I remember playing a game with some of my kids when they were just toddlers. It basically entailed schmoozing with them about the Shabbos seudah and going through all the courses aloud together:
“First we have Kiddush, and then comes—”
“That’s right! Then we have fi—“
“You got it! And with the fish we have—”
And so on, until the child’s favorite part of the meal—dessert. (Of course.) And without fail, at the mention of each special Shabbos food, the child’s face would light up in recognition and anticipation of that familiar, yummy delicacy.
There’s just something so beautifully natural and real about even our youngest children’s excitement for anything Shabbos-related.
These Are the Candles truly builds on this natural excitement in children for Shabbos, with its warm and simple rhymes about our preparations for the holy day, and then the fun and “geshmak” once we light candles and the Day of Rest actually sets in.
Explore the wonderful aspects of Shabbos through the eyes of your children, in this adorable kids book that will fast become a family favorite!
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