Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Everyday Arabic Book 5 - Tools

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Apologies for the break in posting the reviews. Got held up with many things. Alhamdulillaah today we will review the 5th book of the  Everyday Arabic Series by Taalib Al-Ilm Educational Resources.

This question & answer sentence book has images of common tools along with their English & Arabic names, and what they are normally used for in both languages in color coded sentences. It has 48 full colour pages making it attractive for the kids.

The first page has the chart with the list of words used in the book making it easy for revision and to remember the vocabulary.

The vocabulary is a bit a high in this book, but nevertheless worth learning, Alhamdulillaah. Maimoonah still struggles but has completely memorized the first page and says the whole thing in a very conversational form. She keeps repeating it more than few times a day!

What really makes this book unique is that the kids get to know the tools as well as why each one of the tools are used for. This is something that makes things easy for the teacher as well, especially to know the use of each tool in Arabic. Some of the tools mentioned in the book are tape measure, paint roller, axe, work gloves etc.

At the end of the book there are few colouring and other critical thinking activities to test the comprehension. 

This book could be purchased for a reasonable price here

So what activities can you do with this wonderful book? I do not have all these tools with me since they all got shifted with relocation. But if I had them then the best thing to do is teach the kids how to use each tool mentioned in the book, where the child learns how exactly each tool is used and when they should be used. Kids love experimenting and tools and this is a  great way to do that, and they learning how to use them is going to be handy for us as well.

With small kids you can play by asking them to pick up the right tool and match the tools with its use. If you or anyone in the family is good with crafting and making things you can try making a mailbox or anything else that would be useful and fun. If you are not sure of how to make things there are many Carpentry Kits available for kids with instructions and tools in them. You can use one of them to enhance the skills Inshaa Allaah.
You can go on a field trip with a group of kids to a workshop where all these tools are used, kids would love to see people using tools and making some wonderful things and the outing itself will energize them and a stressless way to remember the Arabic Vocabulary too!

What other interesting activities can we do? Share your ideas and comments and watch out for the Giveaway of all 8 books soon Inshaa Allaah!

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