I wanted to share some wonderful muslim websites for shia children.
First is Maarifat Online Madressa which is a great website. Basically it is a free online Madressa that you register with. It starts at age 5 for children and they can move from lesson to lesson, however they need to complete the previous lessons before they can move onto others. That prevents them from jumping around and they are also able to go back and review any lessons they have already finished before. My almost 5 year old has already gone through the first three lessons and she is really enjoying it. It’s very interactive and colorful.
The next website is the Mujtaba Monthly Magazine site. They actually have a free newsletter that they will email you every month. It’s lots of fun for the little ones and educational too.
The Play & Learn website just has a massive amount of information and resources for children and also some fun and games that they will enjoy.
The DILP’s Kids Korner has always been a favorite as well with all the literature and of course the hundreds of clip art and images.
Madressa.net is another Madressa website that has their whole curriculum online for you to download and use. I actually have downloaded and printed the entire class notes for ages four and five and have been using it for the past 1.5 years on and off. She enjoys all the coloring and everything.
The reason I also cover Islamic studies at home with my almost 5 year old, even though she went to Madressa every Sunday this year, was because I was just not really satisfied with the curriculum they were using. I had actually started the above Madressa.net curriculum with her before she had even started going to Sunday school so I continued with it but not on a regular basis. Now inshallah starting next year her Sunday school is going to be using a new curriculum which I hear is much better. However I will of course keep up our Islamic studies along with the rest of the homeschooling curriculum at home as well.
I hope you enjoy the sites!