So here is the detail post of how we intend learning the Names and Attributes of Allaah, Insha Allaah.
I want Maimoonah to know the 99 Names of Allaah , but I do not want her to just memorize only instead I want her to Know the meanings of them and use it in her day to day life Insha Allaah. And always ask Allaah by His Most Beautiful Names and get her Duaas answered Insha Allaah and develop the love her Lord. Indeed the more you know your Lord the more you will Love Him.
That was the main reason that I included this in the Preschool curriculum.
So we took a botany book and on the first page we pasted the Hadeeth on Whoever knows the 99 names of Allaah and preserves them will enter Jannaah" and on the next page the Aayahs from Soorah Hashr that talks about some of the names of Allaah. I want her to memorize that Aayah Insha Allaah as time goes on. She already knows the Hadeeth with the meaning masha Allaah.
I got her involved in doing this book and she was more than happy to help me.
Then we pasted the Names of Allaah on one side of the book with its meaning and on the other side I write the explanation. I can just take a print out and paste it there, but I want her to see me writing so that she would also want to write, seeing makes a big difference.
Then we paste some pictures related to that attribute. Then I just explain to her a situation in which she could use this Name, in a kind of a small story format. For example to emphasis the Attribute "The Protector" I tell her a small story where a kid gets scared of something and asks Allaah "O Allaah You Al Haafidh, The Protector, so protect me", then Allaah protects the kid and he is safe. So I can see her applying this in her daily life. This way children get to know their Lord and Insha Allaah eventually will develop the Mahabbaah towards their Rabb. Also you can do some activities such as colouring, cutting and pasting. For Example we did "Al Ilaah - The One who Deserves to be worshiped". We pasted these pictures and she was colouring while I was talking about Tawheed and worshiping Allaah alone.
One another beneficial thing about this is that I get to introduce Arabic reading too just like I do the English. She would be able to recognize the Arabic letters and words too Insha Allaah.
So far we have done about 4 names and will keep you posted as we go one Insha Allaah in our summary posts. Here are the other two Names..
The Names of Allaah Cards could be downloaded here Insha Allaah. Jazzakillaah Khayr again to our sister Umm An Nu'man for helping me through out!