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Mums Getting Exercise. Find yourself in Parenting.

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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the May edition of Your Child in Whittlesea, School and after school activities are now all back and in full swing, and the days are just flying by - don’t forget to take a little me time and read some of the interesting articles in this month’s magazine. There is a fantastic read Why should I send my child outdoors? on page 8. On page 6, Mums Getting Exercise is an interesting article showing how much exercise you get in your regular day or playing with your children. Then on page 24, you can read Finding yourself in parenting. ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ this months has guest chef Mia cooking some tasty French Toast (just in time for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed). See page 11 for the recipe. ‘Hanging with Hannah’ can be found on page 10, where Hannah visited Hilltop Park in Doreen. If you are looking for some fun activities to keep your children busy this month have a look through the What’s On section, page 22. The Local Libraries are ‘Getting their Geek On!’ If you know of any community events coming up that could be featured in What’s On, please email to let us know - info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, Grandmothers and Step Mothers ... wishing you all an amazing day,

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h a n n a H h t i w g Hangin Hilltop Park Doreen

How nice is the weather? Hannah was very excited to visit Hilltop Park in Doreen, this month. The sun was shining and she was very busy chasing her older brothers around the play equipment. The park has 2 metal slides, a fireman’s pole, a see-saw, 2 rockers, 3 different tunnels for hiding, a monkey bar, 2 swings, 1 disablity swing and lots of climbing equipment. The park offers a grassed area great for ball games, and a half basket ball court, 1 sheltered area with 2 picnic tables, 2 bbq’s, 2 rubbish bins, and a drink fountain. Hilltop Park does have toilets - which is great if you’re having a picnic lunch. Hannah’s p of the month - When the weather is nice there is no excuse for not visi ng the park ... even if you only have 10 minutes.


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3 eggs (for making eggy bread) 1 cup (250ml) milk 2 tbs castor sugar 8 x 2cm slices of sourdough bread pkt of choc 40g unsalted bu er Cinnamon Sprinkle 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp castor sugar

Method Step 1 - To make the cinnamon sprinkle, place the cinnamon and sugar into a li le bowl and s r. Step 2 - Break the eggs into a shallow bowl. add the milk, sugar and vanilla and mix to combined, using a whisk. Step 3 - Add 2 slices of the bread to the egg mixture and soak for 20 seconds. Turn the bread over with tongs and soak for another 20 seconds. Step 4 - Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add 10g of the bu er. When it starts bubbling, add the eggy bread. Cook bread for 2 minutes each side or un l golden brown, using tongs of egg ipper to turn. Step 5 - Place toast on a plate and top with mixed berries or strawberries, vanilla yoghurt or maple syrup, dust with cinnamon sprinkle to serve. 11 To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 0455 312 166


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What’s On in Whittlesea Exhibition: Boundless Plains The exhibition, Boundless Plains, explores the Australian Muslim Connection that dates back to the 17th century. In partnership with the Islamic Museum of Australia. Thomastown Library Month of May Opening hours

Pixel Art Workshop Artist Hissy McMittens will introduce you to the world of Pixel Art. Lalor Library Wednesday 15 May 4.30pm–6.00pm Ages 14+

Comic Creation & Manga Illustration Learn the techniques, apps, and other resources to kick-start your own creative comics and manga art. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged – the best dressed will receive a prize! Whittlesea Library Thursday 9 May Ages 12–17 4.00pm–5.00pm

Superhero Storytime in Mernda

National Simultaneous Storytime A spectacular superhero storytime. National Simultaneous Storytime Mernda Village Community is held annually. This yea Alpacas with Activity Centre Aaracas by Matt Cosgrove will be read Tuesday 7 May All Ages simultaneously across the nation. Check 2.00pm–2.30pm our website for special guest readers. Dreamtime Storytime All Library Branches Listen to traditional and modern Wednesday 22 May Indigenous Stories followed by a craft 11.00am–11.30am activity to celebrate Reconciliation Week. Whittlesea Library Monday 27 May Thursday 30 May Acts of Charity 10.00am–11.00am Ages 2–5 Celebrate Ramadan with an act of Aboriginal Art Workshop charity. Create rescue pouches and Learn the techniques used to create mumma rolls for local charity, unique aboriginal art. Wildlife Rescue. Whittlesea Library Thomastown Library Wednesday 29 May Ages 5–12 Thursday 9 May All Ages 10.00am–11.00am 10.00am–12.00noon 22

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Thomastown Library is boldly going where no library has gone before. It’s Comic Con day at the library! Comic Con will feature workshops, cosplay dress-up, stalls, food, competitions, exhibitions, fan clubs, video games, technology and more! Thomastown Library Saturday 18 May 10.00am–5.00pm

Date Sunday, 26 May 2019 Time 9:00AM — 1:00PM Location The Casa D'Abruzzo Club, 55 Oherns Rd, Epping, 3076 Contact Tina Phone 0428 907 008 Cost Donation only This event is open to all ages and all fitness levels, everyone is welcome. Light refreshments are available upon return. This event is held in association with VIDA Tennis. To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 0455 312 166

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

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Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Parentline Victoria................................................... 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 Mums Getting Exercise 8 Why should I send my child outdoors? 14 Say it with Flowers 18 Returning to the Workforce Halfway Check In 20 Planning a Pregnancy 24 Finding yourself in Parenting

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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St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School “Engaging with the World” “I think therefore I am.” (Rene Descartes - French Philosopher 1596 - 1650)

“Our class is like a persuasive piece of writing or a tug of war, sharing different perspectives, finding ways to agree, bouncing off each other, looking for answers, trying to persuade each other.” (Year Five Student) “I used to just look on the surface, here I am challenged to go beyond.” (Year Six Student)

“We are a collective family and we collaborate, so we can branch off other people’s ideas.” (Year Five Student)

School Tours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9.30am by appointment 80 Bassetts Road Doreen 3754 Phone: 9216 2000 or email: office@spadoreen.catholic.edu.au Website: www.spadoreen.catholic.edu.au Principal: Mr Phil Doherty To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 0455 312 166

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