I know, it's been a loong time since a post has appeared on A Muslim Child is Born. A good book, however, is always guaranteed to remedy that! A teacher, may Allaah reward her, recently told me about a book, and this book has become a new favourite. Stick and Stone is a story that teaches children how to make friends and it teaches how to be a good friend.
Stick and Stone's friendship forms when Stone is being bullied by Pinecone and Stick steps in to help. From this incident, Stick and Stone become pals. Soon after their friendship blossoms, Stick finds himself in trouble and Stone is more than willing to help, but unsure if he can.
The book, suitable for children ages 3-6, can be used at the beginning of the year to help build classroom communities, but the book can also be used at any time during the year to help children understand how friends treat friends and how friends help each other.
Stick and Stone is a delightful book that children may enjoy hearing read aloud again and again, so head to the library and check the shelf for Stick and Stone, and if you find it, check it out inshaa' Allaah!