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VOLUME 14

YOUR LOCAL FAMILY MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2021




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How exciting ...! The little ones are going back to school and kindergarten, this week. Though it might be a challenge for the next few weeks, but at least we can now see the end of home schooling. As a parent I am looking forward, to see the joy on my daughters face as she sees her friends again and I am really looking forward to life slowly starting to feel normal again, a new normal. With the weather starting to warm up and restrictions easing exercising doesn’t seem so daunting ... I know, after the long indoor winter my children and I really need to start walking, running and playing outside again. Hannah visited Mystique Playground in Wollert, for her Hanging with Hannah report, it can be found on page 10. When outside it is important to remember, that there is an increase of snakes in our local area. In this months magazine we have a great article to help with educating children about Snakes, page 8. Kids Corner this month is celebrating all things Halloween and we have plenty to keep your Little Ones busy and getting into the Spooky Spirit, with puzzles and colouring in. In the Kids Kitchen we are cooking up some yummy Spooky Biscuits. Maybe your little ones can dress up and invite their Teddy Friends to a Spooky Halloween Tea Party. We have some Fantastic reads this month, so make a nice warm cuppa and sit back and enjoy, Keeping Your Child Healthy During Lockdown, page 6. Page 18, has a useful article for the whole family Eyesight Tips for Extended ‘ Zoom Meetings’ and A Guide to Weight Loss for Busy Parents can be found on page 22. Please take care, stay safe and when outside don’t forget to wear a mask,

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging Mystique Playground Equestria Bvd, Wollert

Mys que Playground is a lovely local park. Hannah really enjoyed all the different climbing equipment available and the tunnel slide. The playground has ac vi es for all ages and play levels. There is lots of climbing and a big slide for older children. While the li le children can enjoy the smaller slide, rockers and the spinning wheels. The park also has a basket swing and 2 other swings. There is a loop walking path around the equipment, so you can walk while you watch. The park offers under covered sea ng and tables, park benches and a drink tap. However, there are s ll no toilets. Hannah’s p of the month - Your local playground is always an adventure. Why not visit it ... today!



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Childcare 6 weeks to 6 years old 3 & 4 year old Kindergarten Privately owned and family operated early learning centre Government Approved Kindergarten program Dedicated qualified Kindergarten Teachers and Assistant Educators Maximum 22 children per room Program runs Monday to Friday - You choose your days! Open 52 weeks of the year excluding weekends and public holidays. Nutritional meals provided Regular excursions and incursions included Weekly Bush Kinder program, music, sports, and school readiness programs From $21.00 per day - Flexibility to swap days and add casual extra days as needed.

Contact us today for further information and to tour our centre Ph: 8418 0703 Email: millpark@koolkidzchildcare.com.au Web: http://koolkidzmillpark.com.au

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021

Friends of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Inc. Are planning to hold a Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 7th November 2021, at 10.30am sharp 375 Kangaroo Ground - Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground Subject to Government Covid Guidelines

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KIDS CORNER

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: 0439 732 977 To advertise advertise in in Your Your Child Child in in Whittlesea Whittlesea Call Call 0455 312and 166mention Your Child In Whittlesea 2527 26To 33 0439 732 977 Shop Local


HALLOWEEN FINDER WORD

Spooky Witches Cat Pumpkin Trick

Dark Zombies Moonlight Spiders Party

Treat Ghosts Fun Skeletons Webs

Mummies Devils Webs Party Trick


A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN MAZE

Can you make it through the Haunted House?


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KIDS KITCHEN

Ingredients

Biscuits To make:

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Oreo Biscuits Smarties or Skittles Coloured Tic-Tacs Licorice

* Chocolate Chips * Icing - For sticking the lollies on

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1. Stick 2 Tic-Tacs on to an Oreo biscuit with icing to create eyes

1. Stick 2 Smarties or Skittles 1. Stick 2 Smarties or Skittles on to an Oreo biscuit with on to an Oreo biscuit with icing to create eyes icing to create the eyes

2. Separate an Oreo and carefully cut through each side to make 2 wings

2. Stick a Tic-Tac on to create 2. Cut 8 small pieces of licorice and push between the sides the nose of the biscuit to create the legs 3. Cut a piece of licorice and push in between the biscuit They’re not perfect but they sure to create the tail

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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 Business Opportunity 32 Your Child Magazines

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah

This Month’s Advertisers

25 Kids Corner

Butteries Childcare & ELC

29 Handy Phone Numbers

City of Whittlesea - Immunisation Dance Majic Danielle Green MP

Articles

Hume Anglican Grammar

6 Keeping Your Child Healthy

Inatable World Kool Kidz ELC

During Lockdown.

Lalor North Primary School

8 Teaching Children about Snakes.

Little Flyers ELC

14 Our Kids...Innovators of the Future.

Little Learners ELC

18 Eyesight Tips for Extended

Marymede Catholic College

‘Zoom Meetings’

Streamline Publishing St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School TBS Software

25 Are There Benete in Embracing Halloween With Our Kids?

The Kangaroo Ground War Memorial The Kilmore International School The Parentmedic Movement Yarra Plenty Regional Library

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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

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