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Winter Reading: The Benefits of Lego Winter in the Garden Bulling - what does it mean? Kids Corner and more ... Volume 5

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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Hello and welcome to the start of Winter, Can you believe, that it is already June? With life being busy all the time 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 The Benefits of LEGO on page 6. Page 12 has an interesting article An orange a day keeps colds away, and on page 8 you will find Bulling - what does it mean? Which could be very useful for parents. The Kids in Kitchen Mini Chef for this month is William - who dropped by to make a pot of Yummy Pumpkin Soup, to help us keep nice and warm during these cold winter months. The recipe can be found on page 11. Kids Corner this month, page 26 has a rainy day dot-to-dot and a science project. (Which could be made on day when playing outside is not an option.) 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 cold rainy 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 Oakbank Park Oakbank Boulevard, Whittlesea

Hannah ventured out to Oakbank Park in Whi lesea, on a very cold and rainy day to do this month’s park report. Oakbank Park is brand new and looks great. The park has 2 slides, 2 swings, a basket swing, a see-saw, a horse rocker, a round-about, a tunnel, lots of climbing nets, a climbing pole and a fireman’s pole. The park has a great undercover area - (which was handy to hide in during the rain showers!) A BBQ, 2 tables and chairs, 2 park benches, a drinking fountain, and an area which could be used as a story circle, however, no bins or toilets. Hannah’s p of the month - When there’s rain about, bring a towel to dry off the playground!

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n e h c t i K e h t n Kids i With William

p u o S n i k p Pum Ingredients

1.5kg Peeled, seeded, chopped pumpkin 1 Onion, ďŹ nely chopped 1 Litre vegetable stock 1 Cup cream Tsp grated or ground nutmeg Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Cream/Sour Cream and Chives to garnish

Method Step 1 - Place pumpkin, onion and stock in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Step 2 - Transfer mixture to a blender, in batches, and puree. Return to the saucepan. S r in Cream, nutmeg and pepper. Cook un l heated through. Serve with fresh crusty bread and cream/sour cream and chives.


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What’s On in Whittlesea Learning Through Play Ensure your child is kindergarten-ready with activities known to stimulate brain development. Join us for stories and an interactive play session. Ages 18months+ Mill Park Library Wednesday 6 June 10.00am–11.30am

Natural Crafting To celebrate World Environment Day, Matt Odgers from Links Community Group invites you to craft items out of natural material and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits that come with it. All Ages Lalor Library Saturday 2 June 11.00am–12.00noon

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Come and recycle plastic bags into colourful textiles for your creative projects. >Ages 12+

Scratch, iPad, Minecraft, VR and more! Ages 8+ Mill Park Library Every Tuesday during school term 4.30pm–5.30pm

Thomastown Library Tuesday 19 June 4.00pm–5.30pm

Youth Public Art Group Join the crew from the Pencil Case Creative Art Collective and work on a range of projects including graphic design, paste up murals and multimedia. In partnership with City of Whittlesea Baseline for Young People. Registration by phone (03) 9404 8800 or email baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au Ages 13+

Robotics Club A monthly beginners Robotics Club where you will apply coding skills to power robots through a variety of challenges. BYO laptop/device or borrow one of ours. Ages 7+

Lalor Library Lalor Library Thursday 24 May Thursday 21 June Every Wednesday during 4.00pm–5.30pm school term

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Date Sunday, 3 June 2018 Time 10:00AM — 1:00PM Location Cantera Park Cnr of Sunstone Blvd and Cantera Ave Doreen

Highlights Interact with native animals Get your hands dirty and make a seed bomb Play in the kids recycling truck Take an art adventure and Eco Explorers and plant a special tree Traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony Grab a free snag at the BBQ and bring your own mug to get a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

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A Rainy Day Dot to Dot 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 0455 312and 166mention Your Child In Whittlesea27 26To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call Shop Local


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Useful Information Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police Hospitals

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Northern Hospital................................................... Austin - Heidelberg................................................. Box Hill Hospital...................................................... Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................

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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

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Your Local Police Station . Epping Police.......................................................... Kinglake Police........................................................ Mernda Police......................................................... Mill Park Police....................................................... Whittlesea Police ...................................................

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

Articles 6 The Benefits of LEGO. 8 Bulling - What does it mean? 12 An orange a day keeps the doctor away 14 The ideal sleep environment for your baby 18 Winter in the Garden 22 Rent, Buy or Build? 24 6 Simple Ways to Make Your Kids Love Maths

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah 11 Kids in the Kitchen 22 What’s On 26 Kids Corner 28 Useful Information Book a full page ad from only $285 per month Call 0455 312 166

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