Books to teach your children about Ramadan

books to teach your children about Ramadan

by Emily Gilbert |
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The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others for Muslims including Muslim mums.

Whether it's through classic children's books or newer titles, books are a fantastic way of helping your youngster learn about the world around them. If you are looking for a way to explain to your child why Ramadan is such a very important time in the Islamic calendar, what about a book you can read together? They also make lovely Eid gifts for children, too.

To help you out, we've rounded up the best books to teach your child about Ramadan.

Best for illustrations

First Festivals: Ramadan
Price: $6.75

Featuring simple text, gorgeous illustrations and lift-the-flaps to reveal the moon, look inside the mosque and open the Eid presents, this f book explores common Ramadan traditions and helps young children learn more about this holiday.

Review: "This is a sturdy and brightly coloured book for toddlers. The pages are thick and there are flaps, which kids love. Although simple, this is a good way to introduce religions, traditions and beliefs to children and a way to open up conversations."

Best for story-telling

Tell me more about Ramadan
Price: $8.99

Follow the story of Laila, a curious young Muslim girl that wants to learn about Ramadan. This fun story for both children and parents, allows kids to start comprehending religious concepts while also sparking their curiosity.

Review: "Read this on the first day of Ramadan with my 5-year-old boy. Helps him understand more about Ramadan. Nice illustration and interesting story."

Best for creativity

But...Who is Allah?
Price: $8.99

Enjoy this unique and creative book with your child that will introduce them to the religion of Islam, and offer your child a positive and comforting perception of the belief, culture and way of life.

Review: "Loved reading this with the kids. The book reflected exactly how my kids also ask about Allah. Dealt with in a very charming way."

Best for bedtime

My First Book About Ramadan
Price: $4.24

Inside this beautiful board book, toddlers and young children will find out about the holy month of Ramadan, its meaning and purpose, as well as how and why it is celebrated.

Review: "My son has been reading this as a bedtime read with me throughout the whole of Ramadan every day. It's his favourite book currently."

Best for newborns

Babyu0026#039;s First Ramadan
Price: $17.07
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Target$6.99View offer

A great one for very small children, introduce your little one to the traditions of Ramadan and the festivities of Eid al-Fitr with this first picture book. It's ideal for storytime and provides lots of opportunities for parent-and-child interaction, bringing the celebrations of Ramadan to life through engaging, real-life photos.

Best for nursery

Ramadan (Celebrate the World)
Price: $5.21
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Target$7.89View offer
Macy's$8.99View offer

Learn all about the traditions of Ramadan with this book that is part of a board book series which highlights celebrations across the globe. Young readers learn that Ramadan is a time to reflect on ourselves, to be thankful, and a time to help others.

Review: "Very good book for Muslim and non-Muslim kids. My son took it to nursery for show and tell and the teachers loved it so much that they took copies of it too!"

Best for pictures

Rashadu0026#039;s Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr
Price: $8.26

Follow Rashad as he tries to be good all month, ready for Eid al-Fitr, when he feasts and plays! This book helps your youngster to understand how people celebrate this special time of year.

Review: "Love this book. Simple yet very effective. This is always out on our Ramadan table with a selection of other Islamic kid's books. As you read through it describes the changing of the moon and how this takes you through the month of Ramadan. The illustrations are lovely and very relatable."

Best for engaging

Baby Touch: Happy Eid!
Price: $5.87

With simple text, bright illustrations and touch-and-feel on every double page, this gorgeous board book helps to engage your baby's senses while introducing them to Eid.

Review: "Great book for a baby especially for their first eid! The book has pictures and words with some textured pieces. My baby girl loved the bright picture book."

Best for compassion

Ramadan's Treasured Teachings
Price: $7.30

This heartwarming collection of bedtime stories aims to instill 10 core Islamic values in young children. Through these captivating tales, children will absorb lessons about faith, compassion, patience, gratitude, and more, all within the comfort of a bedtime story.

Best for great stories

My Most Exciting Eid
Price: $6.91

In this beautifully illustrated board book, your child will be introduced to the true meaning of Eid as they follow Safa and her excitement for Eid-al-Fitr. Safa draws henna patterns on her hands, decorates her home and munches on biryani, kebabs and samosas. And then of course there are the presents!

Review: "I bought this for my baby niece as it's her first ever Eid. She loved the bright colours and the beautiful illustrations, and her family are excited to read this to her year after year until she's old enough to read it herself. I know it will be treasured and will undoubtedly form a core part of her childhood memories. What a powerful book!"

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