Aug 4, 2011

Storybook Characters Blossom in Holon’s Gardens

Imagine you are five years old and in a beautiful park.
Now imagine you see your favorite storybook characters in that park. How excited would you be?
In Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv, there are, incredibly, thirty one different story book gardens with sculptures, figures and playground equipment featuring characters from Israeli children’s books. No wonder Holon is nicknamed “the Children’s City!” View the amazing sculptures.

While the gardens are a fun place to play, their greatest benefit is imparting a love of books and reading to young children. For more information about kid-friendly sites in Israel, check out Zvuvi’s Israel with its fun “Where’s Waldo?” format! Children can search for the fun fly hiding on the slopes of Mt. Hermon, in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, and among the models in the Mini-Israel theme park.  Zvuvi even has his own blog.Check it out! 

How does your community make reading exciting for kids?

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