Learning the Hebrew Alphabet

YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LEARN A LANGUAGE. Enrich the conversation in your home by adding a little Hebrew. The resources below offer some fun ways to begin exploring the exciting world of alefs and bets.

ALEF-BET BY MICHELLE EDWARDS
Alef-Bet By Michelle EdwardsIn July, PJ readers in our Bagels and Lox (2 to 3 years) Age Group received Alef-bet by Michelle Edwards.

Alef-bet is more than a child’s introduction to modern Hebrew; it is also a joyous portrait of a special family.

“On the surface,” writes Jewish parenting blogger Amy Meltzer, “Alef-bet by Michelle Edwards is just an alphabet book in Hebrew.” After all, she points out, each page of the book introduces a letter of the Hebrew alphabet and offers a word for each letter. “But the illustrations tell a story all their own, of a Hebrew-speaking family with a real life,” Meltzer quickly adds.

FUN ALEF BET RESOURCES
Looking to give your children some hands-on interaction with the Hebrew alphabet? There’s a mountain of great content out there.

Here are a few examples:

WATCH AN ALEF BET VIDEO
Language is learned by frequently hearing and speaking (and singing) it. Teach your children the Aleph Bet song by Debbie Friedman. Click the player below to watch a video introduction to the song.

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