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English Teaching Reference (Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary) — September 10, 2018

English Teaching Reference (Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary)

About the Book:

A simple and essential English teaching guide for those wanting to understand/teach punctuation and grammar for years 1-6 (not intended as a replacement for English teaching resources).

This teacher’s reference includes ‘word types’ with the definition and an example for each one. You will also find a spelling list per year in shaa Allaah.

Also included is a reading book example for year/grade 1 (one of which is highlighted where the punctuation rules have been used for that year).

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How to use this file:

  1. Download
  2. Print if needed
  3. Read and Enjoy!

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10 Things To Do With The Kids During Dhul-Hijjah — August 12, 2018

10 Things To Do With The Kids During Dhul-Hijjah

Bismillah.

The first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are here. Alhamdolillah, Allaah Ta’aala has given us an opportunity to increase in rewards for our good deeds. For us homeschooling parents, that doesn’t have to mean we put a pause on homeschool. It’s a great time to teach and implement together.

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Below is a list of fun and educational ideas to involve your young children in. I hope you find benefit in shaa Allaah.

  1. Discuss the 5 pillars of Islam (click here)
  2. Talk about Hajj and its pillars (click here)
  3. Make a map of the rites of Hajj and show your children how to perform Hajj (click here)
  4. Make a charity box from card and decorate it (don’t forget to add coins to it daily, even just a small amount) (click here)
  5. Talk about the Islamic calendar months (click here)
  6. Talk about the virtues of Dhul-Hijjah (refer to list on links below for parents)
  7. List as many good deeds as you can, put it into a timetable and implement them (refer to list on links below for parents)
  8. Read related stories; Sacrifice of Ibrahim alayhissalaam, Musa and Pharoah Story, The Prophet Muhammad’s (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) last message on mount arafah
  9. Make Takbir daily and learn and recite the talbiyyah with its meaning (click here)
  10. Talk about Eid; Etiquettes on the day, make decorations, exchange gifts

For the parents:

May Allaah bless all of you! Ameen


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Arabic/English Puzzles — May 30, 2018
Mama and Abdullah (Arabic Version) — May 28, 2018

Mama and Abdullah (Arabic Version)

About the Book:

This book is the translated version of the English book ‘Mama and Abdullah‘. Aimed at anybody who is beginning to read Arabic, it gradually introduces new and repetitive words on each page. More to come soon in sha Allah.

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Note: Please read the following links about image making:


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Healthy Guide Pack — May 14, 2018

Healthy Guide Pack

About the file:

Promoting good health to children from an early age is so important in every child’s upbringing and increases their chance of sticking to a balanced nutrition long term.

There are two separate Healthy Guide Packs below; one for the children and one for the parents.

  1. The Healthy Eating Pack for children introduces healthy eating habits; it includes a healthy food pyramid, important food groups and light exercise with lots of tracing, drawing and colouring in to do. It also includes a fun quiz at the end.
  2. The Ramadan Health Guide includes detailed nutritional advice for the month of Ramadan written by professional fitness and nutritional advisor Abu Hafs Hanif for men. This guide will help you feel more energised throughout Ramadan so you can take full advantage of the blessed month. It also provides lots of useful tips to use all year round with recommended foods; what to eat/drink and what to avoid and why.

You can contact Abu Hafs now for your free consultation here.
He specialises in providing professional advise through his courses for men and children. He also makes personal exercise plans to suit your needs.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Enjoy!

Also, listen to this very beneficial talk by our beloved brother and student of knowledge Abu Khadeejah haafidhullah:

Looking After Children’s Health by Abu Khadeejah


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My First Ramadhan Pack — May 10, 2018

My First Ramadhan Pack

About the file:

Alhamdolillah! Ramadhan is upon us once again and we have the opportunity to take advantage of gaining extra rewards with our families in shaa Allaah.

This Ramadhan Pack is designed to give a simple and fun introduction to the fundamentals of our religion, Islam.

Also included are a fun set of reward charts for fasting, praying and just about any good deed you can think of.

The Ramadhan Pack includes:

  1. 5 pillars of Islam
  2. Islamic Months
  3. Welcoming Ramadhan
  4. Ramadhan Tracker
  5. 3 Groups of People in Ramadhan
  6. Good Deeds in Ramadhan
  7. Eid Day

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Enjoy!

Enjoy!


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12 Pack Baby Book Collection — May 4, 2018

12 Pack Baby Book Collection

About the file:

This set of 12 high-contrast baby books are excellent for stimulating babies as they develop their eyesight in the first year. Topics included are:

  1. My First Baby Book
  2. Baby’s First Words
  3. It’s Baby Day
  4. Baby’s First Foods
  5. ABCD
  6. 123 (English version)
  7. Alif baa taa
  8. 123 (Arabic version)
  9. Baby Book of Colours
  10. Baby Book Shapes
  11. Baby Book of Opposites
  12. Allah is The Creator

 

How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Open on computer device or phone – recommended
  3. Print (if you have a lot of ink to waste) – not recommended
  4. Enjoy!

Enjoy!


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Arabic and English Letter Formation — May 2, 2018

Arabic and English Letter Formation

About the file:

Let your children enjoy practicing thier writing skills in both Arabic and English. An essential book for preschoolers and up to first or even second grade. Includes pictures to colour in and short sentence examples for each letter/word.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Laminate (optional)
  4. Bind (optional)
  5. Enjoy!

Enjoy!


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Phonics and Words Bingo — March 28, 2018

Phonics and Words Bingo

About the file:

‘Bingo’ is a fun game in which players mark off numbers (in this case letters or words) on cards as they are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off all the letters/words on their card.

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Use this resource with the previous post ‘Phonics, Words & Picture Mats‘. Simply download the file, print, laminate and cut up as cards or counters then of course, play bingo!

How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Laminate/Cut
  4. Play

Enjoy!


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Phonics, Words & Pictures Mats — March 27, 2018

Phonics, Words & Pictures Mats

About the file:

A set of fun and educational phonics mats (or cards) for children learning to read or write. Phonics is a simple method of teaching the alphabet by using sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system.

And enjoy a game of bingo as a fun way to test your child’s progress.

Read more here…

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Laminate/Cut (optional)

There are 5 sets of mats; each set of mats/cards (after the alphabet) have 4  stages and are colour coded to make life easier:

Stage 1 – Introducing letter sounds
Stage 2 – Introducing a picture related to the letter sound
Stage 3 – Introducing words related to the letter sound (high-lighted)
Stage 4 – Introducing words related to the letter sound (not high-lighted)

Begin by introducing the alphabet mats in lower-case letters, then the upper-case letters. Progress to phase 2 and work your way up to phase 3, 4 and 5 in which your child will become more fluent and confident in reading independently in shaa Allaah.

Enjoy!


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Dotted Lines Cut Outs — March 15, 2018

Dotted Lines Cut Outs

About the files:

The perfect activity for those little fingers learning to write or cut out. Why not try using this resource to teach your child how to use scissors or trace the dotted lines? Excellent practice for fine motor skills, hand to eye coordination, writing, counting and so much more.

Also includes the alphabet and numbers in both Arabic and English. A fun and productive way to keep the kids busy for a while.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Laminate if using to trace or cut out with scissors

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’40 ‘ Puzzle Sentences (Three-Letter Nouns) — March 13, 2018

’40 ‘ Puzzle Sentences (Three-Letter Nouns)

About the file:

Children learn best when they are having fun, praised for their efforts and work at their own speed and style.

This resource allows children to enjoy reading with the help of the short words/nouns, simple sentences and fun pictures. With the easy yet challenging set of 40 puzzles, your child will have fun matching the sentences to the correct picture.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Laminate (if able)
  4. Cut out puzzles
  5. Read the sentences out loud and slow
  6. Match sentences to the correct picture
  7. Lots of praise and encouragement and of course dua!

Tips:

Introduce each noun by focusing on the first letter and by reading it together as one word (slowly) rather than seperately, e.g say ‘b-b-baaag’ instead of ‘buh-ah-guh’.
Also, try getting your child to read out loud and write the 3-letter nouns.

Enjoy!


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I Can Spell, Match, Trace and Write — March 2, 2018

I Can Spell, Match, Trace and Write

About the file:

This resource idea is such a fun way to introduce spelling and reading. Whether it’s a child’s name, a new word or maybe even a word that your child is struggling to learn.

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I actually made this resource quite some time ago and have shared it with mothers with children learning to read and write/spell and they have benefitted greatly alhamdolillah. I use it for my preschoolers too which they love. We usually begin with this resource before any language activity as a fun and refreshing way to start a lesson. You can do the same approach with any language too.

What I love about this resource is that it allows your child to explore different skills. And by using their name as a starting point, they’re more likely to enjoy writing, spelling and reading etc long-term since it has a personal touch.

I find it also helps to use this same approach when introducing new words, for example the word ‘hat’; let your child use this approach i.e spell, match, trace and write ‘hat’ if you run out of ideas.

How to use this file:

  1. Download file (Please feel free to copy this resource for your own personal use)
  2. Laminate all pages
  3. There are 6 pages:
    1st – Spell with fingers i.e point to each letter using the blue dot as a guide and say each letter out loud
    2nd – Cut out the black matching cards on 3rd page to use on 2nd
    3rd – See previous point
    4th – Trace with finger or use playdough of some sort
    5th – Trace with guidance with non-permanent marker
    6th – Finally, trace without guidance with non-permanent marker

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My 5 Senses — November 6, 2017

My 5 Senses

About the file:

Explore the 5 senses with your children with this fun resource pack. Get your children excited about learning more about their senses as they discover all the 5 senses, where they come from and what they can be used for through play. They will also increase in their vocabulary as they enjoy the word mats, quiz time and scavenger hunt to finish off with in shaa Allaah.

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How to use this file:

  1. Download it
  2. Print it (one-sided)
  3. Laminate it for longer use
  4. Follow instructions inside
  5. Enjoy

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Let’s Make A Sentence — October 2, 2017

Let’s Make A Sentence

About the file:

This resource can be used to enjoy making up sentences in order. The coloured rectangle cards represent a different word categorie (noun, verb, noun). Let your child advance their reading skills with this resource as they enjoy making up simple and funny sentences.

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How to use this file:

  1. Download it
  2. Print it (one-sided)
  3. Cut out each sentence (in rectangles); Green = Noun, Blue = Verb, Yellow = Noun. Laminate them if you’re able
  4. Laminate the first page (not the front cover)
  5. Place the correct rectangle sentence in the correct space on the first page to make up your sentence

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Computer Safety for Children — August 1, 2017

Computer Safety for Children

About the file:

We often hear too many stories from friends, family or even the news about children getting in contact from ill-minded people on the internet which later leads to extreme consequences. May Allaah protect our children.

Just as in the ‘real’ world, the internet and computers also have a good and bad side to it. It’s all about training our children to have the correct knowledge, understanding and to behave responsibly before exposing them to their choices.

Some of us may have children who are too young to be using the computer or probably don’t intend to let them go near it for a long while, but even then I thought this may benefit us all as a reminder (parents including) so please share this file with other parents/teachers whose children use the computer/internet. Let’s keep our children safe in shaa Allaah.

Below is a download of a poster along with lots of serious questions that can be discussed together with your children before exposing them to the internet.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download the file
  2. Print it (one-sided)
  3. Laminate the first page (poster) and stick it on the wall near your computer
  4. Discuss all the questions with your children and answer them together

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Number Puzzles 1-20 — July 17, 2017
Over 200 Sight Words: Pre-K + — July 11, 2017

Over 200 Sight Words: Pre-K +

About the file:

Sight Words are the most frequently repeated words that children come accross in their reading such as ‘you’, ‘it’, ‘be’, ‘he’ etc…

Sight Words are critical to reading not only because they are used so frequently, but also because many of them cannot easily be sounded out or illustrated. Learning them helps children become more confident readers. This list of prescool/kindergarten sight words includes the most commonly used words every kid should know, also called high frequency words.

Young children are encouraged to memorise sight words as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognise these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.

Sight Word Cards:

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Sight Word Reward Charts:

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What you need:

This resource, like most of our resources, can be used online or download to your own computer without the need to print. If you do decide to print please make sure you have enough A4 paper and to print on one-sided.

I also recommend the following book:

‘Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons’.


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1 – 12 Times Table Wheel Pack — July 6, 2017

1 – 12 Times Table Wheel Pack

About the file:

Let your children and students enjoy learning and revising the 1 – 12 times table with these wheel cut outs in your lessons individually or in groups. An excellent maths resource for children of all ages. Simply download, print (one-sided) and cut out the pdf file in the link below and laminate them for long-term use.

At the end of the file, you will also find a 1 – 12 Times Table Colourful display Poster in shaa Allaah.

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What you need:

  • A4 Plain Paper/Card and colour printer
  • Scissors
  • Laminator and sheets (optional)

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‘Allah Is My Lord’ Children’s Book – Out Now! — April 27, 2017

‘Allah Is My Lord’ Children’s Book – Out Now!

So, it’s official! An authentic picture book for young children based on Tawheed has finally arrived. Alhamdolillah. To find out more, please click the image below.

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You can also download our most popular free resource ‘My First Islamic Activity Pack‘ to use alongside this book.

Baarik Allaahu feekom!