Friday, February 25, 2011
Pictorial Jewish Learning for kids
Here is an interesting site I just found that has online modules with printable pictures for teaching children halacha(Jewish law) and mussar(ethical teachings). There are a few categories one could choose from - daily halachos, bircas hamazon( grace after meals), shmiras halashon(guarding one's speech), making shabbos, iggeres haramban(Nachmanide's ethical directive to his son), pirkei avos(Ethics of the fathers). Each section has a coloring page and a brief explanation, which one can amend or expand upon. Note: The halacha is only according to some authorities, so if one follows a different opinion, one can adjust the information accordingly. It's also important to differentiate for the child what constitutes actual halacha and what constitutes a minhag(custom). One can also buy these little books in a printable form. So lots of great information, plus lots of Jewish coloring pages, divided into short segments suitable for children of different ages. sounds promising.