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Learning Arabic through the Alif Baa App

April 2, 2017

If your child’s primary language is English and you are trying to teach them Arabic, you will love the Alif Baa App. This iPhone/iPad based app is a great way to get your child to learn Arabic in a fun way.

Our Ethnic BackGround

Having our children grow up learning Arabic is very important to my husband since it is not our primary spoken language. My ethnicity is Yemeni Kenyan so my native language is Arabic and Swahili. My husband’s ethnicity is Eritrean and his native language is Tigrinya. For both of us, however, we grew up with English as our primary language (growing up in Dubai & America) and caught a little of our native languages but not enough to say we are proficient.

Being Muslims, the language of our Holy Book (the Quran) is Arabic so it was our natural choice to want to do our best to learn this language and also make sure it was the main language our children could speak (aside from our other native languages).

 

The Alif Baa App

Being introduced to a resource for learning Arabic is always great when you have children. Especially because this particular app consists of a series captivating games to teach English speaking children the Arabic alphabet. Children can journey through the games, completing exercises that incorporate a variety of learning techniques including flashcards, identification, sequencing, and handwriting.

Alif Baa App Features

My 3 and half year old son loves the features of the app so it’s a huge plus that it’s a fun activity for him. When you open the app, you have a choice between the 4 activities.

FlashCards

The first feature is the flashcards. Each Arabic letter is shown on a flash card and pronounced. When you tap the letter, the flashcard turns over and shows an image of something that starts with the letter with the word written in Arabic and English with the pronunciation. There’s an arrow you can press to go over each of the 26 letters

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Identifying the Letters 

The second feature is identification. There are 4 letters shown on the screen and you have to identify a letter. I assumed this would be difficult for my son, however, due the letter being visible and pronounced it made it easier for him to understand. We underestimate how much our kids absorb MashAllah (God Has Willed).

 

Arranging the Letters 

The third feature is sequencing. All the Arabic letters are shown on small flash cards and have to be arranged in the quickest time. Every time you sequence it correctly the card turns green. As you go along if another letter is in the spot it should be it turns green as well. This is probably the only feature that I think will take a while for my son to understand due to his young age.

 

Tracing The Letters 

The fourth and last feature is the tracing/handwriting app. This is my sons favorite because we are currently practicing tracing for his English numbers, letters, shapes etc so he really enjoys it. Each letter has a dotted line indicating to trace over. It is a little tricky because you have to trace from where the line starts to where it ends. If you manage to do that correctly you hear.

 

The Alif Baa team has been kind enough to offer 2 of my follower’s FREE full access to the app. For a chance to win, comment below by answering the 2 questions below:

– What resources do you currently use to teach your children Arabic?

The last day to enter will be Saturday, April 8th 11 pm PST. Two Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 10th April.

Happy Learning!

Whilst we were provided with the product for free to review, all the opinions within this review are honest. I would never recommend anything that I/ my children don’t already use and love. 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Lubna April 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Will search for this app…my lil one is going to start with Arabic basis soon and this app will be helpful…thank you for writing about it….

  • Reply sainab April 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I have heard of this app before and I really want to try it for my son in sha’Allah.

  • Reply Rimsha April 4, 2017 at 6:09 am

    This seems like a very useful app! It’s so convenient that children can now learn through all these modern techniques 🙂

  • Reply Farah Abdullah April 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Oh I need this… For myself as a new muslimah. Taking a course now in islamiconlineuniversity.com, and this is one of the subjects. Need all the help. Alhamdulillah for this post.

  • Reply Nasra April 6, 2017 at 9:01 am

    This app looks fun and is a great way for kids to learn Arabic. Wish they had these apps when I was a child, would have helped me a lot, lol.

  • Reply Zainab Dokrat April 7, 2017 at 6:30 am

    This is so cute! Looks like a lot of fun especially to teach kids.

  • Reply Hanan Suleman April 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Im using a book i ordered from noorart.com website and they love it so far. Im also doing arabic coloring pages and an alphabet puzzle packet from gambianmommy (she has a website and instagram). I had an app similar to this one but my kids dont use it often it didnt have much options and it only had a few pictures and letters. Thats tge problem with free apps.

  • Reply Nida April 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

    These are amazing mashaAllah. I agree on the fact that our kids should consider Arabic as an important language. I wish to do the same when Allah blesses me with righteous children too inshaAllah. 🙂

  • Reply Hanan Suleman April 9, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Resources im currently usung to teach my kids arabic is a book i ordered from noorart.com and coloring pages downloaded from the internet. Also arabic packets from gambianmommy (she has her own instagram and website) really awesome homeschooling stuff. I did download an app but it was limited in pictures and letters and my kids never really used it.

  • Reply Asbah April 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    It seems interesting. My toddlers are bit young but we mostly use youtube videos (learning with zaky etc) and then i keep singing to them the letters – and they are learning.
    I also have a book made for kids to learn their arabic letters but i just introduced it to my 3yo.

    What was the second question to be answered

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