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Tangible and Intangible Rewards — October 9, 2018

Tangible and Intangible Rewards

You can promote and encourage positive behaviour by rewarding children when they behave in acceptable ways. Children enjoy being rewarded, so they are encouraged to behave in the same way again. When children repeat behaviours, over time they become an ingrained, natural part of what the child does. The more a child is given positive attention for behaving appropriately, the less inappropriate behaviour they are likely to display.

The rewards that can be given to children fall into two categories:

  1. Tangible rewards – they are real items that physically exist and can be seen
  2. Intangible rewards – they are not physical items, but something that children can experience

Intangible Rewards

Settings use mainly intangible rewards. They are extremely valuable. They show children that they’re earning approval from adults. They also demonstrate how to interact positively with other people – how to thank them for example.

Intangible rewards can be used to encourage children throughout an activity or task, showing them that they’re behaving correctly and giving them the confidence to continue. You can give children warm praise, thanks and smiles frequently throughout every day. It would be impractical to do the same with tangible rewards.

Tangible Rewards

Tangible items are often used to reward children who are working towards specified behaviour goals that have been identified for them. To implement fairness towards all children, it is advised to give the opportunity to all children to work towards achieving their own tangible reward so as to not leave anyone out.

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked, “Have you other children besides this one?” He said, “Yes.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked, “Have you awarded a gift like this to all of them.” He said, “No.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “I am not going to bear witness to this act of injustice.”


The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked, “Do you not except goodness from all of them as you except from him?” He said, “Yes, of course.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Then don’t do this (i.e., do not give a gift to one son only).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Tangible rewards are also good for rewarding and celebrating occasional achievements that are out of the ordinary, as they can be kept as a reminder of that time. Some tangible rewards, such as money, may be given by parents and carers, but in most settings it would be considered inappropriate to use them.

Some examples are shown in the table below.

Tangible Rewards

Intangible Rewards

  • Prizes
  • Stickers
  • Certificates
  • Stars/Stamps
  • Trophies/Badges/Awards
  • Toys
  • Money
  • Sweets
  • Books
  • Choosing something from a shop
  • Work displayed/published
  • Praise
  • Smiles
  • Cuddles
  • Congratulating
  • A thank you
  • Public acknowledgement
  • Pats on the back
  • Opportunities to choose a game or story for the group
  • Special trips
  • Favourite activities (e.g. going to the park or baking cakes)

Children should be rewarded in a way that values them as an individual. For instance, some children feel uncomfortable with public acknowledgement or being physically touched – they may not appreciate a pat on the back. While it’s natural for some childcarers to cuddle a young child, this is not considered to be appropriate in all environments (such as the classroom) or with all children, particularly as they get older.

You must keep to the accepted policies and prodecures of your setting. It’s important to consider how children feel about the rewards being given to others. Tangible rewards in particular may lead to jealousy or feeling of being treated unfairly if they are not handed carefully.

Allaah Subhaanahu w Ta’ala knows best.

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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. Checklist
  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!


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Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation — June 2, 2016

Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation

With Ramadhan around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning out how you will be spending your days in acts of worship as well as planning homeschool activities for the children inshaAllah. So with the help and inspiration of other homeschooling mothers themselves, we have gathered the following beneficial links. We hope you find them useful inshAllah:

Reward Charts for Fasting, Praying, Giving Charity +more:

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21 RAMADHAN Activities for children:

(Islamic background need to be double checked)

  1. Preschool Ramdhan Activity Book
  2. 49 Ways to get Children Involved in Ramadhan
  3. 30 Days of Good Deeds for a Ramadhan Jar
  4. Ramadhan Colouring Page
  5. 30 Day Ramadhan Activity. An Activity a Day. A Word from the Qur’an
  6. 30 Days of Kindness Free Printable
  7. Daily Salaah Chart
  8. Masjid Collages
  9. Ramadhan Calendar Ideas
  10. Mosque Silhouettes (Cutting and Sticking Activity)
  11. How to make Date Pops (Healthy Treat for the Kids)
  12. Dubai Cards – Printable
  13. Printable Ramadhan Board Game
  14. Juzz ‘Amma Workbook (Printable)
  15. Du’aa Posters
  16. Ramadhaan Sight Word Work (There are many others on the site)
  17. Ramadhan Games
  18. 5 Pillars of Islam Workbook (Preschool)
  19. Ramadhan Matching Bunting, Cards and Cake Toppers
  20. Ramadhan Good Deed Tree
  21. Ramadhan Date Gift Idea

Compiled by RaisingRayyaan


Preparation for Ramadhan:

  1. Quran Planner
  2. Books:
    a) Sittings In The Month Of Ramadan by Shaikh Salih Al-Fawzan
    b) Sittings During The Blessed Month Of Ramadan by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Uthaymeen
    c) Ramadan Has Arrived by Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Abbad
  3. The Condition of the Salaf in Ramadhaan by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
  4. The Fiqh of Ramadhaan – Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam
  5. Concerning Fasting – Advice for Ramadhaan 
  6. Does it Break the Fast (Image) and Important Q&As about Fasting (Image), The Rulings of Ramadhan Q&A (Article)
  7. Rewards for Dhikr CHART
  8. The Virtue and Excellence of The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee
  9. Concluding Ramadan and Regulations of ‘Eid by Abu Khadeejah
  10. Remaining Focused After Ramadan by Abdulilah Lahmami
  11. Ramadan Lessons Moosa Richardson
  12. Sahih Muslim: Explanation of the Book of Fasting – Ramadan Seminar – Abul-Abbaas Moosaa Richardson
    Abu Suhailah Umar Quinn &
    Abu Muhammad al-Maghribi
  13. Prepare Yourself for the Month of Mercy and Forgiveness: Ramadān – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah
  14. Welcome Ramadān – Khutbah by Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
  15. Utilise Ramadān To Rectify Yourselves by Abu Idrees
  16. Ramadan Is A Remedy For Diseases Of Heart – Khutbah By Hasan Somali
  17. Ramadan A Month Of Repentance! by Hasan Somali
  18. Ramadān Is A Period Of Happiness For The Believer – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah
  19. Fasting in Ramadān According to the Sunnah – Lessons by Abu Khadeejah
  20. The Book of Fasting in Ramadān – from the explanation of Zād Al-Mustaqni’ – Series by Abu Khadeejah 2017
  21. Benefit From Ramadān Before it’s Over By Abu Hakeem
  22. Remaining Focused After Ramadān – Lecture by Abdulilah Lahmami
  23. How Muslims Should Celebrate Eid Day – Short lesson by Abu Khadeejah

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25 Reward Charts + Time-Out Steps — January 14, 2016

25 Reward Charts + Time-Out Steps

About the Pack:

The Reward Chart Pack includes 25 fun and exciting charts along with a very effective and straightforward ‘Time-out Step’ guide. Inside you shall find a range of colourful A4 sized charts suitable for both male and female at all ages under 12 years.

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How To Use This Pack:

  1. Print your chosen chart(s)
  2. Get some short term rewards
  3. Think of behaviours you want to introduce, encourage or change
  4. List and add them to your chosen chart(s)
  5. Display chart where visible
  6. Praise child when they achieve the reward and explain what they did good.
    (For full guidelines, view inside the Pack)


What you need:

  • Chosen Reward Charts (printed on paper, card or photopaper)
  • Reward chart stickers or colourful pencils
  • Short term rewards (optional)
  • Parent and child(ren)
  • Patience, perseverance, mercy and lots of dua!


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