Hawaiian Books for Keiki
Twinkle, Twinkle, Small Hoku: This Hawaiiana version of the classic rhyme takes children on a poetic journey across the ocean with canoe paddlers. When the waves are high, when the storm clouds roll in, the star (hoku) shines and never fails to provide hope, guidance, and comfort. A perfect bedtime story sure to lull your little ones to sleep so they may dream of adventures secure in knowing that the guiding star in their lives will always be there to keep them safe and sound.
Animals Sing Aloha: This ground-breaking book is specifically designed to begin introducing young children to phonics through a vibrantly illustrated text that can be read or sung to an original musical score by the author, Vera Arita. Its such a fun, whimsical book that kids wont even know theyre learning. As a special education teacher for over 25 years, Arita wanted to share a book that would help kids remember how to sound-out letters through repetition, visual cues, and movement. Each letter can be traced by hand. By doing so, your child will learn how to write the letter and will also remember the name and sound of the letter through his/her movement. The text, so simple and so fun, repeats the sound of the letter, and the beautiful, whimsical illustrations by Ron Louie help put a picture to the sound. But besides the learning involved, this is a fun, colorful board book just for local kids with animals, things, and places they can relate to.
Hawaiian Ocean Lullaby: Journey along the soft waves of the tropic ocean with captivating moonlit scenes of whales, dolphins, mantas, and more. Your youngest will enjoy counting the varied creatures that inhabit Hawaii's waters and shores as you tuck them in for gentle dreams.