Writing Arabic with Kids during Ramadan

Zeinab Blandia and I recently visited Germantown Academy in Flourtown, PA, to read Let's Cook For Ramadan! with the kindergarten classes. We learned about breaking the fast with dates during Ramadan, and then we practiced writing the word "date" in Arabic. 

If you can write the following three letters, then you can spell "date!" Remember, Arabic is written right to left (English is written left to right) so start with the letter "baa."

 This is the letter "haa."

This is the letter "haa."

 This is the letter "laam."

This is the letter "laam."

 THIS IS THE LETTER "BAA."

THIS IS THE LETTER "BAA."

Here is a short video that shows how Arabic is written:

Here we are, eating our tabbouleh, a recipe from Let's Cook For Ramadan!, at the Chestnut Hill Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia:

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Let's Cook For Ramadan!
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When teenagers from Philadelphia’s Sudanese and Middle Eastern communities meet in the kitchen, the Ramadan meal is a mouthwatering sensation!  Learn to make baklava, tabbouleh and other traditional Ramadan dishes.  For ages 4 - 10.  Arabic/English. Softback.  

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