Episode: My First Passover

Hello there, little ones!

It’s officially Spring time!

And this time of year brings a lot of exciting things with it.

Photo by Jared Don Schaaf

Flowers are popping up from the once hardened Winter soil.

Birds are busy returning to their old habitats, while building new nests for their expanding families!

But most importantly faiths of various denominations are preparing for Special Celebrations.

One such Celebration is Passover!

Picture Courtesy of Pinterest.

Passover is a time for Jewish families and friends to celebrate their faith and shared history, with honored practices dating back centuries.

Today’s episode focuses on this wonderful Jewish holiday and I can’t wait for you to discover some of the beautiful centuries-old traditions, during our time together in Oma’s Reading Room!

My First Passover

by

author/illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Mr. dePaola is one of Oma’s all-time favorite children’s authors! His straightforward text provides simple insight into this Jewish holiday for young readers & listeners alike, while eye-catching illustrations emphasize the importance of traditional Passover items.

The Seder Plate – Photo Courtesy of Brittanica.

Hurry over and meet me in Oma’s Reading Room where we will discover together, all the many vibrant ways Mr. dePaola’s story brings the Seder Meal to life!

Let’s go!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings 

I do hope you’ll catch them and 

hold them real tight!

Bye-Bye!

*If you would like your very own copy of this wonderful Tomie dePaola book you can easily purchase one by clicking here! There’s even an e-version available here!

Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing PART 2

Welcome back, little ones!

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life,

especially with lots of little friends around!

And that’s why it’s never too soon to learn about

germs and ways to stay clean and healthy.

The Germs Are Not for Sharing book

by Elizabeth Verdick

is a short course for kids on what germs are,

what they do,

and why it’s so important to cover them up

blocking them from spreading

and wash them down the drain!

Today’s episode focuses on a special section for grown-ups and little ones to listen to together, which includes ideas for discussion and activities.

I do hope you’ll meet me in Oma’s Reading Room but don’t forget to bring a grown-up with you to help answer any questions you may have or so you can talk about these important things together!!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings

I do hope you’ll catch them and

hold them real tight!

Bye-Bye!

Episode: The Mitten

Hello there, little ones!

Oma has been filling these final cold-weather days staying indoors doing one of her favorite things…

crocheting!

What do you like to do on cold blustery days?

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Episode: Little Miss Valentine

Hello there, little ones!

Valentines of pink & red.

Special words of kindness said.

Small surprises, funny jokes,

paper hearts, and pretty notes.

The best part of

Valentine’s Day

is I get the chance to say,

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Episode: The After Christmas Tree

Hello, my little friends!

A few of Oma’s friends waiting for her at her reading chair!

Brrrrrrr! Winter has definitely set-in up north and it’s been very cold outside!

Oma sure does hope you remember to bundle up & keep warm when going outdoors!

Today’s story provides a wonderful idea to cheer-up the winter dull-drums that can sometimes happen; as well as a fabulous idea for our feathery friends, during these long winter months.

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