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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Giveaway: Calling All Arabic Language Teachers!

Giveaway: Calling All Arabic Language Teachers!

If you are a teacher based in the US and are associated with an Arabic full-time or weekend school program, you can enter the giveaway by completing the application form at http://bit.ly/ArabicTeacherGiveaway.  

We'd love to hear about your experience and any highlights or memorable experiences of your Arabic teaching journey. How did you become an Arabic teacher? What do you love most about your job? What's the most challenging aspect of teaching children Arabic? What resources would you like to have in your classroom to help make teaching Arabic more fun and accessible? 

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Your Guide To 13 Arabic Summer Camps in the USA

Your Guide To 13 Arabic Summer Camps in the USA

If you’ve planned for summer camps before, you know that the time, effort, and investment you make can be a big one. It takes weeks on end to figure out where your kids will go and what camps you want them to enjoy during their summer break. We also know how important the summer can be in continuing kids’ education and is a perfect time for students to continue reading, learning, and exploring. We’re in the midst of summer planning now, and we know many of you are too. Since we couldn’t find a list of Arabic camps in our area, we made one ourselves! Some are more Arabic-focused than others, but everyone on this list has at a minimum an Arabic language component. So, if you’re looking for an Arabic summer camp for this year, check these out! If you have others to add, please comment below and let us know or email us at info@maktabatee.com. Happy camping!

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How to Start an Arabic Storytime in Your Community

How to Start an Arabic Storytime in Your Community

When we launched Maktabatee in April 2016, we knew that we wanted books that could be read in this context, that would allow children to see the beauty of Arabic storytelling, away from some of the old school story lines and graphics that we were used to. Since then, we’ve heard from many community members who are hosting similar programs in their schools and libraries. If you don’t have one in your area, why not start one yourself? If you’ve thought about it, but are not sure where to start, we broke it down for you into five steps, drawing on our own experience as well as tips we gathered from talking to others who have been involved in starting or organizing an Arabic story time in their community.

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