Reading about Ramadan
is a great way to teach your small children, who cannot fast, about the Ramadan holiday. There are some great books available for small children, ages 4-8. These are all books I have personally read to my children, who enjoyed them very much!
My First Ramadan by Karen Katz
Karen Katz is a wonderful author who can relate to young children. This is a great read for young children being introduced to Ramadan for the first time.
For the child looking to expand their knowledge of holidays, and other cultures
Ramadan: Islamic Holy Month by Terri Dougherty
A first facts book which is written in a conversational tone, and is full of large colorful pictures that will help peak the interest of young children.
Ramadan by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi
A wonderful book that will even enlighten non-muslims to the ways of Islam and Ramadan. The author eloquently explains the origins of Ramadan, and it clearly defines alot of the Muslim terminology that is a vital part of Ramadan such as Imam, Suhur, Zakah, etc.
Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
This is a book written and explained through the eyes of an American fourth grader named Ibraheem. It explains Islam's beginning, basic beliefs, Muhammeds revelations, the Qur'an, and forms of Islamic prayer. It is a very informative book that will leave any child with a better understanding of the Islamic way of life.
Magid Fasts for Ramadan by Mary Matthews
This is a story of a boy named Majid who witnesses his family participating in the fast for Ramadan, although he is too young to fast he vows to Allah that he will fast anyway. His family finds out about Majid's fast and chastises him for it, they decide to honor his religious desire and provide him with a modified fast. This book explores the ins and outs of a boys desire to participate in the Ramadan.
These books are only a few of many that aid in the education of Muslim and non Muslim children alike in the ways of Ramadan.