Learning other languages is great for small children – it can help develop their native language speaking skills, enhance creativity, and improve reading, writing, reasoning, and cognitive skills. Get your littles started with the videos and books listed below. Don't know Hebrew? You can practice along with your kids too!
Start off by learning some greetings and expressions in this video from InterfaithFamily.com. Learn how to say “hello” and “goodbye,” as well as “good morning,” and “good night.”
Here are six more Hebrew words that you can practice with your family:
Do you want to say hello to your best buds in Hebrew? The word for “friends” is chaverim. You can practice saying “Shalom, chaverim!” with Rick Recht.
The word mishpacha means “family.” When you talk about mishpacha you might refer to your immediate family or to friends and loved ones who feel close to you, like a chosen family.
During the High Holidays, part of what we do is think about our year and say “sorry” or slicha for times when we could have done better. Learn more with the Sparks and the Plonys in the episode of Shaboom! posted above.
If you’re with your chaverim, you’re together, or yachad. This word can also mean, “united,” or “in unity.”
Every person is unique and special – each of us is different from one another. How do you say “different” in Hebrew? Use the word, shoneh.
Did someone hand you a delicious treat? Are you feeling grateful? Then say todah, or "thank you." Watch Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read from the book Todah by Kyra Teis in the video below. The story starts at 1:49.
Looking for more ways to learn? Read one of these stories:
August 4, 2017