Honolulu Family - June 2011

Summer Learning Loss

Read Summertime provides the well-deserved break needed for our children to rest, recuperate and engage in fun-filled family activities. Parents might find it challenging to balance the R&R of summer break with enriching, fun and quality learning opportunities, but the…

Family-Friendly Flying

go! Summer is here, the kids are out of school and it's time for that well-deserved family vacation. A popular choice is to enjoy a fun-filled holiday just a short hop away on a Neighbor Island, where you can visit…

Ages & Stages of Communication

Talk to Kids Here are some helpful tips on how to start a conversation and help your child open up to you about his or her feelings. These tips are based on developmental levels and capabilities.Infants and Toddlers Talk frequently…

Book Recommendations: June 2011

I had a dollarOlivia goes to VeniceI Choose YouGeorge Washington's Spythe ghostwild man island500 places to take your kids These books and many others for all ages are available at your public library or you can place a request for…

George the Giraffe

Giraffe Supplies: One 3/4-inch-by-1-inch cork stopper Two craft sticks (popsicle sticks) Two clothespins Two pins with ball-shaped heads Orange paint Brown/tan paint Orange cardstock Tools: Oval punch Paint brush Tacky glue Craft knife (Use only with adult supervision) Giraffe Directions:1.…

Talking About 9-1-1 With Kids

How to Call 911 One of the challenges of being a parent is arming your kids with the skills to handle the obstacles life presents. Teaching them how to use 911 in an emergency could be one of the simplest…