Ramadan is by nature a different and distinct month, and it is more different this year as we spend it mostly at home. There is no doubt that we can ideally invest our time at home in Ramadan. Adults find plenty of time to perform worship and rituals for the holy month, and we spend enough time with families and children.
But what about our children? How do we create the best possible conditions for them to feel the greatness of this month and spend it with benefit, interaction and joy?
In fact, we have raised these questions to a group of parents, and we have received ideas for wonderful activities that some of them have contributed so far in a big way to make this month of Ramadan very beneficial for children and enjoyable at the same time. Now, we would like to share with you five of the most unique ideas to keep children engaged in Ramadan 2020.
1- Family Reading
Reading is not limited to children, and its enjoyment or need is not less when we grow up; but its pleasure will double when it becomes a family activity carried out by all family members at specified times and in one room. It is nice if this room is quiet and has comfortable seats for everyone.
One of the great ways for interactive reading is to use the Arabic learning app for Kids “I Read Arabic”, this special app contains more than 700 books in Arabic language dealing with different topics and divided into different levels according to the age group of children, it also contains the advantage of listening and activities that increase your children’s skills during the family reading activity and make them more eager to develop a love for reading.
2- Daily Arabic Hour
It will be fun to create our own Ramadan atmosphere at home, and setting an hour to speak the formal Arabic at home is very important and will make a big difference in your children’s ability to practice and understand the language correctly. The beautiful thing about it is that children will use what they learned in daily family reading on the Arabic learning app for Kids “I Read Arabic”, which also shows them the correct pronunciation of the words and then will practice the conversation in the Arabic language hour.
Here are some steps you can follow to get the best out of this experience:
- The daily topic of the Arabic language hour should be chosen according to the subject that the child recently read, so that they can use what they learned perfectly in the family conversation.
- Try to make these activities as interactive as possible and educational in nature, as this motivates children further.
- Avoid gaps between the days that the family does these activities. Make them part of a daily routine if possible.
3- Writing Ramadan diaries
Ramadan has a special atmosphere and special practices. Writing daily memos makes us feel the value of its days more, and one of the best things a child may learn in Ramadan is to appreciate the days and feel grateful for every beautiful thing that happens, thus understanding the true meaning of the holy month.
This will also let kids practice writing, while reading and listening are already practiced through the app that improves the ability to speak Arabic language “I Read Arabic”. That means children can cover the four aspects of the language in an integrated educational process, and without feeling that they are in a classroom.
4- Daily home activities related to Ramadan
It’s important to let children be aware of Ramadan’s true meanings and the incorporation of this with information about this month. Knowing why we fast and the benefits of fasting are extremely important. Providing this information in an interactive way will make it more understandable for your kids.
Ramadan Activity Journal is the best thing that provides all that valuable information about the holy month and keeps children engaged through daily activities that they accomplish over thirty days, to enhance their values and make them leave the month with all desired benefit.
The Ramadan Activity Journal is part of the integrated program for learning Arabic for children and it is recommended to be used along with the “I Read Arabic” app to obtain the highest degree of benefit.
5- Exchanging symbolic gifts every day
It is a simple idea, but its impact is very deep on your kids. The family agrees to present a symbolic gift to one of the members every day at a specific time, and it may be a hand-made gift or a beautiful message or anything of that nature.
One of the positive effects of this idea is that it strengthens the kid’s sense of giving and its impact on others, and nourishes the habit of thanking others for anything they offer. This also enables children to have relationships with other family members and increases their understanding of the morals of Ramadan.
Other recommended activities:
- Drawing, decoration, and making the Ramadan lantern.
- Half an hour of in-home sport.
- Try new hobbies such as cooking.
It is worth pointing out that the Ramadan Activity Journal includes most of these activities, such as crafting, drawing, cooking, and much more, and all are in a template with a Ramadan theme.
Also, the “I Read Arabic” app is available on iPhone and Android devices and children can read through it using an iPad, and this will ensure that children use these devices for something beneficial to them, in addition to having fun.
To help your children stay engaged during the holy month, we are pleased to offer you our Ramadan activity journal for free. Click here to get your copy.