Speaking on the radio 105.3 Nagham FM

I’ve never been on the radio before! So, I was thrilled to be invited by the beautiful Mai Anwar on her show “Family” Mondays-Wednesdays 3-4 pm, where we discuss important topics for parents and families. I was given the opportunity to speak about the importance of reading and how to pick a good Arabic book for children. Thank you, Mai!

A finalist for the Social Impact Award by the British Council

Not only has the UK awarded me a scholarship to study Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge in 2013, but now I was thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Social Impact Award in Egypt. It was a wonderful night where we met many talented and hard working people. Thank you so much!

Reading ميلا القطة الجميلة at Mum’s Lounge <3

It was such a pleasure to be invited to Mum’s Lounge nursery in New Cairo to read my new Arabic children’s book, Mila the Beautiful Cat (2019) ميلا القطة الجميلة. Many children and parents attended, and we had time to discuss the importance of reading and how to encourage children to love learning Arabic. It’s true that now when most media is in English, it is very important to search for quality written content in Arabic to help familiarize children with the Arabic language. Little ones shouldn’t only learn Arabic in an Arabic classroom. There should be a variety of written resources at home that really pull them to enjoy reading.

Enjoy the photos and great reviews below!

Thank you Mum’s Lounge!

Arabic Book A Month on Scoop Empire!

We really cannot thank Scoop Empire enough for the wonderful article they have written on our team’s efforts in creating and running Arabic Book A Month.

With the rise of technology and its evolution, children nowadays have bee missing out on a lot, most importantly, on their own childhood! More smartphones and tablets, less hide and seek, arts and crafts, or hitting the playground. That being said, it’s no surprise that reading is becoming a less popular habit in today’s world as well. Take a second and ask yourself, how often does your kid read? Now take another second and see how many Arabic books does he/she read? 

“Knowing that the answers to these questions might be disappointing, Egyptian children’s book Author, Dina El Abd, found the perfect solution; Arabic Book A Month! Lucky for us, we had the chance to have a chitchat with Dina about her startup, the industry, and more.”

It was my pleasure! Read the article here.