Arabic Alphabet Series - Idea 2: In-depth look at the letters

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As well as learning to recognise the sound of the letter, why not take it one step further and link it to Arabic words and even Quranic ayahs to enhance learning all round?

That is exactly what Islam From the Start has done – check it out!

http://www.islamfromthestart.com/2012/10/arabic-letter-of-week-noon.html

Writing to Orphans

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Around this time last year, we did a series on Good Deeds. In that series, I shared a video about someone who decided to cheer random people (whom she did not know) up by writing them love letters – the awesome video is linked in the blog post if you would like to check it out.

With that in mind, how would you like for your child to have an opportunity to spread some love? One mum has arranged for a fanastic opportunity for children to be able to write to some orphans in Africa, and hopefully be pen pals with them. If you are interested, please get in touch and I will put you through to the person behind it!

http://buzzideazz.com/2-good-deeds-make-us-feel-good/

P.S. Hope all of you had a lovely Easter break!

Mailbox

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So I came across this really cool idea and thought I would try it out! It’s basically a mailbox…for the family!

The more i thought about it, i realised it could have many uses…as well as encouraging writing skills and all the other bonuses talked about in the blog, I thought why not use it to encourage the children to write to Allah too? To help them put their thoughts into words – sort of like an Ariza but all year round. As it is Laylatul Qadr, I figured I would share it with y’all as what better time to write to Allah than this night – the best of nights of the best of months!

Also – Eid is coming up! If the children get any Eid cards, they can be popped in here and then opened on Eid day 🙂

We just used an old shoebox, painted it red, cut a slit and wrote out essential information – like who gets to be the postman, and when pick up times are! The kids also made stamps to stick on the letters they post. So far, the children (and us!) have been very enthusiastic about posting, even if it’s just a small note or a drawing.

Do let us know if you try it out, or even just what you think!

P.S. My aim to post this and other activities online (and Buzz Productzz in general!) is purely to share these ideas with you and try and make Islam fun, exciting and practical for our children. I hope it is taken in that vein and that this becomes a forum for all of you wonderful parents to share your creative and wonderful ideas too! Look forward to learning from you 🙂

http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/06/family-mailbox-so-fun-for-kids.html

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