Honolulu Family - July 2011

One-Stop Shopping Ease

Back to School Shopping As a kid, the new school year was always marked with fun back-to-school shopping with my parents. It was thrilling to get new school supplies—notebooks, pencils, folders, rulers, glue, etc.—even a brand-new backpack and shiny new…

Giving the Gift of Life

What if your baby could save a life the day he or she is born? Your donation to the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank can make this happen.The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is an independent, non-profit, community service organization whose mission…

Keiki Craft: Summer Pin

Summery Pin Supplies: • Paper flowers (different sizes) • ½-inch or ¾-inch Pom Pom (color of your choice) • Two 10 mm moving eyes • Stamen • Pin backing • Craft glueSummer PinDirections: 1. Stack and glue the paper flowers on top of each other…

July 2011 Kids' Club Giveaways

Dog Days of Summer Dog Days of Summer Join Clifford on fun-filled adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship and loyalty in Clifford the Big Red Dog: Dog Days of Summer ($14.98, Lionsgate Home Entertainment). In these five playful stories,…

How a Sense of Time Develops

How a sense of time develops0 to 2 “I GO NOW!” Be Consistent For the first six months or so, consistent, responsive interactions with parents help babies make order out of chaos and organize themselves. Reading and responding to babies'…

Learning, Play & Your 4- to 7- Month-Old

Learning, Play & Your 4- to 7- Month-Old What Babies Are Learning By 4 months old, your baby has learned to recognize you and familiar caregivers, focus and pay attention to things, and actively engage your attention. Your infant will…

After-School Fun & Enrichment

after-school programs After-School Programs What are your kids doing after the school bell rings? For working parents, figuring out where kids go after school can be a challenge. Depending on a child's age and maturity, you may need to arrange…

Back-to-School Readiness

Battling the Butterflies As with any new or potentially unsettling situation—like starting school for the first time or entering a new grade or new school—allow kids time to adjust. Remind them that everyone feels a little nervous about the first…

Editor’s Page: Going, Going Gone

Helen and her girls It seems that summer is slipping away too fast. My daughters are enjoying the challenges of two great summer-school courses—Techno Scribes, a writing class that aims to ignite creativity through the use of technology, and Reading…