The Prophet (S.A.W.) is reported to have said,
“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 4739)
The Quran is the final revelation from Allah (SWT), sent to guide and save mankind. It is our obligation as parents to expose our children to the Divine message, and to facilitate their learning it in every way available to us.
Many of us struggle ourselves to recite Quran correctly, and have forgotten many of the Surahs we learnt as children. Thankfully there are many products available to assist parents who are in this situation. Here are a few of our favourites!
Arabic Letter Frame
This beautifully crafted wooden frame will take centre-stage on your child’s toy shelves. Comprising of 28 brightly painted blocks, each of which has both an Arabic letter and an equivalent English letter/sound written on either side. This innovative toy is the 1st bilingual frame to ever hit the world toy market. It is the perfect educational toy for young children who are beginning to learn the Arabic alphabet. Suitable for ages 0+.
Arabic Alphabet Snap
Experts agree that the most effective way to teach young children is through play. These Arabic Alphabet Snap cards encourage chidren to recognise the Arabic letters when written in at the beginning, middle, end of a word, or when written their own, through a variety of games.
This set includes instructions to three different games that your children can play, all the while improving their recognition of the Arabic letters.
The cards are themselves clear to read, well made and enticingly colourful. Your children will enjoy the games the play with them, and learning so much in the process! Suitable for children aged 4+.
Let’s Learn Quran with Zaky
Many parents feel pressure from their children to let them watch TV. Islamic DVDs provide a more wholesome and worthwhile viewing experience for your child than mainstream media. Whilst they are watching, they are learning important Islamic principles as well as building their self-esteem and confidence in their Islamic identity.
Your children will adore this animated film “Let’s Learn Quran with Zaky” as it follows the bear Zaky across the globe as he visits Muslim children from a variety of countries. The children from Pakistan, Lebanon, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and USA, recite Surahs and talk briefly about their meaning (Tafseer).
As well as learning about their country and culture, the children also talk about what the Quran means to them personally. This emotional and individual perspective is what make Zaky DVDs unique, and really helps children to connect with the story that is being told.
The surahs are beautifully recited and include: Surah al-Asr, Surah Ma’oon, Surah al-Kawthur, Surah al-Feel, Surah al-Quraysh, Surah Humaza.
Watching this DVD will help your children to memorise these Surahs and encourage them to connect more personally with the Quran. This DVD is suitable for children aged 3+.
Quran for Kids
Whether you are a teacher, or parent, this COMPLETE PACK provides you with everything you will need to teach your child the fundamental rules of reading the Quran (Tajweed).
The pack contains 2 teacher books, 2 student books and a set of high quality flashcards. It works as a complete system that includes structured lesson plans for parents, in clearly laid out teacher books. Even if you have forgotten many of the rules yourself, the teacher book will help you along the way. The teacher books also include creative ideas to teach tajweed in a multisensory approach.
The colourful student books include worksheets and exercises to reinforce the lessons. There are even assessment sheets that parents can use to check their children’s progress.
This complete system is ideal older students who are ready to move on from learning the alphabet, but are not ready for the Quran itself. Quran for Kids is suitable for children aged 5+.
These are Four Products that will teach your Child How to Read Quran!
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