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Below you will find links to helpful resources, many of which are recommended by Lanai teachers.

We offer descriptions and have them separated by grade level. There is also a special section for Hawaii cultural and place-based links as well as exercise activities.

We will also be featuring fun learning ideas and activities at our new interactive Facebook group, Imua Lanai starting April 1st. Please visit and follow us.

Please also make sure to check in at the LHES website because teachers have posted specific notes to their students. You can find the “distance learning and enrichment activities” under both the students and parents tabs at https://www.lanaihighandelementaryschool.org/.

Remember, it is our collective kuleana to help make sure our keiki continue to learn. We are a strong and resilient community. Let’s put this in practice by helping our keiki grow and learn while we get through this. Imua!

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook! Daily activities, including lots of fun stuff, await.

 

INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRE-K

Tips for keeping little ones busy, happy and learning to age three. Includes parent-child play ideas:
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3264-at-home-activity-guide

Fun things to do that help with brain development for children 6-18 months:
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-6-to-18-month-olds.pdf

Fun things to do that help with brain development for children 18-36 months:
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-18-to-36-month-olds.pdf

Activities for 3- to -5-year-olds:
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-3-to-5-year-olds.pdf

 

PRE-K AND PRIMARY GRADES

Scholastic’s Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities:
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching

HI Department of Education recommendations, activities, and resources:
https://sites.google.com/k12.hi.us/resources-student-parent/home

Research shows that reading out loud (parent to child, or child to parent) is important for fluency and comprehension. Epic! Is the leading digital library for kids 12 & under, sorted by age. It’s free for parents.
https://www.getepic.com/

Free aina coloring pages from 808 Urban:
https://808urban.org/product-category/coloring-pages/

Mysteryscience.com has fun science activities and learning projects. Each one also has the appropriate age range. Think about letting your student something to learn about.
https://mysteryscience.com/start

Math, spelling and grammar games can be found at sumdog.com which is offering free accounts during COVID-19. See the “information for parents” tab.
https://pages.sumdog.com/home-learning-during-school-closures/

Activities, exercise, mindfulness, off-screen fun:
https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

Art at home with fun activities and lessons, including free art projects:
https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/category/art-at-home/

Nice list of activities for parents of young children. Includes moving around but also activities for quiet moments.
https://www.lanai96763.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EOEL-Favorites.pdf

Yoga for focus, strength, flexibility and mindfulness:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5bddfb8cb40b9d7b5b7e65b1/t/5d0a89e7bc8cbc0001f270b1/1560971771166/7+Simple+Ways+Toolkit+%28Children%29.pdf

Learning games for students Pre-K to 6th grade and beyond:
https://www.abcya.com/

Activities to stimulate brain development in 5- to 7-year olds with games, songs, stories and quiet activities:
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-5-to-7-year-olds.pdf

Through virtual field trips, students can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR1OrWtwbzTG75JnD7BbwmmaTfzOXybFOCQG-ucvgp1SBNaVl0qdHBlblXI&pru=AAABcQhOR2g*Kblap2EAT0FWAOxLXd51Sg

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Scholastic’s Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for students pre-k through 9th grade.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching

Free math and science games at Legends of Learning:
https://www.legendsoflearning.com/

Pretend your student is on a math game show with integer timed tests:
https://www.hoodamath.com/games/integerstimedtests.html

Prodigy math platform touted to help with increased achievement gains and used by 50 million students:
https://www.prodigygame.com/

Learn budgeting and financial savvy with the “Stay out of the red” game. Students get “paychecks” and oversee paying “bills” and managing their finances.
https://www.startheregoplaces.com/teacher/classroom-resources/stay-out-red-game/

Virtual field trips without ever leaving your home:
https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids-3129414

Take the weekly news quiz for students by the New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/17/learning/News-Quiz-Coronavirus.html

HI Department of Education recommendations, activities, and resources:
https://sites.google.com/k12.hi.us/resources-student-parent/home

A bilingual, community-based approach to presenting living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past. Explore more than 60 diverse topics, videos, and educational activities.
http://www.kumukahi.org/

Yoga for focus, flexibility, strength training and mindfulness:
https://yogaed.com/resource/yoga-for-athletes

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5bddfb8cb40b9d7b5b7e65b1/t/5d0a8ca6d4b76b0001fe3fce/1560972457968/7+Simple+Ways+Toolkit+%28Teens%29.pdf

Free online resources for our island communities and beyond, offering home crafts, science and astronomy, virtual field trips, workshops and more:
https://imiloahawaii.org/imiloaathome

Learn coding at home, starting with a dance party video:
https://code.org/athome

Take a computer express course where you learn the basics of computer science. At the end of the course, you can create your very own game or story you can share.
https://studio.code.org/s/express-2019

Learn to create your own app:
https://code.org/educate/applab

Learning mindfulness and the importance of thinking positively:
https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/

 

HAWAII-SPECIFIC LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES

Free aina coloring pages from 808 Urban
https://808urban.org/product-category/coloring-pages/

A bilingual, community-based approach to presenting living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past. Explore more than 60 diverse topics, videos, and educational activities.
http://www.kumukahi.org/

Free online resources for our island communities and beyond, offering home crafts, science and astronomy, virtual field trips, workshops and more:
https://imiloahawaii.org/imiloaathome

Student enrichment activities can include browsing through the Lanai Culture and Heritage Center’s website www.lanaichc.org. They can also download the Lanai Guide (free) from the app store www.lanaiguideapp.org and learn more about our island.

 

TIPS AND RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Remember, just about everything can be about learning, including key life skills like cooking, gardening, doing the laundry and other chores. Feel free to post milestones and accomplishments on the Imua Lanai Facebook group.

Keep in mind that your child will benefit from having some structure to their day.