It is very important that our children learn how to read and write Arabic. The Holy Quran is written in Arabic and they say their prayers in Arabic, so learning this sacred language will help them to better understand their deen. My children attend an Islamic class on Saturdays with a dear sister in our community and I teach them durring the week. Alhumdulilah, it is such a blessing to be able to help teach them. I have very fond memories of my mom teaching me the Arabic alphebet when I was a little girl. I am so grateful to her for giving me this wonderful gift which I am now able to pass along to my children (thanks Ummie!). I encourage you all to give this wonderful gift to your children as well:-)
Now a-days, there are so many free resources available online that make teaching Arabic a breeze, Alhumdulilah. If you do not already know the Arabic alphabet you can easily learn right along with your child. We use videos, craft projects, dot-to-dot worksheets and a few other nifty tactics. In the next 8-10 blog post I will share with you the resources and activities that I use to teach my children.
Our Favorite Videos
These videos are great for learning pronunciation and letter recognition. I recommend watching a few everyday. It will only take about 10-15 minutes and you will be amazed at how fast they learn!
I really like these videos with the puppet! Reminds me of Sesame Street. If you go to their youtube channel you will find a lot more videos featuring other Arabic letters.
I hope you all found this helpful. Thanks for stopping by and please come again:-)
Quran photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net