Reading is as Important as Vegetable Eating!
A video series for those interested in knowing and evaluating the science.
Spoken Arabic 'aamiya' and written Arabic 'fusHa' are considerably different. Typically, children do not have a good command on fusHa before several years of schooling. Nevertheless, children's books are exclusively written in fusHa Arabic. This phenomenon of having two different varieties of a language is called Language Diglossia. Arabic Diglossia is a fact. Ignoring this fact is not the solution. Admitting, understanding & accepting Arabic diglossia, as well as taking it into account in the language of children’s books, can improve the culture of reading to children. This video series addresses different aspects of this topic and highlights the critical importance of producing children's books in the child's mother-tongue, aamiya, to be alongside the fusHa storybooks. (Note: Please refer to the web version of the website, on a desktop or a computer, to read summary descriptions of each video. The summaries do not show on smart devices.)