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Is Parenting Ruining Your Relationship? Thunderstorm Asthma and Your Family Are there benefits in Embracing Halloween ... Creating a Sustainable Garden

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October 2018


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Edi EdittorsLetter orsLetter Welcome to the October magazine, The school holidays are almost over and we will be into 4th term, the busiest term of the school year. It won’t be long now and we will be thinking about Christmas. This year is just flying by ...! We have some really interesting articles in this months magazine so find yourself a quiet 10 minutes, with a cup coffee in hand, put your feet up and enjoy. A must read for all parents is Thunderstorm Asthma on page 12. There is an informative article on page 24 relating to the importance of making a Will and I really enjoyed reading The Whittlesea Show Editorial on page 8. Your Child in Whittlesea this month is running another amazing competition, you can win a 2 day Family Pass to the Whittlesea Show, see page 13 for more information on how to enter. Kids Corner on page 26 has a Halloween colouring in, while this month’s mini chef is Riley and he has made Spider Cookies on page 27. Hannah headed out to Peppercorn Park, Epping this month, to enjoy the Spring sunshine. Hanging with Hannah can be found on page 10. If you know of any community events coming up that could be featured in What’s On, please email me to let us know - info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au I hope you enjoy reading the October edition, until next month,

Rachel

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Our Early Learning Centres located in Epping & Mernda are “Family Owned and Operated�. Both centres are SMALL, offering 45 places (Epping) & 38 places (Mernda). Children from 6wks to 6yrs. Having a SMALLER Capacity means we offer your child more personalised attention, care & service. Kinder program for 3-4yr olds Nutritious meals and snacks cooked on premises daily, nappies/wipes provided.

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Whittlesea Show

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We once again welcome back Eroni's Circus. They provide FREE circus entertainment at various times throughout both days of the Show. The slimy, scaly and mysterious snakes and lizards will be here again courtesy of the Australian Reptile Awareness Team. As always the Whittlesea Township Motorcycle Club will be showing off their skill and endeavor on the main arena. Various roving entertainers and clowns will be roaming over the Showgrounds. Stage Coach rides leave from near the Cattle Pavilion at regular intervals. These are FREE! CFA Safety shows featuring April & Captain Koala will be on the CFA, Oak Stage and Main arena. SPONSORSHIP The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of all Sponsors to the Whittlesea Show. Our Sponsors come in all shapes and sizes from individuals and families to small businesses and large corporates. Sponsorship is vitally important to the operation of our event. From the Best Plate of Scones, to an Education Award or Champion in a Horse event, sponsorship benefits every section of our Show and supports our Society in continuing to present this important Event. We look forward to welcoming all Sponsors to this year's Show and invite you to join us in the Sponsorship Marquee for refreshments

options are endless with a choice of pulled pork, goat sausages, gourmet pies, Vietnamese pork rolls and even gluten free fare. To top it off you can choose from Timboon Icecream, crepes, waffles, candied nuts or bakery treats from Turners Bakehouse. Be sure to bring your dancing moves to enjoy 2 hours of live music each day from 1-3pm washed down with your favourite local wine or cider from Shaws Rd Winery.

CRAFT, COOKERY & HORTICULTURE The time is fast approaching and the Homecrafts shed is starting to once again become a buzz with preparation for this year's show. We are excited to have some brand new categories for people to enter in this year with Lego designs for all ages, chilli jam is a new addition to the preserves section along with homebrew for all those aspirating brewers. We have also added a Lost Trade category across all age groups including things such as Coopering. Leatherwork and Smithing. The Eltham woodworkers will be back this year demonstrating their skills as will students and teachers from the decorated cakes association displaying flower making. A large poppy display will also be revealed which has been put together by a large number of volunteers who have made hundreds of individual poppies. Looking forward to seeing you all at this year's show.

Judy Clements & Terry Elliott – Sponsorship Managers FOOD EXPO Come on up the hill and enjoy this year's Food Expo exhibitors. Among your favourites like Pud 4 All Seasons we have Shearasun Brewing company, Kyneton Olive Oil and MMM coffee. Your lunch

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FARM & GARDEN

We're looking forward to another great year in Farm & Garden. There have been a few small changes to the schedule this year. In the open section we have added a themed class “Poppy flower made from an arrangement of garden produce”. The quality of the produce was noted on several occasions during judging last year and we're hoping for another fantastic display of fresh produce this year. As always, we will be offering a Children's Activity in the Farm & Garden Pavilion across the Show weekend, so make sure you come down for a visit. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support, especially major sponsor Cross-Cut Concrete Sawing and

Drilling. As the weather warms up, head out and tend to the garden and most of all enjoy it. See you at the Show. BOER GOATS Boer Goats Australia presents its inaugural show at the Whittlesea 2018 Show, exhibiting animals from all aspects of the industry. On display will be stud and commercial Boer goats all competing for ribbons and prizes along with junior classes. There will be information stands, experienced breeders to help out new breeders with questions or preparing goats for showing and even a “Kids Corner” with an opportunity to get hands on with some goats. Come down and see why more and more people are getting into the goat industry as either a primary venture or to complement their existing enterprise. Show Office – 9716 2835

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h a n n a H h t i w g Hangin Peppercorn Park Playground Peppercorn Parade, Epping

Hannah has been out and about, in the beau ful Spring sunshine and wind - this month she visited Peppercorn Park Playground in Epping. Peppercorn Park is situated in a quiet area - the only constant noise was Hannah giggling while she played. The park has lots to keep your li le one busy. 3 slides (1 big and a double slide), cargo net and spider web for climbing, swings (including a disable swing), a see-saw, a spinney ride, a fireman’s pole and a place to play shops. The park also offers a sheltered area, 1 BBQ, a rubbish bin, a table and chairs, and 2 park benches for watching your children play. However, there is no drink taps or toilets. Hannah’s p for the month - don’t let the wind stop you from having fun!

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For your chance to win a 2 day Family Pass to this years Whittlesea Show valued at $45.00, go to our Facebook page for details and how to enter. Entries close 18 October. Good Luck!

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What’s On in Whittlesea Yarra Plenty Regional Library is proud to participate in Fun Palaces 2018. On Saturday 6 October all library branches will transform into Fun Palaces from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Drop by to make, learn and explore! Fun Palaces celebrate the unique skills and passions of local people - run by, for and with the community. Activities bring art, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports - but above all PEOPLE - together, to CREATE, have FUN and build communities from grassroots up! for l Library ur Loca ies today. o y t u o it Check xciting activ ov.au fe a list o ww.yprl.vic.g or w

Techno Tots: Bee Bot Robots

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This discovery session will introduce our new Bee Bots, which are designed to teach coding skills to pre-schoolers. Bee Bots are available to borrow from our Toy Library after the session. Lalor Library Tuesday 16 October 10.30am–11.30am

Make Clay Dinosaurs or Fossils Wear your old clothes and make your own fossil and dinosaur design with the help from Linda Brown. Whittlesea Library Wednesday 17 October 4.00pm–5.00pm Ages 5–12

Building Students’ Reading Skills Adults

Learn about the tools and approaches innovative teachers are using to help students learn and succeed. Watch a screening of The Fun Place Illustration by Emily Medley Taranganba Way of Reading and hear how - www.emilymedley.co.uk teachers at a regional Queensland school developed strategies to build students’ Zombie Make Up & Craft reading skills. Then join in the ‘Q&A’ and Learn how to use face paint and share your thoughts about how we can help Suzi will transform your face into a young people develop the skills and zombie. Enjoy some Halloween craft. capabilities they need to succeed in a rapidly Whittlesea Library changing world. Presented in partnership with Wednesday 31 October the Australian Learning Lecture. 4.00pm–5.30pm Thomastown Library Monster Mash! Wednesday 24 October 2 1 There’s a chill in the night, a fright and bite at the s 8– e 6.00pm–8.00pm g A Thomastown Library. Join us monsters, big and small for music, craft and thrills, a spooky night Thomastown Library for all! In partnership with Thomastown Wednesday 31 October Neighbourhood House. 6.00pm–8.00pm 22 22

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Rockin’@ Redleap

Date Sunday, 21 October 2018 Time 12.00PM — 4:00PM Location Redleap Reserve Redleap Avenue Mill Park

Kick off Children’s Week at Rockin’@ Redleap! This year we will be transforming Redleap Reserve into an interactive day of art-making, performance kids activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

Friends of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Inc. Invite you to a Service to mark the Centenary of WW1 ending. Service Starts sharp at 10.45am, On 11.11.2018 375 Kangaroo Ground - Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground Please bring a plate of food to share at the Picnic afterwards.

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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: 0455 312 166 0455 312and 166mention Your Child In Whittlesea27 26To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call Shop Local


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125g unsalted bu er (so ened) 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 13/4 cup plain flour (si ed) 1/2 tsp Baling Powder 1/2 tsp Bi-Carb Soda 1 cup milk chocolate chips 3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut 40 Maltesers 200g dark chocolate 40 lolly eyes

Method Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180C. Line oven trays with baking paper. Step 2 - Beat bu er, sugar, egg and vanilla essence in a bowl with an electric mixer un l combined. Step 3 - Slowly s r in si ed flour, baking powder and bi-carb. Add chocolate chips and coconut. Step 4 - Place 1 tbs dollops of mixture onto trays, each 5cm apart. Step 5 - Bake cookies for approx. 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool on trays. Step 6 - Use a bit of melted chocolate to glue on 2 Malteasers per cookie to form the spider’s body. Step 7 - Using a piping bag, create four lines of melted chocolate on each side of cookie to form the spider’s legs. Step 8 - S ck on lolly eyeballs with remaining melted chocolate.


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.................................................................... 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

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6 Are there benefits in embracing Halloween with our kids? 12 Thunderstorm Asthma And Your Family 14 More than just child’s play Community & Build Resilience 18 Creating a Sustainable Garden 20 Is Parenting ruining your Relationship? 24 Why it’s important to put a Will in place once you have children

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah 22 What’s On 26 Kids Corner 27 Kids in The Kitchen 28 Useful Information Book a full page ad from only $285 per month Call 0455 312 166

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