjoy the fun of our Pop Up Park family games space. Post Your Wish List in Santa's Mailbox at The Plaza Park until 15th December to receive a letter back from Santa. Be sure to address it to: SANTA, North Pole, 9999 and don't forget to include your return address. All activities are free, no bookings required. More Info:www.manningham.vic.gov.au/christmasor ph 9840 9246

Celebrate Australia Day at the Pop Up Farmyard Tuesday 26 January 2016, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm @ The Plaza Park, MC Square Civic Plaza, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. Bring the kids along to celebrate all things Australian at our special Pop Up Farmyard community event. Features live music, free BBQ, backyard family games, outback cubbies, big jumping castle, animal farm, arts play, face painting and live music. All activities are free, no bookings required. More Info: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/ausday or ph 9840 9246

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WHATS ON AT BULLEEN PLAZA

PHOTOS WITH SANTA Mon 14 -24 Dec 10am-2pm Daily FREE digital PHOTOS & Instant Prints 6x4 $5 each Trading Hours: OPEN Sunday 20 December Closed Christmas Day 25 Dec Boxing Day 26 Dec New Years Day 1 Jan

Australian Reptile Show January 14 &15 11am & 1pm Daily

Free Event!

For more information please visit www.bulleenplaza.com.au Phone: (03) 9852 0011 79 - 109 Manningham Road, Bulleen

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