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: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Hello, my little friends!

Oma & Gompy’s very own Small Pine.

Long, long ago

in a land far away,

lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine.

Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to rabbits, birds, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. All the other trees in the evergreen forest laughed at Small Pine’s kindness and said Small Pine would never be chosen by the Queen now.

Have you ever offered help or support toward someone, even in the midst of ridicule from friends or those around you?

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