Kriah Publication Gives Parents Tools to Retain Proficiency

A new publication by Hamesorah gives parents the tools to review with their child over the summer so that they don’t forget whatever skills they acquired over the year.

Shimon entered Pre-1-A just short of his sixth birthday barely knowing the Alef-Beis. His rebbi, Rabbi Cohen, was determined that Shimon should not be left behind and will come out reading at the end of the year.

After a year of intense learning and great effort, all were awed by the level of Shimon’s reading, slow but accurate. Shimon’s parents and the school principal were highly appreciative of all the work Rabbi Cohen invested in him.

Understanding the importance of Shimon being ready for Chumash at the start of Kita-Alef, Shimon’s parents promised to review Kriah with Shimon every day. But the unstructured summer days without a concrete Kriah plan let the days slip away without any practice.

On the first day of school, Rabbi Levy of Kita-Alef confronted the school principal asking why Shimon was allowed into Kita-Alef without knowing his Kriah. How could he possibly start Chumash without being able to read fluently?!

It was for boys like Shimon that Hamesorah has created the summer “Home Learning” booklet. The booklet provides parents with a clear plan to learn with their child each day, so that all children could enter Kita-Alef ready to learn Chumash.

To structure and simplify the schedule, every page is dated as to what your child should read on that day. The child need not read the entire page if they find it too challenging. If your child has difficulty in a specific area – such as confusing Beis/Veis or forgetting to sound the Yud at the end of a word – there are pages at the end of the booklet for additional practice.

Remember: A little investment of time will go a long way. With your effort, what was accomplished over the school year will be retained, and your child will be set for success bez”H.

The home learning booklet is available for free download at

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