As I’m sure you know, reading is SO SO important, and reading WITH our children is also vital, not only for developing a love for language and literacy and imagination, but also for the bonding between parent and child
Alhamdulillah, there are SO many good Islamic books out there (novels too for the older ones) that can be read at bedtime.
I have previously reviewed some books before, and will hopefully continue to do that between series over time – there are also apps with stories, as well as an e-book here and there, so you can get started pretty much straight away!
Here is the link for the previously reviewed books:https://buzzideazz.com/category/books/page/2/
Another excellent book with lots of short stories (ideal for a quick bedtime story+lesson) is ‘Excellent Stories’ by QFatima – it is available to buy as a hard copy, but also downloadable for free as a PDF here:http://www.qfatima.com/index.php/q-kids-home?layout=edit&id=431
Happy reading at bedtime
We all know how important and beneficial tafakkur is – taking some time out to reflect on our actions of the day, which hopefully brings about more awareness and consciousness into what we do.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could help our children develop this habit from now?
At bedtime, encourage this by asking them to think about their day and tell you about three things that went well, and perhaps one thing that didn’t go so well and that they can work on next time.
An element of gratitude and appreciation can be built in as well, whereby you can ask about something(s) that they are grateful for, or one thing they appreciate about each member of the family from that day.
May it lead to a next generation of reflective, grateful thinkers, Inshallah!
P.S. Someone who does this with their child says her little one won’t let her leave until this is done!
Let the bedtime series begin (finally!) – Bismillah 🙂
Idea 1: Stick THIS poster up as a reminder of some great night-time traditions.
Adjust how many are done according to age!