Educational Resources for ʻOhana

No ka Maʻi Kolona

Translated by professors in the UH system, this puke explains to keiki our situation and even comes with discussion questions!

Nā Puke ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

There are many resources on Ulukau, including puke ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi for the keiki! For easy access for your keiki on an iPad or iPhone, simply open the books and save them to the iBooks library!

Pae Hoʻomaka

Pae Waena

Pae Holomua (for adults/older keiki)

ʻŌiwi TV

ʻŌiwi TV has a playlist of videos on Youtube made for children about Hawaiʻi. Not all are in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.


Read-along videos to favorites such as:

  • ʻŌpae Ē
  • Mai ka A a i ka W
  • Heʻe and ʻIole

Also check out their app called Waiwai where keiki can tend to their loʻi, grow their loko iʻa, and make an imu to feed the ʻohana!

Makaiwa Keiki

With colorful and delightful animation, ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi nursery rhymes come to life! Look at their videos, and maybe even snag a free coloring book while you’re at it!

A comprehensive list of online sources compiled by the DOE Office of Hawaiian Education. They have been separated into 3 categories.

ʻIke ʻOhana

The knowledge of the parent is absorbed by the child. – ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1397

ʻOhana is the core/foundation of a keikiʻs learning. ʻOhana, parents and caregivers, as first teachers, have familial gifts and stories that are preserved through intergenerational exchange. OHE resources shared here are intended to empower and activate ʻohana to share their personal stories, practices, and traditions continue legacies.

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

E ola mau ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiian language shall live.

Through ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, we preserve the histories, values, and culture of our unique island home, Hawaiʻi. OHE resources shared here provide access to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi materials that support use of and normalization of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in various ways.

ʻIke Hawaiʻi

ʻO Hawaiʻi ke kahua o ka hoʻonaʻauao.

Hawaiʻi is the foundation of our education.

Hawaiʻi, our unique island home, is both a teacher and resource for context and content for learning. OHE resources shared here support learning connected to Hawaiian knowledge — places, practices, protocols, stories, etc.

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