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Meet local Arabic language and Islam lovers! Have fun making friends for yourself and kids, practicing with your kids Arabic alphabets and vocabularies, and having indoors and outdoors playgroups.
This group was initially created for Arabic speaking Muslim moms in the DC area with children ages 0-5. If you do not speak Arabic, please do not shy away. The reason was not exclude but to include! We wanted to bring together all Arabic speakers, create an atmosphere where everybody converse only in Arabic in our mommy-and-me meetups so kids in these families and in non-Arabic speaking families will be encouraged to practice Arabic. We host a variety of meetups, the following are some:
1. When program is active, we meet weekly for 2 hours at Cascades Library in Sterling, VA. Our main goal is to teach Arabic alphabets and enrich vocabulary in an Arabic environment through fun activities such as kids songs, vocabulary games, arts and crafts, and more. We try to make our activities interesting for kids with different learning styles: visual, auditory, and tactile.
This is a mommy-and-me meetup so moms will have to guide their kids during activities. Many of our volunteers are fluent in Arabic/English, however, only Arabic is encouraged during our meetup to help obtain our goal. Arabic speakers will happily aid those who need help with Arabic. Moreover, this educational playgroup will have other meetups, such as field trips to local parks, museums & farms, in-home playdates, playground visits, picnics, and more.
2. We have ongoing Arabic alphabets and Quraan classes that teach kids how to read Arabic using the help of certified Noorani Method teachers and teachers with Ijazah in Quraan. These classes provide limited seats and are first-come-first-registered.
Please join us and give your children an opportunity to have fun in an Islamic atmosphere, speak and hear Arabic, make new friends, and develop new skills through play.
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