Today I am pleased to introduce sister Aicha Oudjet, the founder of Arabic Playground, an online resource for the Arabic Language. Do connect with them on their Facebook page: Arabic Playground. Sister Aicha was kind enough to share her journey with us.
When my children started learning Arabic with their teacher they quickly lost interest because of the limited resources available to them to make the learning a fun experience. I decided to get involved and help my children’s teacher finding some good material however I struggled to come up with creative classroom Arabic worksheets exercises. So after doing an exhausted search on the web for good printable educational material with no luck I ended up spending hours preparing my own exciting and fun materials to keep my children engaged in the classroom and interested in learning the Arabic language. Soon I collected a wealth of resources and thought why not share it with others and this is how Arabic Playground was born in February 2013.
In the first year I launched Arabic Playground with few of my printable products such as:
I found out that I was not the only person that had this passion and there were other talented individuals that went through the same experience and made their own teaching materials. Soon after in March 2014 I thought why not open up Arabic Playground as a market place and allow other talented people to promote their own products and share their passion with the rest of the world. My team went to work and developed a custom built marketplace website that allows people to register as sellers and self-post their own products online. The website allows sellers to sell downloadable files that the customer can download from anywhere in the world or even sell shippable products however the seller will have to ship the product internationally directly to the customers.
Alhamdullah today Arabic Playground has grown from a small idea and a handful of products to a marketplace of over 650 products and 25 sellers. With the support of Arabic schools all around the world and with the continuous great efforts of all the talented sellers Arabic Playground is aiming to be the one stop shop for anybody that is looking for original quality resource materials in the Arabic and Islamic field Inshallah.