Friday, July 1, 2016

Writing Arabic with Kids

Marhaba,
Over the past two months, I showed you how to use the Seasons flashcards and Playdough mat. I am going to sound like a broken record, but please do not underestimate the power of play and exposure when learning a language. You can teach your child at any age and today I will show you how you can use the flashcards and play dough mats to teach them how to write.

We reviewed the flashcards, I made sure that we talked about beginning letter and sounds and ending letters sand sounds. Then I showed her the picture of the squirrel and she was able to name it, I showed her the word, she was able to name it in English, which meant that she understood the concept.

 Then my daughter traced the words with play dough and she started to form that word with foam letters.
 Someone was very proud of herself!
 Then she wrote the word by herself using a dry erase board and pens.
 And because she is the artist, we decided to make it more fun (remember how I said that including play in your learning is essential?); she decided to draw a squirrel on the board too.
 We kept playing this game and learning words, letters and sounds while covering reading, writing and comprehension. She finally decided to make sculptures out of play dough for the words! You can see a slice of an apple and a rainy cloud.

Happy Learning
Nadine

2 comments:

  1. thanks much and will definitely sign up for your email updates as I am a volunteer Arabic teacher for elementary school age kids so can use all the help I can get

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