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EditorsLetter Hello and welcome to the start of Winter, Can you believe, that it is already June? Where is the year going. With our busy lives it is important to always remember to take time out for yourself. This months magazine has some great articles to have a look at when you sit down for a quick cuppa. You will find part 2 of ‘Time to Create a Better Life’ on page 24. Page 6 has an insight into ‘A Child’s Best Friend,’ and on page 8 you will find ‘What is a Toy Library,’ which could be very useful for parents of young children. Would you like to see your child on the front cover of the Your Child in Whittlesea magazine? If so, keep an eye out for the competition on page 9. If your child is the lucky winner they will appear on the cover of our August edition. With the arrival of Winter and the cooler wet weather, I know it is so much harder to get out and visit the park with our little ones. However, Hannah and I spent a lovely morning the other day at the park in light showers and windy weather. Hannah wasn’t fazed at all, and it was a great chance to release some of the excess energy that had built up from being cooped up inside. The local park is great as you can duck out for just 20 minutes and it can make such a difference. ( If wet always remember to pack the gumboots, a coat and a towel - to dry off the play equipment.) Hanging with Hannah can be found on page 10. I hope you enjoy reading the June edition, until next month,

Rachel

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging Buttercross Park

Dalmeny Way, Doreen This month Hannah ventured out again in her gumboots for another rainy day adventure. With her coat on and a towel in hand for drying the play equipment. Bu ercross Park is a small hill top park with amazing views, the playground is perfect for younger children. There is a row of colourful Fairy Toadstools, a stone wall for climbing through, a coloured balls sculpture, a great sandpit and wooden hut, basket swing, swing set, a spinner and a wooden boat complete with steering wheel . The park has a grassy area for playing, undercover BBQ facili es, tables and chairs, rubbish bins and a drink fountain. However, the park does not have toilets. Hannah really enjoyed the freedom of the park - playing make believe. It is a great place to let li le imagina ons take ight. Next me Hannah visits Bu ercross Park she will be taking along her fairy wings and pirate hat.

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What’s On in Whittlesea 5000 Poppies

Kids Art Studio

Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches are collection points for the WWI Remembrance Project – 5000 Poppies. See staff for poppy patterns and leave your hand-crafted poppies in branch.

Come and be creative in our Maker Space. In partnership with Thomastown Neighbourhood House.

Thomastown Library Saturday 3 June 10.00am–12.30pm Ages 3+

All Branches Opening Hours

Unexplained Mysteries Discuss the unexplained. View footage and photos and discuss all things mysterious.

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Mill Park Library Wednesday 14 June 7.00pm–8.00pm Ages 15+

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Wild Action: Native Westfield Plenty Valley Wildlife Presentation Join Chris Humfrey from Wild Action as he presents a range of furry, scaly and feathery native animals and discusses the importance of animal conservation.

Saturday, 3 June 2017 10:30am — 2:30pm Westfield Plenty Valley 415 McDonalds Rd Mill Park

Lalor Library

An interactive native animal show Face painting – after you pat them, become a tawny frogmouth or blue tongue lizard

Saturday 10 June 1.00pm–2.00pm

Worm Farming for Kids

Information and resources about how our beautiful native flora can bring birds to your garden and protect it from pests Giveaways

Whittlesea Library Tuesday 6 June 4.00pm–5.00pm Ages 5+ Ever wondered if you can eat worms? Come and learn about our new Children’s Garden and see how worm juice can make everything grow.

Community Garden Stories Join in a special Garden Storytime. Learn about our Community Garden and glam up the garden using recycled Cds.

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Kids Corner

Hey Kids you can be a ‘Your Child STAR’ share your jokes, recipes, puzzles, fun facts or photos with other Kids in Whittlesea Contact us: Kids Corner PO Box 280 Doreen 3754 email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au ph: 0455 312 166


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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child...

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6 A Child’s Best Friend 8 What is a Toy Library? 12 Homeschool, Travel and Nature Play 14 Less is More 18 In Too Deep 20 Multiple Intelligence Everyone Can Learn 24 Time to Create a Better Life

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah 22 What’s On 26 Kids Corner 28 Useful Information

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