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.