Keiki Activities & Caregiver Resources

If you're a parent/caregiver with keiki at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some resources and activities for keiki at home:

 

Keiki Care at KROC Center Hawaiʻi (K-6) Monday through Friday! Preference given to first responders/essential workers. For more information, call 808-693-8360 or go to their online website here. 
Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here!
Interested in joining a group on Facebook that offers educational activities and ideas for parents/caregivers? This group on FB offersa place to find curated activities and ideas for children ages 2 - 8 from parents/caregivers from all over. Join here!
The Executive Office on Early Learning has created a list of resources for families while they are at home with keiki. The list is full of materials that are appropriate for families with children from birth to kindergarten entry and some resources that families with children any age may find helpful. Get the full resource list here. 
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of tips to keep children safe and healthy while school's out. Read the list here.
Looking for free educational activities for your keiki? View this document for a full list!
During the extended Spring Break period, a total of 38 Hawaii public schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 years or younger. Find the full list of schools here.
Zero to Three is offering tips and resources for families during the COVID-19 pandemic such as answering your child's questions, supporting young children who are isolated due to COVID-19, and an at-home activity guide. Get these tips and resources here!
Authors are reading their favorite books and posting them online to an online series called #OperationStorytime. You can search the hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to find the authors or you can find some here!
Haymarket Books is offering ten free Ebooks right now! View the selection here.


For an overview of the basics of COVID-19 and to understand how to cope with your family, visit the healthychildren.org page here.
Don’t forget to take the 2020 Census! Download coloring pages for your keiki and learn more about why it’s important to #CountAllKeiki by clicking here.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has provided a resource guide for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community and what they can do to help their family cope. Download the full guide here.
Humanity United put together a list of resources for parents working at home such as online activities, tips for working at home, and free coloring books. Get the full resource list here. 

The Seattle Times list 23 fun activities to do with keiki with items you can find around the house.  Read the full list here.

"Try to strike a balance between answering questions well enough without fueling the flame of anxiety. Children have elaborate imaginations that may lead them to create unnecessarily catastrophic stories in their minds if parents do not talk at all, or enough, about a topic like this. At the other end of the spectrum, providing too much information may create extra alarm."

Jacqueline Sperling, PhD shares her thoughts with Harvard Health Publishing on how to talk to children about the coronavirus. Read the full article here. 

As a vital part of Hawaiʻi State Department of Health emergency response plan, Aloha United Way 211 is the primary place for the community to get info on COVID-19. AUW 211 is available 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

 

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