Ronnie's Stories: Ronnie's Apron
Written and illustrated by: Rinat Hoffer
.The joy of discovery is how children learn
One who learns as a child, to what can he be likened
To ink written on fresh paper
[Mishna, Ethics of the Fathers, 4:20]
For young children, every discovery is a wonder: They are fascinated by a strawberry growing or fruit turning into jelly. As they learn and create, new and surprising things are often revealed, such as jelly stains that resemble donkeys or faces. The smile of a supportive adult, such as a grandparent, adds warmth .and flavor to the new learning
Reading together, experiencing together
You may want to discuss and share what you enjoy doing with grandma, grandpa, or other family members, and have the parents talk about their own childhood experiences. You could even do stuff remotely and still feel close: some suggestions for activities that bring you closer while being carried out from afar can found in the "granny's stories" section on the PJLibrary website.
?What do we see in the illustration
You could check out the drawings on the aprons at the end of the book, and even create your own "family doodle", with each member of your family adding to the artwork. When you're done,
you can look together to find out whether any shapes of objects or characters are hiding in the doodle you made.
Illustrations – look for me
Look at the illustrations together and find out what the cat does on each page or where there are strawberries. You could search for certain items, or choose a color and look for details painted in that particular color in all the illustrations.
?What did you do today
Paint stains on palms, sand in shoes, or food stains on clothes are all indications of what your child did in kindergarten today. Together, you could look at the traces left by their action-packed day. Can you, parents, use the signs to try and guess what your child has done today, and discuss their experiences with them?