Honolulu Family - October 2010

Kids’ Club Giveaways

Halloween Fun Join the Fraggle gang in three frightfully delightful episodes–just in time for Halloween. Fraggle Rock: Scared Silly ($14.98, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) features three ghostly episodes: “Terrible Tunnel,” “Scared Silly” and “A Dark and Stormy Night.”   Fire-Breathing Action…

Keiki Craft

Supplies: • 1 package of trading cards(different types to choose from)• Color markers• PencilOptional items: Embellishments (stickers, stamps, acrylic paint, watercolor paint) Directions: 1. Have your keiki draw on one side of the trading card with the markers. He or she can…

Roller Coaster Ride

Having a baby is one of the most emotional times you will ever experience. Throughout your pregnancy and in the coming months you will likely continue to feel a range of emotions. Hormonal Changes Your hormones have been preparing your…

Win This!

Send an e-mail to editor@islandfamilymagazine.com and indicate which item you would like to enter to win. Include your name and contact information. Deadline is Nov. 9, 2010.

Web Savvy

Although I'm not a “teckie,” I know how to surf the Internet and maneuver through the World Wide Web. In this day and age, it is important to be a little Web savvy, especially if you have a home-based and/or…

Picture Perfect

Our children are only certain ages once and their “firsts” are just that. How do you capture these moments without taking a “how to” course on photographing wiggly, whiney, hyper, not-in-the-mood, short-attention-span children? We asked four local experts for advice…

2010 Private School Guide

Private schools offer an alternative to public schools. Not every private school is the best fit for every child. No one knows your child as well as you do and there are quite a few things you need to consider…

Does Accreditation Matter?

It's not only your child who gets evaluated in the private-school system. Schools themselves get put through the wringer on a regular basis. The accreditation seal is an important factor to consider when applying to private schools, says the Hawaii…

Applying to Private School

August: Start Your Search Most schools advise parents to start at least a year in advance. By August, start a list of potential schools for the next school year. Off the top of your head, you might be able to…

Prepping Your Child for the Interview

What will the school look for? After all, your little one is only 5 years old and has no experience with interviews. Should Junior read, write, multiply? The neighbor's kid is a musical prodigy—should your child take music lessons? To…

FInancial Aid FAQs

  Q) Who should apply for financial aid assistance?A) Schools encourage all families in need to apply for financial assistance. Families should evaluate their resources, maximize their earnings, alter spending habits and manage their assets before applying for financial aid.…

Saint Louis School

Saint Louis School is Oahu's premier institution for boys with a history rich in educational accomplishments. Founded in 1846, the school is known for its strong academic curriculum, proud sporting accomplishments and emphasis on building fine young men in the…

Ask a Dentist

Why are mouth guards important? Mouth guards act as “shock absorbers” and can provide protection not only for our children's teeth, but also for their lips, cheeks and tongue. In some cases, they can even help prevent concussions and fractures…

Come Play with The Little Mermaid

Hawaii Theatre Center and Hawaii Opera Theatre presents The Legend of Rusalka: Opera's Little Mermaid on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.Appropriate for youngsters kindergarten through eighth grade, this 45-minute audience-interactive production is based on Antonin Dvorak's opera, Rusalka, and Hans…

Ages and Stages: Reading MIlestones

  Infancy (Up to Age 1) Kids usually begin to:  imitate sounds they hear in language  respond when spoken to  look at pictures  reach for books and turn the pages with help  respond to stories and pictures by vocalizing and…