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I was recently searching for a few free apps to teach ABC writing to my little one, here’s a list of the top three apps that I found: WRITING WIZARD LEARN LETTERS This is one of the top rated apps that will help the child to write the different letters of the alphabet and numbers…

via 3 Best free ABC Writing Apps for little Kids — Random Bytes From Life

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Eight Children Books I Recommend

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Build Your Arabic Vocabulary series is by Dr. Alia Khaled .The series is composed of four books : Arabic Letters, Arabic Numbers, Colors in Arabic, and Shapes in Arabic.

The One is a 32 page children’s book in The Fundamental Series of Author Manaal Jafrey-Razaque. It’s definitely about fundamental education to inculcate to our Muslim children the presence of Allah even if they don’t see Him. The book strives to show children that the signs of the Creator are all around us and that is enough to take heed and believe in His ubiquitous presence.

I’m so angry : In the Gulzar’s home, life is beautiful. Huthayfah wants to go to the park alone but wise Mommy wants to bring the whole bunch on this trip and after she is at a good stopping point with her daily homeschooling activities in the house.

I Can Wear Hijab Anywhere is a 15 page children’s book aimed to children 3  to 5 years of age. We love that it’s inclusive of all races and a booster read to young Muslim girls who would love to wear hijab. The texts are simple and the illustrations are well done. I recommend it to Muslim parents.

I Can Say Bismillah Anywhere is about 15 pages and it will help children young children get in the habit of saying “bismillah” before any activity. They will come to feel empowered by it and not feel shame insha’Allah.

Sleep in God’s Protection gives both the child and the parent an assurance that God will protect them during the night. About 26 pages, it’s also an interfaith children’s book because the foundation of Sleep in God’s Protection lays upon Abraham’s (aleihi salam) prayers to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) for the safety of his children – Ishmael and Isaac).

Sadeeqi 3 is a 40 page activity book with a plethora of activities for Muslim children. For instance, it includes insightful stories, coloring pages, some enigma cases to solve, lickety letters to unscramble, word searches, mazes with an Islamic concept, number pattern exercises, connect the dots activities, tongue twisters, recipes for food and to make playdough, Arabic sudoku, etc, etc.

A Cat and Mouse Pact : When Matt, the orange tabby cat, sees Millie, the little gray mouse, he can’t decide between being mean or nice. After all, he must catch any mouse who sneaks inside the neat red brick house of old Mrs. Krouse. Millie pleads for a slice of cheese. Matt listens and thinks. They make a cat and mouse pact, build a friendship and become pals. From beginning to end, children and adults will be intrigued by the book’s message, the enchanting creatures, and the vivid imagery. Book’s message: Resolve issues peacefully!

Thank you reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

A Cat and Mouse Pact – A Review

A Cat and Mouse Pact

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Author: Nayera Salam

Nayera Salam has a Master’s degree in Education from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and more than thirty years teaching experience. She is now retired and lives in Atlanta with her husband. She has two children and is the proud grandmother of two granddaughters.

Illustrator: Teresa Abboud

Teresa Abboud is a Georgia-based illustrator and a 2D animator.  She graduated from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts. She grew up in Lebanon in an artistic environment, in an atmosphere of integrity and disorder, war and liberty.  Teresa’s art reflects her inner feelings. Her esthetic choices come directly from this atmosphere that marked her childhood.  Teresa wants to tell stories, share feelings, express ideas, and transmit emotions through her art. www.teressala.blogspot.com

Publisher : Prolance

Summary: When Matt, the orange tabby cat, sees Millie, the little gray mouse, he can’t decide between being mean or nice. After all, he must catch any mouse who sneaks inside the neat red brick house of old Mrs. Krouse. Millie pleads for a slice of cheese. Matt listens and thinks. They make a cat and mouse pact, build a friendship and become pals.

From beginning to end, children and adults will be intrigued by the book’s message, the enchanting creatures, and the vivid imagery. Book’s message: Resolve issues peacefully! With attached coloring sheet!

Our Thoughts: As parents who prefer to resolve issues the diplomatic way, this children’s book is the perfect example we can use to teach that value to our child. Though our ABsaurus can’t read yet, he was enchanted by the drawings. But that doesn’t mean, he doesn’t try to read. He opens books on his own and throws random letters of the alphabet at the writings he sees, alhamdullilah.

I had the PDF of A Cat and Mouse Pact opened on my laptop about 20 feet away from his high chair and this child has eagle vision masha’Allah. He kept cooing and pointing at the screen of my computer. He had seen the bright golden cat from his chair and he wanted to get down and get closer alhamdullilah.

I got him closer so he could admire the illustrations as I read in my head. I tried to read for him but he was reading the screen in ‘Martian’ too. So one person had to give in; me. *Laughs*. We also found the story cute and rhyming with a powerful message.

Sneak peek page:

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You can buy your copy here with other children’s books by the same author.

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Our Rating : 5/5

~I received a free copy for the purpose of this review.~

Thank you for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

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