Arabic Moveable Alphabet (Part Two)
Here are some additional ideas for using the Arabic Moveable Alphabet with your child – I am sure I will come up with more in the future.
1. Scramble the letters up and have your child place them in alphabetical order on the floor.
2. Put two letters together (missing a letter in between). For example, put alif and ta down on the floor with a space between them – ask them what letter comes between the two letters.
3. If you don’t want to print out the fishing game that is on Yemenlinks – just use one set of the Arabic Moveable Alphabet. Clip a paperclip to each letter and throw them into a box. Attach a magnet to a string (you will need to find a magnet with a hole in it to attach the string) – you can probably find one in an office supply store – be creative! If you want, attach the string to a stick or something else to work as a pole. Have your child fish for the letters – when they pick one up – have them name the letter. If they don’t know their alphabet yet, just name the letter for them. Over time, once they know the names of the letters, have them tell you the name. If they don’t remember, tell them the name of the letter and put that letter back in the box – see if they remember it next time.
4. Place before your child three letters and ask them which letter comes first, second and third.
5. When your child is older (and knows Arabic) you can pick out of a bag a letter. Have your child write on a piece of paper words that they can think of that begin with that letter. See how many words your child can come up with.
Sumayyah Umm SAA