In our Muslim homeschool we use many different resources to create our Kindergarten Islamic studies curriculum.

In my humble opinion, Islam should not be taught to young children as an academic subject, with workbooks and heavy texts. Instead it should be learnt naturally and organically by children from watching their parents and peers throughout their daily lives.

Kindergarten Islamic Studies Curriculum

Learning about Islam should lead to it becoming a natural part of your child’s being and a part of who they are. This cannot be achieved from books and academic exercises, but from good company and righteous parents who set a good example.

That being said, I have listed some materials we use to direct our learning and spark conversations.

1. I Love Islam by Noor Art

This curriculum can be purchased from Noorart. We set aside time to read one chapter a week from this book. We are using Book 1 with our Kindergartner, which is aimed at children aged 5-6. There are five more books in this series covering ages 4-9.

Kindergarten Islamic Studies Curriculum

This book is divided into five units introducing the Muslim child to:
– Basic beliefs (Aqeedah)
– The Life of Prophet Muhammad pbuh (Seerah)
– The Five Pillars of Islam
– The Muslim World
– Prophetic Manners


Contents Pages: 

I Love Islam Contents Page
I Love Islam Contents Page
I Love Islam Contents Page

This book also comes with a CD, with nasheeds and stories to go along with each chapter. There are also workbooks available at NoorArt that can be used with this book, although we have not tried these ourselves.

A Look Inside:

A look inside I Love IslamA look inside I Love Islam
A look inside I Love Islam

I Love Islam also introduces children to the Ninety-Nine names of Allah. We have been supplementing these lessons with lots of Arts and Crafts:

2. My First Quran Story Book

As part of our morning routine, w read a story from My First Quran Story Book
every day. This book is a collection of Quranic stories and is aimed at children aged 3-9 years-old.

 3. Memorisation of Quran

As our boys are still young, we don’t teach memorisation of Quran yet, but rather focus our efforts on instilling a love for the Quran. However we do expose the children to Quran as much as we can through Audio CD
, listening to us recite, and Youtube videos:

There is also a fantastic series of books, The Mini Tafseer Series from Ad-Duha institute that introduce tafseer (explanation) of Juz ‘Amma to children. They are based on the teaching of Ibn Kathir and are really excellent. I have personally learnt a lot from them myself. They’re written for children to understand and enjoy.These can also be purchased from NoorArt.

4. Homeschool Co-op

We are fortunate in my community to have a number of other Muslim families who home-educate their children. Our children all come together once or twice a week to learn about Islamic topics in a relaxed and fun environment.

So this is how we ‘teach’ Islamic studies in our Muslim homeschool for my Kindergartener.

If you have any resources that you use with your children, please let me know in the comments. It’s always interesting to see what other Muslim families are using to teach Islam in their homes.
Also if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will answer them as best I can insha’Allah

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13 Comments on Kindergarten Islamic Studies Curriculum

  1. peace call
    11/04/2016 at 5:01 am (8 years ago)

    JazakAllah khayr for the informative post!

  2. Umm Hind
    01/02/2018 at 8:49 pm (6 years ago)

    Jazakumullahu khairan for this post. Can you recommend a curriculum for my 2-year old or any useful resource online?

    • Gemma Somauroo
      04/02/2018 at 12:17 pm (6 years ago)

      Alhumdulillah! For children of 2 years-old I would focus on reading aloud to them as often as possible, give them plenty of time outdoors playing and begin teaching them simple Islamic manners (saying salaamz, JazakAllah khayr, eating with right hand etc.). In my humble opinio, you don’t need to worry about anything more structured at this stage. Perhaps start thinking about that at 4-5 years old.

      • B
        10/08/2020 at 10:46 pm (4 years ago)

        My son is 4 years old. How do you recommend I start with him?

  3. Wahyuni
    02/04/2018 at 11:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Jazakumullahu khairan

    • Gemma Somauroo
      06/04/2018 at 7:07 am (6 years ago)

      Wa iyyakum

  4. Farah
    13/04/2018 at 11:44 am (6 years ago)

    Assalamualaikum. May I know exactly at what age you started homeschooling your kids

    • Gemma Somauroo
      16/04/2018 at 9:43 pm (6 years ago)

      Walaykum assalaam.
      Honestly, it was different for each child. With my eldest I started early, around 3-4 years old. With my younger son, I have delayed it. He is approaching 6 year-old now, and I am starting to introduce formal work on a more regular basis now.

  5. Abdulmajid
    01/10/2020 at 1:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Jajazakumullahu khair

  6. Mohammad Affan
    22/06/2021 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

    My son is 9.5 and daughter is 3.5 plz recommend me how to start

    • Dr Gemma
      27/06/2021 at 5:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Please take a look at my YouTube channel (our muslim homeschool). I have just publish a video called “How to start homeschooling” that will answer your question.


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