Arabic Words with We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

Once a day Me and Noori learn our Islamic studies together online using Sunnikids. One part of this online course teaches us some Arabic words. To carry on from that I make the words we have learnt into flashcards so we can learn them without having the computer on.

We could just use the flashcards as you normally would but to make it more interesting I added them into this story‘We’re Roaming in the Rainforest’.

I went through the story and picked out some of the flashcards we already have. The words we didn’t have I looked up online and made some more.

As we have no ink in our printer I drew the pictures out copying from the book and writing the words. This time Noori wanted to colour them. We then laminated them so they will last a long time.

Here are the words we used:

Spider – Ankaboot

Butterfly – Farasha

Tree – Shajara

Swim – Sibaha

Fruit – Fakiha

Cuddle – Einaq

Monkey – Qird

Parrot – Babagha

Snake – Thuaban

Moon – Qamar

Young Boy – Ghalam

Some of the words such as young boy aren’t in the story, rather in the pictures. Using the flashcards for the pictures is another way of using all our flashcards to repeat and learn words.

We laid the flashcards out around the book and she read the story. Whenever a word appeared she replaced that word with the same word in Arabic and said it in the sentence.

We even found some soft toys that matched the story and kept the baby entertained.

I bought this book for Abdi when he was first born as it was so colourful and he was instantly attracted to the bright pictures.

It is quite a long book for a baby so we usually just look at the pictures rather than say all the words.

At the end of the story it gives facts about rainforests, conservation, and Tribal people.

I learnt a few things from this map myself.

This story is published by Barefoot Books who care greatly about the environment from their printing processes to the messages in their stories. The pictures in this book bring the rainforests to life and introduce us to new exciting animals.

As Earth Day is coming up this is the perfect book to introduce conservation, show how we as humans effect our planet and what we can do to help.

Here a some fabulous activities you could do together with your child for Earth Day.

Noor Kids-22 Earth Day Activities

Everchange Productions -12 Fun Outdoor Activities to Celebrate Earth Day

Hodge Podge Days – Quick and Easy Earth Day Crafts

Ayeina – How did the Ant speak to Sulaiman?

If you like sensory play here are two fantastic conservation themed ideas:

Our Fairytale Adventure – Conservation Small World Sensory Play

Pole to Pole Conservation Sensory Play

If you liked our Arabic story you may enjoy our others aswell:

Arabic words with The First Hippo on the Moon

Arabic Words with Goodnight Spaceman

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7 thoughts on “Arabic Words with We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

  1. Emma says:

    I love how interactive you have made the learning. What a great idea making flashcards together. Thank you so much for including our sensory play ideas, we hope you have lots of fun making small worlds of your very own!

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  2. kerrybearman says:

    Such a great idea, interactive and fun learning is fab and they suck it up like sponges don’t they? Thanks for joining in with #KidsandKreativity, I hope you come back next time x

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