Snuggle up and have a little snack, with the best storyteller around, Mimi! Once a month join Kiddo and his grandmother, Mimi, for stories, snacks, and snuggles, in this new series from PJ Library.
In a special bonus episode, Kiddo calls his uncle in Tel Aviv. Come along and enjoy the soundscape of a bustling Israeli neighborhood.
It's time for the seder and Kiddo is helping Mimi get ready. What goes on a seder plate? Why? Where does everyone sit? Do babies have to ask the Four Questions? Learn more at pjlibrary.org/Passover
Kiddo is not feeling great so Mimi pays him a visit. Her wonderful story teaches about the mitzvah of visiting the sick, and is sure to make even healthy listeners feel better. The story featured in today's episode is Perhaps, Just Maybe, written by Tuvia Dikman, illustrated by Menahem Halberstadt, and published by Green Bean Books. Used with permission from Green Bean Books.
Big things are happening at home and Kiddo doesn’t feel ready for change. One constant in his life though is Mimi, always there with wise words and a story to help put things in perspective.
Woohoo! Kiddo’s got fancy new shoes and cool new big-kid friends. But has he become too cool for the buddies he’s known all his life? Good thing he’s always got Mimi for advice. In this story Mimi uses a classic folktale to help Kiddo reach his own conclusions about inclusivity and respect. If you'd like to find another version of the tale to read with your family, visit PJLibrary.org/books
While many people think of tzedakah as charity, the word actually means "justice," specifically, doing the right things by helping people or causes in need. Come along as Kiddo and Mimi take a special walk through their neighborhood, learning about - and doing - tzedakah along the way. Learn more at: https://pjlibrary.org/jewish-values/tzedakah
Chag Sameach, friends! Enjoy a selection of episodes and stories -- perfect for car rides, snuggles, and cozy Hanukkah nights.
Zzzip! There goes Kiddo's favorite toy car, right under the couch. Whoops! Before things can get too heavy, Mimi shares an important Jewish folk tale about asking for help.
Hanukkah is here and it's time for the whole family to get together. Kiddo isn't sure how to light the candles or where each one goes in the menorah. Miraculous Mimi to the rescue!
Surprise! It's a special bonus episode. While Kiddo and Mimi are off on an adventure this week, join Bomba the (kind of brave) elephant as he recounts the Hanukkah story.
Kiddo has joined the illustrious Magenta Scouts! But he's nervous about his first meeting – what if he has a hard time making friends? Mimi has the perfect story to put his mind at ease, and a good snack doesn't hurt either. ‘Gam zu l’tovah. Even this is for the good.’– Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud Masechet Taanit, 21a
It's a special day -- Kiddo's family is coming over to Mimi's house for Shabbat dinner! While Kiddo and Mimi bake, Kiddo asks Mimi all about the history of challah. Listen in - and visit pjlibrary.org/shabbat to find our favorite challah recipes.
Sukkot is here and Kiddo's house is BUSY! There are so many guests -- maybe too many guests. Noise, commotion, rising stress … what's a Kiddo to do? Mimi always knows.
Oh no! Baby Z has damaged big brother Kiddo's beloved stuffie, Owly. Fortunately Mimi is ready with a story to help frustrated Kiddo find forgiveness. Listeners will love Mimi’s retelling of the salty story of Jonah, a Yom Kippur tradition.
Kiddo is all worked up because his parents want to get rid of his beloved blanket, Mankaroo. Despite being tattered and falling to pieces, Kiddo is not quite ready to part with the old blanket just yet. Luckily, Mimi's neighbor, Miss Jenn, has some magic up her sleeve. With Miss Jenn's help, and a wonderful story, Benjy's Blanket, Kiddo's beloved Mankaroo gets turned into something new and wonderful. Benjy's Blanket is written by Miguel Gouveia, illustrated by Raquel Catalina, and published by ...more
Why is Mimi making cheesecake? Does Kiddo even like cheesecake? And what's all this about a holiday featuring arts, crafts, ice cream, and staying up late? Learn all about Shavuot with Mimi and Kiddo! Find Shavuot stories, recipes, and activity guides at pjlibrary.org/shavuot
Kiddo and Mimi will be back next month with a new story. Enjoy a clip from Beyond the Bookcase's new Passover adventure, featuring Humpty Dumpty! For a full playlist of Passover stories, songs, and blessings, visit pjlibrary.org/passover.
It's time for the annual Purim carnival! But Kiddo doesn't have his costume ready? Oh no! Luckily Mimi is an expert at putting together fun and fabulous dress-up outfits. While Kiddo gets ready, Mimi answers his big questions about Purim traditions. Learn more (and find your own last minute costume tutorials) at pjlibrary.org/Purim.
Poor Kiddo - he's been soooo busy preparing for his uncle's wedding. What does Mimi know about weddings? A story, a snack, and a quick dance lesson have Kiddo ready for the big day.
What do you need to plant a garden? Today Kiddo and Mimi transform recycled containers into a pretty driveway garden. And Mimi shares a special PJ Library story, The Carob Tree. The education of children is given high priority in Judaism. The values and practices of Judaism can be seen as seeds planted in the heart and mind. Like Mimi, parents, teachers, and community members sow these seeds in the hope that children like Kiddo will bloom and grow to become the loving "gardeners" of the next g...more
Today Kiddo and Mimi are on a special walk through the neighborhood -- and Kiddo is learning all about tzedakah! What is it? How does one do it? Does Mimi have any good stories about doing tzedakah? Learn more at pjlibrary.org/tzedakah.
The first night of Hanukkah is almost here and Mimi has a mountain of sufganiyot (jelly donuts) to share with Kiddo and the answers to all of his Hanukkah questions: why does Mimi make stir fry and latkes during Hanukkah? What's the story of Hanukkah? What was the miracle of Hanukkah? Learn along with Kiddo -- and find your own candle-lighting guide, Hanukkah blessings, recipes and activities at pjlibrary.org/hanukkah.
Welcome to Afternoons With Mimi! Today Kiddo has a lot on his mind: a scary German Shepherd, a lost kitten named Sal, and Mimi's Shabbat dinner of spiced fish. Listen in to find out what all of these things have in common as Mimi reads The Sabbath Lion: A Folktale From Algeria, written by Barbara Rush and Howard Schwartz and published by PJ Publishing.
Settle in with Mimi, the world's greatest storyteller. New episodes are available every month from PJ Library.