Arabic Letter Magnets
I can’t believe how many projects I started a long time ago and I’m now finally able to complete them, alhumdulilah. Finally, a sense of accomplishment! This is one of those projects I started a while ago, but didn’t complete until now – Arabic Letter Magnets.
For directions and a free template for the letters, please click here
The interesting thing is – I finished these magnets this weekend and I put them on a smaller size magnetic board that you can actually carry around with you (see picture). Both of my daughters have been carrying this around all weekend – I am not exaggerating. The youngest keeps pointing to the letters and asking me what they are and then she repeats after me. The oldest keeps putting them in alphabetical order by asking me what comes after alif, and so on until she has them complete. Then, she pushes them all off the board and starts again. I am totally surprised at how interested the kids are in these magnets.
I guess it seems to be more of a toy than flashcards and the like – but I am still surprised. This morning my oldest daughter was pretending she was my teacher and was trying to teach me the letter names by using the board!
As I may have mentioned before (and other sisters are finding out by working on these projects) they can be a bit tedious – although this project seemed to go faster than the others. The most rewarding part of making them is the satisfaction you feel when your children are actually learning from them. The nice thing is that you can also set it aside and do it at a later time (for me, I think there was a span of a year in between, subhan’Allah – I’m going to have to work on my procrastination!)
Anyway, Insha’Allah your family will enjoy these as much as mine has. Please let me know how it goes, insha’Allah.
Sumayyah Umm SAA