3 popular Israeli children’s books you can read to your kids!

There’s nothing better in this world than seeing your kids smile and having fun. It is amazing to see how they grow and become little people with their own thoughts, ideas, and interests. Seeing them progress in the areas they love is something that fills every parent’s heart.

In case you didn’t notice before, we truly love family life. That is exactly why we shared with you some useful Hebrew vocabulary about family members, and why we showed you some cool activities you can do in Israel with your young kids and babies. But there is much more to do with your tiny ones… and today we want to show you some of that.

Is there anything cuter than reading your kids a story? Maybe you read them stories for them to fall asleep, maybe you do it for them to learn new words, and maybe you just do it to keep them entertained and to start loving books. Regardless of your reasons, reading to your kids is super important, especially if you want them to learn a second language.

Today, we want to share with you 3 extraordinary Israeli children books you can get today and read to your kids. If you don’t know how to read Hebrew just yet, enrolling yourself in one of Rosen’s online Hebrew courses might be a great idea… and maybe, you’ll use these books to learn yourself first, and then, as educational material for your descendants.

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Israeli books for kids to learn Hebrew or to read to your children

These Israeli books are lovely. They were written at different periods of time, by different Israeli authors, but all of them have a few things in common: There are all in Hebrew, there are all for kids, and with all of them you can extend your own Hebrew vocabulary. Does it get any better than this?

Check out these children’s books in Hebrew and start having multilingual experiences when reading a good night story to your kids.

‘What do you do with an Idea’, by Kobi Yamada

The children’s book “What do you do with an idea?” (מה עושים עם רעיון), will help your kids boost their self-esteem and confidence. It is about a brilliant idea, and how a kid helps to turn it into an amazing reality for the world.

This story can inspire any creative person who ever had an idea that at first appeared as crazy, undoable, or way too big. This Israeli children’s book invites readers to let their ideas grow and to see what happens with them.

Maybe some of the creators of the most amazing Israeli companies that made it into NASDAQ read this book and it inspired them to make something outstanding out of their cool, big ideas. Who knows?

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‘A Tale of Five Balloons’, by Miriam Roth

This is a classic in Israeli children’s literature, it was originally published in 1974 and it has inspired a few generations of kids since. “A tale of five balloons” (מעשה בחמישה בלונים), tells the story of five kids and the balloons each one of them had.

It teaches kids about friendship, colors, and how balloons end up. This lovely story tells kids how each balloon bursts or explodes, and about the reasons for that to happen. It introduces children to 6 cute characters your kids will not forget.

And most importantly, it will allow you to play with voices and sounds while reading this tale to your own children. Do you accept the challenge?

‘Where is Pluto?’, by Leah Goldberg

Another big-time classic of Israeli literature for children. This extraordinary children’s book was published in 1957… Most likely, those kids who heard this for the first time in those years are now reading it to their very own grandchildren. Amazing, isn’t it?

“Where is Pluto” (איה פלוטו) is so popular in Israel, that in the city of Holon they even have a park fully dedicated to this character. It tells the story of a nice dog from a kibbutz looking for different things and interacting with different animals.

If you read this book to your children, you will feel like any other Israeli parent, and your kids will begin to be part of this astonishing society.

Want to learn Hebrew? You can begin with a children’s book!

Learning Hebrew is challenging, entertaining and very, very useful. If you don’t know yet how to read these children’s books to your kids, maybe you can start out by trying to read them yourself. Don’t be ashamed! Reading a book for toddlers in a language you are learning is a great way to gain more vocabulary, to understand how phrases and sentences are built, and to get a better understanding of the language itself.

If you want, join one of the extraordinary Hebrew courses offered by Rosen School of Hebrew. They are live, online, and taught by amazing instructors with an innovative and proven methodology. You always wanted to learn some Hebrew? The time is now! Behatzlacha!

About the author

Arie Elbelman R.Arie was born and raised in Chile, and immigrated to Israel in his early twenties. He wants to take an active role in the development of this young and smart country. Arie believes that the best way to shape our present and future is to live with more horizontal hierarchies, to smile a whole lot, and to always, always respect each other.

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