Good Morning Kids! Arabic at Home Part 1

It’s finally time for our first weekly at home Arabic lesson. You already know that speaking is the most important part of making sure you have consistent success and avoiding burnout in your Arabic studies. Who better to help you than your kids! This short Arabic lesson for kids and parents, you can start speaking Arabic today.

Here’s the rules.

I’ll share some basic words and phrases that you can use at home every week. I’ll also share some activities that you can do with your kids to make learning these Arabic grammar and vocabulary rules even more fun and engaging. 

We’ll start off with words and phrases that you can say at the beginning of your day and we’ll work our way through the day learning more vocabulary and grammar as we go. Yep, I said grammar. Who’s excited? I know I am.

So, here we go.

Focus word of the week: Khair written خَيْر if you care about the grammar, you can add the ending vowels and say Khairun written خيرٌ. We’ll go over the difference sometime in the future. For now, let’s just see what we can say with this word.

Khair means “Good.” There are a few different ways we can use it in the morning.

Good morning.  صَبَاحُ الخَيرِ 

Click to hear: Sau-baa-hul Khair

Then, your child can say the same thing back. If they are anything like my daughters though, they will just glare at you until they eat breakfast, so just keep saying it yourself until we get to the lesson on breakfast words.

Then, you can ask one kid in Arabic: 

How are you? كَيفَ حَالُك

Click to hear: Kay-fa Haal-uk

If you say it like this, it doesn’t matter if you say it to a boy or a girl. For those who are interested, I’ll explain why in this week’s grammar lesson.

If it’s after breakfast, your kid can say:

I am good. أَنَا بِخَيْرٍ

Click to hear: Ana Bi Khair

That’s it! I know, that’s only 6 words. Don’t worry. There’s plenty that we can do with these six words.

This is the prefect sized Arabic lesson for your kids. Remember, consistency is more important than quantity. Be sure to check the next lesson for activities that you can do with your kids.

ّIn the meantime, keep practicing the whole conversation. Feel free to post any questions in the comments. Try it out for 3 days. Let me know if it sticks.

Next up, all of the Vocabulary from Lesson 1.

Speaking is funner with friends. Spread the word.

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