Our Beloved's Pearls | Arabic Immersion Program 2022-2023
Starting Oct 27th!
Ages: 3 - 7
Dates for the Program
- Semester 1: Oct 27th - Dec 22nd
- Winter Break: Dec 24th - Jan 24th
- Semester 2: Jan 24th - May 25th
Two days a week: Tues/Thurs (2:30 - 4:00 PM)
Imagine walking with our Beloved Prophet ﷺ hand in hand down the streets of Medina and taking in his ﷺ presence fully while memorizing his ﷺ every word. Imagine if our children could understand those words directly without translation! Arabic is the profound language chosen for the Quran itself, for the speech of our Beloved Prophet ﷺ and the language which will be spoken in Jannah! And yet, many non-natives share how difficult it can be to learn the language as an adult.
The optimal time to pick up a new language most naturally and effortlessly is in these crucial early childhood years through an immersion environment. Children in these years are less self-conscious than older learners and are willing to try out newly acquired language skills without fear or reservation. They are also better at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. Not to mention that children who learn a second language at a young age demonstrate increased problem-solving skills and creativity.
This Full Arabic Immersion program in Classical Fusha Arabic is designed to revive this blessed language for our children in our outdoor classroom which is a festival of the signs of Allah’s Beauty and Majesty naturally calling the child’s soul to be in awe. Thematic and systematic vocabulary building along with conversational themes are emphasized in the immersion environment while engaging in sensorial activities, singing, games, stories, hands-on projects, imaginative play, and taking care of our garden and animals.
*Some of the skills amongst many which are facilitated in the curriculum:
-Quran: Memorization of surahs from Juz Amma at each child’s own pace.
-Language: the pearls strung together into hadith will be memorized along side classical mutun, qaseedas, poetry, finger rhymes and songs. Picture books, puppet stories, games, doll house and imaginative play will be used for thematic vocabulary. For those children who show interest, a Montessori-inspired introduction to the alphabet, reading and writing will be introduced.
-Math: we will be learning this through the Montessori-inspired works as well as applying this knowledge in imaginative play.
-His Signs: exploring basic garden botany and chicken zoology as we care for them
-Gross motor and fine motor skills: these will be both through the movement games, projects, artwork, imaginative play, and Montessori-inspired work.
-Emotional Intelligence: learning how to care for ourselves, each other, our garden, and animals.