Here is a first in some Urdu readers I am making myself. My kids can speak Urdu fluently but can not read it yet. I wanted them to get fluent in Arabic before introducing Urdu reading as both languages use mostly the same alphabets and learning to read both at the same time may prove confusing. Also, it is better to learn reading Arabic before Urdu otherwise sometimes it may complicate learning Arabic phonics.
When I started to hunt for the resources on Urdu, I was very disappointed. There are no colorful readers available and the content is low quality so I decided to give it a go and make my own stuff. I am by no means a compatible person to make readers in any language, but my children find what I am making more interesting than the drab text books available anyway. So for anyone who may want beginner Urdu material, I am sharing these here. Please note that these readers are made for children who have no problem in understanding Urdu and who can already read very basic words.
This first reader is a poem I have sung as a child myself and still love it. The poem is not my own work but I don’t know the name of author so can’t give proper credit.