It's Just For Fun Friday! On JFFF, we review items and activities that you can do with your kids in order to increase their cultural competence and diversity awareness.
I love this week's item! I think it's one of the coolest, most unique things I've seen of late. It's for those kids that love comic books. In some ways, this series of comic books is just like most of the ones you've seen. It's got superheroes, villians, cool storylines, and compelling characters. The thing that makes these comics different is that the superhero kids are Muslim! And the "99" references the 99 attributes of Allah in the Koran. What an awesome way to introduce the religion of Islam to kids! In this day and age when Islamophobia is rampant, it's really important to do so.
After you watch the video, print out the page below for a quick reference guide on the comic books and suggestions for ways to use them. There's also a link below to buy the books in the series.
What do you think about having a comic book series centered around a religion? Will you introduce your child to these? Which characters do you find most compelling? Do you think that these comics accurately represent Islam? Why or why not? Leave a comment below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
Check back next week for another Just For Fun Friday!
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This is the place to go to develop your child's cultural competence while still having fun! If you know that your child needs this essential 21st century skill, but find it so overwhelming, you are in the right place. Using everyday items and activities, you can increase the diversity awareness in your home. It's Just For Fun!
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