Kapi-Mana News : May 17th 2011
12 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 OPINION Call free 0800 37 37 37 www.openwananga.ac.nz Get the confidence you need to further your study! Papa Ako is a fee free, 9 month, part time, home based, kaitiaki supported learning to learn programme. It is for students who are considering tertiary study for the first time or those who have not studied in a while. During the 9 months three kete (kits) full of learning resources will be sent to your home. Papa Ako is part time (10 - 12 hours per week) and you decide on your hours of study, so it fits into any lifestyle. With fantastic learning materials you can read, watch and listen at your place, at your own pace. You will be supported in your learning by a kaitiaki (support person) who will meet you at your convenience to assist and motivate you through the programme. Papa Ako provides you with information on learning styles, ways to improve your study techniques and research skills, confidence and a readiness for the next level of learning. 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Feeling concerned? • Trained Teachers • NCEA english maths and science • Reading, spelling, maths • Individualised programmes 3556583AA Lazy day at the movies -- with bubs TODDLER IN TOW KELLY ETEVENEAUX EAT OUT: THE ROUNDABOUT CAFE IN TAWA Highchairs: 2 Changing facilities: Yes, in the disability bathroom. Children's meals: A range of meals for children, all priced at $9. For example: fish and chips, cheeseburger or chicken tenders. The Roundabout is a great place to meet for an early lunch with your friends and kids, before the business types get in. They have a $13.50 lunch menu, Monday to Friday, starting at 11.30am. The meals are tasty and filling, and the decor relaxed and comfortable. There is a garden bar which would be ideal on sunny days. Most impressive is that the kids are provided with an activity sheet and felt tips to keep them entertained while they wait for their food. TOP TIPS FROM LOCAL PARENTS This week: Helping little ones through cold and flu season ''My kids have a honey and lemon drink most days (even my 13-month-old). You can't get enough vitamin C all year round. Helps having a good lemon tree.'' -- Phoebe ''A few drops of eucalyptus in the night bath helps to clear noses before bed.'' -- Nardia ''A teaspoon of manuka honey a couple of times a day. Even better to heat it a little to activate the UMF even more.'' -- Sandra ''From generations back in my family, rubbing Vicks on the soles of the feet at night makes them wake up less congested. Strange but true!'' -- Clare ''We always say, 'There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing', so rug up and enjoy winter. There is nothing like a little fresh air.'' -- Mana Early Learning Centre. Baby Bond: Bailey attends his first movie, aged three weeks. Hubby and I have always been big cinema-goers. We love going to the movies and escaping the real world for a couple of hours together. So when we had our son and people told us we would have to give up our movie-going days forever, we were horrified. Luckily, we found a way. Bailey was less than a month old when we went to our first post-baby movie, and he came with us. The three of us went to see the James Bond film Quantum of Sol- ace at one of Light House Pauatahanui cinema s Mums and Bubs sessions. Being only a few weeks old we were able to take him in his cap- sule, and with a bit of gentle rock- ing (thanks to my ingenious invention I like to call Scarf-tied- to-capsule-handle) we managed to keep him asleep during the entire movie. We enjoyed many Mums and Bubs movie sessions in the months after Bailey s birth, at a fraction of the normal admission price. We stopped when Bailey was eight months as he became too active and interested in watching the not-always-kid- friendly movies. But I recently took him to a children s movie which was show- ing one Tuesday morning and he loved it. From the moment the lights went down and he put his 3-D glasses on, Bailey was enchanted by the whole movie-going experience. He turned to me and said: Wow, cool Mum! Naturally the 3-D glasses didn t stay on very long and he got a bit restless halfway through the film, but overall it was a great experi- ence and one we will definitely be repeating when the new Cars movie comes out next month. The Mums and Bubs sessions are every Tuesday at 10.30am and cost $11 per adult ($13.50 for 3-D movies). The two-seater couches are fantastic to share and you can even let baby have some kick time while you enjoy the movie. The lights are dimmed so mums can feed comfortably and a change table is conveniently located in the bathrooms. But the best part of the Lighthouse Cinema experi- ence is being able to take your tea or coffee and something sweet to eat in with you. Kelly Eteveneaux is a local mum and co-owner of Baby Vintage in Plimmerton. If you have any tips or ideas for Toddler in Tow, email Kelly at email@example.com.
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