Life’s happenings have been keeping me away from the blog. With just a brief bit of time on my hands I thought I would share with you the wonderful piece of storytelling I came across recently. The video shows sister Amal Ali telling stories of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) kindness to animals. Children listen on as she tells them a story of the man and the thirsty dog. The storytelling event took place some time last year in the U.S. and was organised by the IQRA International Educational Foundation.
A wonderful animated story about a young boy’s first fast based on a story written by Gabriel Milo for the show Creative Kids and is part of the Children’s Ramadan Fasting Campaign.
According to the producers:
The Children’s Ramadan Fasting Campaign has been created by HalfDate.com. This video helps encourage Muslim children to think about fasting during the month of Ramadan. Parents are encouraged to teach their children about fasting and to encourage them to establish this important pillar of their Islamic beliefs. [Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75idez5Yxz4]
Last month I mentioned that my son was reading To Catch a Bug by Nabeel Akbar and really enjoying it. In my search for more books by this author I ended up at his website. Some of the other books he has written for children include Down the Hill We Go and Castle Park.
I also found links to two animated stories by the author. With his permission, I wish to share with you Colours of My Imagination (see video below). Travel around the world, back or forward in time, while learning about colours. So sit back and watch this with your little one. You are bound to love this Muslim boy’s enthusiasm for art!