Quick Visual Tour
Install MUMTI "the application" for children
We encourage you to use MUMTI "The Application" mode. This is done by choosing the Install option which will set it up on the desktop as a shortcut, and it no longer requires the browser afterwards. It will also offer unique advantages and additional cartoons and content via a additional players. You can still use the browser anytime to access MUMTI on need basis where we expect adults and/or adult supervision.
Start with fun channels like Anasheed and Cartoons, as they grow they can be encouraged to watch scientific content in Arabic. For example, the "Science" channel.
To be effective MUMTI should be used exclusively instead of standard TV (cable/dish) starting at an early age. Your children will speak Arabic naturally, many times better than anyone around you :) and you will amaze your community. (Jump to More Guidelines at the Bottom in this Document...)
Getting Started with your Child
Simply let the children experiment with the MUMTI interface.
They will gravitate towards cartoons at this age. It will keep them busy for many years of learning.
We will make every effort to provide additional episodes and series that are worthwhile... There is some very good educational content and we've attempted to be as selective as possible.
You will need to encourage them and most importantly is to engage with them all the time whether during the learning or during family activities such as breakfast and other meals...
(has also sections about Islam, Cartoons, Anasheed...)
The following sections are a high-level map to some of the content and areas your should engage your children into, in order to rip most of the benefits and achieve actual results...
A large collection on Animals is made available (in English too)
Space the final frontier...
Here is something for listening skills and bedtime activities:
If you have a laptop/PC right in the bedroom of your child, the following content for bedtime will provide a nice companion and learning too ...
You may select from several areas, for example interactive AMS flash cards such as:
You may choose to teach via Anasheed such as the following:
Yet another area for learning letters in various forms is the following:
Here are over 500 words to get you started...
A new section is being developed to empower with daily simple expressions...
We've been working a bit on the foundation of "Quran Reading for Children".... more to come, In Sha Allah.
Check it out and provide feedbacks
A large collection of prints is available for your daily activities with your child or students...
Use the animated letters writing media to assist you with proper writing sequence
Here is a blank you can print from within MUMTI over and over for additional practice...
Print the grayed version of the desired chapter
Personalize each page with student name and date
Have the student trace over the grayed text
(use a 1.5 to 2mm calligraphic pen if available)
Grade and give encouragements
If student has difficulty with a specific letter, you may want to use the hand-writing drills for the alphabets, also available.
See details here http://arabicrescue.com/ar/resources/quran helpers/Calligraphy1/help.htm
Print the Juz cover provided and get started with a personalized 3-rings binder
Insert printed sheets into binder using plastic protective sheets
Print the colored "Easy Text" version of the chapters as needed
Personalize each chapter with student name and date
On completion, when the chapter is fully memorized, grade and date
See more details here http://arabicrescue.com/ar/resources/quran helpers/EasyText/help.htm
Having a personalized Quran binder for your Child enforces her/his learning
Establishes chapter by chapter progress
Remind children to bring their binder on short and long trips
Easier word delimitation
Easy reading and memorization
Alternative to Quranic Uthmani Script
Here is another ideas that have proved useful…
Establish a goal of 1 verse per day. 5 verses per week Monday thru Friday.
Print the blank ruled page for handwriting
Accessible from MUMTI / Quran for Children / Printables / section
http://arabic4us.com/AR/RESOURCES/PRINTS/Ruled Page 01.PDF
Use the EasyText printed version as a reference
Have them practice writing the verse of the day and memorizing it in the process.
4. By the end of week they would have memorized 5 verses.
An excellent collection targeted specifically for children....
Then your children will teach you :)
A large collection is made available that is both fun and educational...
This section is oriented for grownups...however it does not mean you cannot leverage from it and establish fun learning family sessions.
We populated the "Arabic for Adults (in English)" channel with every series we deemed valuable.
Browse it carefully there are a lot of selections to choose from and you are bound to find a style which will suit your learning...
Lots of selections and teaching styles to choose from...
Use the provided printable labels and names resources such as the
following to establish a sense of pride and a continuous re-enforced
Places to use such labels:
- on Clothes Drawers
- on Notebooks
- on Backpacks
- on Luggage
- on Lockers
- on Tasks Tracking boards/charts
An HTPC will be particularly effective once a module called ESP (Educational Smart Play) will become available.
ESP plays educational content interleaved with the children natural selection of Arabic cartoons and other fun content.
ESP was very effective with an internal predecessor windows-based version of "MUMTI"
Please donate to assist us in unique developments for the enjoyment of everyone. Every amount of money will go into the benefits of many children and homes.
ESP will assist in balancing the huge amount of English (or other local language) they get exposed to thru their schooling, mother's and father's tongues.
It has been our observation that enabling ESP on a nearby computer will induce children to keep speaking in Arabic while they play.
Install MUMTI on more than one computer.
Even without ESP, current automatic cycling thru media lists and playlists provides a great value.
The key idea is to surround and immerse the children and yourself with Arabic as much as possible and at different levels....
Setup a laptop/PC right in the bedroom of your child. It will assist you to give that special closure of the day with your child. For those nights when you are tired and can't spend time with them let MUMTI do the work for you, it will tell Stories, teach Duaa` and review their current Surah of the Quran while they go sound to sleep ...
Are you ready?
Are you motivated to use 1/2 to 1 hour daily of MUMTI content?
Establish special social moments in front on your large screen or computer with your family and learn what is really important for you.
Children learn better when they see parents are themselves involved.
© MUMTI · 2011