The story of Prophet Ibraheem (AS) isn’t a simple story. It involves doubt, faith, sacrifice and death. None of which are easy concept to explain to a toddler. What’s more, most of these topics open up a can of worms most parents are simply not ready to address! I have a few strategies to help you talk to your kids about it.
I have actually made a cute whiteboard animation to help explain the topic! I would recommend watching this together with your child. It’s less than 2 mins, perfect for those short attention spans.
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Watch the animation together. Remember focus on the positive. Talk about by trusting in Allah everyone ends up happily ever after!
Draw it out together! The beauty behind it being stick figures, you can actually simply draw it yourself!
Watch it again, and discuss each step. Depending on your child’s familiarity, add details. Use it as a spring board to open up the discussion about the story of Prophet Ibraheem (As).
Bring the story to life in play! Make sure you either act out the story of interact with it! I have an Eid ul Adha Fridge Magnet that has the story of Eid ul Adha in the back! Read it together! You’ll be surprised how much they pick up!