Be happy, Grover!
These classroom magazines bring familiar, favorite characters to your early childhood program and help young children discover the joys of their Jewish heritage with enticing lessons based on the brand-new DVD episodes of Shalom Sesame.
In BE HAPPY, IT'S PURIM! young children learn the story of Purim with Avigail and make hamentashen with Mahboub. They discover the joys of Purim, from giving gifts of food to wearing costumes, and making lots of noise. They also visit the beautiful city of Eilat, and learn to count to three in Hebrew.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Each four-page Shalom Sesame Classroom Magazine provides content-rich photographs, developmentally-appropriate text, playful Shalom Sesame characters, and thought-provoking questions and activities designed to engage children and build Jewish identity.
Shalom Sesame, first released on video in 1988, was re-launched in 2010 with all new DVD episodes aimed at promoting greater understanding of Jewish traditions and identity, and building familiarity with the people and places of Israel.
Whether your goal is to spark interest in a specific topic for 2 minutes, or to be immersed in the sights and sounds of Israel for 20 minutes, you can use the Shalom Sesame episodes in your classroom as much or as little as you choose.