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Inside: Your Library at Home Studying while in lockdown ... Oh, Mothers Day e m o Let’s Look at the Positives-COVID19 y H afe a t S yS Bumper Book Giveaway a Kids Corner and much more for kids ... St Volume 8

Your Local Family Magazine

May 2020


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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the May on-line edition of Your Child in Whittlesea Magazine, Well, what a strange time we are currently living in ... with work from home (for some, but not all), school from home for our children, no sport or activities and only going out for essential items - life can feel a little odd. This month’s magazine tries to give parents lots of different ideas to keep their children busy. We are very luck to be able to offer an Amazing Bumper Book Review and Book Giveaway to our readers this month, the book review starts on page 8 ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ this month is a little different we have Mothers Day breakfast and afternoon tea covered. We are looking back at ideas from previous magazines to help dads and the kids to prepare some mouth watering treats for Mum. See page 20 & 21 for the recipes. Under the current restrictions Hannah cannot visit the local park, so this month in ‘Hanging with Hannah’ she is making a Mothers Day Gift on page 26. There is no What’s On in this month magazine, however, on page 6 the Local Library has an article ‘Your Library at Home’ with lots of things to do inside your own home. Wishing all Mothers, Grandmothers and Step Mothers ... a very Happy Mothers Day,

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Your Library at Home While the physical branches of Yarra Plenty Regional Library are all closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, nothing will stop us bringing the library to you! Books, movies, kid's ac vi es and more – all free with your library membership.

Read at Home Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from the comfort of your own home.

Movies & Cartoons Stream films and TV shows through our free online streaming services.

Book Valet Our Book Valet service can help if you're unsure what your children might like to read next, our librarians can curate them a personalised reading list based on what they like/dislike. yprl.vic.gov.au/blogs/post/book-valet/

Storytimes We have moved our Story me sessions online! Every weekday we will be live streaming Story mes on our Facebook page. With Baby Story me star ng at 10.00am; Toddler Time at 10.30am; and Preschool Story me commencing at 11.00am.

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Alterna vely, you can access StoryBox Library with your YPRL membership! This website features dozens of picture books read by some of your favourite faces including Jimmy Giggles, Play School hosts and authors.

Homework Help For those with kids at school, we are also offering the Homework Help service, where our educa on experts are offering one-on-one free tutoring assistance. yprl.vic.gov.au/blogs/post/homework-help/

Online Membership If you're not already a Member, join instantly online now yprl.sdp.sirsidynix.net.au/custom/web/registe r/registra on.html for free access to our digital collec on and resources.

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

y French Toast FancMothers Day Breakfast in Bed

Ingredients 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) permission to choose all three!) Dust with cinnamon sprinkle to serve. 20 Shop Local and mention Your Child In Whittlesea


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Mothers Day A ernoon Tea Ingredients 20g bu er or margarine 2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon milk (for glazing)

Method Step 1 - Turn oven to 220°C. Step 2 - Sieve flour and salt. Step 3 - Rub bu er into flour and salt using finger ps. Step 4 - Mix into a so dough using most of the milk. Add more if required. Step 5 - On a floured surface knead dough (for a short me un l smooth) Step 6 - Pat out dough un l 2cm thick and cut out with a round cu er or glass. Step 7 - Arrange on a tray and glaze tops with milk. Step 8 - Bake at 220°C for 10 - 12 minutes (un l golden brown) Step 9 - Cool on a cake cooler. Step 10 - When cool, break in half and serve with bu er or jam and cream.


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h a n n a H h t i w g n i Hang Making Mummy a Love Heart Necklaces for Mothers Day using Salt Dough

Salt Dough Recipe 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup fine table salt 1 tbs vegetable oil 2/3 cup chilled water 1. Preheat oven to 120C. Line 2 baking trays with backing paper. Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in oil. Gradually add water, s rring mixture with a wooden spoon un l combined. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead to make a smooth ball. 2. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of backing paper un l 7mm thick. Use a circle cu er to cut out the shape of your pendant, then press your thumb on an angle one way then the other (to create a heart design). Use a chops ck or skewer to make a hole at the top of the pendant. Place on the tray and con nue rolling out the remaining dough to make more necklaces or other decora ons. 3. Bake the pendant for 2 1/2 hours un l firm and dry. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 4. Decorate the heart shape made by your thumbs with red paint and leave to dry. Your other decora ons you can decorate with paint, gli er, textas or crayons. Tie a string through the hole for hanging.


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Bringing Cheer to the Neighbourhood If you have been out going for a walk around your local neighbourhood over the last few weeks while doing your daily exercise, I’m sure you would have seen the lovely colourful artwork on the footpaths and in windows. The concept is easy create beau ful rainbow colourful pictures, these can be made from many dierent methods, paint, pencil, chalk, material, you can even use Lego bricks. Then you place your beau ful art work in a window that faces the footpath or you may even choose to decorate the footpath with chalk rainbows. And the best part of this is that when the rain comes you can go out and start again. I must say I love walking around with my children and seeing all the amazing drawings done by all the children and some grown ups. In this me of lock down it is great to see the kids having fun, with these cheerful ac vi es that can brighten the day of an elderly ci zen or a essen al worker. Kids keep up the good work making our local area into a beau fully, colourful place to live!

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YOU WILL NEED: · Plaster of Paris · Water

Homemade Chalk

· Food Colourings or Powdered Tempera Paint · Moulds · Mixing bowl · Spoon to mix

WHAT TO DO: 1) Add 1/2 cup of plaster of Paris powder to 1/4 cup water (ra o 2:1). (IMPORTANT: Always add plaster of Paris powder to the water—not the other way around!) 2) COLOUR MAGIC!! Add 6 - 8 drops of food colour or 1 heaped tbsp of powdered tempera paint and mix thoroughly. If you use food colouring the chalks will dry off lighter so it you want bright chalk try using the tempera paint. 3) Make sure you have no lumps. You will need to mix quickly before it starts to thicken! (It should resemble pancake mix. Add some more water if it’s too thick.) 4) Spoon the mixture into your chosen moulds making sure there are no air bubbles and the mould is full. We used Easter egg moulds but you could also use toilet rolls that have been sealed with masking tape on one end. 5) Now comes the hardest part!! WAITING!! It will take at least 24 hours for them to dry - if it's a nice day you could leave them out in the sunshine to help speed it up. Once completely dry pop them out of the moulds and start having fun crea ng some beau ful artwork!!

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Kids Corner Playdough Recipes Method

Ingredients 1cup Flour 1/4 cup Salt 2 tbsp Cream of Tartar 2 tbsp oil 1 cup Boiling Water Edible Food Colouring

Put dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. Add food colouring, oil and water. Stir until mixed together. Store playdough in a re-sealable plastic bag. Keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

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Adventurers with Tori Tori the Girl Guide Bear has been very busy while she has been on holidays and home schooling. She has been spending each day trying new hobbies and improving her skills while staying at home. Here is a week of her fun adventurers.

On Monday, she took her four legged friend Elly for a walk around the block - to get some exercise and fresh air.

Tuesday, found Tori busy working on her favourite jigsaw puzzle ... which took her 3 days to complete!

On Wednesday, Tori was so execited as she had a Zoom ballet class with her dancing friends. This was lots of fun but she s ll made mistakes as they worked on the new concert rou ne.

Thursday was backing day, this was her favourite day of the week. Tori made Cup Cakes with pink icing and blue and silver sprinkles ... best of all they where Yummy!

On Friday Tori was feeling a li le red, so she enjoyed the day prac sing her reading with her best friend Lauren. Tori is ge ng really good and her reading.

Over the weekend Tori created a big adventure by having a camp in backyard. First she put up her tent, then she went on a Scavenger Hunt to look for treasures in her garden. There where some many things to ďŹ nd - snails, caterpillars, Autumn leaves. She even collected some Autumn leaves so she could create some pre y pictures when she goes back inside. Later in the day is built a ďŹ re to cook her dinner and some marshmallows for supper ... Yummy!


Join Tori’s Adventurer Take photos or draw pictures of your Teddy Bear or Cuddly Friend enjoying different games and ac vi es while you’re at home. Send your to photos or drawings to Kids Corner for a chance to be in next months magazine.

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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.................................................................... 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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Other Whittlesea City Council....................................

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

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6 Your Library at Home. 8 Home Schooling ... Book Reviews ... Bumper Book Giveaway. 14 Oh, Mothers Day. 18 Let’s Look at the Positives-Covid 19. 24 Studying while in lockdown: its easier than you think! 28 Hailing the Humble Air Fryer. 30 Creating Family History with Digital Photography. 32 Rainbow Trail 34 ‘Sharing and Caring’ it takes lots of practice! 38 Tori’s the Bears Adventures

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 20 Kids in the Kitchen 26 Hanging with Hannah 36 Kids Corner 40 Useful Information Book a full page ad from only $290 per month Call 0439 732 977

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St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School “Engaging With Our Contemporary World” 2021 PREP ENROLMENTS OPEN “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)

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