The myth of Sina and the Eel is a great way to help strengthen cultural identity for tamaiti as they learn about the rich and distinctive history of Samoa.
Legends, passed down through generations, are a great way for tamariki to build their cultural identity. Through sharing these stories, tamariki can begin to understand their relationship to everything in the world including animals, plants, stars, the moon, places and human beings.
Sina and the Eel is an awesome resource for helping tamariki make sense of their world, for example it talks about fresh spring pool Mata o le Alelo in the small village of Matavai, Safune. The pool is named after the words that Sina said to the eel in the story. It also connects to the island of Savaii where Sina came from.