Arabic Alphabet Lessons for Preschoolers: Lesson 10

13 Jan

Lesson 10: Kaaf, Laam

Go through steps 1 and 2 below. If student has no trouble recognizing the letters, then move onto the new learning. If student still has trouble, repeat lesson 1 routine or play games such as bingo to reinforce recognition of the letters.

  1. Opening

Looking at Alphabet Reciting Chart, point to each letter of the alphabet, in order, and say its name while student looks on.

  1. Review of past letters
  1. Use flashcards of letters alif – qaaf and flash them to student in random order to call out the name.
  2. Lay out odd cards in the pack and ask student to find the letter you call out.
  1. New letter introduction
  1. Write the letters alif – qaaf on the board or paper in order, saying the names as you write them.
  2. Now, add on the new letters in order: kaaf, laam saying the names. Read back now through all letters alif – laam in order while pointing to them.
  3. Point to the new letters and say them a few more times.
  4. Now, have student pronounce the new letters. Be sure to watch student’s mouth as sometimes the word may sound correct, but student is really saying something different. Repeat a few times to make sure the pronunciation is clear.
  1. New letter drills
  1. Using generic gameboard , write each of the following sequences in their own spaces on the board. Say the names as you write them and have student watch

Sequences, one per square:

Start at right side of game board and write the letters from right to left:

kaaf kaaf k

  1. Let student read through the drills on the board from start to finish. Repeat a few times if student shows interest.
  1. Enrichment

Choose one more of the following activities as time and student’s interest allows:

1. Make large, bubble letters of each new letter and have student color in the letters

2. Take the colored in bubble letters and make a puzzle of each letter. Student must put the puzzle pieces together to recreate each letter.

3. Writing: Show student how to properly form each letter in writing and have student write the letter (see TJ Dotted letter alphabet tracing pages) or have student write in air, sand, etc.

4. Provide a worksheet where student must circle all of a given letter in a row..


Posted by on January 13, 2010 in Arabic Alphabets


4 responses to “Arabic Alphabet Lessons for Preschoolers: Lesson 10

  1. sabzee

    January 14, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I’m interested in knowing how successful ppl have been in teaching their kids the arabic alphabet in order. My daughter used to get pretty confused with all those dots! Then I sent her to a qur’an teacher and she learned the letters within 2-3 weeks. The teacher said she taught the letters in a certain order which she’d found in her nearly 8 yrs of teaching worked best. Indeed, under her, kids were able to finish the ‘qaida’ in 3-4 months and start reading the Qur’an.
    I did the same with my son, and it did seem to work.

    • talibiddeenjr

      January 14, 2010 at 6:54 am

      wa alaykum us salaam,

      Would you be able to share here, the order that she teaches the letters in, for others? Being a non Arabic speaker, the only approach that I thought of was to teach in order. I know that people have other orders that they teach the English alphabet in as well.

      I have not really had problems teaching the letters in order for Arabic. When I have consistent learning sessions, they seem to pick up the letters pretty quickly, masha Allah. I also like to teach the letters in order (in Arabic and English) as it helps them remember the alphabetical sequence. It may not be important for some, or if you are teaching for Quraan only, but I know that when I was first learning Arabic, I looked up nearly every word I came across and it sure helped to know the alphabetical order.

      ….Would love to see the teaching sequence you are speaking about. I am sure, Allahu ilm, others would be interested as well.

      • sabzee

        January 15, 2010 at 4:47 am

        Yeah, as a non-Arab, even i tried the ‘alphabetical’ way:) But then, i wasn’t very consistent so perhaps that’s why it didn’t work (i also started when she was just 2.5 and I had a newborn on my hand!)

        The teacher started with alif, ba, waw, meem, laam, ya, ha (not HA) and noon. Then if I remember correctly fa, seen, 3ain, kaaf (not qaaf).

        Then daal, tua, jeem.

        Then slowly the rest.
        By that time, the kids somehow get all those dots sorted out:)

        Also, i found (if you’re teaching english too) kids have an easier time writing/formulating the letters in that order although my son continues to write waw and e in the same way!

        I am having a really tough time teaching arabic as a language though. I’m working on vocabulary for now but if someone could provide a list of easy every-day sentences like:
        I am eating. I like my food.
        Please sit down.
        Say Bismillah.
        Time to study! / play/ eat/ shower!
        Let’s play!
        Do you want to drink something?
        Please go to your room!

        I don’t know.. but anything to get the ball rolling! I know many verbs but not the tenses so am hesitant to speak ‘wrong’ lest kids get used to the wrong grammar.

  2. sabzee

    January 14, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Looking fwd to advice/ experience from/of others!

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