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Not at the Exact Same Time

Written by: Lisa Rose / Illustrated by: Shirley Waisman / Pulisher: Mizrahi

Distribution: Febuary 2020

 

 

 

 

Family Activities

Children's lives are filled with fun activities, but they cannot all be done at once. This story is an amusing demonstration of what might happen if we were to try and do several things at once, while describing one of the greatest joys we can experience together each week – spending time with ...

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Classroom Activities

 Dear Parents,

Children's lives are filled with fun activities, but they cannot all be done at once. This story is an amusing demonstration of what might happen if we were to try and do several things at once, while describing one of the greatest joys we can experience together each week – spending time with our families on Shabbat.

 

"To every thing there is a season and a time for every purpose" (Ecclesiastes, 3:1)

 

Children find it challenging to understand the concept of time and planning. It often requires of them to delay their desires and be patient. We can help them, as parents, understand what can be done immediately, what can be delayed to another time, and what may be done anywhere, anytime – feeling loved by one's family.

 

Enjoy reading and discussing this book together!

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to leaf through the book together. Did you find anything about the illustrations amusing? You may want to ask your child to use them in order to identify the different characters' activities.
  • At the end of the book, the entire family sits down for a Shabbat meal together. Can your child identify each character as it sits round the table? You may want to ask them to point at some of them, and try to remember the two activities each of them likes to do.
  • You may enjoy holding a Shabbat meal for some toys using plastic dishes. You could ask your child who to invite, what the toys should have, what they can do while dining together, and what is best not to do while sitting around the table.
  • You may want to try doing different things at the same time, like singing and playing ball, showering while listening to a story, or putting toys away while clapping. Were you able to do both?
  • You could discuss your family with your child. Ask them when you usually get together for a meal, and what you usually do on Shabbat.

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