Rosh Hashanah Books For Babies And Toddlers

Young father reading to his daughter

We’ve said it before, but, is it Rosh Hashanah yet?!

The Jewish High Holidays are a joyous time filled with family, friends, and food, but they are also an opportunity to reflect on our actions of the past year, and to consider ways to improve in the next.

Here are five adorable and sweet books to enjoy with your babies and toddlers. Each of these titles are sure to help you and your family get in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah and the New Year, no matter how old you are.

Apples And Honey by Joan Holub

Recommended for ages 6 months to 2 years

With each exciting Rosh Hashanah activity shown, little ones begin to explore the meaning and traditions of the Jewish New Year.

Happy Birthday World by Latifa Berry Kropf

Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years

With simple text, this book explains symbols and customs of Rosh Hashanah by comparing a child's birthday celebration with the rituals of the Jewish New Year. A birthday cake and honey-dipped apples or a shofar and party horns are just two of the comparisons.

Is It Rosh Hashanah Yet? by Chris Barash

Recommended for ages 2 to 3

Summer has ended, apples are on the trees, leaves are turning color, and families are getting ready for a big holiday. How can kids tell when the new year has arrived? This book will show you.

Little Red Rosie by Eric Kimmel

Recommended for ages 2 to 3

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, just around the corner, Little Red Rosie wants to make a round challah to celebrate the holiday. Who will help her make the challah -- and then eat it? You might be surprised!

Rosh Hashanah Is Coming! by Tracy Newman

Recommended for ages 6 months to 2 years

How do we know Rosh Hashanah is coming? There are so many hints! In this story children point to all the signals that the Jewish New Year is approaching.


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