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Volume 3

April 2017


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Overview ♥ Your Child in Monash is published monthly for the mums, dads and grandparents of the Monash and surrounding areas. ♥ 5000 copies monthly are distributed in the Monash and surrounding areas. ♥ Estimated readership of 15,000. ♥ If you would like to contribute an article or products for competitions feel free to contact us. ♥ For advertising enquiries please email or give us a call.

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appy Autumn Days!

As much as I love the long hours of daylight in summer, I have to admit autumn and spring are the most two beautiful seasons of the year. You reap what you sow. Autumn is the best time for harvest and reflection. Lilia is attending a ballet class on Saturday; it is more of a repetition of last year. To my surprise she is not bored at all; I did hesitate when signing her up for the same class again. It was a way of saying my child hasn't progressed. But now I am happy that I had the courage, the courage of facing parenthood hurdles, when my little one just needs to take her time. Lilia has always been a bit later than other children. She took to age three to toilet train. When she was two, mums around me all started to train their children using the toilet. I panicked and tried to push her. Instead there were lots tears and yelling and frustration. She was just not ready for it. I have never been a patient person but since becoming a mum, I am learning the art of patience. Patience instils confidence in children; calmness in parents and harmony in the family. Do you agree? Kirill & Rachel

Thank you for taking Your Child into your home and please support local business Editor Rachel Blake Design & Layout Kirill Blake Ad Sales Rachel Blake

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Low rate - $10.50 per hour Sessions from 2 to 5 hours Indoor and outdoor play Secure, nurturing, homely environment Qualified, experienced and loving staff

Nestled within the picturesque grounds of Mt Waverley’s Huntingtower School, HT Playhouse is a fully licensed Occasional Child Care Centre. We provide a loving and welcoming environment where 1 to 5 year olds can investigate and learn through play. Bookings are recommended

call 9831

9452

www.huntingtower.vic.edu.au 77 Waimarie Drive, Mt Waverley

Jenny Grimm

Many inside and outside play activities are offered, including painting, puzzles, home corner, climbing, sand and water play, games, riding bikes and dancing. Through these experiences, children learn how to express themselves and to discover the environment around them. The atmosphere at the HT Playhouse is quiet, loving and fun-filled. Small groups of children play and talk happily. You are invited to come along and see this for yourself! The cost for child care is $10.50 per hour. Children can be cared for up to 5 hours in any one day and 15 hours in any one week.

Program Director Enrolment with HT Playhouse is independent of enrolment in Huntingtower school.

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WHATS ON IN MONASH Farmers & Gi Market Sunday 02 April 2017 / 9am - 2pm The Wheelers Hill Hotel Crn Ferntree Gully Road & Jells Road Wheelers Hill Call 03 9560 8922

Rotary Club of Monash - Holland Fes val Saturday 08 April 2017 / 10am - 10pm Akoonah Park, 2 Cardinia Street. Outside Monash 3806 Call 0414 602 919

LifeKids Playground Wednesday 26 April 2017 / 10am - 12pm 0 - 5 Year Olds. Gold coin dona on. LifeGate Church of Christ, 758 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley 3150 Call 0422 726 808

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St Peter’s Primary School Clayton

● Tour our School ● Meet our Teachers

Come for a tour during school hours any day.

BOOK YOUR NEXT PARTY!

Call Helen today on 03 9544 3032 www.spclayton.catholic.edu.au

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Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten annual Open Day in May welcomes families

The newly renovated Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten (AMK) will be opening its doors to the community and showcasing its recent refurbishment at its annual Open Day in May. AMK is a community-based and not-for-profit service. Children who start their educa on years at AMK learn the importance of embracing different cultures, sharing within their peer groups, suppor ng their friends and families and becoming independent, curious and engaged learners.

AMK is well-reputed for its gorgeous outdoor learning space, a natural garden that flanks the kindergarten building and provides children with many different resources for play. The massive space also features a sensory area, digging patch, creek, a large covered sandpit, climbing areas, swings and an impressive slide. AMK – in both building and within its people – s ll embodies the same spirit that saw the local community launch the kindergarten in the late 1960s. AMK families are ac vely invested in the kindergarten and suppor ng their fellow parents, carers and children. It takes a village to raise a child and the families who are part of the AMK village are part for life. Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten's annual Open Day is held on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 10am12pm. All families are welcome. For more informa on, please visit:

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Call today 03 9543 5099 Extra-Curricular Programs include: Chinese Mandarin Children’s Yoga Sports Class Music Class Pre-school Science Pre-school Literacy Individual, Meaningful & Safe Interactions

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1758 Dandenong Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 Email: info@monashvaleelc.com.au

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Maria Montessori Preschool Member of the Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF)

751 - 755 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, 3150 www.mariamontessori.com.au

Give your child the best founda on for future learning and living. Maria Montessori Preschool provides firstclass care and educa on for children from 3 to 6 years of age in a s mula ng environment. With over 30 years experience the qualified Montessori teachers will give your child the opportunity to experience enjoyment in learning and achieve a strong educa onal background. “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. The more fully the needs of one period are met the greater will be the success of the next”. Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952)

To secure a place for your child call us on

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9545 0764 or send an email to:

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First Class Free Enrol Now For 2017

Where EVERYONE is a STAR AGES 3-18 Dance Drama Singing Acting

Est 1995

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Box Hill

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USEFUL INFORMATION Emergency Numbers

Ambulance Fire Police

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Hospitals Monash Hospital................................................. Austin Hospital...................................................... Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................

9594 6666 9496 5000 9345 5522

Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Kids Help Line.......................................................... Lifeline..................................................................... Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................. Nurse-on-Call.......................................................... Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault................................ Victims of Crime Helpline....................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE.............................................. SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline Compassionate Friends Helpline GriefLine

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Your Local Police Station 9566 1555 Glen Waverley ........................................................ If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number 9888 3757 Mount Waverley .................................................... included on this page please call 0425 301 986 9567 8900 Oakleigh.................................................................. 9543 3888 Clayton.................................................................... Other Monash City Council.........................................

9518 3555

TUITION FOR YOUR CHILD Mathema cs English Individual and Small groups

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Emo onal lolly bags for kids Post Natal Depression What Does a Digital Screen Do to Your Child’s Eyes?

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Easter Tradi on Story

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Help your kids to dy up a er themselves

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Cafes / Club / Restaurants Mulgrave Country Club Dance / Music Cantible School of Music Karen Margaret Studio Education / Early Learning / Schools Alpha Omega Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten Heatherton Christian College Huntingtower Occasional Care Joon No’s Taekwondo Kids Unlimited Maria Montessori Pre-School Monash Vale ELC Noel Tutoring St Peter’s Primary School Starfish ELC Waverley Meadows Primary School Health & Care / Sport Monash Link Health & Community SwimWorld Waverley Gymnastic Centre Photography / Talent Photobook Australia Play / Care Centre / Museum Crocs Playcentre Clayton Lollipop’s Playland & Café Noble Park RushHQ UpUnlimited Services / Agencies Bendigo Bank Fletcher’s Switch My Mortgage Work From Home

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我是一棵秋天的树 我们总被告知,在孩子小的时候多让他背诵唐诗宋词,因为此举可以培养 孩子的情操。其实回想一下,那时背诵的我们又有多少是“为赋新词强说愁” 呢?住在澳洲,我开始审视让孩子背诵古诗词的意义,后来觉得:不是不读, 只是可以再等等。那么让孩子读什么呢?我觉得一些好的歌词朗朗上口,意境 深远,又能让孩子联想到身边的事物,是很好的朗读资料。比如今天分享的这 首《我是一棵秋天的树》,是台湾已逝歌星张雨生的歌。眼下刚入秋,不妨带 着孩子,轻声朗诵这首歌词,再一起听听歌,体会生命的静默。 我是一棵秋天的树 稀少的叶片显得有些孤独 偶尔燕子会飞到我的肩上 用歌声描述这世界的匆促 我是一棵秋天的树 枯瘦的枝干少有人来停驻

儿童听力测试

曾有对恋人在我胸膛刻字

生命因有声音而更精彩

我弯不下腰无法看清楚 我是一棵秋天的树 时时仰望天等待春风吹拂 但是季节不曾为我赶路 我很有耐心不与命运追逐 我是一棵秋天的树 安安静静守着小小疆土 眼前的繁华我从不羡慕

听力对于儿童发音和语言 能力培养都非常重要。 听力受损可能导致: · 交流不畅 · 叛逆 · 学习成绩不好 · 阅读和写作障碍 我们的听觉专家为8个月大到 十多岁的孩子提供全面的 听力测试。

因为最美的在心不在远处

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预约 周三和周四 上午9点到下午4:30 Link Health and Community 8 - 10 Johnson St, Oakleigh

可以通过家庭医生推 荐,也可直接拨打电话 预约:1300 552 509

1300 552 509 www.linkhc.org.au Link Health and Community acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government

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享受每一秒! Rush HQ位于墨尔本Rowville,是首间位 于东南区的大型室内主题蹦床乐园。园内数 十张蹦床相连,设有闪避球区,篮球灌篮 区,自由弹跳区,攀岩区,绳索探险区以及 专供幼儿玩乐的充气城堡区。在这里,无论 是2岁的稚嫩小童,还是愿意挑战自我的成年 人,都可以找到属于自己的天地,充分享受 随意和奔放的趣味。所以说,Rush HQ不但是 蹦床乐园,更是一个室内冒险乐园。 在Rush HQ,你可以为小孩办一个别出心 裁的生日派对,为公司员工进行团建活动, 以及办各种私人派对。 与Rush HQ类似的蹦床乐园,近两年在北 上广也流行起来了,据了解他们的门票是比 较贵的,约100-200人民币/小时。虽然墨尔 本大部分蹦床乐园也是按15-25刀/小时的标 准收费,但在Rush HQ,花差不多的钱你已可 以享受到平日全天无限畅玩(学校假期2小 时)的超值体验了。试想一下,一家大小早 上来玩,饿了累了,中午到2楼咖啡厅来份美 味三明治香脆薯条和现磨咖啡,吃好喝好再 到场地继续挥洒汗水,无需担心时间限制, 下午玩够了再回家,这是多么畅快淋漓的家 庭日啊! 安全永远是Rush HQ最关注的问题。我们 使用的设备全部是符合政府安全要求的,仔 细检查器械及场馆安全是每天开门之前的必 做功课。最重要的一点,我们的每一位员工 均接受过正规的急救训练,懂得如何处理突 发事件,以确保每一位入场顾客的安全。 我们诚挚欢迎华人朋友家庭来玩,不必 担心语言不通,我们有说中文的员工为你提 供贴心帮助。

地址:39 South Corporate Avenue, Rowville, Victoria.


St Peter’s Primary School Clayton

最好的 聚会和玩乐 场所!

接收所有宗教背景的家庭 欢迎随时到校参观,不用预订 2018年主要学年费: 一个孩子:$1710 同个家庭两个孩子:$2095 同个家庭三个孩子:$2480 (此为澳洲居民费用;留学生费用请参考政府文件)

1924 Princes Hwy, Clayton VIC 3168 Ph. 9544 5990

16 Mary Street, Clayton 03 9544 3032

蒙特梭利学前班 澳大利亚蒙特梭利教育成员 751 - 755 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, 3150 www.mariamontessori.com.au

你想给孩子未来的学习和生活打下最好的基础吗?蒙特梭利学校构建 的学习环境能够刺激孩子的学习能力,致力于给3到6岁孩子提供一流的关 怀和教育。 我们已有超过30年的办学经验,每个老师都有蒙特梭利资格证,我们 将让孩子们体验学习的乐趣,赢在起跑线! 蒙特梭利创始人玛利亚(1870-1952)说:“生命中最重要的阶段并不 是大学阶段,而是人生第一步,从出生到6岁。在这个阶段发展得好的孩 子,才能在接下来的人生里绽放。” 名额有限,请与以下电话联系(英语):

“I can do it myself”

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