This week we covered the subject of al Quran. The book of Allah. I had looked forward to this week to teach my children more about how to deal with this unique book that Allah has blessed us with.
We started off with working through Umm An`Numans mini workbook, alhamdulillah. A bit more text than usual but they did not seem bored at all and we worked through it as normal.
In the beginning the workbook presents books that are good to read and books that are not that good, in our shelf we had some of both so I used the upportunity to show them what books are based on real knowledge and what are just fiction. We agreed that adventures and fiction are fun to read and that some of it even contains some nice lessons to learn from, but that books of real knowledge are the most beneficent ones insha Allah. .
They learned how a surah looks and how an ayah is identified.
And here some phonics based on the theme masha Allah.
The workbook also teaches many manners of reciting quran and the points with manners of reciting was great to review through our week, and I testet them later to see if they remembered this and mostly they did, masha Allah.
We read the story of prophet Yunus a.s and they also colored in his story in the coloring book which I have decided not to link to anylonger as it contaions pictures of living creatures that shall be colored.
Its a great idea presenting these stories in this form but I wish they could omit the faces of animals if they re-print. I feel that it`s a challenge to explain to my children not to draw faces and then they open (islamic) books likes this and then there are faces.
We downloaded what is the Quran from TJ Quran and it was very beneficial masha Allah. Then I could check off that I had presented to them in a proper manner how we handle the Quran etc. They practiced and counted ayat in different surahs, and they counted the surahs they have learned so far. We looked at the tree different samples of Quran we had at home, we have one hafs arabic only, one hafs with colour tajweed and english meaning and one warsh and they compared them and got to take a good look. We also compared with a regular book, showing that because the Quran is in arabic its beginning is the opposite of a latin lettered book. This unit gives many good advices for presenting the Quran for young children masha Allah.
I improved and planned better with suiting worksheets, alhamdulillah, and this week it turned out great. Adam was happy with more challenge, he did some worksheets with letters,
With Quran they are soon finished with surah al kafiron insha Allah.
We did baking together this friday, and not arts and crafts except them playing with beads on their own.
Adam also did this arabic acitivty from a muslimchildisborn and Roqaya played memo with these letters, also from the same site.
And we played family arabic horoof bingo, A great way to revise the letters and to train their focus, and perfect for Roqaya to learn the letters better, and it was fun too of course!
And since spring weather still is nice we had two trips outdoors, one with simple bbq and one were we just brought lunch. We like to use the upportunities for this before the weather gets too warm and people seems to use every possibilty to get tanned...
Look how beautiful, subhan Allah.
A lot of boats who trained for sailing suddenly appeared
We collected ALOT of sea shells, Im thinking of using them for some crafts next week insha Allah.
Abu Adam and I are considering to introduce Adam to qaida noorania (uthmani script), does anyone have experience with this with their children or know of someone who does and what they think? If you are not familiar you can take a look at the explanation doroos here insha Allah. At the beginning it is just letters and then it becomes more of a qaida after that. It learns alphabet, joining letters, reading and after that tajweed and to read juz amma. Would love to hear your opinions on this sisters.