As Passover approaches, many families are busy running errands, grocery and clothing shopping and cleaning. It’s important to keep in mind the main idea of Passover- OUR CHILDREN. There are numerous examples of how this plays out in the Hagaddah. The main source- we do things so that our children will ask questions. These serve as a hook, to engage them throughout the night. Passover is the Holiday in which we as parents have a unique opportunity, to teach our children about the history of the Jewish people. On Passover, we tap into our natural teaching ability and connect with our children, perhaps differently than we usually do.
An integral piece of education is the connection. Your child, who feels connected to his teacher, will have a better learning experience compared to a child who doesn’t feel connected to their teacher. I’m sure you can think back to the different teachers your children have had. The underlying similarity between the good teachers will be that they connected well with your children.
As parents, we are deeply connected to our children, well beyond the relationship they have with their teachers. This Passover, harness that connection and commit to teaching your children about the history of the Jewish people.
You’ve got questions? Feeling stuck or unsure of how to approach the seder? Looking for creative ways? Check back on Wednesday for some tips from the pros.