Be Like God: God’s To-Do List For Kids

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By – February 20, 2013
Dr. Wolf­son has cre­at­ed an entic­ing guide for kids to help them under­stand and prac­tice the val­ues of Judaism in their dai­ly lives. How do our chil­dren learn? From the moment of their birth they are learn­ing by watch­ing and emu­lat­ing the actions that they see in their envi­ron­ment. Dr. Wolfson’s To-Do List for Kids play­ful­ly guides and stim­u­lates our pre-teens toward a deep­er under­stand­ing of the Com­mand­ments by bring­ing rel­e­vance to their per­son­al actions and help­ing them devel­op a part­ner­ship with G‑d who needs them be His active part­ners on earth. Who wouldn’t want to par­tic­i­pate in the top superhero’s league? Wolfson’s approach is open and direct. He greets chil­dren with great respect for the pow­ers that they pos­sess, as beings made in the image of G‑d. He address­es the con­cepts of car­ing, bless­ing, com­fort­ing, repair­ing, wrestling and for­giv­ing with a wit and a warmth that engage the child while encour­ag­ing all chil­dren to ques­tion and to seek answers for them­selves. 

The book is also a per­fect aid for par­ents and teach­ers, either as a class work­book or as an indi­vid­ual project. It is rec­om­mend­ed for ages 8 and up and is a ter­rif­ic prepa­ra­tion for the pre-Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Chris­tine Maas­dam holds a Mas­ters in Human­i­ties, cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in Muse­um Stud­ies and Cul­tur­al Prop­er­ty Pro­tec­tion. She is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing her M.L.I.S. Her inter­ests are phi­los­o­phy and the impact of art and tech­nol­o­gy on culture.

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