One of the perks of homeschooling my children is doing all those things I probably would never have done with them, had I not been their teacher. One of the most loveliest projects which has nearly come to and end has been growing our own butterflies! This makes for a fantastic 2 week theme on… Continue reading Growing Butterflies at Home!
Our Summer holidays came early - and we have flown back to the UK from Saudi Arabia to enjoy the cooler summers with our family and friends here - alhamdulillah! Being so far away from the desert heat that does not allow us to always enjoy the outdoors, makes us fully appreciate the sunny and… Continue reading Planning for the next Homeschooling year!
seeWe had the privilege of taking over @amaliah_com on Instagram to be part of their Ramadan Stories this Ramadan where they feature 30 stories of different Muslim Women all over the world. Some of you didn't have Instagram to watch it live as I shared our experience of Ramadan in Makkah. So as promised, here's… Continue reading Ramadan Stories with @amaliah_com
I receive a lot of messages on my Instagram page about how inspiring it is to see what I do with my children, and some really sweet and encouraging messages that motivate me to continue - even though I have been through times where I also thought homeschooling is not working out! (at the beginning… Continue reading Behind the scenes @mamateachesme
With so many resources available to us for our kids this Ramadan - how do you choose between them all? Colouring sheets, fine motor sheets, flashcards, journals, workbooks. As Ammarah grows older (nearly 4), she has a somewhat better understanding of the world around her. So this year her Ramadan learning has turned up a… Continue reading Daily Ramadan Activities with Kids
I always thought I'd be teaching Qur'an to Ammarah starting with a basic alphabet book which moves on to short vowels (fat-ha, dhamma, kasra) and helps her to read Arabic. I actually never imagined that she would know some of the shorter surahs in the Qur'an at nearly age 4 -alhamdulillah, may Allah preserve her. Ameen.… Continue reading Teaching Qur’an to 3-5 year olds
This week has really been preparation week! I finally have time to think, reflect and prepare for Ramadan like I've never done before! I have never really organised how I'll work through my Ramadan weeks, except maybe try to recite Qur'an throughout the month. This year with the added responsibility of my children and entertaining… Continue reading Ramadan Homeschooling Plans