Al‐Jarf, Reima (2004). Arabic Websites for Pre‐school Children: Current
Status and Future Perspectives. Saudi Educational and Psychological
Association. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The present study investigated Arabic internet websites especially designed for
pre‐school children. A sample of 136 Arabic websites for kids of different ages was
located and browsed. The sample covered websites specialized in stories, songs, games,
kids’ magazines, drawing and so on. It was found that no Arabic websites for pre‐school
kids are available on the internet. Although many kids’ websites have songs, stories and
games, yet pre‐school kids cannot use them as browsing such websites requires the ability
to read. This in turn requires parents and/or teachers’ help. Only 3 portals contain one
component each, can be used by pre‐school children. Those components focus on
readiness skills such as pre‐reading and pre‐math skills. It was found that game websites
are the most popular among older children rather than educational websites. It was also
noticed that Arabic websites for kids lack many important features and need a lot of
improvement. Recommendations for introducing and training parents, pre‐service and in‐
service kindergarten teachers to use of technology with small children are given.
Designing portals by teams of specialists in technology and education are needed.
Appended is an annotated list of 136 Arabic websites for kids.
ﺔﺳﺭﺪلمﺍ ﻞﺒﻗ ﺎﻣ ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأ ﺔﻴﺑﺮﻌﻟﺍ ﺖﻧﺮﺘﻧلاﺍ ﻊﻗﺍﻮﻣ
لجﺍ ﺪﻌﺳ ﺎيمﺭ
ﺔﺳﺭﺪلمﺍ ﻞﺒﻗ ﺎﻣ ﺔﻠﺣﺮﻣ في ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأﻟ ﺔﺼﺼﺨلمﺍ ﺔﻴﺑﺮﻌﻟﺍ ﺖﻧﺮﺘﻧلاﺍ ﻊﻗﺍﻮﻣ ﺮﺼﺣ لىﺇ ﺔﺳﺍﺭﺪﻟﺍ ﻩﺬﻫ ﺖﻓﺪﻫ
ﻦﻣ ﺔﻧﻮﻜﻣ ﺔﻨﻴﻋ ﻰﻠﻋ
لأﺍ ﻒﻠﺘمخ في ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأﻟ ﺔﺼﺼمخ ﺎﻴﺑﺮﻋ ﺎﻌﻗﻮﻣ
ﻦﻳﻮﻠﺗﻭ ﺪﻴﺷﺎﻧﺃﻭ ﺺﺼﻗﻭ ﺏﺎﻌﻟﺃ ﻊﻗﺍﻮﻣ ﺖﻠشم ﺭﺎﻤﻋ
ﺎﻫيرﻏﻭ ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأﺎﺑ ﺔﺻﺎﺧ ﺕلامجﻭ
ﺎﻣ ﺔﻠﺣﺮﻣ في ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأﻟ ﺔﺼﺼمخ ﺔﻴﺑﺮﻋ ﻊﻗﺍﻮﻣ ﻱﺃ ﺩﻮﺟﻭ ﻡﺪﻋ ﻊﻗﺍﻮلمﺍ ﺺﺤﻓ ﺞﺋﺎﺘﻧ ﺕﺮﻬﻇﺃﻭ
،ﺔﺳﺩﺎﺴﻟﺍ ﻦﺳ ﻥﻭﺩ ﻝﺎﻔﻃلأﺍ ﺎﻬﻣﺪﺨﺘﺴﻳ ﻥﺃ ﻦﻜيم ﻦﻳﻮﻠﺘﻟﺍﻭ ﻢﺳﺮﻠﻟ ﺎﻳ