Several makua having been asking for Apps or websites to help their keiki practice content area skills at home. Kumu Kaulana Dameg helped us do some research and compiled this extensive list of resources that you may find helpful. Some are free and others are paid apps. Post a comment if you try it out and leave a review to share with everyone.
Please keep in mind that the best learning tool is authentic experiences where keiki are doing, making, creating, talking, observing and conversing. Balancing online and offline activities is so important, so please monitor your child’s screen time.
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Math – skills and problem solving
Math Playground – website with math games that test a variety of skills (free)
Xtramath.org – website that helps kids master basic facts (free)
Math Fact Master – Flashcard style app for basic math skills ($.99)
Dexteria Dots – Addition, subtraction, number sense ($2.99)
MathBoard – problem solving ($4.99)
Math Training for Kids (Android) – Math skills (free)
Motion Math – math skills ($2.99/mo. Subscription)
Hawaiʻi Public Library – Search and borrow from the libraryʻs collection of free digital books (there is also a companion app for iPads and Androids called Libby). (free)
Epic! – online library for kids (free)
Uniteforliteracy.com – website with free digital books (free)
Writing – Composition, grammar, and spelling
Storybird – Digital storytelling website where haumāna are provided illustrations that they can then create their own personalized story (free)
Spelling Bee (Android) – Interactive spelling flashcard app (free)
A+ Spelling Test – this app will allow parents to create their own word lists for keiki to practice spelling, would also be possible to create a list of Hawaiian words (free)
Write About This – engaging app that provides haumāna with writing prompts ($3.99)
Rainbow Sentences – engaging app that helps students improve their ability to construct grammatically correct sentences ($7.99)
Feed Me! Hawaiian – great for basic Hawaiian vocabulary practice (numbers, colors, shapes)
Mango Languages – ʻŌlelo Hawai’i course website and app. The first three lessons are free to try and you can access the remaining lessons for free through the Hawaiʻi State Public Library. Youʻll need your library card number to access.
Oiwi.tv has some great videos that are geared towards keiki
Kumukahi.org – KS produced culture-based and ‘ōlelo Hawai’i based videos
Ka Nohona Ahupuaʻa – this site is used by Nā Kula Kamaliʻi to teach the keiki the different terms and concepts surrounding the Ahupuaʻa.
Ulukau.org – Hawaiian Digital Library with a wealth of Hawaiian language and culture resources (the site is not very kid-friendly)