Fozia who has a lovely blog Muslim Mummy was kind enough to take the time to review three of my books: Daily Duas Sticker Book, My A-Z Sticker Book of Islam and Shapes Sticker Activity Book. Read the review here.
My girls love stickers; I think Bee would sticker the whole house if she could. However, I get extremely excited when I find products that have an Islamic theme to them, so I was pleased to be sent some products from The Muslim Sticker Company – 2019 renamed to Farhat Amin – to have a look at.
The girls were sent 3 books to share:
My A-Z Sticker Book of Islam
This book has over 80 stickers and isn’t just about stickers. Children can practice writing the letters and can colour in the pictures on each page. However I do feel some of the pictures are slightly complicated for the younger ones to colour, as generally they prefer bigger pictures when colouring.
a is for Allah the one and only God. Allah loves and cares for us the most. He wants us to be the best people. When we are kind and caring to others, we are good muslims. We should praise and thank Allah for everything he has given us.
A simple but affective sticker book to help teach your child about Islam in a fun and engaging way, while also helping teach how to write the English alphabet.
My Daily Dua Sticker Activity Book
This contains 26 everyday daily duas. This is a useful aid in helping young children to learn the most commonly used duas. To make the learning of the duas more exciting, each page has a picture to colour. In addition to this there is often a question or a further activity to do. For example, on the page for the Dua when you enter your house, questions are asked at the end:
What do you have outside your house. Do you have a car? Are there flowers or bushes? Add them to the picture of the house.
The book has over 100 stickers and what I particularly like about it is that there is a Dua Star chart at the end where once you have memorised the dua you can add a sticker next to it to show it has been completed.
What I love about all 3 sticker books is that at the start there are some basic guidelines on how to help your child make the most of the activities and the learning potential. In particular I felt it was important to remind both children and parents the importance of remember Allah in the Daily Duas Sticker book:
And for men and women who engage much in Allah’s remembrance, for them Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.
Surah Al Azhaab: 35