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Free tennis events serve up fun for keiki

Children can try their hand — and swing — at tennis at two free events offering an opportunity to sample the sport with games and prizes. Read More

Autistic keiki can be themselves at upcoming Autism Society of Hawaii events

A pizza party and fun family flick are among two sensory-friendly events organized by the Autism Society of Hawaii. Read More

Parents at Play: Staying connected

Tech can bring us together or keep us apart. Here are two very cool new tech devices that focus on the former, and one that will just make your world a little more peaceful. Read More

Delve into Hawaiian mythology with books for keiki

Introduce your littlest ones to some of Hawaii’s most well-known legends with the new board books, “Maui Slows the Sun” and “Hi‘iaka Battles the Wind.” Read More

Hawaii’s cowboy history explored in ‘PANIOLO’

Explore a remarkable and significant period in Hawaii’s history in “PANIOLO Stories and Songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy,” Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s newest production premiering Friday at Tenney Theatre. Read More

Keiki Krafting: Turkey Napkin Ring / Placecard Holder

Learn how to make a Thanksgiving-themed napkin ring or placecard holder with this crafting project from HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. Read More

Parental Guidance: ‘Halloween’

“Halloween” is too violent for kids, but there’s plenty of spooky slasher horror fun for teens. Read More

Parents can relax while kids play at Discovery Center day camp

While kids catch wild Pokemon, parents can catch a break — and get some serious Black Friday shopping done. Kids Day Out: Pokemon Trainer’s Day Camp is Nov. 23 at Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. Read More

Coloring book teaches about plantation life

Life during the sugar plantation days — back when sugar was king — is captured via whimsical drawings and games for all ages in “Hawaii’s Plantation Village Coloring Book,” available while supplies last at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu. Read More

Parental Guidance: ‘Goosebumps 2’

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” is fun for all ages, although it’s still too scary for the littlest ones in the family. Read More

Parents at Play: New books for kids

As much as we love toys and games, we also love books. Reading to your children is a fantastic way to teach, learn and build close relationships. Read More

Study finds many teens, parents feel tethered to phones

A study from the Pew Research Center found two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children spend in front of screens, while more than a third expressed concern about their own screen time. Read More

‘Boo at the Zoo’ combines learning with Halloween fun

Families can celebrate Halloween while learning about Hawaii’s invasive species at a Honolulu Zoo fundraiser on Friday and Saturday. Read More

Petting zoo, costume contest highlight Great Pumpkin Fest in Aina Haina

With more than 2,500 pumpkins in various sizes, Holy Nativity School’s Great Pumpkin Festival is sure to have the perfect pumpkin for you and your family. Read More

Harvest pumpkins and more at Aloun Farms in Kapolei

The 18th annual Pumpkin Festival continues at 94-1440 Farrington Highway in Kapolei on weekends through Oct. 28. Read More

Waimanalo Country Farms offers cow train rides, ‘country grub’

For farm fun, check out the Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Patch, Saturdays and Sundays in October at Waimanalo Country Farms. Read More

Now Read This: ‘My Friends Make Me Happy,’ ‘Nimona’

Books recommended for kids by the Hawaii State Public Library System. Read More



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