Hebrew & Judaics
IT'S A BIGGIE! BUT GOODIE!
The Letter כ (CHAF)
כ (chaf) makes a "ch" sound which is created at the back of the mouth. כ happens to be in the same family as כּ (kaf). They are twins, but NOT identical. These family letters can be confusing so I created a cute story to help your child remember.
כּ (kaf) was not feeling well and had a sore throat, so he went to Nurse Wendy and she gave him a cough drop. His throat felt much better, and when he spoke he made a "k" sound. Now as we know, when one child gets sick so does the other. כ (chaf) also had a sore throat and went to Nurse Wendy, but she was all out of cough drops. So, when he spoke he made a "ch" sound because of his sore throat and mucus.
I know the mucus part is kind of gross, but these little clues within my story really help your child see the difference.
The letter ב (Vet)
1.) ב (vet) makes a "v" sound
2.) ב (vet) does not have a belly button.
If you look closely, you can still tell they are in the same family because both have a back bench. I also like the idea of the belly button being vacuumed up. The kids loved the idea of all the twins!
THIS WEEK'S LETTER...(drumroll please): ד Dalet
ד makes a "d" sound and has a diving board. Once again, we had to use our eagle eyes to make sure that we didn't miss the diving board and mistake it for a ר (reish).
Words we learned that start with the letter ד:
Honey D-vash דבש
Door Deh-let דלת
Bee D-vo-rah דבורה
Flag Deh-gel דגל
Bear Dov דב
Fish Dag דג
Glue Deh-vek דבק