Want to make sure your children’s screen time is something of value?
The PJ Library, who are known for their free distribution of Jewish children’s books for 6 month- 8 year olds, have a new venture that’s sure to reach kids growing up in the video age.
The PJ Library Book Selection Committee works with the authors, editors and publishers to make sure high quality books reflective of the organization’s vision are made available. Examples of such books are Bagels from Benny, Hanukkah at Valley Forge, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, Noah’s Ark, The Bedtime Sh’ma, The Always Prayer Shawl, and Gershon’s Monster.
A year ago, in April of 2016 the PJ Library, partnered with BimBam to bring it’s children an animated series, Shaboom! Children 4-8 years old are taught Jewish values and traditions through stories.
In each episode your child follows Gabi and Rafael, known as “sparks”. They are here to lift up the world through Jewish values, medos, like respect, being welcoming, visiting the sick, gratitude, charity, not wasting, returning lost objects, having peace in the home and saying sorry, which are highlighted in each of the first 10, 10 minute episodes.
The PJ Library website says the Shaboom! team will ensure parents “have access to their own videos, breaking down the concepts and supplementing the episodes. The goal of Shaboom! like PJ Library is to get families excited about Jewish values together.” Coloring pages and other resources will be available to supplement the learning.