Kapi-Mana News : July 19th 2011
11 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 19, 2011 OPINION Super Savings With Fresh Tegel Chicken Thighs! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 18th July - Sun 24th July. All Stores Open 7 Days Save $8.50kg off our everyday low price! Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $10 .99 kilo only Skinless Chicken Thigh Cutlets (semi boned) Serving suggestion only $8 only .99 kilo $4 only .99 kilo Chicken Thighs (bone in) Beef Steak Mince $6 only .99 kilo Great buying at this low price! Save $3kg off our everyday low price! Save $2kg off our everyday low price! Ideal to use in a slow cooker! 3836087AB PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 Entertaining tots at library EATOUTAT Cafe Kaizen, Porirua Highchairs: Yes Changing Facilities: Yes, in both the library complex disability toilet and women's toilets Kid drinks: Yes -- fluffies $3! Fruit juice $2.70 Kids Menu: Yes -- cheese on toast, ricies & milk, mini dogs & fries, sammies etc Kaizen is a great spot to meet up with friends before or after a visit to the library or the aquatic centre. There is a great range of food on offer, both on the menu and pre-prepared in the cabinets. TOP TIPS FROM LOCAL PARENTS On Toilet Training ''Wait until they are ready and then go for it. Forcing them when they are not ready can lead to all sorts of issues, including bowel problems'' -- Rhonda ''Have patience -- hard, I know, but it will happen'' -- Beth ''Take your reluctant toddler shopping for undies. I bought master 2.5 Lightning McQueen undies and he refused to wear nappies, only his cool new pants. Went from not interested to completely day-trained in two weeks'' -- Lynsey ''A sticker chart worked well for us -- one little sticker for wees, one big flash sticker for poos'' -- Caroline ''Lots of encouragement, positivity, hugs and kisses even when they miss. Set small milestones and reward every milestone'' -- Tasi. Check out toddlerintow.co.nz for more information on activities and services for under 5's in Porirua! TODDLER IN TOW KELLY ETEVENEAUX It was with great trepidation I took Master 2 to Preschool Story- time at the Porirua Public Library recently. He is such an active child and I was worried he would run around the children s section and sing at the top of his lungs, do his monkey impersonation, or something equally embarrassing. I decided, however, that I needed to do my Toddler in Tow duty and give it a go. We arrived in the science fiction area, near the children s section, to discover an array of brightly coloured, shaped cushions scat- tered around the floor for the chil- dren to sit on. These were cleverly contained by a circle of comfort- able chairs for the parents and guardians to relax into. Amaz- ingly, once Master 2 had found his cushion he sat down and patiently waited for the librarian to start. Once the 20 or so children were seated and waiting expectantly, the very friendly, grandmotherly librarian quickly hooked the chil- dren in with a fun face mask and song. She then proceeded to read four picture books with great expression, keeping the children s interest in between each reading by singing a song. I was impressed with the way she involved the children, asking them questions and using their song suggestions to make them feel included throughout the half-hour session. Once story time was over she led us all over to the children s section where the tables were all set up ready for the kids to create masks with stars on to celebrate Matariki. I was so relieved that Master 2 managed to sit through most of story time without too much fuss (other than the odd roll around on the cushions and making goofy faces at the babies). He thoroughly enjoyed himself, especially making his special mask to take home afterwards. We are both excited about our next visit. Preschool Storytime is held Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.15am during term time. The library also has a Baby Time session at 10.15am on Thursdays during term time. Both sessions are free. Children's Library Member- ship The Porirua Library has a large children s section filled with books and puzzles for the kids to take home. Parents do not need to be members of the library for their children to be able to borrow books. They just need to fill in the form and agree to guarantee that all fees/fines will be paid if books are returned late, damaged or misplaced. You can fill in a membership form at the desk in the children s section or on the Porirua Library website, library.pcc.govt.nz, Kelly Eteveneaux is a local mum and co-owner of Baby Vin- tage in Plimmerton. If you have tips or ideas for Toddler in Tow, email Kelly at email@example.com Free bus service on trial By ANDREA O'NEIL Porirua East s community bus service will run for free for two weeks to encourage regular users. From yesterday, July 18, to Friday, July 29, the normal $3 to $4.50 fare will be waived by Greater Welling- ton Regional Council. We want to give people an opportunity to try the service and we re keen to know if they d continue to use it after the free trail ends, council spokesperson Philippa Lagan says. The bus is usually free only to SuperGold Card holders. Kapi-Mana News reported last week that the bus, which was introduced in February, would be cancelled unless it could attract an average four passengers per ride by Octo- ber 15. The bus operates like an airport shuttle, picking up and dropping off passengers from their homes. It runs six times a day between Waitangirua and Kenepuru Hospital. To book a seat phone 910-5179.
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