Milk & Honey Press publishes children’s stories that introduce children to Israel.
Miri Leshem-Pelly in an Israeli classroom leading a workshop on animals in the
Negev based on her book Lon Lon’s Big Night.
- TEACH ABOUT ISRAEL Each story conveys different aspects of Israel’s geography and/or about life in Israel. Click here for a curriculum guide to enhance your use of the books to teach about Israel.
- TEACH JEWISH VALUES Each story also conveys Jewish values, and illustrates psychological understandings. Click here for a curriculum guide that suggests the Jewish values illustrated by each story.
- TEACH ABOUT EMOTIONAL DILEMMAS Each story also conveys psychological understandings of challenges that all children face. Click here for a curriculum guide that suggests psychological ideas illustrated by each story.
- EXPLOSE CHILDREN TO HEBREW AS A LIVING LANGUAGE Because the stories are printed bilingually, in Hebrew and English, the books can also serve as introductions to Hebrew language and Hebrew learning materials. Younger children enjoy seeing the Hebrew letters. Teachers of older children can use the Hebrew for reading practice, for vocabulary development, and for exposing children to the grammar and idioms of spoken Hebrew.
- TEACH ABOUT ANIMALS, THE DESERT, AND THE NEGEV The author of Lon-Lon, Miri Leshem-Pelly, has developed a lovely
program on animals of the Negev that she presents in schools throughout Israel. Click here to read a description of her program, which could be adapted for children in any country. The program is aimed for children ages 4 to 8.