Check this app out! I’ve heard it’s very effective in getting children to learn to read and memorise the Qur’an!
In the App review series we had previously done, we covered a few great Apps for learning the Arabic Alphabet!
Here they are…
So I was going to end it yesterday with the awesome number of 12 apps reviewed, when I was sent this one.
With the Prophet’s Birthday coming up, I think this is a perfect way to end this series…and hey, I’m pretty sure I’ve heard that 13 is also a special number in Islam, right? 🙂
This app is also a perfect prelude to beginning the next lot of posts, which is to do with the Prophet (saw), of course! Stay tuned!
App No 13: 40 Hadiths for Children with Stories
Along with penned illustrations, this app has 40 stories that are short and easy to read, each one with a deeply embedded moral. At the end of each story is… you guessed it… a hadith from Prophet Muhammad (saw) that encompasses the moral succintly.
Again, the ahadith are from Ahle Sunnah sources – the moral stays the same though, and the stories are not the common ones that we’ve heard, and really bring the moral to life.
Overall? A lovely tool to teach our children values and morals, using the captivating medium of story telling.
Download for free on itunes: (sorry androiders)
App No 12: Islamic Academy
So here is a high quality app with excellent graphics, exciting sound effects and smooth game play – and it combines many of the features that have been in the other apps, all in one!
Create up to 5 users, then enter the Academy, where you have the option to either answer quiz questions in many different modes – “Challenge” – answer x questions, “Speed” – answer as many as you can in the time allowed, and “Survivor” – answer until you get one wrong! The questions are randomised and constantly changing to keep you on your toes. (Again, please be aware that some of the questions are fron Ahle-Sunnah, although the majority seem to be relevant to both.)
If you’re tired of the quizzes, then why not click on a Puzzle, a Spot the Difference picture, or Match it (memory)?!
A really unique feature of this app is that it allows players to challenge each other and play multi-player games through the game centre. You can also win trophies and certificates!
A trial is available for free, and then you can upgrade to full membership for only 69p.
App No 11: Kids of the Ummah
Looking for a contemporary, fun app that has beautiful pictures that introduce your children to Muslims in different countries around the world from A-Z? Look no further…!
Kids of the Ummah was the brain child of Peter Gould, an Australian designer who wanted something fresh and different for his children.
Also a book, it is the first in a series of educational apps and books aimed at celebrating Muslim cultures around the world, encouraging exploration and understanding of the alphabet (English & Arabic) and Muslim names through colouring, puzzles and book mode.
Try a little out for free before you decide to buy (for £5.99).
This one’s only for Apple users I’m afraid –
thought it was only fair 🙂