How can we develop early literacy skills in Arabic?

How can we develop early literacy skills in Arabic?

Research has shown time and again that a well-established practise for developing early literacy skills is that of ‘reading aloud’. This is where parents read aloud to their children from the earliest age. Even babies can be read to by their parents. Benefits Reading...
Teaching Arabic Grammar: Day 1 (afternoon)

Teaching Arabic Grammar: Day 1 (afternoon)

I attended a 3-day Teaching Arabic Grammar workshop for university and school teachers at Leeds University on 22-24 July 2019.  We were 25 participants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Our excellent facilitators were Rasha Soliman and Amanda Howard. This post is about...

Teaching Arabic Grammar Workshop – Day 2

I attended a Teaching Arabic Grammar workshop for university and school teachers at Leeds University on 22-24 July 2019.  We were 25 participants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Our excellent facilitators were Rasha Soliman and Amanda Howard. Read about Day 1 here....
Teaching Arabic Grammar Workshop, Leeds

Teaching Arabic Grammar Workshop, Leeds

I attended a Teaching Arabic Grammar workshop for university and school teachers at Leeds University on 22-24 July 2019.  We were 25 participants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Our excellent facilitators were Rasha Soliman and Amanda Howard. Day 1 The day started...
Eid al-Adha celebrations

Eid al-Adha celebrations

How do you celebrate Eid al-Adha with children? Living in the UK, I try to make Eid as festive as possible at home and in class. One of the things we do every year is make sheep cupcakes. It has become a tradition for us and kids love it! Here are my 3 simple steps...
International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day

It’s International Children’s Book Day and it has got me thinking – we complain so much about the lack of good-quality Arabic children’s books when in fact my journey has led me to many excellent ones! There is room for so much more but to date, here are our 5...