Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children turned 10 this year! Over the last ten years you and your family have shared a lot of interesting information about your lives. Your information helps the government understand what it's like to grow up in Australia so they can help kids just like you.
Have you seen the YouTube clip celebrating ten years of Growing Up in Australia?
|New South Wales||30%|
|Australian Capital Territory||2%|
The next time we visit you, we are sending you a one day diary to fill in. We want you to tell us all the things you do in a day, what time you got up, what time you went to bed and everything in between!
At Growing Up in Australia we are really interested in how you spend your time and the best person to tell us about you is you! Doctors, governments, and researchers from around the world will use information from the Growing Up in Australia diaries to understand how Australian children spend their time and how this changes as you get older. They also use the Time Use Diary data to compare Australian children's time use to children from other countries. To make sure we have the best information possible we need as many children as possible to complete their diaries!
When you were 8-9 years old your parents told us that over half of you had made some art or craft together. Here is a craft activity you might be able to do with your parents.
Half fill your jar or container with water and sit your head on the top. Make sure the extra bit of stocking is sitting in the water. Put your grass head in a nice sunny spot. Make sure you check the water every day and add more water as needed. Every now and then you might want to water the top just to keep your head nice and happy - you don't want your grass head to dry out.
You should start to see some ‘hair' in about a week. When it gets too long you can give your grass head a stylish haircut. You can make mohawks, or fringes. It's up to you.
The pdf of this newsletter has word search puzzles for you to play.
|Went to a movie||45%|
|Went to a playground or a swimming pool||81%|
|Went to a sporting event||41%|
|Attended a concert or play, including other events such as visiting a museum or art gallery; attending a community or school event||48%|
|Attended a religious service at a church, temple, synagogue or mosque||31%|
|Visited a library||30%|
The pdf of this newsletter has a spot the difference puzzle for you to play.
We received this delicious recipe from Sonia in Queensland, thanks Sonia. We love receiving recipes and pictures from you all.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes or less
If you have a yummy family recipe (not from a cookbook) send it in to us at (no stamp required):
Growing Up in Australia
Reply paid 76746
Sydney NSW 2000
Or email it to us
If you send us anything please let us know your full name and age so we can make sure we contact you if we use it.
Growing Up in Australia would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for your important contribution to this study. This is your study and without you we could not continue.
For more information on how your data is being used, go to the Growing Up in Australia website