Getting children used to Salah is our top most concern. There are many ways to help establish a Salah routine for kids. One of the best ways to encourage children to pray their Salah is to have a weekly chart for them. This is exactly what I have for you 🙂 When your child prays his or her Salah you check mark or put a star sticker (or any other cute fancy sticker). Stick this chart on their desk or pin it on the cork board or wherever your child will be able to see it easily throughout the day.
Here is how this weekly chart works. Throughout the week, you only need to “gently” remind your child when it’s time to pray, praise them when they have prayed and make marking the chart a big deal.At the end of the week, you should reward your child with a little treat for their accomplishment. Be consistent with this approach alongside other strategies and making du’aa*. Soon, insha’Allah, Salah time will become the most pleasant time of the day and a routine for your children.
Whenever I am doing any chart with my child I like to remind her that her focus should be on a greater chart/ record that is being written by the angels (although not just yet) which Allah would present to her on the Day of Judgement and reward her far much better than I ever can. This helps her to become more aware and responsible. But most importantly, it teaches her to do good deeds to please Allah and put all her hopes in Allah.
There are four charts in this PDF (with a slight variation in design for kids) so that you have a stock for one month!
Du’aa that we should be making for our children/ offsprings so that they become of those who ESTABLISH the prayer:
رَبِّ ٱجعَلنِى مُقِيمَ ٱلصَّلَوةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّل دُعَآءِ
O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer. (Surah Ibrahim, 14:40)