Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Book to Help Children Learn About the Creation of Allaah

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Here is a book that your children/students might enjoy during storytime, and the book can be used when teaching about animal life cycles. Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg has simple riddles that invite children to guess which animal is growing inside of each egg presented. The answers for each riddle are on the next page, but discerning children might notice that there are hints on each page with each egg. A part of the parent animal is drawn on each page with the egg to provide a clue. 

Along with teaching children what the eggs of different animals look like, the book also teaches children how certain animals care for their eggs and their young. Children will have the chance to explore the creation of Allaah and see His ayaat, and they will see that animals care for their young and work together to protect themselves and their children, like humans do. Allaah aza wa jal says,

وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا طَائِرٍ يَطِيرُ بِجَنَاحَيْهِ إِلَّا أُمَمٌ أَمْثَالُكُم ۚ مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الْكِتَابِ مِن شَيْءٍ ۚ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يُحْشَرُونَ

There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.
{Al-An’aam: 38}

If you would like to see ways to teach this book, this lesson plan is a good place to start
in shaa' Allaah.

This book, Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg, would make a nice addition to your class or home library (all of the text is appropriate alhamdulillaah). Or, during your next visit to the library, check it out!