It’s Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excited to light the menorah in their family’s new apartment. But, unfortunately, their Hanukkah box is missing. So now they have no menorah, candles, dreidels, or, well, anything! Luckily, their neighbors are happy to help, offering thoughtful and often humorous stand-in items each night. And then, just as Hanukkah is about to end, Max and Rachel, inspired by the shamash (“helper”) candle, have a brilliant idea: they’re going to celebrate the Ninth Night of Hanukkah as a way to say thanks to everyone who’s helped them!
This sweet Hanukkah book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like teamwork, overcoming disappointment, and sharing family traditions. This book also has repetitive text, which is great for students targeting initial /f/, medial /k/, and medial /n/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Ninth Night of Hanukkah in speech therapy below: