Some sisters asked for beginning Arabic reader books that included the harakaat/tashkeel (vowel marks). Sisters here is the first of, insha'Allaah, several books: Nahtaju At-Ta'am (We Need Food):
The book, Nahtaju At-Ta'am (We Need Food), is about a trip to the local market and the fun part is that children have a shopping list that they can use to help them with their shopping insha'Allaah!
The list pictured is laminated so it can be used and wiped clean and used again insha'Allaah. Using a dry-erase marker, children can circle the foods that are needed from the market. If they actually go to the market they can check them off when the foods are placed in the cart insha'Allaah.
In the file, there is also a list that does not show the foods but has boxes and lines next to each box so the child can draw the picture of what is needed and practice writing/spelling the name of the foods insha'Allaah.
This is also nice for pretend play as well insha'Allaah.
You can download the grocery lists here insha'Allaah.
Next, children have several pages of foods that they use to cut and paste into the book (these pages allow children to cut and paste the foods they have on their shopping list into the story) insha'Allaah. Many of the names of the foods in this story can be found in the dictionary in this post alhamdulillaah. The story ends with paying for the groceries and going home.