Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children
Published in 2009 by KTAV, Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children is a feast for both the eyes and the ears!
It’s a beautiful, big-print, softcover haggadah with gorgeous color illustrations throughout. The haggadah may be purchased with a lovely narrated music CD or music downloads--a perfect haggadah for children from preschool-age through mid-elementary school-age. Lyrics to all the songs appear right in the text of the haggadah. The songs, both “traditional” and new, soon-to-be-classics, are lively and fun for everyone at the seder, thanks to clever accompaniments and a children's choir.
Included on the CD or album download are special BONUS learning tracks that teach Mah Nishtanah (“The 4 Questions”) in an especially fun way. There’s also an instrumental-only Mah Nishtanah track to help children practice on their own.
Some Dayenu! reviews:
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS
Early-childhood educator Leon makes the Passover story and Seder ceremony an enjoyable experience for preschool children and young families in this succinct retelling of the Jews’ flight for freedom from slavery. Clear explanations for each ceremonial food and ritual appear in a lively, color-coded text with dual Hebrew and transliterated equivalents, encouraging role-playing at the table; characters from the villainous Pharaoh, to the Prophet Elijah, Miriam and Moses, to all ten plagues are represented. Easy-to-learn, catchy, rhythmic songs that capture traditional Hebrew prayers combine with original English folksongs, further adding to the playfulness.
FROM CANTOR JACK KORBAN, Adath Shalom Synagogue, Morris Plains, NJ
Purchased the new Dayenu! Haggadah and CD from Ktav and it is excellent with snappy tunes that children can easily learn. A must for every music teacher, Cantor and religious school. Yasher koach!
FROM A PARENT
My boys (even though they can't read yet) want to read through the book as if it were a picture book. They are already so familiar with the story-- it's become a favorite! Our seder guests will be so impressed! -- E.M. Schuchman, Silver Spring, MD