Read by Keren
Lailah Tov Yare’ach — a familiar childhood classic — is a wonderful read for those new to learning Hebrew.
The Hebrew version reads a bit different from the English edition as it is not a literal word by word translation. But, Lailah Tov Yare’ach preserves the rhythm and poetry of the original Good Night Moon.
If you are introducing Hebrew to your children, reading Hebrew is a wonderful way to reinforce the language and what a sweet read for bedtime.
We encourage you to purchase the book (available at amazon.com) and follow along with Keren as she reads Lailah Tov Yare’ach, or simply watch and listen here online. The Vocabulary list will help with translation.
Download Lailah Tov Yare’ach vocabulary table HERE
And G-d said: ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.’
And it was so. And G-d made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars.
(Genesis 1:14-16) ￼
For those who have children (or just love to make their own cards) we have provided a downloadable ‘I Love You To The Moon and Back’ card to color HERE — note that you will need to make a horizontal cut at the center of the page for two cards.
A great family fun activity – make a Moon Flipbook.
What you will need:
- 30 index cards — or pieces of card stock identical in size
- a circle template (trace a round object — jar lid, bottom of a glass, or use a sharp pencil and compass)
- a marker or pencil
- a stapler
- Trace a circle onto the index cards – right hand side — try to get the circle in the same spot on each card.
- Starting on Rosh Chodesh* take a moment each night and observe the moon. Have your child record what he/she sees (for example, if the moon is a quarter moon your child would color in a quarter of the circle). Date or number the cards.
- After observing for a full moon phase staple the cards in order on the left hand side.
- Flip your moon book and see the moon pass through all it’s phases!
* You can find the dates online at http://www.hebcal.com