What is Maktabatee?

Marhaba! And welcome to the Maktabatee community! Maktabatee means "my bookstore" in Arabic, and was founded with a simple objective: to hand-select high-quality, engaging, and relevant Arabic books and goods for children and beginners. Through our curated collection of educational Arabic materials, we are dedicated to helping you raise multilingual kids who love reading and engaging with this beautiful language. Look around, and let us know how we can help in your journey to learn or teach Arabic!  

 

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I Am

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KA'AK

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KARMA'S RABBIT

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MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE

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Arabic music for kids

How to Boost Arabic Learning by Playing a Tune

Arabic music has always been a part of my life—it was the way my parents entertained us in the car on road trips before iPads and car DVDs became popular, and one way we learned a lot about our religion, culture, and heritage. On our annual summer trip to Jordan, our aunts and great aunts would commonly bust out with a tabla and start a dance party in the kitchen while washing dishes, or even sing together cultural songs in preparation for a wedding or graduation party.

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How to Use the Arabic Letter Connector

How to Use the Arabic Letter Connector

Our goal at Maktabatee is to provide you with a toolbox of resources to make Arabic learning fun and accessible. Versatile, interactive, and innovative, the Arabic Letter Connector is the newest tool to be added to the Maktabatee collection. It is made up of 104 magnetic Arabic letters and accent marks and includes a magnetic board that allows Arabic learners to put the letters together to form words. 

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Wordless Arabic Children's Books: How to Use Them to Improve Reading & Conversation Skills

Wordless Arabic Children's Books: How to Use Them to Improve Reading & Conversation Skills

A few weeks ago, we released a trio of wordless Arabic books published by Hikayati, unlike any others we carry at Maktabatee. My Alphabet (plus coloring book), My Grandmother’s House, and Where? give kids the opportunity to control the narrative of the book by allowing their imagination to determine the plot of each story! The wordless books are beautifully illustrated and have look-and-find and lift-the-flap features that engage readers of all ages. As this is a new concept in the Arabic children’s book space, we asked the founder of Hikayati, Rania El Turk, to help us and other parents better understand how to use wordless Arabic children's books. 

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