Learning Arabic Numbers (wahid to ashara)
I’ve been trying to find ways to get my daughter to work on practicing Arabic numbers and counting. One day she sat down and happily worked in a math workbook (much to my surprise) for the english numbers. She considered it fun – she could count out loud and then color the pictures. It got me thinking . . .
I decided to create a few worksheets similar to those she had in English. I had to do this because she had already colored on the other ones I had. I’m still thinking of possibly continuing to create more . . . but that will depend on my time. Here are the worksheets I have created so far – covering 1 to 10.
Since so many of us are limited in our time, but we are dedicated to teach our children, I thought I’d share an idea with you. If you have access to a copier – use it! I was looking at the pages in her workbook and there is no reason I could not put little pieces of paper or post-it notes over the numbers written in English and write them in Arabic for her. Yes, I know there are “workbooks” available in Arabic already – if that’s what you want to call them. However, most of them are not interesting, expensive and quite small – not worth the expense in my opinion.
Well, this is just an idea – but when time is important to you – sometimes creating everything yourself is not always the right way to go (trust me, I know). If your children are not into flashy stuff (etc.) you could also easily just draw little pictures on a piece of paper similar to the layout in the documents I created and have your child count and color them. Some kids are not picky (although mine usually are).
Insha’Allah this will be of benefit to you.
Sumayyah Umm SAA