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The Oh Baby! Family Expo/ Hawaii Party Expo and the Hawaii Toy and Game Expo is proud to present a cast of local and international experts at this year's expo. These experts will speak on a variety of topics that appeal to our young families. A few of these topics include Car Seat Safety, How to buy a stroller or Car Seat, Early Infant Learning, Couponing, Game-based learning and much more.

So check these great speakers out below and plan to see them at Expo, Saturday October 8 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 9 from 10am to 5pm. General Admission is $5.50, Children 5 and under are free.


Speakers


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Early Language Workshop for Parents.

Description

Dr. Bob Titzer, infant learning expert, will give useful information about how to teach babies and toddlers language skills during the child's window of opportunity for learning language. How parents talk with their babies can have a long-term effect on the child’s later learning, so please attend this important seminar. Many parents state this workshop changes the way they talk with their babies!

Dr. Titzer will also answer questions related to learning English or other languages, math, music, or other early learning topics. His Your Baby Can Learn! series is now available in American and British English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, and Dutch! His Your Child Can Discover! series introduces math, perfect pitch in music, 96 colors, logic patterns, and more!

Speaker Biography

Dr. Titzer is an infant researcher. His multisensory learning methodology -- that he began developing for his own babies back in 1991 -- is sometimes referred to as one of the world’s foremost early learning approaches. Millions of parents around the world have used his revolutionary products and teaching methods to help their babies learn.

Dr. Titzer earned his Ph.D. in Human Performance at Indiana University where he worked in infant development laboratories conducting theoretical studies about how babies learn.


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Parenting the Fun Way!

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This presentation will talk about how parents can have more fun with their kids and make life a little easier for themselves. We'll first discuss how to stay calm, then cover the importance of healthy attachment, and finally how to play with your child.


Speaker Biography

Speakers will be David Linares, Mary Elizabeth Alvior and Maricon Mclaughlin.

All speakers are licensed psychotherapists in the State of Hawaii with over 34 years of experience working with parents.


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My Gym Children's Fitness

Description

Come with your child and experience this fun, high energy my gym class for ages 6 weeks to 13 months old. Kerry our Gymnastics specialist will also be demonstrating our new Fundamentals to Gymnastics class for ages 5-10 years old.


My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children ages 6 weeks through 13 years by helping them acquire the skills, confidence, and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults.


Speaker Biography

My Gym Honolulu also offers an unique international experience for those who wish to take classes in any of our 10 Japan locations, which is definitely a popular and an added value to our location! We also offer specialty classes such as a Fundamental to Gymnastics class, Aerial Silks, and Acro Yoga. 



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DRAGON WARRIORS & CHAMPIONS Kids Team

Martial Arts Demonstration

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Come on down to watch and participate in an amazing martial arts demonstration!  Our "Dragon Warriors" 4-6 year old Kids Team (15 min), followed by our "Champions" 7-12 year old Kids Team (15min) will demonstrate the self-defense techniques that they learn in class. After the demonstration, volunteers will be invited on stage to learn some basic techniques that were demonstrated.  Don't miss this great opportunity to see what martial arts training can do for your children!  

Our classes range from boxing to kickboxing to jujitsu.  Our main program is the MMA class, which stands for mixed martial arts.  This program encompasses all ranges of self defense from punching, kicking, and blocking to takedown and grappling techniques to be able to defend yourself according to any situation.

Our Dragon Warriors will demonstrate a few of the techniques that they learn in their introductory martial arts class.  This is a very fun-oriented program which develops their balance, coordination, motor skills, and self-confidence. 

The Champions Children's Program will demonstrate how they are able to utilize all of their skills in various self defense situations. 


Speaker Biography

Jewelz Lee and her husband (Ken) have been teaching Martial Arts for over 20 years. United MMA is a family-oriented martial arts and fitness center.  Our philosophy is that everyone, of all ages and abilities, should be able to protect themselves and their loved ones in any self-defense situation.

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Storytime with Usborne Books

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Ms. Tia Heldt will briefly talk about the benefits of reading to your child and then proceed to present a storytime with some of her most popular characters!


Speaker Biography

Ms. Heldt is a Education Consultant with Usborne Books. She holds a degree in education and has been a homeschooling mom for the last 8 years.



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Positive Discipline

Description

Why does my child misbehave? Learn 3 reasons why your child may have challenging behaviors, and what can be done in response to help change the behavior.


Speaker Biography

Julie Kalakau is a long time Trainer for PATCH. She has over 33 years of experience working with young children, families and other early childhood professionals. She is currently a Certified Child Life Specialist at Tripler Army Medical Center. Julie has a B.S. Degree in Human Services.