Free resources for families staying at home

Posted on Mar 28, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured
Many of the Hawai’i State Library system’s resources are still available through its website.

Many of the Hawai’i State Library system’s resources are still available through its website.

HTY company actor Junior Tesoro and a puppet friend welcome viewers to the new online series “The HI Way.”

HTY company actor Junior Tesoro and a puppet friend welcome viewers to the new online series “The HI Way.”

For families looking to make the most of their time at home, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and state librarian Stacey Aldrich encourage everyone to visit the Hawai‘i State Library system’s user-friendly website at https://www.librarieshawaii.org. It offers ebooks, audio books and pre-K to 3rd grade interactive books with games for children.

PBS Kids at https://pbskids.org has a variety of free resources to support families, including educational games, a newsletter, activities and tips for parents, including “How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus” at https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus. In Hawai‘i, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth has launched The HI Way at htyweb.org, a new digital series to help children understand the need for social distancing and other COVID-19 challenges.

A host of other sites are offering free concerts, such as “Together at Home” in partnership with the World Health Organization. Closer to home, a new livestream series called #QuarantineHawaiiConcertSeries is on Facebook and Instagram.

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