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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Book Review: A is For Ankle

Title: A is for Ankle
Author: Dr Erum Sethi
Illustrator: Robin Boyer
Publisher: Prolance
Recommended for ages: 2-5 year olds

The human body is amazing! Learn about 26 exciting words about the body in this easy to follow, action filled ABC book.

When I read books to children, especially the 3 to 4 year olds, the best ones are the ones that have actions. Young children love to move. This book will get your young ones moving AND learning the names of different body parts.


It is highly interactive. The above is a sample page. As you can see, it invites children to find and touch their cheeks. The whole book is like this.

My prekinders love this book! After I finish reading it, we sing 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' and have move even more.

I then tie it in with Allah made our bodies by saying an Islamic action chant 'Allah Made My Body':

My Body, my body, (Run hands down body.)
Allah made my body. (Run hands down body again.)
He made my hands go clap, clap, clap. (Hands clap.)
He made my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp. (Feet stomp.)
He made my mouth to read Quran. (Hands held out like a book.)
He made my ears to hear athan. (Hands cupping ears.)
He made my body for Salat. (Hands in salat starting position.)

It's an excellent book to teach about our body and Allah's creation.

You can buy the book below (my affiliate link):

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