I am very excited about using My journey With Alphabets book from Arabic Playground to preserve what my daughter learned throughout the year or if your child needs to build competency to go to higher grade. What I like about this product is that it is quite consistent with the other Arabic Playground products which made learning easier and more fun. You are building the learning blocks one by one. Here are few examples of how I plan to use the book with the other products:
Over the past month, 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.
So you hopped on the Arabic Playground bandwagon! Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome! The best thing about downloadable flashcards is unfortunately the exact worst thing. Yes they are downloadable files that you can easily print but they are still easily damaged from constant use. (Yes, once you discover all the fun ways to use them you will end up including them in your daily schedule and you will notice the wear and tear damage). Early on, I decided to properly preserve the flashcards by giving them a professional look.
My search for resources to teach my daughter Arabic language is an ongoing process and can frankly become obsessive. I have to admit that I spend a sizable chunk of my time looking for new tools and ways to make it as fun and efficient as possible with the highest learning quality. I am a firm believer in learning through play and engaging sensory and motor skills to engrave the information in the brain.
When I introduced the concept and the worksheet, his face lit up. He is my youngest student, and his work is looked down upon by my other students as it is much simpler and easier to complete. However, upon watching him complete the worksheet, my older students began asking for the same work. They became very passionate about it, encouraging me to create more advanced worksheets of the same type and style, and when I presented them, they requested more. This is every teacher's dream, isn't it? I knew it was a good idea, but I didn't love it as much as when I saw their reaction. And the subject: Arabic reading!