This past Christmas a local church put on a “Walk through Bethlehem” where the children were able to explore a Middle Eastern Market. They had an amazing time exploring the shops, eating the food and playing children’s games. It really piqued their curiosity and they wanted to learn more. “If You Were Me And Lived In…Israel” is a book that take your little one on a journey to Israel where they can learn more of the customs and culture.
“If You Were Me and Lived In…Israel” is another installment in the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” series. The books in this series take your child on an adventure to amazing lands that they may never be able to physically travel to. This book takes us on a fascinating journey throughout the land of Israel where we get to explore the customs and culture of the people who live there. Discover what you would eat, do for fun and even what you would call your Mom and Dad!
“If You Were Me and Lived In…Israel” is an wonderful book for any armchair world traveler. I love how the author, Ms. Roman, has included a pronunciation guide for important or unfamiliar words. Often young readers can be discouraged when trying to read large word, especially if they are from another language, the guide helps build your child’s confidence. I love that the guide is in the text as you are reading the book, as well as a complete alphabetical guide at the back of the book.
Throughout each book in the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” series, you will discover new words. We love the consistency that Ms. Roman weaves throughout the series, teaching us how to say words like, “Mom”, “Dad” and “Doll” in each book. This book was no different, and the kids are excited to Ima (Mommy) and Abba (Daddy) in the Israeli language.
My children enjoyed learning about the history of Israel. They were most interested in learn why they read from right to left, instead of the other way around like we are accustomed to. I won’t give away the reason, you’ll have to read the book to discover why for yourself!
“If You Were Me and Lived In…Israel” explores the land of Israel from a child’s perspective. I love how the book covers topics that all children can relate to and are interested in. Most children have enjoyed a game of soccer. My children found it interesting that children in Israel play it too, only they call it by a different name.
Both my children study Karate and we enjoyed learning that there is an the Israeli style of martial art called Krav Maga. It is something my children want to learn more about. It’s always an adventure to learn about different styles of martial arts, and I want my children to learn that there are more styles out there than just the one we study.
“If You Were Me and Lived In…Israel” is a wonderful journey through the land of Israel where your children can learn about their customs and cultures.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “If You Were Me and Lived In…Israel” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.