28 July 2019
25 Zulkaedah 1440H
Madrasah As-Soabereen (Bishan) held its first ever Iqra’ Wokshop that was specially organised for pre-school children’s parents so as to effectively help their children with their learning of Iqra’ during non-Madrasah days.
This initiative was taken to allow children to practise concepts regularly to encourage more children to have a better understanding of the Arabic letters of the alphabet. During the Parents-Ustazahs meeting held on 30th June 2019, parents were highly encouraged and invited to register their participation via google link. Thus, there were more than 20 parents who registered and attended the workshop session.
During the Parents-Ustazahs meeting held on 30th June 2019, parents were highly encouraged and invited to register their participation via google link. Thus, there were more than 20 parents who registered and attended the workshop session.
The workshop was held in a classroom concept to help parents understand their children learning environment.
The workshop was fully an engagement learning & sharing with parents’ names were called out to answer questions. They were even rewarded with mini chocolate treats!
This rewarding concept is similar to our children when they come for their class
The workshop began with introducing Arabic letters of alphabet (Huroof). The audience practiced the various pronunciation of the huroof. Hence, the parents were exposed to various vocal points for accurate pronunciation.
The workshop continued with the identification of the Arabic letters of alphabet and the corresponding rules. To facilitate audience’s understanding, Iqra’ material booklets were prepared and handed out to all participants.
Parents were taught to identify the 28 Arabic letters of alphabet according to classified patterns. This method has helped many children to better grasp their basics with ease. In addition, other techniques to help young children to identify the rules easily were shared with all.
Parents learnt the importance of motivation and the various ways to encourage their kids that includes rewarding the respective child by giving various coloured stickers or coloured stars, and examples of affective praises were also shared.
Surah memorisation technique was then shared with the parents, where parents learnt about how they can gradually introduce the children to surah memorisation so as to help them memorise from young by using simple repetitive techniques. It was shared to parents, they can teach an ayat while driving, travelling in a bus or train or simply while walking together. The key is to avoid teaching them while they are cranky, sleepy or hungry but to get the child’s attention while he or she is in a good subject- grasping mood.
A lot of praising words are highly encouraged to boost children’s confidence.
A wide range of Iqra’ activity materials were displayed to view. Thereafter, the parents were introduced to various ideas and methods to teach Iqra’ in a fun manner for their young children.
Parents had a good tea-break with a variety of food items brought as pot-luck by all the Ustazahs.
The workshop was a great success as the attendees are expecting for an Iqra’ Workshop 2.0 in the near future. We have in hand more details of Iqra’ Materials and Ahlaq activities to share with all.
We hope to see more support from the parents in order for more children to progress to the Quran at an young stage.
خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ
The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.
Hadith, Sahih Bukhari