We really cannot thank Scoop Empire enough for the wonderful article they have written on our team’s efforts in creating and running Arabic Book A Month.
“With the rise of technology and its evolution, children nowadays have been missing out on a lot, most importantly, on their own childhood! More smartphones and tablets, less hide and seek, arts and crafts, or hitting the playground. That being said, it’s no surprise that reading is becoming a less popular habit in today’s world as well. Take a second and ask yourself, how often does your kid read? Now take another second and see how many Arabic books does he/she read?
“Knowing that the answers to these questions might be disappointing, Egyptian children’s book Author, Dina El Abd, found the perfect solution; Arabic Book A Month! Lucky for us, we had the chance to have a chitchat with Dina about her startup, the industry, and more.”
It's true that the Arabic language is a more complex language than English. Hence, it is natural that children would pick up the English language first. But, for this very reason, parents need to work harder to teach their children to learn Arabic. Reading in Arabic is an acquired skill that takes hard work, consistency, and a variety of quality reading materials. The English children's book publishing industry is definitely more advanced than the Arabic children's book one, which is traditionally didactic. I'm happy to be able to select, read, and review the quality books available for children in Arabic.
It was my pleasure! Read the article here.