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Ramadan is a spiritual month for all those fasting and even those who, due to medical circumstances, cannot fast. The blessing said to be in Ramadan cannot be compared or made up for in any other month. Hence why it is such a big deal for the Muslim community.

But what about all the children who aren’t fasting? What happens to them?

Fasting adults tend to maybe forget about their children for a month because they want to spend as much time concentrating on themselves. But why should one feel the need to split themselves up and make a choice? Why can’t fun and learning time for both parent and child in the busy month of Ramadan?

Below are some ways I believe will help you stay connected with your child by giving them the attention they deserve and need, plus it being a benefit for you too:

Books:

Reading is essential to any child’s development and education. Your child should be exposed to as many books as possible from a young age, both fiction and non-fiction. There are many children’s Islamic books out there that will continue doing all the things any other books would do, but an Islamic books will be more relevant to Ramadan.

'My First Quran' has 42 stories compiled from the Qur'an with simple language and colourful pictures.

‘My First Quran’ has 42 stories compiled from the Qur’an with simple language and colourful pictures.

4 Books so far: 'Tales from Dhikarvill'. An Islamic spin on 'The Mr Men' series. Something both parent and child can enjoy

4 Books so far: ‘Tales from Dhikarvill’. An Islamic spin on ‘The Mr Men’ series. Something both parent and child can enjoy

Check out amazon for more books in the series. Oh, and if anyone knows where I can find the whole collection without having to buy it separately, please do let me know!

Teach:

This is a month were people usually pick up their dusty books and read in earnest. So why leave our your kids?

Arabic Alphabet Poster

Arabic Alphabet Poster

You can find this poster on amazon for under £3.00!

Arabic Letters with Vowels: Then take the next step and make sure they don't get rusty. After all, this is the month in which the Qur'an was revealed, so make it based around that.

Arabic Letters with Vowels: Then take the next step and make sure they don’t get rusty. After all, this is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, so make it based around that.

How to make Wudu (Abolution)

How to make Wudu (Abolution): Wudu time can also be fun time. You make sure they know how to do it, and they think they’re playing in water

Games:

Try something online. This will tell your child that they can use your computer/laptop, so long as they are learning something. So, here are a few links to websites that are children friendly and allow you to print off activity sheets as well as play Islam related games online such as puzzles, word-search, colouring etc.

Islamic Playground.com

Muslim kids ville.com

Mission Islam.com

Film/Programs:

I enjoy watching kids Islamic cartoons a lot! I often learn a lot from them, basic things or biographies of people whom I thought I already knew all about. It’s a great way of refreshing your memory and making it fun for your kids to learn.

[Full Movie] Muhammad – The Last Prophet (Animated Cartoon)

Cartoons for Islamic Kids

Abdullah Puppet.com

Even when we’re not fasting it’s easy to forget the kids, so this Ramadan, make an effort and give time to your child.

Oh, and for Iftaar today we had really simple stuff with lots and lots of fruit again.

Tortilla wrap: Not as stylish as the one in the picture. Just a humble and filling one

Tortilla wrap: Not as stylish as the one in the picture. Just a humble and filling one

Till tomorrow…

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