Science for Kids: The Eight Planets Facts

There are 8 planets in the Solar system, they are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Below are the facts about the 8 planets that you need to know.


1. Mercury facts

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It doesn’t have any moons and rings. Because of the distant to the sun a year on mercury it’s just 88 days long. The diameter is 4879 km that makes it the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury has a molten core.

2. Venus facts

Venus is the second planet from the sun. It doesn’t have any moons or rings. A year on Venus takes 225 earth days. A day on Venus lasts longer than a year. It spins the other the opposite way to the other planets. Venus is 12,104km in the diameter. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Insects

An insect is a small animal that has a hard outer skeleton covering its body called exoskeleton. It has six joined legs and three body parts. Most insects have one or two pairs of wings. There are many types of insects, with different shapes, sizes and colours, which are divided into groups such as beetles, butterflies and moths, bees, wasps, flies and bugs. Sometimes they are also called bugs and creepy crawlies.

 

Almost all insects start life as eggs, normally they have four stages in their life cycle. Starting from: egg–>larva–>pupa–>adult. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Kangaroos

Kangaroos are unique animals because of the pouch on their tummy. This means the mother kangaroo can carry her baby in a pouch on her tummy.

Kangaroos have huge back legs and big feet. They move by hopping around on their strong back legs. They have a long thick tail to help them balance when they hop and to support them when they sit or walk.

Kangaroos live in the wild only in Australia, New guinea and nearby island. In Australia the word kangaroo is often shortened to just roo.

Male kangaroos are called bucks, boomers, jacks, or old men.
The females are called does, flyers, or jills.
A baby kangaroo is called a joey.
Kangaroos live together in groups called mobs.
There can be up to 100 kangaroos in a mob.

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Rainbows

I really like rainbows, because of the pretty colours. There are seven colours in a rainbow, they are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Do you know how a rainbow is formed?

When it rains and it’s sunny at the same time you will see a rainbow form. It happens because the beams of the sunlight separate into colours when it enters the water from the rain. Sunlight is actually made from different colours but we can’t see them as they appear to be white when it reaches the earth. And water can separate the colours, that is why the rainbow is formed when it rains and sunny. Continue reading

Review: IQRA NETWORK Learn Qur’an and Arabic Online

iqra networkAssalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullah,

IQRA Network (iqranetwork.com) is a service that connects students with teachers from Al Azhar university to teach Quran. You can learn Quran and Arabic online.

I have been looking for a Qur’an teacher for more than a year for my son (7 y.o). I was so disappointed with one teacher Continue reading

Printable Dua After Obligatory Salah

PSX_20171102_183758What to say after every obligatory Salah?

• Astaghfirullah (I ask Allah for forgiveness) three times.

• Allahumma anta al-salām wa minka al-salām tabarakta ya dhal-jalali wa’l-ikrām

Translation: O Allāh, You are the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honour.

• La ilaha ill-Allāh wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer. La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah wa la na’budu illa iyyah. Lahu’l-ni’mah wa lahu’l-fadl wa lahu’l-thana al-hasan. La ilaha ill-Allah mukhliseena lahu’l-deena wa law kariha’l-kafiroon. Allahumma la mani’a lima a’tayta wa la mu’tiya lima mana’ta wa la yanfa’u dha’l-jaddi minka al-jadd.

Translation: “There is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate His is the sovereignty and to Him be praise, and He is Able to do all things. There is no power and no strength except with Allah, and we worship none but Him. From Him (alone) come all blessings and favours, and all good praise is due to Him. There is no god but Allah and we make our worship purely for Him (alone) however much the disbelievers may hate that. O Allah, none can withhold what You give and none can give what You withhold, and no wealth or majesty can benefit anyone for from You is all wealth and majesty.” Continue reading

Ramadan Activities for Kids

Ramadan Activities created by Umm Safiyyah Madeehah bint Nafees ibn Ihsaan Ahmad

1. Volume 1

Please click on the link above for a child-friendly introduction to fasting in Ramadaan – Volume 1.

2. Volume 2

Please click on the link above for  Volume 2 of the fasting series which discusses how we know when to begin fasting, those who are exempt from fasting and what is to be done by those people instead.

3. Volume 3

Please click on the link above for the next part of the fasting series for young children.  It covers what should and shouldn’t be done during the fast as well as the times for starting and ending the fast.  An updated version of this document will be uploaded when it is ready in 3shaa Allaah.

4. Volume 4

Please click on the link above for Part 4 of this series.  It mentions some of the things often thought to be forbidden whilst fasting but which are in fact allowed.

Original link: https://islaam4kids.wordpress.com/

Guest Post: The World’s First HD Interactive Islamic Stories for Children

IMG_2766Islamic Childrens Stories on iPad

The amazing story from the Quran of Prophet Nuh (Noah) and the great flood, told from the Islamic perspective. This childrens storybook is filled with beautiful illustrations and interactive pages making the story of the Ark and the animals an engaging narrative for all.
Take your child through the popular story of Nuh, or Noah, and his following the order of Allah to build a huge ship called the Ark to save his people and the animals from the huge flood.
WHAT’S INSIDE:

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