The importance of bringing Hawaiian language into the home

HONOLULU (HI Now) - Through ‘Aha Pūnana Leo’s exclusive Hakalama literacy method keiki learn to speak ‘ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language) within three to four months and often graduate with advanced reading and writing skills. Keiki also develop social, intellectual, leadership and perceptual motor skills through classroom lessons, field trips, cultural activities, performance opportunities and community service. The school’s family-based learning approach (weekly Hui Kīpaepae language and cultural classes, Lā ‘Ohana family days and other activities) creates a strong support system for keiki and their families and reinforces learning at home.

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