Sunday, 30 June 2013

Compiling a Book Project!

Update: So Maimoonah won this contest Alhamdulillaah. And she has handed over the "Star" book to the Children's Library. Jazzakumullaah Khayr everyone for your kind words and encouragement.

The QMuslimah Children's Library organized a Book Compiling Project for kids of all ages. Alhamdulillaah we were able to use the Museum of Islamic Art Library - Doha premises and resources for this project. We sincerely thank the MIA Library Manager and the staff for accommodating us and supporting and encouraging our project.

Children of all ages participated. They had to choose a topic and do their planning and present the information in a form of a book. The most important aspect was that they had to link everything to Islaamic Sources and provide evidence from the Qur'aan and the Sunnah.

The session lasted for 4 hours and they used the MIA Library resources and the stationery materials we provided to compile their books with the help and guidance of the mothers according the age of the child.

Alhamdulillaah it was a great experience to do this with a group of kids in a different environment. Compiling a book is not new to us homeschoolers as we have done many lapbooks during these years and found them very interesting way of learning. But this experience was unique in the sense the environment was different. Though some of the kids were able to finish at the Library,  time was not enough. So they had to finish up the project at home and send the pictures for judging. The judging is not yet over. Inshaa Allaah will update the winner when it is done.

We thank all the kids and the moms for participating. Jazzakumullaah Khayr!

Maimoonah chose to do about Stars and there were many resources available at the MIA Library for this topic and we use the internet to get the Islaamic Sources. She was ready to write this time and did well with planning and presenting. Here is her book and there are some pictures of the books of the other kids too.


Umm Hashir said...

Asalam0 aliekum,

Masha Allah.. i am impressed by your book Maimoonah. its informative and very very organised . Some of the pictures of books by other children were very small and not clear may be because of the format used.

i feel like i have missed a huge opportunity by not being with all these wonderful kids compiling their books. InshaAllah some other time.

Umm Maimoonah it was a great effort MashaAllah. hope the kids and their moms benefited. I am waiting to see more books:)

Homeschool Diary said...

What a brilliant activity mashallah! It's an excellent way to practice independent research skill. I really wish we were nearby so the we could have participated.

Umm Maimoonah said...

alaikum Salaam Umm Hashir,

Jazzakillaah Khayr for your kind words. It was a nice expereince Alhamdulillaah

More pictures are added, I have tried uploading again and some pictures are the same size due the way sisters have teken the pics.

Amatullaah, We would have loved to have your company! yes indeed it was a nice way to teach children research. Why not try this in your local library too. Kids will enjoy Inshaa Allaah!

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