Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Newspaper for Toddlers

Assalamu alaikum,

Last night I decided that as part of providing a print rich environment, I want to introduce the newspaper insha'Allah. So today, I googled newsletter template, found one that I liked and put together our first issue of the Muslim Tot Times!

Here's our first issue. It has a poem about the Quran, a story of one of Ummahatul Muslimeen (the Mothers of the Believers), an introduction to writing a letter, learning a dua and colouring. All of the graphics are courtesy of Easel & Ink. I also mounted this on cardboard for easy toddler handling insha'Allah.

Here's a close-up.

and a screen shot (because the pictures are not so clear...overcast day). If you'd like to read our first issue, you can download a PDF version here insha'Allah.

Insha'Allah, each two months I would like to do an issue and make this type of reading regular and familiar insha'Allah. This is just one part of our Summer Reading Program and insha'Allah it will continue even when the summer is gone.

Do you have a family newspaper? If not, why not start one insha'Allah?


  1. A'salaamu alaikum sister. Masha'Allah I love this idea! Really nice layout and content too. :-)

    Thanks for the idea; maybe I can use it (in an expanded format) to keep the older kids busy this summer insha'Allah!

    Ma salaama.

  2. Assalaamu Alaikum!

    Very good idea sis. If it does not cost much may be you can share this with us in pdf form Insha Allaah! : )

  3. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Jazakillahu khayr dear sisters. Sis Umm Maimoonah, I've added our first issue to the post for download alhamdulillah.

  4. Wa iyaki dear sis!

  5. Assalamu Alaikum MashaAllah that is sooo very creative!! May Allah reward you! I look forward to the next issue :D

  6. Waalaikum assalam,

    Jazakillahu Khayr. Insha'Allah, they will get better as they go (hehe) insha'Allah.

  7. As-salaamu alaikum,

    I love this idea ma sha Allah. Is there somewhere specific that you copy your ad'iyaa from so that the kids are able to color it?

  8. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Yes, the ad'iya come from Easel & Ink. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page on the right hand side, there is a button that will direct you to this beautiful site insha'Allah. The sisters there are *very* talented masha'Allah and I hope you will find much there that you will like.

    Jazakillahu Khayr


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