Saturday, August 18, 2012

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns


Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is a colourfully illustrated book for children.  The vibrant pictures and beautifully written rhyming sentences will keep children entertained as they learn about colours, culture and common words of objects used by Muslims.  This book will keep children inquisitive as they learn about familiar things they may have seen, heard or have i.e. hijab (head scarf worn by Muslim women), dates, henna etc...

The glossary in the end of the book elaborates and explains the terms used in the book, so it is easy for us to explain to our children.  
i.e.  Ramadan is a holy month where Muslims fast, give prescribed charity, do extra prayers.  
Eid is an Islamic holiday that comes after Ramadan or happens in the month of pilgrimage to Mecca.

This colourful book is a wonderful addition to the home, school or community library that all children from all faiths will enjoy.  It is available online, amazon and at bookstores.  Here is a preview of the book on google.

Children are more curious than adults and like learning about different things.  As parents, it is our duty to broaden our children's knowledge, give them educated answers so judgemental ideas aren't passed to future generations.

Although the world is full of different cultures, there are lots of stereotypes, ignorance and racial/cultural/religious discrimination.  Yes this still exists even in a place like Canada that has become a nation made mostly by immigrants.
Teaching our children about other cultures and making them aware is a social responsibility.

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2 comments:

  1. My kids would love this book. They adore learning about other cultures.

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  2. Excellent review. I've seen this book sold at Kaamilah a unique boutique on Markham road in Scaborough.

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