Over the past few decades and especially the last few years, a lot of research has been done on learning methods. As far as children are concerned, especially when they are young, the best way for them to learn is through play. Play-based learning can certainly also be applied to learning a language like Arabic! How do you benefit from this to teach your child the Arabic language? Here are just five ideas to get you started today!
Learning vocabulary is crucial when acquiring a new language. It broadens the learner’s abilities in all five language skills: reading, speaking, writing, understanding and increasing cultural awareness. Therefore flashcards are an essential part of a language learner’s toolbox. That’s why we’ve put together stacks of vocabulary flashcards and made them available to you for free on our blog. We organize them by topic, and highly recommend using real-life situations to get the most out of them.
NATURE TREASURES HUNT
The great outdoors is one of the best places to go for the full (pun intended) in play-based learning! From a simple walk to the local park, to a more elaborate game plan with specific learning goals, there are endless possibilities outside for your child to learn! If you need some inspiration, check out our free fall treasure hunt on our blog! Besides working on their Arabic language skills using new words and real-world applications, this will also help with focus, self-control, imagination, curiosity, and mobility.
Remember how much you loved doing word searches and crossword puzzles? Imagine having that Arabic for your child to learn Arabic and expand their vocabulary, but also enhance problem-solving skills, creativity and memory! These are all the reasons we publish so many of these vocabulary games on our blog. Check out latest Activity Books for a handful of those fun activities your child is likely to enjoy!
ARABIC VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES
There’s no such thing as personal, real-world, offline play for kids to develop the way they should, and we don’t recommend screen time — of any kind, not even “educational” shows — for kids under the age of two. Even for older children, screen time should be very limited and always monitored. At this point, everything they see on screen should be engaging in ways that are beneficial to their development. Alongside our online lessons for kids and teens, we have developed many online activities and games for our students to practice what they learn in class in fun and interactive ways, this is a free feature that comes automatically when you sign up for any of our online lessons for kids and teens!
ARABIC ALPHABET FUN
There is no way around the Arabic alphabet: it must be memorized. But the choice between making this process boring and redundant, or colorful (even literally!) And have fun is up to you! As always we are here to help: From an Arabic alphabet chart to Arabic letter flashcards, many word games (word search, word puzzle, etc.), choose the resources that will guide your child in the best way possible through this amazing first step in Their journey to learn Arabic!