Fun and interactive lessons for keiki of all ages
With online schooling coming to end, learning doesn’t have to! PBS Hawai’i offers a safe space for the keiki with thousands of resources available both online and on-air for children of all ages. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson has children of her own who are 9 and 5 years old, and both love what PBS has to offer.
“Sometimes what you need is what you already have, you just have to look around,” says President and CEO Leslie Wilcox. “And when you look around and see what comes to your home through PBS Hawai’i, you don’t have to worry about what to do with your child. We have really fun, educational programming and much of it is interactive.”
PBS Hawai’i offers free comprehensive and curriculum-based educational resources for parents and educators for children pre-k through high school. This includes the PBS KIDS Games app, PBS KIDS 24/7 and PBS Learning Media.
“We know that children spend a lot of time on their iPad or laptops. The PBS KIDS Games app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for keiki and parents with access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series,” Wilcox says. “Keiki can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere at their own convenience.”
PBS KIDS 24/7 is a stand-alone TV channel featuring fun, curriculum-based cartoons for children ages 2-8. It is also available online with interactive, educational video games.
There’s also PBS Learning Media, a rich, easy-to-use in-line library for parents and educators of students’ pre-K through high school. The site offers interactive video lesson plans, student activities and other educational resources.
For those without digital access, PBS Hawai’i broadcasts educational children’s programs like Arthur, Odd Squad and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on-air that can help children play and learn while school is closed.
For more information: pbshawaii.org/resources