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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the May Issue of the Your Child in Whittlesea Magazine, this month we are celebrating mum’s ... as a mum this year I am really looking forward to receiving a school made Mother’s Day gift and a present that Hannah that she will chose from her school stall. How nice will it be to catch up with our mums and families this year in person and not via Zoom. After last year, I definitely will not be taking this Mother’s Day for granted! ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ this month, is here to help prepare a mouth watering afternoon tea dessert, for mum. Mini Chef Jade can be found on page 25, cooking Chocky - Chunk Chocolate Brownies ... yummy! Hanging with Hannah is on page 10, with Hannah was out on an adventurer to Gumnut Park and Playground in Donnybrook. Well, Gumnut Park has something to offer everyone. Hannah was amazed at all they climbing equipment that Followfor us on was on offer and could of played hours! yourchildinwhittlesea If you are looking for after school activities check out What’s On, page 20, where you will find details for the local Girl Guides and local Basket Ball. You will also find information for Big Group Hugs annual ‘Pjs, Socks, Singlets & Jocks’ Appeal to make for “ Warm & Happy Kids & Tots.’ They will be collecting new items for boys and girl in size 2 to 16, up until the 14th May. Wishing all Mothers, Grandmothers and Step Mothers ... a very Happy Mothers Day,

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging Gumnut Park & Playground Olivine Estate, 1025 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook

What an amazing play space Gumnut Park has to offer. Hannah could not believe how many different types of climbing equipment the playground has to offer and can not wait to go and play again. The playground has play equipment for all ages and play levels. There is a flying fox, swings, climbing equipment, monkey bars, trampolines, slides, a sand pit, a half basket ball court and a skate ramp. The park offers 2 covered areas for par es, seats, tables, bbqs, bins, drink taps and for those mum’s looking for a cuppa while you playing at the park, Gumnut park has a café and toilets. Hannah’s p of the month - wear comfy clothes for climbing!

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CONTENTS Business Opportunity 29 Your Child Magazines

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah

This Month’s Advertisers

20 What’s On

Baby Obsessions

24 Kids Corner

Butteries Childcare & ELC

25 Kids in the Kitchen

Dance Majic

28 Handy Phone Numbers

Herbal Life Hume Anglicain Grammar

Articles

Inatable World

8 Hold On ..... Then Let Them Fly

Little Ballet Stars

14 Before I was a Mum

Little Flyers

18 Fun with Maths at Home

Little Learners ELC Marymede Catholic College Scope

21 “Mothers .... Mumisms” 22 Why It’s So Hard To Learn The

St Paul the Apostle

English Language

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26 Building condence to return to work

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