Check this app out! I’ve heard it’s very effective in getting children to learn to read and memorise the Qur’an!
Quran Stories with HudHud – The Story of Yusuf is the first in a series of amazing new apps. In this new interactive app children learn about the stories of the Quran through colourful illustrations, interactive animations and a wide range of engaging activities. Download now to start the adventure.
As we all know, there is pretty much an app for everything these days 😉 And sure enough, there is an app to help us and our children memorise the Suras from the Quran too!
We had covered this app as part of our Islamic Children’s App Series and am sharing the review for those interested here:
I came across two more apps on learning the arabic alphabet – here they are!
Alif Ba Ta Memory:
Arabic with Taha and Maryam:
Wudhu Idea 2: THIS app!
So I was all set to share a book I had which had some good pictures and explanation for wudhu, and when i went to look for where to get it, i found this! It’s now an app that is free to download!
It is not just about Wudhu but is about all of salat, which will be useful i’m sure! Although aimed at children, it’s not totally child-friendly in terms of the layout and wording used, but the images alongside your explanation should hopefully do the trick.
I thought we would do a (unfortunately short due to lack of stuff out there!) series on Wudhu to help answer someone’s question from last week…
For the Ahle Sunnah, there is actually a great tool out there – two characters who bring it to life called Ali and Sumaya!
With an app (free to download), a full length DVD and even an Ali and Sumaya doll, there are plenty of ways to help children learn their Wudhu (and Salah).
For more information, check out: http://www.aliandsumaya.com/characters.html
Another App review for you 🙂
Amina’s Kitchen is a great app for any budding young chef in the house!
When you log on, you can go straight to the recipes or click on play for some interactive fun… You are directed to a map where you can choose your destination, and then introduced to various dishes from the region. To get the ingredients, you need to play a catching game – but make sure you stay away from the non-halal ingredients! A great way to introduce children to different regions of the world where Muslims are, teach them about halal and haraam, and introduce them to the world of cooking…
Check it out on:
I had mentioned i have a few apps for Muslim children to review to add to the ones reviewed in a previous series – here is an awesome one!
Created by the amazing authors of the Yaseer and Zahra books (AND the Heroes of Kerbala game recently reprinted by Buzz Ideazz), they turned this real-life game of theirs into an app smile emoticon
When you first open it up, you are greeted by a nasheed exhorting the praises of Lady Fatima (peace be upon her)! You can then choose which type of game you want to play – one player, multiplayer, and access to instructions.
If you choose one player, you can decide whether you want to be Yaseer or Zahra and then you play against Grandfather! Multiplayers go by colour.
And then you’re off! As the dice rolls, you make your way through a tasbih – you can land on question cards (where you are asked basic trivia about the tasbih and Bibi Fatima), treasure boxes (where you did something good, eg. recited tasbih when you were ill and so get to move ahead or have another turn) and O-NO cards (where you did something wrong and so move back, eg. read the tasbih out of order).
All in all, lots to learn from this game, which having fun at the same time! The question cards ARE based on trust and you have to answer and then choose whether you got the answer right or wrong… however, the aim of the game is to learn, so that is achieved regardless, Inshallah!
Last but not least, it is FREE to download! The App was created by ECNET Solutions INC.
P.S. We have some good news about the actual physical game itself – more to come, Inshallah!