Music Makes for Mo’ Bettah Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailby Jamie McOuat, Family Hui Hawaii “There is an intrinsic joy in sharing music. It’s not instructional; it’s fun and within all that fun these other things take place.” – Uncle Wayne Watkins Early language exposure, especially through music, lays the foundation for speaking, reading and writing. Babies soak[Read more]

Summer Learning Fun

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSummer Learning Fun on Maui! Summer on Maui is even more “kick-back” than the rest of the year. But our kids’ minds are still growing at a New York City pace! Luckily, it doesn’t take a lot of fancy gadgets or expensive learning programs to maximize our kids’ learning[Read more]

The Keiki Playhouse Update

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail In February 2019 owner Rachel Johnson went to the ER with a severe headache and vomiting. CT scan showed Intra-Cranial Pressure from excessive cerebral spinal fluid. With further testing she was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Pseudo Tumor Cerebri. The cause of the condition is unknown[Read more]

Father’s Day: A Day Just For Dad

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEver since Richard Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 making the second Sunday in June Father’s Day, people have been officially honoring their dads on this day. But unlike Mother’s Day, with its traditional flowers, candy and brunches, it can be difficult to know how to celebrate. Since it’s[Read more]

Summer Safety- from Mauka to Makai

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs we welcome summer, let’s make a pact to get outside more! Get outside, get healthy!The health benefits of getting outside and being active for both adults and children are no secret. In fact, studies have shown that just being outside in itself can improve your physical and mental[Read more]

Help your child overcome a fear or resistance to water

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Sometimes on this tiny island, we can forget how natural and strong the instinct to fear the water is. Here are three tips on how to help your child overcome a fear or resistance to water (or anything else really!). Grow the Good. Create an environment of small[Read more]

What To Do with Kids Over the Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFor many families, with summer comes summer camps. While these camps can help you keep your children safe and engaged during the months off of school, there is also room to let the kids run without a schedule. According to Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld, a psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard[Read more]

Summer Travel Made Easy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHeading off island this summer? Feeling a bit nervous and stressed? Use these simple strategies for a stress-free and fun travel time with the family this summer. 1. Pack light: Summertime means warmer temps so you can pack lighter. If staying somewhere that has a washer and dryer, remember that[Read more]

The Benefits of Letting Children Solve Their Own Arguments

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Problem solving is part of life. Many parents, though, loathe to see their children in confrontational situations. Is stepping in helpful, or is it better to step back and allow them to solve their own arguments? When a child is given space to solve her own problems, she[Read more]

Choosing the Right Day Camp for Your Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail The number of summer camps on offer nowadays can be overwhelming. Having a choice can work in your and your keiki’s favor, but how do you narrow it down? Consider the following tips in choosing a camp suitable for your keiki. Comfort or challenge Some keiki prefer to[Read more]

The Benefits of Summer Camp

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Every day, parents invest in their children’s physical, social, emotional and educational wellbeing. When school is out, there’s one place that offers the perfect environment for a child to continue developing: summer camp! Summer camp can give your child the opportunity to stay in a loosely structured environment[Read more]

GRANDcares Free Summer Program

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailUniversity of Hawai’i GRANDcares Program Kicks Off Summer with the First Class of 2019 GRANDcares is set to begin their summer programs in early June! GRANDcares is a project of University of Hawaii Extension and offers classes and resources to grandparents raising their grandchildren.  The 7-week summer program begins[Read more]

BGCM opens first Club-in-School at Kihei Elementary

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAnother blue door opened in January to welcome in the newest members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, the students of Kihei Elementary School. Named the Kihei Dolphins Club, it is the first Club-in-School for BGCM. Club begins right after school lets out for the day and[Read more]

2019 Maui Graduation Dates

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailApproximately 10,000 students are expected to walk in graduation ceremonies across the Hawaiian Islands in 2019. Here are the locations, dates and times for Maui County below. DOE 2019 MAUI GRADUATION DATES: Baldwin High, May 17, 6 p.m., War Memorial Stadium. Maui High, May 18, 4:30 p.m., War Memorial[Read more]

Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 year

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe Preschool Open Doors application period is open NOW! 😍 Applications accepted for children born August 1st, 2014 through July 31st , 2015 for program participation July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Preschool Open Doors (POD) provides monthly preschool tuition subsidies to qualified families. Parents may choose and DHS-licensed preschool. Download[Read more]