THE HUB CLUB SUNDAY SCHOOL

Little Muslim Stars is a fun-filled Islamic Mums and Toddlers Playgroup, now running for its 10th year in Solihull. Our weekly Sunday sessions run during term time from 12.15pm to 1.15pm and are split between 20 minutes of free-play, and 40 minutes of crafts and structured group learning. Enjoy a variety of activities with children on our playmats – whether it’s puzzle making, role playing or sharing a good story. Sessions are designed around a range of appropriate Islamic themes such as Allah made the Universe, My 5 Senses, The 5 Pillars of Islam, Stories of the Prophets (AS) and Islamic Values and Manners. These themes are explored in a weekly creative craft activity, followed by circle time with a visit from a special puppet friend, theme-based stories and discussions, sing-along nursery rhymes and our daily Duah.

While we have clear educational aims, the playgroup is also about making friends, both for toddlers and their mums! Let us know when your little one is celebrating a birthday and we can all sing a special birthday song for them. Our end of year party and certificate awards day is also a wonderful and memorable occasion for all!

Welcome to mums and toddlers to our Little Muslim Stars playgroup at the Hub Club. We look forward to sharing many fun-filled and educational hours with you and your children over the following months InshaAllah!

Our weekly Sunday sessions run during term time from 12.15pm to 1.15pm and are split between 20 minutes of free-play activities, and 40 minutes of crafts and structured group learning activities. For the free-play part we encourage you to try out the different activities on the various ‘play-mats’ with your children – whether it’s puzzle making or sharing a good story. Our structured sessions are based on a range of appropriate Islamic themes such as Creation, The 5 Pillars of Islam, Stories of the Prophets (AS) and Islamic Values. These sessions involve creative arts and crafts, followed by circle time on the mats with a visit from a special puppet friend, theme-based stories and discussions, sing-along nursery rhymes and our daily Duah. We recommend that you try to repeat the nursery rhymes and Duahs at home during the week with your Little Stars to keep refreshing those bright minds!

Little Muslims Stars has been running for 10 years and was started by Halima Sacranie and Zohra Ally for our own children as we saw the need and the opportunity to develop their Islamic knowledge in a fun and interactive environment where they could also make other little Muslim friends. Zohra Ally currently works as an early years’ practitioner and Halima Sacranie works as a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Prior to setting up this playgroup with Zohra, Halima was involved in running a Muslim Girls Youth Group in Solihull for a number of years.

There is a one-off joining fee of £5 and thereafter fees are due at the start of each term. This playgroup is run as a voluntary, community service and all fees are used to cover the costs of the room hire, the high quality resources, craft materials, printing, and weekly fruit snack for every child. The fees also encourage regular attendance, benefit all the children and helps us plan our sessions.

Fees are £3 per week and siblings receive a 50% discount (so £4.50 per session for 2 children).

Our Little Muslims playgroup is aimed for ages 2.5 to 5 and activities and resources are planned accordingly. We advise mums to not to bring along babies or crawling toddlers. From a safety point of view there are small toys, puzzle pieces, craft materials and scissors which are dangerous for under 2s. Additionally, babies and younger toddlers can be disruptive during the quiet learning and story time. We understand, of course, that occasionally childcare emergencies do happen, but your Little Muslim Star will get the most out of this quality time with you if you are able to focus on the activities specially prepared for you and them.
Little people do need to re-fuel regularly and we provide a healthy fruit snack to all the children before we start our circle time. Please do try and give your child a snack or early lunch before the playgroup starts as we kindly ask children not to walk around with snacks and bottles of drinks during the session. Apart from the mess that is made from crisps and juice all over puzzles and books, some children have allergies while others will happily eat off the floor or pick up another child’s juice bottle and drink from it. If your child does need their drink, of course feel free to take them discreetly to the side and then return to the play mat/ craft table once they are content.
Our most rewarding years have always been when we have had enthusiastic and helpful mums! We always welcome new ideas, especially around Islamic themes relevant to your family life that you would like your child to explore, as well as feedback on what your child enjoys or finds more challenging. You can chat to us after the session or always phone, text or e-mail during the week. We’d love to hear from you!
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The Hub is CLOSED

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