Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
- Title: Going to Mecca
- Author: Na'ima B Robert
- Reading level: Ages 5 and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (September 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847801536
- ISBN-13: 978-1847801531
Friday, March 23, 2012
Salaam everyone and Happy Good Deed Friday! Welcome to another fun Good Deed Friday. Our tip for the day is one that can bring not only family and friends together but a whole community. Plant a Tree. Trees are very important for our health and survival. They give us shade, give us oxygen, and most give us fruits or nuts to eat. They are homes to many types of animals and insects. Not to mention, they add beauty to our yards, parks and cities. Trees are wonderful. Plant a tree today!
Check out how to plant a tree here and here.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Word searches are great ways to re-enforce vocabulary. Create word searches with all the animals in the book. Visit some great sites to learn all about Hippos: what they eat, where they live and other fun facts. National Geographic, Science Kids and Zoo Books. I like Zoo Books because it has a virtual zoo and audio of different animal sounds along with lots facts and interactive games. Discussion Topics can include: Why did Hilmy want a new home? What were some of his obstacles? Did he find a new home? Why should we be grateful? Have you ever wanted to move to a different home? Why? What do you like about your homes?
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Title: Noor Kids Discover their Blessings!
Authors: Amin and Mohammed Aaser
Publisher: Noor Kids, Inc
Suitable for ages: 4-8
Topics/Themes: Gratitude, Being Thankful
Why I like this book/magazine:
This book is a filled with activities that children will love to do, from coloring books, learning arabic words, question and answers, fill in the blanks and word searches. there is so much to do packed in this little magazine.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Salaam and Happy Good Deed Friday! Today's good deed idea is actually two wrapped in one. Reading the Qur'an helps us become closer to Allah (swt). Reading with our family helps us become closer with our parents and siblings. So reading Qur'an with our family is even more rewarding! :) The best time to read Qur'an with your family is after the Fajr and Isha prayers when everyone is together.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Grandpa Jack had passed away. Aunt Poogee and I sat on her wraparound porch, all dressed up. We watched as our family and friends arrived at the church up on the hill for his funeral.
There is a recipe for blackberry stew at the end of the book.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Author: Karen Katz
Suitable for ages: 3-8 years
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. August 7th 2007
Theme/Topic: Culture, Muslim Holiday, Ramadan, Muslim Festival, Family
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Even children can give charity! The next time you are at your local masjid, donate as little as a few cents or as much as a few dollars to the masjid! Giving from the heart is equally valued no matter how much you give, so long as you are sincere.