Fun Water Games for Your Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailStaying cool and having fun are usually at the top of every kid’s list for summertime. Here are some fun water games for them to play. Ice Cube Painting: Grab ice cube trays and fill them with water. Mix watercolors in each cube spot. Freeze overnight. Pop them into[Read more]

Fun Father’s Day Activities

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFather’s Day is a great opportunity for keiki to spend some quality time with dad. This Father’s Day, put down the phone, leave work for another time, and focus on family. Make lasting memories with these fun Father’s Day ideas! Camping For the outdoorsy dad, head over to the[Read more]

Enjoying The Lazy Days Of Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailVacations off island, summer camps, playdates and schedules – throw those all away and let’s get lazy. Sure, it’s nice to sign your kids up for a ton of summer camps or to plan a lot of outings; and sometimes it’s a necessity with work and to keep your[Read more]

Set Summer Screen Time Limits

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail With school out and schedules thrown out the window you may find that little Johnny is spending more time with electronics than he is with you. Don’t fear, there is a way to get the kids away from the ipad without anyone getting hurt. The key for setting[Read more]

Making Sense of Adolescence

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTweens, teens, adolescents, youths. Whatever you call them, the young people in our lives going through the transition from childhood to adulthood called adolescence can be confusing, amusing and downright frustrating at times. But when you consider that the emotions and behaviors they display are common for kids their[Read more]

Learning to Swim

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Helping your child learn how to swim can be a challenge. However, by keeping it fun and light-hearted, you may be able to give him or her the confidence needed to conquer this life skill. By incorporating swimming games that slowly build skills upon each other, you may[Read more]

Hiking and Camping in Hana

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru Anyone who lives on or travels to Maui knows they must see[Read more]

Preschool Open Doors and Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES NOTICE OF PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS APPLICATION PERIOD PATCH is announcing we will be accepting applications for the Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Preschool Open Doors (POD) program starting May 1, 2018 through the closing date of May 31, 2018. Applications received during this period are for program participation July[Read more]

How to Make a Money Lei

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail With all the graduations coming up surprise the graduate with a money lei! Begin by folding all the dollar bills length-wise to make a crease, then flatten them back out. Next, fold all bills accordian-style, taking care to make sure the width of the folds is even throughout each[Read more]

Raising a Bilingual Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailRaising a bilingual child is both marvelous and challenging. Enough studies and scholarly articles have demonstrated how speaking more than one native language benefits children’s cognitive development. As parents of three (now grown up) bilingual children, my British husband and French self could only observe on a daily basis[Read more]

Baby-Friendly Superfoods

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Supporting your baby’s health with nutritious food from the start is important for his or her growth and development. In addition to breast milk or baby formula, when your baby reaches around six months of age, your pediatrician may recommend feeding him or her solids that are age-appropriate.[Read more]

Free Keiki & Parent Pizza Themed Garden Demo

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Keiki and parents are invited to join the Blue Zones Project® for a hands-on gardening demonstration on Sunday, May 6 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the UHMC Community Service Building. Participants will learn how to start a pizza garden and each family can take home a pizza gardening[Read more]