Arabic with Osratouna

2 – 3 Years

Muslim kids often struggle to learn Arabic if it is not their first language. The older they get, the harder a new language is to learn. Psychological studies indicate that the earlier you start, the better. Some advocates say that you should expose your baby to new languages from 34 weeks until 12 months, when their brain development and potential for language acquisition is at its peak.

Ironically, the ability to learn a second language declines from the age of around 6, exactly when a child starts school. This mean, if you want your child to learn Arabic as a second language, there is no time to waste.

Osratouna is a wonderful series of animated lessons aimed at very young children. You can use this videos with your tiny tots. They love to repeat everything they say, and even if they can’t speak yet, their brains just have the ability to absorb everything around them. This is a bright and colourful way of teaching Arabic through animation.  Your little ones will love the visual and creative content Arabic with Orsatouna has to offer.

Features

These are basic introductory lessons where kids can learn alphabets, numbers, colours and everyday objects that they see around them. The images are bright and easily recognisable with funny sound effects for memorability and repetition for them to grasp new words. There is also a fun quiz to reinforce their memory at the end of each lesson.

Learn about Arabic alphabets and sounds

Learn how to count in Arabic

Find out the names of everyday objects around the house

 

Learn about lots of other topics

Tips and tricks

There are quite a few things you can do to reinforce your child’s memory when learning new vocabulary in a foreign language. No matter how young or old your child is, no matter whether they can read or not, they will be able to at least recognise and remember the shape of words that they come across.

  • When your child watches a lesson in Arabic, make a chart of the words they learnt so that they can go over it again and again
  • Use labels for everyday objects that were mentioned in the videos so that your child learns to recognise the words and they will automatically repeat it every time they see the label on the object.
  • It’s okay to let them watch the same videos over and over again. This will reinforce their memories and make sure these words become second nature.

Recommendations

I recommend Arabic with Osratouna as a great tool to help your little ones learn Arabic vocabulary and build lay the foundation for them to be fluent Arabic speakers in the future. You can catch it here https://alihuda.vhx.tv/learn-arabic-with-osratouna. If you haven’t subscribed yet, don’t forget our 50% discount for our blog readers with this link: http://tv.alihuda.com/?code=blog

 

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About the author

Zahara is an entrepreneur, homeschooling mom, education specialist, UX designer and writer. She currently lives in South Africa and works with social enterprises and faith based companies around the world. You can see some of her projects at http://zaharacassim.com/

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