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One Hundred and Six Sweet Sparrows

Written by: Samuil Marshak & Daniil Kharms /Illustrated by: Hilla Havkin / Publisher: Am Oved

Distribution: May 2020

 

 

 

Family Activities

The sparrows in this story are extremely busy! Together they clean, cook, play musical instruments, and visit their aunt, returning home together at night and falling asleep contentedly. This book invites readers to acknowledge the beauty of cohabitation and cooperation.

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Classroom Activities

Dear Parents,

The sparrows in this story are extremely busy! Together they clean, cook, play musical instruments, and visit their aunt, returning home together at night and falling asleep contentedly. This book invites readers to acknowledge the beauty of cohabitation and cooperation.

 

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" (Psalms 133:1)

 

Living amongst family and friends provides opportunities for wonderful experiences and collaborations that fill our hearts with joy. Young children, much like the sparrows in the story, experience the joy of cooperation, and the pleasure of "brethren dwelling together in unity".

 

Enjoy reading this book together!

 

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to ask your child to leaf through the book and look at the illustrations. You could ask them what the sparrows are doing on each page, how they travel to their aunt, and where each of them falls asleep at night.
  • Perhaps you could play the following game: take turns pointing at an illustration, while the other attempts to mimic the sparrow depicted.
  • You will find many new words in this book! It may be fun to repeat the verbs used to describe the sweet sparrows' actions. Does your child recognize the names of the musical instruments and modes of transportation?
  • Do sweet sparrows fly in the vicinity of your home too? You may enjoy going for a walk around the neighborhood, looking up at the skies, and searching for birds. Can you hear them tweet too?
  • Every member of the family can chip in and help run the family home. Many children find joy in the performance of simple tasks. You may want to ask them to set the table for dinner, help clear the plates away when it is over, put away their toys, and more.
  • Does your child know the song Hineh mah tov uma naim? Perhaps you could sing and dance together. Or how about setting up a family band with home-made musical instruments? A rattle made of a jar full of dried beans, a guitar made of a shoebox and some elastic bands, and drums made of pots with wooden spoons for sticks will make for a fabulous family performance!

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