The Intersection of Jewish Studies and Children's Literature

Students in Linda Parmet's Psychology of Children's Literature class visited The Epstein School to read some of their favorite children's books to kindergarten classes. The course, which combines Jewish Studies with the study of the impact of children's literature on cognitive and moral development, is currently exploring the role of reading in facilitating discussions about life skills and values and strengthening relationships between readers.

Weber students are working on creating their own children's books based on Yiddish Children's stories translated by past Weber parent and Emory professor Dr. Miriam Udel. As the semester continues, students will explore creating illustrations for stories in various art mediums. The students had a great time practicing what they've learned about tone, pace, and inflection while reading and are eager to return to Epstein several times this year to continue making connections between theory and practice. For their final visit with the Kindergarten class, the students will read the books they've illustrated to the students.
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