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Mālama Honua My Voyage App for Keiki

by Brea Aamoth on June 20th, 2016

We are excited to share news about a new iPad app for keiki that was created by the Ho’omalamalama Foundation in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Malama Honua Public Charter School. Malama Honua My Voyage is an interactive video app that introduces children ages 5-8 to Polynesian Voyaging and the values of Mālama Honua. In this first “appisode” the character Uncle Billy leads the children on a huaka’i – an excursion – to learn how the Polynesians used natural materials and clues from nature to build a vessel that could sail around the world.

Users of this interactive iPad app tag along as Keola and Emma visit cultural experts from the ocean to the mountains.  Encouraged by their animated guide, Manu, they gather materials for their own canoe and take the first steps toward becoming a junior navigator. They learn to spot clues, solve problems, take risks, and chart a course for success in their own lives, and the app culminates with a lively musical recap aboard a traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe.

Mālama Honua “Appisode” Trailer

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