With a wink here and a jig there genial Israeli TV star Uzi Chitman takes toddlers and young children on a musical tour of over 40 of Israel?s best-loved children?s songs. Accompanied by a handful of Israeli boys and girls, the singer/guitarist cavorts against a backdrop of colorful, simply sketched scenes depicted in each song.
Line dances and clapping games liven the action and little ones will join in the pantomime of songs like ??Lakova Sheli?? (My Hat Has...) or ??Etsba?ot Li?? (I Have Fingers). They?ll also laugh at hearing their own favorites like ??Old McDonald?? sung with a Hebrew twist when Chitman and his chaverim (pals) visit the farm of ??Dod (Uncle) Moshe.?? Adults can help the kids keep up with this fast-paced collection by reading the translations and transliterations that accompany most songs.
The programs are:
Hebrew Songs for Children
More Hebrew Songs for Children
Birthday and Party Songs
At the Zoo
Festivals and Seasons, Part I
Funny Hebrew Songs for Children
Festivals and Seasons, Part II
I Want To Be A . . .
1993, 8 vols., 45 mins. each
While you watch, consider . . .
?How sharing songs and games with the children in the program helps youngsters connect with their Israeli counterparts.
?The universal language, rhythms, and characters found worldwide in children?s songs.