Teaching Values

Asalaam 'Alaikum,

Found a book at the library that looks promising: "The Values Book" by Pam Shiller and Tamera Bryant. It contains lesson ideas and related books to read your child about 16 basic values that you should teach a child.

While I think some of these values overlap, when considered from the Islamic perspective, I find this book to be a good starting point (at least for me) in working on lesson plans about Islamic Behavior. I have seen a few other books about this topic (which I will mention later, insha'Allah) that are also beneficial.

Right now I am working on building my lesson plans based on these values and will be adding other good character traits as I go on, insha'Allah. I am writing each trait down and then adding a listing of stories from the Qur'an or Sunnah that support the benefits of that character trait. If I come up with stories related to a particular trait, I will most likely read the specifics and make a story of it to present to the children. I am also listing specific Qur'anic passages and hadith that speak about the benefits of that particular trait. Perhaps if they are not too complicated, I can explain them to the children.

Insha'Allah, I will post more as I get going on this project. I already have some good ideas and I'm actually looking forward to presenting my first lesson when I get it finished. I think the girls will enjoy it!

Asalaam 'Alaikum,
Sumayyah Umm SAA

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1 Response

  1. Farhana says:

    As Salamu aliakum
    Dear Sister in Islam

    Mashallah you are doing a great job in serving the Deen and educating the Muslim child. May Allah grant you the strength and resources to continue this beautiful work.May he reward you with the best in this world and in the hereafter.

    Your Sister in Islam
    Farhana[Preschool Principal South Africa]

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