Asslamualikum Sister..I have read from one of your comments that you dont teach the arabic letters in the same order because there is a chance for confusion.I think thats a good idea too. Can you suggest what order you usually follow?My son is 27 months old, and he's lernt alif baa and jeem so far, arabic numbers he sez till 10, sez all english alhabets and recognisez about a 10 of them, counts to 14, doesnt recognize numbers yet, identifies 3 or 4 colours and identifies circle square rectangle and triangleI havnt started formal homeschool yet but in the process of chalking out lesson plans. Any advise will be highly appreciated :) Am i too late? Is his learning slow? or fine at his age.Jazakallah kahir....I have benifitted immensly from your blog. may Allah shower his blessings upon you and your family.UmmBilal
Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah,Jazakillaahu khayr dear Umm Bilal.For teaching the Arabic letters, alhamdulillaah this is an easy task. Look at the letters and see which letters seem most dissimilar - for example 'alif' and 'seen' look nothing alike so there is little chance of children confusing them whereas 'ba' and 'ta' look very similar and can be easily confused for some children.Tabarakallaah on your son's progress. May Allaah reward you! Dear sis, you have been homeschooling your son since he was born alhamdulillaah. You have been teaching him the things you have mentioned about and many other things: about his Lord, the world he lives in, how we interact with each other, etc.Try not to worry about his progress being too slow. Each child is unique and children acquire different skills at different rates. The only time you really need to be concerned is if you notice things that may suggest he is delayed in areas such as speech, fine and gross motor skill development, etc. Periodically look at the growth/developmental charts for his age group and check to make sure he is on track but if he hasn't grasp some of the skills listed there is usually no cause for concern as children develop along a continuum - some developing certain skills faster or slower than others but this is normal and fine...waallaahu a'lam.Lastly (and most important *smile) have a good intention (for the sake of Allaah Alone), take the asbab (the necessary means/tools need to accomplish your goal) and tawakkal ala Allaah (place your complete trust in Allaah). May Allaah accept your efforts and work and place this on your scale of good deeds on Yaumul Qiyaamah.Jazakillaahu khayr
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