Sunday, November 29, 2009

Teaching Hebrew to Kids… for the Hebrew-Impaired

DSC05865So here is one of my little tricks for being a moron in Hebrew and still reading Hebrew books to my kids with reasonable competence and comprehension!

Yes, thanks to the “Pina Ivrit” (Hebrew Corner) of our local public library, there are a few, not many, books which are available in both Hebrew and English.

These Dubi Dov / Little Bear books are great, by the way!  They are actually a recommended part of several sites’ Charlotte Mason homeschooling early reading recommendations.

They are wholesome, classic books, which each include four simple stories that are easy enough to read.  I have found three so far that are available in Hebrew and English:  Little Bear (Dubi Dov), Little Bear’s Visit (Dubi Dov Etzel Saba v’Savta) and A Kiss for Little Bear (Neshika l’Duvi Dov).  Cute!

Naomi Rivka’s favourite so far is “Birthday Soup” (Marak shel Yom Huledet) from the first book, Little Bear (Dubi Dov).

For continuity purposes, I use the same names whether I’m reading in English or Hebrew, so my kids only know him as Dubi Dov, and the mother as Ima Dov, etc.  Makes it a little confusing, but not too much so…

So there you go – one of the (super-cheapo) secrets of a bilingual supermom, revealed at last!

2 comments:

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  2. You are very lucky to have such resources at your local library. I am going to order some of these for home library.

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