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This Month Great Reading Book Giveaway Kids in the Kitchen Kids Corner - 4 pages Hanging with Hannah Volume 8

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June 2020


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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the June Online Magazine, Mums and Dads you can almost breathe again, with the last of the school students returning to school next week ... no more home schooling, no more school Zoom sessions and hopefully a little peace and quite in the house. How much, have our lives changed over the last 10 weeks - as parents life has been a little crazy, with many of us trying to work from home, help kids with there home schooling and trying desperately to keep the house tidy. While never having a moment to yourself, it was like the holidays went on for 3 months! Well now is the time to stop and sit down with a hot cuppa and enjoy the quiet and read a few of this months articles. ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ this month has our two Teenage Guest Chefs cooking up some lovely soups to warm your winter blues away. See page 20 & 21 for the recipes. I am happy to announce ‘Hanging with Hannah’ is back. Thanks to the restrictions being eased Hannah has been out visiting the local Mernda Wetlands for a winter walk and Scavenger Hunt. ‘Hanging with Hannah’ can be found on page 10. ‘Kids Corner’, page 36 has plenty to offer - including a crossword and instructions on how to make Bath Paint. Unfortunately, again this month there is no What’s On secession, however, check out page 33, as The City of Whittlesea is running a Scavenger Hunt and I-Spy Program via there Facebook page for World Environment Day. Until next month stay safe,

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BOOK GIVEAWAY EDUCATIONAL, PERSONALISED CHILDREN’S BOOK COMPANY STORY ANTICS Banana Muffins, Raspberry Breakfast Balls, Cheesy Quinoa Crackers and Sweet Potato Brownies make perfect baking activity for aspiring young chefs. Following on from the success of Banana Muffins Story Antics has released the first three titles in its part personalised recipe storybook series, aimed to captivate 2 to 10 year olds who enjoy creating, cooking and baking in the kitchen with parents and caregivers. Raspberry Breakfast Balls, Cheesy Quinoa Crackers and Sweet Potato Brownies written by Amy Whitford and illustrated by Britany Fong offer an engaging, educational and immersive experience that combines the benefits of reading with experiential learning, through sensory activity and play. “Cooking with children has so many benefits. It is a life skill that can help to form adventurous and healthy eaters. Time in the kitchen can also assist with fine motor skills, literacy, numeracy, science knowledge and creativity. Lastly, having fun in the kitchen can build relationships and confidence,” said Whiteford. “These personalised recipe books are a fun and different way to get cooking with your children. The story based recipe and beautiful illustrations just add to the experience, making it easier for both children and adults to follow along. There is a range of sweet and savoury recipes, all with a healthy spin to show children that any recipe can be fun to get involved with.

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging The Mernda Wetlands Mernda Village Drive

With restric ons easing Hannah ventured out with her family to look around the Mernda Wetlands. The wetlands can be found beside the Mernda Adventure Playground, on Mernda Village Drive and spread out along the Mernda Park Run trail. What a fantas c me she had however, the weather was not Melbourne’s finest with heavy rain showers before and a er the walk. The bad weather had its advantages with amazing puddle fun ... who doesn’t love running through the puddles even if you forget to wear your gumboots! (Though unlike Peppa Pig, Hannah did try and stay away from the Muddy Puddles ... however, temp ng!)

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Throughout the walk there was hidden treasures to discover - there lake area currently has two swans that are nes ng, and many different types of ducks ... there a few different place around the lake that you can stop and watch the bird life. Other treasures included some large boulders for climbing on, huge trees for hide and seek, and a creek that was flowing heavily which allowed Hannah’s brother the opportunity to create himself an adventure about the Water Dragon. There where amazing leaves, spiders webs, giant birds nests at the top of very tall trees, crea ve natural tree forma ons and we found Hannah’s Scavenger Hunt was comple ng itself with all the amazing finds on offer! Hannah’s Tip of the Month - Why not explore what is available in your local park or reserve ... as there is lots to see and observe when you slow down and take a peek! (Next me, I’m taking Teddy as he always loves a good adventure outdoors!)

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n e h c t i K e h t n i Kids With Joshua Nana’s Nana’s Chicken Chicken Soup Soup

Ingredients: 2 Litres of chicken stock (salt reduced) 6 x Chicken Thighs 2-3 x Medium Carrots 2 x Medium Onions 4-6 x Medium Sticks Celery 2 x Garlic Cloves 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes (optional) Olive Oil

Method: Cut carrots in quarters then slice thinly, slice onion and celery in similar size, slice or crush garlic , fry in a li le olive oil with chilli if using, add stock, bring to the boil then simmer ll vegetables are so . In the mean me chop chicken in small bite size pieces add to soup and cook for approximately 15-20minutes (Some mes I add Risoni Pasta) Add chopped chives Season with salt and pepper if required


n e h c t i K e h t n i s d i K With William Pumpkin Soup

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 Extra 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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This World Environment Day It’s Time with Nature We invite and encourage you and your family to explore your local conservation reserve and observe the nature around you. Visit the City of Whittlesea’s new Facebook page ‘Whittlesea Unites’ page to download your copy of our Scavenger Hunt and I-Spy Activities. Please share your photos to the event page

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Ingredients

Bath Paint

1/4 cup baby shampoo or body wash 1/4 cup corn starch 1-2 tablespoons of water Food colouring Add cornstarch to a mixing bowl

Follow with shampoo/body wash & mix to combine Add water a tablespoon at a time until mixture is thick enough to stick to paint brush without being to runny. If it gets too runny, add more cornstarch, too thick, add more water. Divide mixture if you want more than 1 colour . (You could use - paint trays, jars, ice tray or even a mufďŹ n tin) Add food colouring to make your colours. You only need a few drops! Hand it over to your little artist and watch the fun!!

Good for the shower or the bath. It’s even been used to help wash the car too!!


s e r u t n e v d A s ’ i r o T During Isolation

Again this month Tori has been keeping herself busy while staying at home and staying safe. She has been Zooming into school for classes and catching up on some backyard photography - (there where a lot of birds and bu erflies to take photos of and enjoy watching.) It was important for her to catch up with family and friends over the telephone ... especially for her Nana’s birthday! She also took me to learn how to e her shoe laces ... ready for her return to school and relaxed in the garden plan ng some herbs. However, her highlight was her mum se ng up a li le Flying Fox for some outside fun on a beau fully sunny winters day.

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

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6 Extra vaccines to consider for your children. 8 Book Giveaway. 18 Positive Parenting: Rewards 24 Engaging Disengaged Children & Teenagers. 26 Egg Donation - A Gift of Hope. 28 Why do we crave comfort food in tough times? 34 Don’t take those Freebies. 40 Tori’s the Bears Adventures 42 Fitness for Superwomen, not Supermodels.

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