What is hula? Where did it come from?
Watch your child improve their reading skills as they engage in this interactive "Story of Hula" storybook app. You can read along with your child and follow the whimsical illustrations, or enable the lyrical audio to discover the history, meaning and spirit of hula. The words and pictures come to life as you touch the screen and further immerses readers and listeners in the joy of the dance.
Simple enough for children just learning to read, or those who have been reading for a few years. As the child becomes more adept at reading whole phrases and sentences there is a discovery waiting in this text. It is all poetry. The youngest child will find a comfort in the rhymes and meters and a little older child will actually read the book as poetry. The story is also a well-crafted teaching aid for pre-schoolers. It demonstrates respect for the kumu - teacher - explains a number of Hawaiian words and connects imagination with fact, art with history, and so forth. From the pictures telling their own various stories through a childs imagination to the read-along feature which also helps with pronouncing unfamiliar words in both Hawaiian and English. This is a book for every Hawaii family with children.
WINNER of the 8th annual Hawaii Music Awards Childrens Music category
Finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Awards Childrens Book & Audiobook category