MashaALLAH, the kids are doing well with their Arabic lessons but I think that we are just a tiny bit behind schedule. We tend to get into it for a time and then back off, sort of a tug of war with our attention span. I wonder if this is from laziness or from being overly enthusiastic? Hmm, I think that maybe I need to actually write down some goals and milestones so that we can stay on track.
We are still using the same textbook but our lessons are mostly oral and role-playing. They like that a lot. It gets them out of their seats and they can be a little silly while still learning.
A big asset to our Arabic program is the Arabian Sinbad series.
This was an Eid gift from my mom and I must say that I am impressed with it. You can see free samples on Youtube or take a look on their website if you're interested.
There are nine different DVDs but so far we have only watched two. I told them that they have to learn all of the vocabulary on the discs before they can watch the others. Also, we are still using Rosetta Stone's homeschool Arabic and I find that our programs are great complements of one another.
In other news, we have completed 35 of the 99 Names and Attributes of ALLAH, AlhamduLILLAH. I am proud of their progress. I was pushing for them to learn 15 a week and they probably could, but I now I just add 5 every week and have my eldest recite them from memory at the start of class and write them from memory onto paper at the end of class every day.
Now, if we could only finish Suratul Fajr. Make du'a, InshaALLAH.