TAALM offers a collection of well researched, good quality, engaging teaching resources. A variety of alphabet games and puzzles to help develop early reading and writing skills, the acquisition of vocabulary in a creative way as well as practicing spelling, opposites…and much more, for different age groups. You will also find topic posters, alphabet charts, job puzzles…and more for making learning Arabic a lot of Fun!

Abjad Program

At Taalm we recommend using Abjad Arabic Education program, with its products that are designed and manufactured to the highest standards. The program is designed around a handy teaching system that presents the Arabic alphabet in a way that children can easily understand and assimilate. This system precisely addresses the key teaching challenges associated with the Arabic language by emphasizing the underlying patterns and relationships that pervade the alphabet. Abjad has identified three key challenges that children face when learning the Arabic alphabet, and for each challenge, Abjad system presents a significant solution: (read more)

Challenge 1: Complexity ­ The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 letters.  When learning, children have to distinguish between the many instances of letters that appear strikingly similar to each other (for example, the number and positioning of dots is often all that distinguishes otherwise identical letters). Added to this problem letters with similar character forms at the beginning of a word can have very different forms at the end of a word (compare Ba and Ya). Abjad system solves all these complexities in a beautifully simple and intelligible way.

Challenge 2: Semi-Cursive Script ­ While it is generally accepted that Arabic is a cursive script, it is perhaps better to describe it as semi-cursive, since not all the Arabic letters attach to a following letter (Alef, Dal, Dhal, Ra, Zain, and Waw do not attach to a following letter ). Under the traditional system children overcome this challenge by performing lengthy drill. Children are given no "reasons" why some letters should join a following letter and why some letters should not. The Abjad system gives this "reason".

Challenge 3: Letter Forms ­ In the Arabic alphabet, the number of character forms associated with each letter varies (in contrast to English where letters always have two forms; uppercase and lowercase); Letters can have anything from one to four character forms (three letters have 4 character forms; nineteen letters have 2 essential forms; and the remaining six letters have only 1 essential form).  It is a great challenge for children to assimilate all these complex differences. The Abjad system through its stories and unique letter set magically solves this problem altogether!

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