Saturday, June 26, 2010

Storytime: Gardening: I Can Do It!

Assalamu alaikum,

Today we read the World Book Encyclopedia: Gardening - I Can Do It! by Ivan Bulloch

This colourful, wonderfully organized book has simple text that teaches without being dense and dry.

I've begun introducing non-fiction because along with indirect teaching, non-fiction exposes children to rare words and broadens their knowledge of Allah's creation. Providing children with a print-rich environment that includes non-fiction helps children discover interests beyond their physical boundaries. Perhaps you don't live where wild animals are seen every day but non-fiction books can help children become aware of individuals who care for and work to protect wild animals. Perhaps you live in a certain part of the world that has an abundance of resources; non-fiction can introduce your child to children who live in countries where resources are restricted. Through these texts, we can help our children develop empathy, compassion and a desire to help others for the sake of Allah. Non-fiction is not just a medium for conveying facts; it is a passport to view the ayaat of Allah.

Ages: 6-9

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