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Jan 30 2012

Weekly Roundup: How Sophie the Giraffe is Made, Teaching Kids About the Holocaust & More

By at 4:46 pm

All the Jewish parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

- Sophie the Giraffe, the self-described “World’s Most Famous Baby Teething Toy” offers this seriously intense video of how the rubber toy is made, from the Malaysian forest to every Park Slope parent.

- On the Huffington Post, Lisa Belkin welcomes her babysitter to the motherhood club with some simple and lovely lessons that we could all use as a reminder. (Huffington Post)

- New York parents should check out these free seminars from JUF on how to tell Jewish stories to your kids that teach and transmit Jewish values and traditions. (JUF)

- Emily Rapp does it again, this time writing about the amazing power of female friendship, and how it helps her deal with the horrors of her son’s Tay-Sachs diagnosis. (The Rumpus)

- Looking for some early Purim costume ideas? For the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death, 485 boys dressed up as Ghandi for a peace rally. The pictures are amazing and adorable. (Guardian)

- At Tablet, Marjorie Ingall asks, “How do we teach our kids about the Holocaust without scarring them for life?” The answer might be found in a few good books. (Tablet)

- At The Sisterhood, Gavriella Lerner reiterates the fact that when her husband is taking care of the kids, he is not “babysitting.” (Forward)


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