Another clue from our upcoming book. What's your favourite part of this fruit, the juice, the flesh or in its milk or cream form? One of our team member's son is crazy about drinking the coconut water straight out of the coconut.
Written by: Amanda Yates - Author
“Who are you dressed as Lucy?” Leo’s mum asked while sitting at the dinner table the night of World Book Day. Lucy and Leo’s family eat dinner together once a week. Tonight, both kids are dressed as a character from their favourite book, after having been in character parades at school.
“I am dressed as Georgie from The Dog Who Saved the World”, Lucy answered, “she is an eleven-year-old, who along with her dog, Mr Mash, save the world using virtual reality and 3D goggles”. Under Lucy’s arm is a soft toy Dachshund with a handmade collar that has his name written on it. On her forehead Lucy has thick black goggles which are her pretend 3D goggles. “And Leo, who are you dressed as?” Asks Lucy’s mum.
“Can’t you guess?” Leo asks. “I’m Alvin Ho. We’re similar but we’re not. He’s Asian like me, but he is scared of everything! I’m not like that, I’m brave”. Leo has on white shoes with jeans and a yellow jacket, with Alvin’s signature yellow bucket hat on his head. “Did either of you win the dress up competitions in your classes?” Lucy’s mum wants to know.
“No” they both answered passionately. “Winning was not the point of the day mum!” Lucy says. “Our school raised almost five hundred dollars today and we are going to use the money to buy books for kids that can’t afford them. Everyone deserves to have books to read, how else could they find characters that they want to be like”,
“I think Alvin is so funny, even though he is scared of everything” says Leo. “Sounds like you have all learnt a wonderful lesson and raised money for a good cause” Leo’s mum says.
World Book Day or International Book Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year. Depending on what country you are in it is celebrated differently. In Catalonia, in Spain, they give each other gifts of books and in the United Kingdom they raise money for charities. However, the thing that every country has in common is an opportunity to share a love of reading and the amazing characters that authors create by giving and raising money, just like the kid’s school has done.
How did you celebrate World Book Day? Comment below and don’t forget to share some pictures if you dressed up like Lucy and Leo did!
Ross Welford – The Dog Who Saved the World
Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham – Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions
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Our Friends are Having their Very Own Easter Egg Hunt. They’re all pitching in, to prepare for the activity. Let’s see how they do it, so that you know all the steps, and can have your own Easter Egg Hunt too!
The very first step for preparing for the Hunt, is to decorate the eggs. Pedro and Alice are making unique designs. Here’s how you can too! Use hard boiled chicken eggs, with the shell on. You can use as many as you like, but try to make sure there is enough for a few per person. You can use markers to draw your own design on the shell. Or, you can make the eggs sparkly, by dipping them in glue, and then dipping them in glitter.
Step two is to find containers, for everyone to use for the eggs they find. Look around for old and used containers, boxes or baskets, that can fit eggs inside, and will be easy to carry. You can also add decorations to the outside, to make them festive.
The third step is to hide the eggs! Remember to keep track of how many eggs you hide, so that you will know when they have all been collected. Try to look for places where the eggs are well hidden, and make sure you keep them in a safe area.
Now it’s time to start the hunt! Everyone is ready at the starting line, with their baskets. On your marks, get set, go!
Once all the eggs have been collected and the Hunt is over, it’s time to count your eggs.
The very last step, is to award the grand prize to the winner. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you have fun doing your very own Easter Egg Hunts. We wish you a happy Easter from Everyone at Here’s How You Can Too!
Written by Leanna Mills - Blog Contributor
I have a disability called Parkinson’s disease and primary dystonia. When I was very young, I was told by the doctor that I shouldn’t be here.
I receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) via a rechargeable battery inside me that keeps me alive. I use a wheelchair to move around but often still need help. I communicate by body language and by slowly typing on my iPad. Here’s a picture of me below.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to sit around doing nothing. I am going to conquer my disability and live the best life I can by taking on and completing studies, including my High School Certificate (HSC) and a course in Information Technology at TAFE, as well as constantly learning and participating in new things.
Similar to the examples in the Here’s How You Can Too! Kid Entrepreneur and DIY Handykid books, I have set up an office in my bedroom with a big printer that I use to print newsletters. In addition, I also provide a service to fix technology goods, these include computers, phones, iPads and iPods. I reset and troubleshoot these items for a small fee. I post items for sale as well as advertise my technology repair service on Facebook and other sites/apps.
I would encourage all children including those with disabilities and special needs that they can be handy and/or run their own small business to provide some income and purpose. I believe it is important to let go and enjoy life, remembering you can do whatever you want to do if you set your mind to it. Being at home can be boring but there are lots of things you can still achieve. Don’t let your disability control your mind and allow your inner peace to help guide you through those bad days. Getting out with my family and friends and creating a positive environment allows me to have great days.
AFTERWORD – How I came to meet Leanna
Written by Daniel Seow – Founder
I was privileged to first meet Leanna after she applied for a job which I was advertising for. We met at a hospital in Sydney where she just had one of the many procedures in her life. Her mother told me she said these ones were more painful than either of the two brain surgeries she has undergone previously.
While she unfortunately did not suit the same city location requirement of the job, I was so impressed by her drive and positive attitude. I had to find a way to get her involved but in a way which could be done 100% remotely. This led to us discussing whether she would become a remunerated Blog Contributor for Here’s How You Can Too! (Hhyct)
At Hhyct, our culture is to be inclusive and socially minded. Our most recent book DIY Handykid introduced a new character, Pedro, who uses a wheelchair, while our upcoming book will introduce another new character, Suzie, who has a form of mental disability. Leanna reaching out to us really resonated with what Hhyct represents and we’re so proud that she accepted the offer to join the team as a Blog Contributor and Brand Ambassador, especially for those kids who love Pedro and Suzie.
Clue from our upcoming book. Not only are these utensils used for eating in many parts of Asia but also for cooking, as well as preparing and serving food.
Reply with a pic of yourself using a pair of these.
Another clue from our upcoming how to book for kids. What yummy things do you create with this kitchen appliance?
One great idea is to make your own special ice cream flavours by blending plain vanilla ice cream with different nuts and/or fruits and then refreezing it.
What's your favourite flavour would you like us to try making?
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