All aboard! In the month of January, the theme for Tūtū and Me is all about transportation. Twenty-one keiki and twenty-four caregivers from our Hilo and Hāmākua sites boarded a bus to visit the Laupāhoehoe Train Museum. We were privileged to have our own special tour guide who is a parent from our Laupāhoehoe site who also volunteers at the museum. Caregivers and keiki sat together on the lawn and enjoyed the story of “The Little Engine That Could” which was read to us by a member of our Tūtū and Me teaching team.
As we visited and explored the caboose, we were able to walk on train tracks which were once used by the very trains that traveled along those tracks. Our keiki really enjoyed visiting the miniature train display and playing with the wooden train village.
Laupāhoehoe Train Museum provides a wealth of information by sharing their movies and literature on how the museum helps to preserve, promote and protect the historic, cultural, educational, social, civic and economic interests of the North Hilo and Hāmākua districts. We invite everyone to visit the museum so you can all “take a trip back in time!”