Honolulu Family - Summer 2020 June 8, 2020 Admin Staff - Sean Bova Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: SHOP Brie Thalmann, Our readers’ and editors’ picks for the best places to shop for your family in Honolulu. Good Reads: 8 Great Books to Add to Your Library in Summer 2020 Cathy Cruz-George, (Editor's note: As families stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, many apps for reading have made themselves available for free. We recommend Epic! for electronic books and Audible or audio books. You also can find books on the Libby app, using your library card. And if… Keiki Corner: ‘Ohana Word Search Honolulu Family Team, Getty Images ‘Ohana Word Search In Hawai‘i, we embrace our lives with our extended ‘ohana. This includes not only our actual family, but also our friends, teachers and others who are part of our close-knit communities. Find 20 words relating to… Raising Keiki in COVID-19: Four Generations Live Under One Roof and I Am the Great-Grandmother Faye Lee, Photo: Courtesy of Faye LeeSeven members of this close-knit family live together during the coronavirus pandemic. Raising Keiki in COVID-19 is a series of personal reflections of parents living on Oʻahu during the coronavirus pandemic. Some articles were written by the parent, while others talked story… Party Planning Guide: A Circus-Themed Bash! Christine Labrador, Photos by: Christine Labrador PARTY DECOR Ticket Mastah Admission tickets (available at Party City) can be turned into fun party decorations! Tape or glue both ends of five (attached) ticket stubs to make the shape of a kids' bracelet. Make a second bracelet with five more ticket stubs;… Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: LEARN Cathy Cruz-George, Our readers’ and editors’ picks for the best places and ways for kids to learn in Honolulu. EducationEducation Cheat Sheet: Help Kids Learn and Play This Summer Jyo Bridgewater, Many families are heading into the fourth month of learning at home. Here are games, kits, a new way to read and other simple ideas to keep your child's mind stimulated. Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: SERVICES Cathy Cruz-George, Our readers’ and editors’ picks for the best family services in Honolulu. What’s New In Honolulu for Summer 2020 Laura Dornbush, PHOTO: Courtesy of Mermaid Republic PHOTO: Courtesy of Mermaid Republic Mermaid Lessons Swim, splash your tail and flip your hair like Ariel! This summer, Mermaid Republic offers classes for keiki ages 3 and up, where they will be fitted with a tail and learn mermaid… Family ActivitiesWeekend Adventures: Our Family Guide to Exploring Wahiawā Botanical Garden Christi Young, Spend a day hunting for exotic species at this cool, shady and tucked-away garden in Central O‘ahu. Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: EAT Cathy Cruz-George, Our readers’ and editors’ 2020 picks for the best places and ways to eat with your family in Honolulu. Kids' ClubKeiki Corner: Find 10 Missing Things In The Photo Honolulu Family Team, Hey kids, this page is for you! No adults allowed. Meet The Summer 2020 Cover Kid! Honolulu Family Team, PHOTO: David Croxford Name: Lia Age: 10 Favorite distance learning subject during the stay-at-home order: “Reading, because I’m able to use my imagination.” Favorite activity: Roller derby in-line skating. Favorite foods: Pizza and udon. Dream job: “A photographer. My Polaroid camera is my favorite.” Why she… Editor’s Page: What Happens When Life Throws You a Pandemic? Cathy Cruz-George, This was my new office during the stay-at-home order. My new "colleagues" (husband, daughter and dog) were upstairs at home. When the stay-at-home order went into effect March 23, the HONOLULU Family team packed up the office to work from… Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: PLAY Cathy Cruz-George, Best Behind-The-Scenes Program EDITORS’ PICK HTY On Stage Workshops Approachable, fun-loving and talented, the actors and actresses of Honolulu Theatre for Youth are like rock stars to keiki of Oʻahu. What… Best ofBest of HONOLULU Family 2020: PARTY Cathy Cruz-George, Our readers’ and editors’ picks for the best places and ways to celebrate with your family in Honolulu. Raising Keiki in Hawai‘i in COVID-19 Honolulu Family Team, Photo: Getty Images My Kids Can’t Hug Me When I Come Home From Work As an essential worker during the pandemic, I am a mama bear to the infinite power. Photo: Courtesy of Cristy Saycon My Newborn Was in a… Hawai‘i FarmsInside Look: Keiki and Plow Organic Farm's U-Pick Harvests Nicole Oka, Kids can pick their own vegetables, feed chickens, pet rabbits and explore at this keiki-friendly, organic family farm in Hawai‘i Kai. Parent to ParentHawai‘i Parent to Parent: 25 Inventions That Need to Exist Ashley de Coligny, Solutions for sloppy shave ice and crying babies in traffic, plus a spam musubi for every meal. Why haven't these been invented yet? Honolulu FamilyHawai‘i Parent to Parent: Tales from the Mom-Mobile Ashley de Coligny, How we rock it out in the Mom-Mobile, or, why I shimmy in the driver's seat.