Many Hands Make Light Work

10 07 2011


Learning Hawaiian words keeps the language alive, take a moment today to learn a new Hawaiian word or expression and share it with a child. This is a fun family activity and will keep the language in motion and alive.

Laulima means “many hands” and is an expression in Hawaiian that was known to mean to collaborate or work together cooperatively. Laulima made daily tasks more enjoyable and easier than to do them alone with a struggle. Children often helped with the family tasks and people worked together to fish, cultivate, and build. White people use the expression “Many hands make light work” but the Hawaiian word for this is laulima.

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