Can you believe there’s only 2 weeks left of the #littlemuslimsread Reading Challenge by Read Little Muslims? I sure can’t. I had a good week but it did make me realise I didn’t have a lot of books related to that theme specifically. I suppose a lot of book cover the 5 pillars in some way, whether it be with characters praying or talking about Hajj. I guess that’s the best way to teach little children, but I may have caught onto something. Anyone out there want to write a 5 pillars book? 😉 I’ll buy!
This week’s theme is #StoryfromtheQuran. Such a great theme, Mr Munchies reads a lot of Quran stories to a little one and honestly there’s been times where I’ve even learnt things through those stories from my son. I will be posting our collection on Instagram and Facebook, don’t forget to check it out and follow along.
We are already half way through the Reading Challenge. Can you believe it? If you haven’t been following along, with 3 weeks to go bows your chance to kick into gear.
We were a little slow this week too. There’s always room to do better I say. Each week comes with a new theme and new chance to get motivated.
This week’s theme is #fivepillars . There’s 5 different things within this topic and hopefully a lot of books to suit. Shahadah, Prayer, Zakaat, Fasting, Hajj. I’m already thinking about the many books we have that would fit perfectly with any of those topics. I can’t wait to see the range of books you all share this week. As usual, remember, even if you aren’t participating you can follow along with the hashtag #littlemuslimsread, and books specific to this week’s theme with #fivepillars.
It’s that time of the week again. Time for a new reading challenge theme. Is it just me or do these come around too quickly? Life seems to be set in the fast lane these days. I guess that’s why something like this reading challenge is so great. We all get so busy, so caught up in day to day life that we often forget to take a little time out. Reading is a great opportunity for this, whether for yourself or your children and the benefits are many.
I hope you’re still with us and continuing to find and read books, even if you’re sitting there quietly following along, without the tags and pictures. However, if you do want to share your finds, we’d love to hear from you, you don’t need to be on social media, even a picture to our emails would be great read [at] readlittlemuslims [dot] com or modestmunchies [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com .
How’d you go with last weeks challenge? We didn’t get very far. Hoping to do better in the coming weeks and even share our collections of books without necessarily reading each one, but I’m secretly hoping that having to go through the process of getting out all those books for pictures will be the motivation to read through all of them.
This week’s theme is #MyMuslimFamily. This should be fun! Remember they don’t have to be Islamic books.
As always, don’t forget to follow along on Instagram and look out for hashtags #littlemuslimsread on all social media.
How did you go with the challenge the first week? We did pretty well, I had to pack in a few towards the end. It was great seeing all the other books that are being read and shared.
What motivates you to read aloud to your kids? This challenge is definitely steering me in the right direction. My son always gets a bed time story when daddy makes him sleep, which is every night. However, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to fit in any quality time with him in the day, especially with day to day run of the mill stuff (like housework and laundry) and not forgetting my cupcake, the 1 year old I have strapped to my leg. So, I’m trying to make a real effort to get into some better habits and incorporate some reading time during the day. It will also give him some much needed attention that he’s been lacking lately.
This week’s theme is #WhoisMuhammad. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is an example to every muslim and it’s so important to teach our children about him and his life. Fittingly the second week of the challenge encourages love, learning and reading about the Muhammad (SAW). I can’t wait to see the books you all have for this theme. Don’t forget to follow along with #littlemuslimsread and check out Read Little Muslims for more.
I wanted to tell you about this awesome challenge happening right now. Razeena from Read Little Muslims has put together a reading challenge like no other, a weekly challenge to encourage reading aloud to children with Islamic themed prompts to keep you guided and motivated. The challenge will run for 6 weeks in which you can share your books surrounding each weeks theme. Each week brings a new opportunity to read to your children and share your books and finds using the #littlemuslimsread hashtag. We’ll be checking out the posts and hoping to see a great range of books by everyone participating.
And the best part, you’re all invited!
Use this as an opportunity to learn, grow and read (aloud) with and to your children. Let this be the motivation to read and make it a habit that sticks around even after the challenge is over.
This week’s prompt is ‘Allah is the creator’. Share books about Allah and his creation. Books for big kids or little ones, even books that may not have an Islamic theme but can be used to discuss creation and all its awe.
Join me as I co-host this event and share the books I read to my kids. You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to keep updated with Read Little Muslims on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and don’t forget to follow my fellow hosts too.
This Little Life of Mine : Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Emma Apple: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
The Muslimah Mommy: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Hijabi Mommy: Facebook, Instagram.
I can’t wait to see what you’re all reading.