Heritage Storytime: Cooking Culturally – Let’s Cook for Ramadan – Apr 15

Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on April 13, 2021

What is Heritage Storytime?

Heritage Storytime (HS) is a series of monthly storytime episodes presented virtually for children. Each HS episode will focus on a heritage-related theme and will feature a children’s book read-along as well as complementary learning materials and activities. HS nurtures our desire to tell stories about our lives and heritages, past and present, and to learn through these stories. HS is especially important now due to the constraints that COVID-19 has imposed on teachers and families.

In this episode, Basma Jaber from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture will present Morning Circle Media‘s book, Let’s Cook for Ramadan! in both Arabic and English. She will introduce us to the month of Ramadan and the important role of both fasting and food to Muslims in Philadelphia and beyond. We will follow along as Basma buys fresh vegetables and prepares tabbouleh – her dad’s favorite and a beloved food in the Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) region. Want to make your own tabbouleh at home with a little help from an adult? You can follow along with Basma using our recipe and even try the book’s other delicious recipes! You will also have the chance to start thinking about your own favorite foods and how YOU celebrate special holidays and family traditions. Additional teaching resources and ideas for exploring the episode’s themes will be included, too.

Date and Time: April 15, 2021, 1:00-1:40 PM

Audience: Children in grades 3-5, families, teachers
*This episode would be great for Arabic speakers and those learning Arabic.

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