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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  1. These rules and terms and conditions are the rules (“Rules”) which apply to the Facebook Competition (“Competition”) on the hey dee ho music Facebook page at By entering the Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules.
  2. The Competition is organised by hey dee ho music Pty Ltd ABN: 57 094 853 095  being a company incorporated in Australia whose registered office is at 2/1 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, 3198 Australia. hey dee ho music P/L is the promoter of this Competition.
  3. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, results and any issues relating to the Competition, the decision of hey dee ho P/L shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  4. Employees (or members of the families or households of employees) of hey dee ho P/L are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  5. By entering the Competition, you confirm that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
  6. The Competition is open to residents of Australia aged 18 years or over. Any resident outside of Australia is not eligible.
  7. Entry to the Competition must be made online by visiting the hey dee ho music Facebook page at (“Facebook Page”). All entrants must provide the personal information requested on the relevant page(s) of the Facebook or Instagram Page relating to the Competition and in any subsequent correspondence from hey dee ho P/L. No purchase is necessary in order to enter the Competition and there is no charge to register. If you wish to enter via the Facebook Page, you will need a Facebook account on and must enter the competition via the Facebook page. If you are a first time visitor to Facebook, you will be prompted to complete the on-screen registration form to sign up for a Facebook account on and provide a username, email address and password. There is no charge for an account on Facebook. Such registration on Facebook is a one-time requirement. If you are a returning visitor, you will be prompted to log in using your e-mail address or username and/or password. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to enter will be disqualified. Entrants are responsible for their own costs associated with accessing the Internet.
  8. Once entrants visit the Facebook Page, they must follow the prompts to provide their answer, in 25 words or less to a question or a photo, as stated on the and provide any other details or complete required actions as stated on the Facebook Page. Each “25 words or less” statement or photo must be the entrant’s original work. By entering this Competition entrants:
    • consent to hey dee ho P/L making copies of or publishing the whole or any part of their entry (including the “25 words or less” statement) and otherwise exploiting the entry and any rights in relation to the entry, to publicise this Competition or for any other purposes; and
    • undertake to hey dee ho P/L that their entry is not in breach of any third party intellectual property rights.
  9. If an entry to the Competition includes a photograph (the “Photo”), by entering the competition you consent to and grant hey dee ho P/L a license to copy and use the Photo in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed. You also confirm that you have the right to give such consent with respect to any person appearing in said Photo. The entrant (and if entrant is a minor, the entrants guardian on behalf of the entrant) (a) hereby grants hey dee ho P/L in perpetuity, a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license in the copyright of the Photo, and all copyright and similar rights subsisting in the Photo, in any part of the world, to which the entrant is, or may become, entitled; (b) hereby grants hey dee ho P/L the right and license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Photo (i) in any format or media; (ii); in any advertising or marketing relating to the Competition or the prizes; and/or (iv) in any other way hey dee ho P/L sees fit at its discretion; and (c) waives all moral rights in and to the Photo in favour of hey dee ho P/L and anyone authorized by hey dee ho P/L to reproduce or otherwise use the Photo. By entering the Competition, the entrant understands that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation for any use of the Photo by hey dee ho P/L.
  10. The Competition will begin and end at the times and dates as stated on the Facebook Page. All times stated are Australian Eastern Standard Time.
  11. Winners will be announced within 7 days of the closing date of the Competition. Only one prize per winning entrant will be awarded.
  12. The prizes shall be as stated on the Facebook Page and shall be chosen by hey dee ho P/L. There is no cash alternative and prizes are not transferable. hey dee ho P/L reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time. Prizes are subject to any additional conditions as imposed by the supplier(s).
  13. The prize winners will be notified via the Facebook Page. Once notified, the winners must provide their address & contact details for the purposes of prize fulfillment by private messaging the Facebook Page within 48 hours, failure to reply within stated time may result in the selection of an alternate winner.
  14. hey dee ho P/L and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage, loss or delay in transit to prizes.
  15. Entrants consent to hey dee ho P/L using their name, image and/or voice in the event that they are a winner in any media for an unlimited period of time without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this Competition (including any outcome) and/or promoting any products or services manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by hey dee ho P/L. Entries remain the property of hey dee ho P/L. Details from entries will be collected and used for the purposes of conducting this Competition (which may include disclosure to third parties for the purpose of processing and conducting the Competition) and for promotional purposes surrounding this Competition. By entering this Competition entrants consent to the use of their information as described and agree that hey dee ho P/L may use this information, or disclose it to other organisations that may use it, in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment to the entrant. Entrants may access, change and/or update their personal information and obtain a copy of hey dee ho P/L’s privacy policy by contacting the Promoter on 03 9786 3104 during office hours.
  16. By participating in the Competition, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damage of any kind which may arise in connection with the Competition or the acceptance and/or use of any prize. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. The Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the Competition, you understand that you are providing your information to hey dee ho P/L and not to Facebook.
  17. hey dee ho P/L reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules without notice at any time, if considered necessary by hey dee ho P/L in its opinion or if circumstances arise which are outside of hey dee ho P/L’s reasonable control. Any changes will be posted within Rules on the Facebook Page.
  18. The Competition and Rules will be governed by Australian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Australia.
  19. hey dee ho P/L is not liable for any tax implications arising from prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. Where this Competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.
  20. You can contact us in relation to the Competition by private messaging the Facebook  Page or by e-mailing us via the ‘Contact’ link at the top of the Website page

Nature Versus Nurture

Nature versus nurture?…This is an age old question. Every year more and more studies are published to show that childhood development is influenced by a variety of factors. As a parent you not only supply the gene pool for your child but directly influence their everyday activities and environment.

Everyone is born with a complex system of brain circuitry, but how that circuitry is wired is dependent on external forces – ie: nutrition, stimulation, and surroundings – in other words, their environment.

The development of language is influenced every day in every way by parent-child interactions. From the very beginning of your pregnancy it is important to talk, sing, and read to your baby. This enables your child to recognise and learn the sounds of their native language. In addition to learning the sounds of speech, during the first six months a child’s brain begins to learn which mouth movements go with the sounds. Lots of face-to-face conversations with your baby helps them to interpret the world around them. Cooing and then babbling are milestones in language acquisition.

Babies like to mimic what they hear. By speaking to your baby and imitating the baby’s sounds, a parent not only teaches the child sound patterns but encourages taking turns, a process necessary for conversation. Studies have shown that children whose parents spoke to them more often know many more words by age 2 and scored higher on standardized tests by age 3.

Music is the one medium that uses both sides of the brain. The left side of the brain is dominant when it comes to language. It takes in what we hear, processes it and is also pretty much responsible for speaking. It is the logical side of the brain. The right side of the brain looks after our spatial awareness, movement and face recognition. It helps us make sense of what we see and as far as language is concerned, helps us interpret the meaning and tone of conversation. Research shows says children who have music in their lives have a 15 percent larger corpus callosum, which is a network of nerves connecting the two hemispheres of the brain.

Here are some example of things you can do at home.

When your baby is on the change table sing songs with simple hand actions – Twinkle twinkle little star, IncyWincy Spider, 1 2 3 4 5…. There are many fun nursery rhymes that will enthral your baby.

Celebrate dinner time with some fun music that ties in with the food you are eating .. one potato, bananas in pyjamas, on top of spaghetti …

Some fun music at bath time – splish splash, rub a dub dub …

And finally some gentle music at bed time.

Remember, the first 4 years of life is the most critical period of the brain’s development, more so than at any other time. This is the time to immerse your child in as many experiences as possible.

Early experiences contribute significantly to the structure of the brain and its capacities – the effects are lifelong. The quality, quantity and consistency of stimulation, such as music, determines how the brain is formed and can even enhance I.Q.

So the advice is sing, sing and sing some more. Sing with or without music and don’t worry how it sounds. Put on your favourite music and dance around the house together. Not only will you enjoy yourself but your baby will be developing valuable skills.

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