Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A List of Islaamic Goals for children 3 - 5 years old

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

There is one question that keeps appearing in my inbox with persistent regularity *smile*. Over the past few months several people have asked about an Islaamic curricula for children 3 to 5 years old. While I am not aware of the existence of one and am not qualified to write one, I thought this list of goals for 3  -5 year olds might be helpful for parents (some of you that requested this have already received the document via email).

They are goals only and there is no research that says every 3 -5 year old must master them. They are only suggestions and it must be kept in mind that each child develops differently and at different rates. As an example: one child's capacity to memorize may be vastly different from another child who is the same age. In most cases there is no need for concern insha'Allaah. We must take care to provide the child with the amount of material he/she is capable of handling at that particular stage in his/her development.

Also bear in mind that the list is not exhaustive; there are many things you may wish to add to the list based on your knowledge of your child. Conversely, there are things on the list you may wish to skip over until your child is ready for that task. The goals are also in no particular order so do not feel obligated to follow the goals in the order that they are presented.

There is also a column that offers suggestions of things that may help children achieve these goals - they mostly focus on the parent(s) actively and consistently modeling certain behaviours, reading ad'yiah, etc. More than anything, the parent(s)/teacher must focus on teaching Tawheed and what negates/nullifies it. Lastly, these are only suggestions to help parents/educators decide what goals they may wish to set for their child(ren)/students.

One last lastly. It is vital that parent(s)/caregivers exert their best effort to locate the authentic ad'iyah (pl. of dua') and ahadith (pl. hadith) to teach to their children. I've attempted to place all of the ad'iyah and ahadith mentioned on this list here for easy reference (most of the ad'iyah are under the label Hisn-ul-Muslim). With all of that said, click on the picture below to download the list insha'Allaah.

 
May Allaah accept your efforts and work!

17 comments:

  1. asSalaamu 3laykum,

    Thank you soooooooooo much for putting this together!!!! Jazaaki Allahu khayr!!! It's *so* clear and helpful! As a convert, I'm always worried that I'm not teaching my children what they need to know, and am never sure whether my expectations are too high or too low. I really can't thank you enough.

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah,

      Wa iyaki and Jazakillaahu khayr dear sis Basbusa's Mama for your comment. May Allaah aide you in your journey to pleasing Him...ameen! May He accept your efforts and works and place them on your Scale of good deeds on Yaumul Qiyamaah...ameen.

      Insha'Allaah, the list, as small as it is, will assist you. May Allaah reward you dear sis.

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  2. Really Nice!جزاک اللہ

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  3. MashAllah, excellent set of guidelines. These are so beneficial for every mom. If you dont mind sister, I will make copies and hand out to moms of children in my class inshaAllah. They always ask me for similar thing and I print some scholarly article from the net to hand out. But this is very clear and concise mashaAllah. JazakAllah khayr

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    1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulaah

      Jazakillaahu khayr dear sis Raisingsahabas for your comment. Sis, of course you may copy and hand the list out, may Allaah reward you for your continued efforts in educating the Muslim youth.

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  4. Assalaamu Alaikum sis, Excellent work. Really helpful for many. There is a spelling mistake sis please check the word "Ghufraanak" I think f s missing. Baarakallaah Feekum

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

      Jazakillaahu khayr dear sis and wa feki barakallaah!

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  5. Assalamu Alaikum Sis
    Alhamdulillah and Jazakallah sis for sharing this. May Allah reward u the best. I was really in need for something like this and when I found it I was soooo, verryyy veryy happy. but I'm having a problem opening the file. Plz sis can u help me!!!Plz.

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

      Jazakillaahu khayr sis A.Rinzy for your comment. Sis, can you please tell me the error (if any) you receive when trying to download the document?

      Also, there is a preview and a separate button to download. Please double check that you are clicking on the download button in the upper right hand corner.

      If these suggestions do not work please let me know and we can continue to troubleshoot until insha'Allaah.

      Jazakillaahu khayr

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  6. Assalamu Alaikum

    I have downloaded and saved the file, but if I opened the file and try to print or click anything. everything goes blank and then it say's the file i snot responding. by the way i'm using google chrome. I hope u got it Sis. And Jazakallah for your response.

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh,

      Sis I am very sorry I didn't respond to your comment. I am just now seeing it. If you still have not been able to download the file please email me and I will send you the file via email insha'Allaah as an attachment.

      Again, please forgive my tardy response.

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  7. Alhamdulillah, jazakallahu khoyron, my daughter still 2 years old.. i'll keep this file and prepare for this stage..

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    1. May Allaah accept your effort and work! Jazakillaahu khayr!

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  8. DjazakAllahgairan!! This is really great work!
    Can you please also make one voor 6+ aged children?

    BarakAllahoefeeki oegti for everything you do for the ummah with your blog!

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    1. Alhamdulillaah. Wa feki barakallaah. And ameen to your dua.

      One for 6+? Sis, to be very honest, I am not sure how soon I could get to that. But remind me about it insha'Allaah, and I will do my best to do it. I get behind in work so I may forget(read that as: most likely will unintentionally forget *smile*). But please do remind me insha'Allaah.

      Jazakillaahu khayr!

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  9. Assalamu'alaykum Sister Umm An-Numan

    Very happy to have found this, I wanted so much to find something fun and nice for my kids to do, that can help them understand their Creator and their Prophet s.a.w, and now it seems you have them all right here on your blog. Thank you, and May Allah bless all these efforts!

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