Reading Challenge for Muslim Kids

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By Dr Gemma Elizabeth: Founder of Our Muslim Homeschool and Raising Mums, Dr Gemma Elizabeth: Founder of Our Muslim Homeschool, and Raising Mums. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Summer is the perfect chance to have more time outdoors. It's also the perfect time to enjoy a good book! You can help your children stay consistent with their reading habits and fall in love with reading with Our Summer Reading Challenge! It'll get even the most reluctant readers excited to read and join in the fun! Why is reading important? Reading has many benefits for children as they grow up, even if they can’t read by themselves. This is because books are a fantastic way to widen your child’s perspectives and help them understand experiences they might not normally be able to. Additionally, reading as a family gives children the opportunity to discuss topics from the book and expand their understanding even further. In this way, reading becomes a valuable bonding experience for the whole family. How can a reading challenge help reluctant young readers? A reading challenge is an excellent way to add some game-like fun to your reading time; your children will work together and have a goal in sight when selecting their books. By using a reading challenge, you can add a new element to your reading choices and encourage children to read outside their comfort zones and help them choose books they wouldn’t normally read. Our Muslim Homeschool Reading Challenge The Our Muslim Homeschool Reading Challenge is simple - by using the 18 categories in the image below, children can spend their summer selecting new books to read and enjoy together. The best part is the categories apply to any age group, so all your children can get involved! Have fun going to the library or bookstore and hunting for books to fit each challenge. By the end of the reading challenge, your children will have widened their reading experience and enjoyed a variety of books from different authors and genres. They may even find a new favourite! ⭐Download the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE CHECKLIST HERE:Download WATCH THIS VIDEO https://youtu.be/4gkWkopTw64 Remember to share the books you will be reading using the hashtag: #OMHSReadingChallenge and enjoy seeing what other families have chosen for their summer reading challenge. Reading Challenge categories Here are the 18 reading categories your children will need for the reading challenge. Now, I know some of these categories seem to be more challenging than others, so I have offered two suggestions for each category: one picture book for younger readers and one book for older readers. Some of these categories will overlap (a folktale may have won an award AND is also set in the Muslim world) but challenge yourself and your children to find one book for each category. Above all, remember that the more books you discover, the more fun the challenge will be! ⭐ Download the SUMMER READING CHECKLIST HERE:Download Book Suggestions for the Reading Challenge If you're struggling to find a book that meets any of the 18 categories, don't worry! Below you'll find some book suggestions for each category: one for young children and another for children over 10. A book set in the Muslim World Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams UK| USA Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird UK | USA A book that makes you laugh Stuck by Oliver Jeffers UK | USA Planet Omar books by Zanib Mian UK | USA A book with a red cover Corduroy by Don Freeman UK | USA When We Got Lost in Dreamland by Ross Welford UK | USA A classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak UK | USA A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle UK | USA A book about a prophet from the Qur’an Migo & Ali: Love for the Prophets by Zanib Mian UK | USA The Great Miracle: The Story of Prophet Isa by Iqbal Ahmad Azami UK | USA A book you have avoided reading This category will be completely personal to you, but make sure you look through the books you already have in your home – which one hasn’t been read yet?

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