Assalaam alaykum, Peace be with you,
Welcome to Rhymes and Stories, for resources by Elizabeth Lymer to support playful learning about Islam for children aged 0-7 years old
Here you will find my blog about using religious and diverse children’s literature to foster informal development of a strong Muslim identity, interfaith compassion, and multi-faith respect.
If you are looking for a gift for a Muslim child or for an addition to your diverse children’s library, you can also find information and links for my own books.
An Abrahamic nursery rhymes collection for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and global citizens.
The rhymes celebrate the worship of One God, and introduce stories about His first prophets based upon congruous details in the Torah, Bible, and Qur’an.
The book reworks traditional nursery rhymes, giving the old tunes timeless Islamic meaning.
Its beautiful Islamic nursery rhymes can be used as songful remembrance of Allah as a resource for developing pre-recitation skills before reading the Qur’an.
Muslim Lullabies contains lyrics which gently impart themes about night and sleep from the Qur’an, and teach routine bedtime practices from the Sunnah, making the collection an excellent resource for Muslim children’s bedtimes from birth up to about eight years old.
It is dedicated to Maria Zain, a mother, writer, and childbirth educator, who returned to Allah in 2014.
Please remember her and her family in your du’as. You can also donate funds that will support her husband to raise their children insha’Allah via http://www.gofundme.com/mariazain.
Ramadan Rhymes includes several songs about fasting to encourage young children to look forward to being old enough to fast, as well as rhymes about sighting the new moon, reading the Qur’an, praising Allah SWT, asking for forgiveness, and celebrating ‘Eid. The book can be used with the free video on YouTube meaning young children can be happily immersed in Ramadan through rhymes and colouring while their parents are reading the Qur’an and fasting.
Hajj Harmonies takes children along a melodious journey through the pillars of Hajj and the Islamic requirements for making pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah. You can share the beauty of Hajj with the children in your life through singing lyrical nursery rhymes and imagining yourselves as participants as they colour. There is a free video on YouTube to accompany the book.
Alhamdulillah, I have one story published so far
Hector Hectricity and the Missing Socks is a fun story for young children that shows how praying to Allah SWT, asking for help from others, and taking a good walk outdoors can help to overcome a sock monster.There is a sock knitting pattern at the back of the book by designer Katherine Lymer.
I also have a baby book available
Baby Traveler Bismillah is a simple high-definition baby book includes dhikr that is sunnah to say when traveling so you can encourage Baby to remember Allah and ‘be like a traveler in this world’ from birth.
It introduces the five senses as it follows Baby’s travels by bus, plane, boat, and train. Newborn eyes can distinguish more of its colours and details as the weeks go by.
Please search my Elizabeth Lymer YouTube channel for lots of free videos. My voice-only albums are also available on Google Play, iTunes, and elsewhere. Please click here if you would like to access first book previews and news, and exclusive freebies through my email newsletters.
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With Peace, Elizabeth