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Toto & Friends: Mine!

Written and Illustrated by: Orit Bergman / Publisher: Kinneret

Distribution: June 2020

 

 

 

 

Family Activities

Toto and La La are at the beach. Is it easy for them to play together? Are they willing to share what each of them has brought from home? This is a lovely summer tale about friendship, and the joy of sharing while playing together.

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 Dear Parents,

Toto and La La are at the beach. Is it easy for them to play together? Are they willing to share what each of them has brought from home? This is a lovely summer tale about friendship, and the joy of sharing while playing together.

 

"A gift opens the way" (Proverbs, 18:16)

At a very early age, children already know what belongs to them, versus others' belongings, or items that may be used freely by all. Learning to share their stuff with others is a gradual process. When parents, friends, and older siblings serve as role models, younger children will find it easier to internalize the value and benefit of giving to givers. Gifts open the way, and giving fills our heart with joy. It makes those around us happy, and is the key to friendship.

 

Enjoy reading and discussing this book together!

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to snuggle up and leaf through the illustrations together. You could ask your child to show you what Toto and La La are doing on each page. What kind of expression does Toto have on his face when La La refuses to share her bucket and spade with him? When are both friends smiling?
  • Perhaps you could take some stuffed animals or puppets and act the story out together.
  • At the end of the book, Toto and La La "party". You may want to think of things that make you want to party, and how you enjoy partying with friends.
  • Perhaps you would like to discuss the difference between personal items and those that belong to your entire family with your child. You could walk through the various rooms in your house, and identify those items that are "only mine", such as a toothbrush, versus those who belong to the entire family, like the living room couch.
  • Does your child enjoy playing with sand? You could do so at the beach, or even in your own garden or backyard. Use items found in every home along with your bucket and space: plastic boxes, sieves and strainers, spoons, funnels, etc.
  • When friends come over, it is sometimes hard to share our toys with them. Perhaps you could decide in advance which toys to offer them, and which to keep aside. You may want to encourage your child to be kind to their friends when they come and visit, and share their games with them. You can later discuss the warm feeling you get when you make friends happy by sharing with them.

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