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7 fun methods for kids to learn fine motor skills

Mon 29 Jul 2019

It’s winter. It’s cold, wet and miserable outside. The kids are getting grumpy and restless inside. They are starting to nag you to let them go on the iPad or turn on the telly. They are starting to get on each other’s nerves. They are starting to get on your nerves. You want to do something...

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Our achievements over the last 12 months

Thu 25 Jul 2019
We officially began our regular health e-newsletter in March 2018 with a small subscriber list of under 500 people. In just over one year that number has increased to over 7,000 regular readers. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

 

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online - free event

Thu 25 Jul 2019

In June 2019 we ran our first How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online forum at the Belgrave Community Hub. The event was so popular that we are now running three more on Tuesday 20th August,  Tuesday 22nd October and Wednesday 20th November.

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Outer East Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

Mon 22 Jul 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program has expanded to the Outer East and applications are now open!  Inspiro are supporting Opening Doors, a social inclusion project launching in the Outer East of Melbourne (it was previously a successful Inner East...

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Tasty banana, date and chia biscuits recipe

Mon 22 Jul 2019

These biscuits aren’t your regular healthy flavourless  biscuits, they’re soft, chewy and most importantly full of nutritious ingredients. They don’t take long to make and whether you’re having them for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day these biscuits are a healthy alternative to a food...

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Kale chips that my kids love to eat - healthy recipe

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Normally my kids wouldn’t touch kale with a ten foot pole. But recently I found a way to get them to eat it - without hiding it, begging or threats! I was super excited because it’s sooooo easy, tasty and healthy too.

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Are you flossing? Here's the easy way to floss

Thu 18 Jul 2019

This article will explain an easier way to floss that many people have found much simpler (and easier to stick to) than traditional flossing.Flossing your teeth may seem hard - I found traditional flossing with a piece of string too much of a hassle and very hard to maintain regularly, and many...

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Improve your mobility exercise group with physiotherapist - $10

Tue 16 Jul 2019

The Move for Mobility Group is a gentle exercise group that is ideal for people who want to improve their mobility. The group will help get you moving again with strength, balance and stretching exercises for upper and lower limbs. Most exercises can be completed sitting or standing.

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10 ways to improve your child’s fine motor skills

Tue 16 Jul 2019

You wake up, check your phone, eat some breakfast, make and pack some lunches, button your shirt or blouse, zip your pants, brush your teeth, comb your hair, pull on some socks, tie your shoe laces, turn the car key. So many things we do each day require fine motor skills that it's easy to take...

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Top 10 issues for teens age 15- 19

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Each year Mission Australia ask young people aged 15 – 19 about their values, aspirations and concerns in Australia’s largest annual youth survey. In 2018, there were 28,286 young people who participated in the 17th annual survey. We’ve summarised a few parts of the survey here to help you learn...

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Yarra Ranges residents not eating enough fruit and vegetables

Mon 1 Jul 2019

There are some great advantages to living in the Yarra Ranges – like the open green areas and park lands that encourage us outdoors. You would think that being closer to farms, orchards and nature, might mean we are more likely to be active and eat more fresh fruit and veggies. But this isn’t so.

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Yarra Ranges winter school holiday program

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The Winter School Holiday Program is being held in partnership with Yarra Ranges Council, Eastern Regional Libraries, Milwarra Primary School, ADRA and Inspiro.  Inspiro will be involved with the Winter Playspace for Upper Yarra Families. This will be run in two locations: Milwarra Primary...

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The startling effects of technology on children

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The Digital Revolution took place in the 1950’s. The mass production of digital logic circuits led to the computer, digital cellular phone and the internet.

In today's world we use technology every day. We use it for work, school, hobbies, learning, entertainment, sports, socializing, cooking...

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Do you really know who your kids are talking to online?

Mon 1 Jul 2019

A few weeks ago, my son and  daughter came off a session on their computer both quite upset. They had been playing Roblox, a multiplayer game where players can create an avatar for themselves, create their own virtual worlds, explore these imaginary worlds, interact with and make friends with...

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