Book Title: What's Jewish about Butterflies?: 36 Dynamic, Engaging Lessons for the Early Childhood Classroom
Author: Maxine Segal Handelman
Integrate Judaism into early childhood classrooms in a natural, daily way. Thirty-six common preschool topics are firmly grounded in a Jewish context. Lessons on Food (apples, peanut butter and jelly), Animals (butterflies, dinosaurs), The World All Around (light and dark, transportation), All About Me (classroom rules, friends), and Books and Authors (Denise Fleming, Leo Lionni) provide basic Jewish background and elucidate Jewish values, while introducing simple Hebrew vocabulary, providing appropriate Hebrew blessings, and making a connection to Israel. Includes relevant songs and poems, stories with discussion questions, and a comprehensive resource list. An excellent aid for teachers with or without Jewish backgrounds.