Type / Platform: YouTube site with Playlists
Russell’s Hawaii Rainbow is a locally originated from the Island of Kaua’i in the Mid – Northern Pacific. The 192 videos are for family viewing and depict the children’s events and activities on Kaua’i. Special guests include Hawaiian Storytime Treasure Auntie Nona Beamer, Hanapepe Hero former US Senator Sparky Matusnaga, and World renown marine artist Wyland. Russell the Rooster and his friend Calvin the Dog are an unusual friendship and they explore their island home and the many friends they meet along the way. Russell’s Hawaii Rainbow (RHR) is best watched with the whole family, children and adults. The 20 plus year media programs of Storybook Theatre receive more than 10 thousand views annually from children all over the world.
Reading aloud to children and listening to enjoyable puppet characters has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading and speaking to others. Teachers and parents can use RHR in their classrooms, at home, and doctors and nurses can play different programs in children’s hospitals.