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Now that Bee is 5 we have been focusing a lot more on her learning her Arabic alphabet in preparation for her reciting her Quran. She is currently attending madrassah and we have been helping her at home, even before she started attending classes.
I remember when I was a child it was literally just looking at a book and repeating the letters until you had the letters memorised. However nowadays our children are blessed in that they have so many resources to help them learn the alphabet in fun and imaginative ways!
Most children love playing with playdough. So why not incorporate some learning into the play? Not just good for fine motor skill development, you can now use the dough to help learn the arabic alphabet with the Fun Dough Arabic Letters from Desi Doll. You can read our review here: Fun Dough Arabic Letters. The playdough can be purchased via Amazon: FUN DOUGH ARABIC ALPHABET BUCKET CUTTERS SET
Arabic letters on fridge
While I was searching online for some Eid gifts for the girls a few years ago I came across these fridge magnets. Kids seem to love sticking things on the fridge so this could be a fun way to get them practicing their letters if you are busy in the kitchen.
Our poor fridge is getting covered in preschooler art work… And now the Arabic alphabet has joined the craziness! But that's all good as it will help with teaching the Arabic alphabet in preparation for teaching Bee the Quran in sha Allah #muslimahbloggers #muslimparenting #muslimchildren #arabic #arabicalphabet #teachingquran #quran #islam #muslimah #muslimchildren
Puzzle boards and Sound Boards
We recently came across ThinkerNation products and they have an amazing Arabic Alphabet Puzzle which is perfect for the little ones with the chunky letters. You can read our full review here: ThinkerNation Arabic Alphabet Puzzle.
Another favourite of ours to help with the letters is the Arabic Alphabet Sound Puzzle from Desi Doll. With this puzzle you can actually hear the sounds of the letters which will aid the children in saying the correct pronunciation. The sound puzzle can be purchased on Amazon:
ARABIC ALPHABET SOUND PUZZLE
So while Munchkin is having her Skype Quran lesson I've decided to properly start introducing Bee to the Arabic letters in preparation for her learning the Quran. I was going to wait till she was a bit older but noticed how quickly she is picking up the English alphabet and how keen she seems to be to learn. She doesn't start official schooling until September 2017 so until then I can focus on her learning the Arabic alphabet and the Quran in sha Allah. #quran #arabic #arabicalphabet #desidoll #muslimmummy #muslimparenting #muslimahbloggers #muslimchildren #islam
I know that technology can be a bit of touchy subject but there are some very educational apps available and both my girls used apps from a young age, although I do limit their screen time.
You can find Arabic Alphabet apps online such as Alif Baa and Taha and Mariam.
You can learn more about the Alif Baa app here: Alif Baa Arabic Alphabet App.
You can read my review of Arabic with Taha and Maryam here: Arabic with Taha and Maryam.
Books – board books
You also can’t beat the traditional format of books. There is a variety of literature available now for the children. One of the books we use for recognition of letters is the My Arabic Alphabet Book. This is a board book so perfect for the little hands and the letters are written in a large clear font.
Finally if you do a search online there are many free colouring pages available to download and use to help teach the arabic alphabet. Also available as a visual aid are Arabic Alphabet posters which can be put where they study as a reminder.
How do you help your children learn the Arabic Alphabet? Do feel free to share in the comments in sha Allah if you have any other ideas.