This week, we will begin learning the letters at Everyday Ibaadah Academy. Many Arabic programs for non-native speakers put a heavy focus on learning letters first. This is because traditionally, reading opened up a way for people to add new vocabulary when they were in non-Arabic speaking environments.
With the spread of YouTube vidoes available in Arabic and online learning, it’s now possible for parents to actually bring the Arabic language into their homes before they or their children are able to read.
Everyday Ibaadah Academy has rolling admissions, so you can enroll if you’d like to join us.
Arabic Letter Videos
These are my three top channels for learning Arabic letters. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t be afraid to simply watch these videos and listen to the Arabic without understanding them. The vocabulary repeats a lot from video to video so, inshaa Allaah, in time, you and your children will pick up the word.
How to Use Videos
Most children can not learn from simply sitting in front of videos. Parents should view the videos with their kids and stop the videos often to repeat the words being used.
Printables and Activities
It’s important for kids to see Arabic around them as much as possible. If your kids can’t yet write, printable cards, puzzles, and even Arabic letter posters can help get them comfortable with Arabic letters.
Etsy is a great place to order all kinds of creative products to expose kids to Arabic.
There are thousands of apps available to teach letters. If you’re comfortable with your child using a device to learn letters, they can be a great teaching tool.
The best apps are self correcting, offering children a way to see their mistakes as they learn while motivating them to continue learning.
Let us know your favorite resources for teaching letters. We’d love to add to the list above.