Curriculum choice

Asalam alaikum warhama tullahi wabarakatul.

Hello readers.! Apologies for yet another delay in blogging . alhamdullilalh today the boys are in bed and its not even 7 if only I could keep this up lol.

Anyways I promised to be updating on some of the things we have changed or introduced.

First of all homeschooling with a newborn is not EASY! BUT
Its doable n yes the time is very short and they no longer I took the advice of just going with flow and enjoy the moments.

Talking about going with flow I decided this time it will do us good if we had some sort of a curriculum we can follow through.And have the main subjects M is at the school age now.

Both boys attend a weekend madrasa that teaches quran and arabic . alhamdullilalh M is improving his tajweed.and most importantly they are both reading with their teachers.

So for his english we r using the jolly phonics,add sight words games.we are onto grammar bk 1.for maths first  wanted to go with MEP but thought I should try the Singapore as have heard good reveiws from it.then for science we will go with his interest.use that interest to research, google, read books about it ,youtube it….etc.

B is 4 now working on his fine motor skills as he still struggling to use his lots of painting,playdough,cutting though he hates it lol.he aint ready for any paperwork at the moment.planning to
get him really active in shaAllah,as hes more of a hands on in learning mashaAllah.

So watch the space in sha Allah as we share some of the most loved fun activities and the hated ones too lol.

Bismillah rahmani rahim,

Asalam alaikum warhama tullahi wabarakatul.

Phew I dont even know where to start,I cant believe its been almost a year since the last time blogged.if you have been on my facebook page then you know I have been posting a few things there on some of the things we have been doing.Time was tight for me with pregnancy,birth postnatal and now bonding with our new member of the family among other things meant i was sshattered most times.

We were blessed with another boy alhamdullilalh,yes we are still homeschooling after the longggg break of pregnancy.slowly getting back to routine as baby O Is more settled hasn’t been easy but we have come this far and we are still going.

I have few things to share hopefully overtime hoping to write more about what we have been  upto learning wise,books,curriculum etc.stay tuned in shaAllah.



I pray and hope that you all are in good health and iman.its been a whole 4 months since i ever posted anything in here and i know you’ve all been wondering why!those 4 months have been really tough on me and my family but alhamdullilah we got through it!the thing is we are expecting number 3!homeschooling while juggling through the day with morning sickness was way too hard  for me so i had to put it on sha Allah hope to resume soon please make dua for us!


Like i said before i decided to write a lesson plan to see how it goes.made a visual lesson plan for the whole week.the detailed one i did on a paper,the visual one is to help the boys see what they will be learning and act as a reminder to me and them.Image

lesson 1

quran suratul fatiha.during breakfast we recited the surat fatiha and they were reading along.then after we finished i put on the audio that has repeat on it.and we read again 4 times repeatedly using the quran for visual purpose.lasted about 10-15 mins.

lesson 2.

we did a work sheet printed off from rahma muslim follows the medina arabic.unit one was about HADHA(this is a)so he traced it was hadha baitun.this is a house.i helped him with the tracing as he was strugling to write from left to right.

had a small break changed out pyajamas and went to the park

lesson 3

it was math counting and addition.used to the pebbles i got from the poundshop and some cards with numbers on them.practised some counting using the same pebbles.Image Image

lesson 4

we read books from the reading tree.and matching the sight words i made from hard paper.Image

lesson 5

did a small craft of this is a house in arabic.Image


lesson 6

we did a buttefly life cycle.cut and paste activity using glue!and the large life cycle of a butterfly floor cards.Image


and thats it!one thing we missed…was doing the harakat.i hope we manage to do it tommorrow in sha Allah.

i hope you had a fab day.i will be more than happy to answer any question in sha Allah.ideas,feedbacks are all welcome too.

excuse any typos!

fi amani Llah!



its been a while since i blogged!i have lots of things to share with little time.last week i wrote a whole post with pics on what we were up to that week.then i had technical problem and all the post disappeared.*sigh*

i know i promised you the quran tips,in sha Allah i will post them up soon please bare with the mean time,let me fill you in with some of the things the boys did.i wanted to have a bit of structure with some of the school work.and some thing i knew but just neglected the idea lol.writing a lesson it helps and how it makes it smooth through out the i this week i wrote a lesson plan.whoohoo.

i will upload the lesson plan soon in sha Allah.

anyhow random photos i took while doing some work with them.ImageImagepractising the word AM.made a watch for them .Imagedoing the short arabic vowels on a homemade mini book using A4 paper cut into four and stapled together.we each letter daily with the fatha kasra and dhama on them.Imagetime telling Imagematching the words game.this are our sight words this week.we are working on them in sha Allah.


yesterday i only shared 3 sorting activities and before i releazed it was late like i had to take a break!anyways lets move on to more sorting today!


I hapend to buy this preschool toy for my toddler to try and keep him busy while i did something with my had various shapes of bolts and plastic nuts for the child to fix them.I used the toy as a sorting activity and he can sort according to colour or  shapes.its good for fine motor skills and provide the basic math learning.Image



A Good way to get your little helper to help in sorting the laundry.they can put aside the whites the light coloured ones the dark coloured ones.and to make it more interesting let them chuck the laundry in the machine.(always always be present when this activity is taking place).Image


Dont you hate it when one socks is always missing lol.i always have to look for one missing sock.i wonder where they go considering the fact that i live in small house lol.i havent done this with my boys yet but in sha Allah soon will give it a go.get all the pairs of socks on the floor and start sorting!Image


after the grocery shopping….the shopping needs to be put in the fridge the grocery holder and the fruits basket.encourage your little one to help in putting them away.if the child gets confused let the child touch and feel if its cold then it belongs to the cheese or milk!


you can get animals printibles online.(i still havent figured out how to make a printinble).they are very a good for science on they are classiffied into different classes.birds reptiles vertebrates and mammals. or they can be classifiedinto zoo animals farm animals or sea animals. they can learn their names through flash cards or by visiting the zoo.






I believe theres lots of things that can be found around the house that can be presented to the child to sort.i try to focus on 4 main points when i do sorting with my boys!


  1. colour
  2. shape
  3. size
  4. clasification


i have to admit though that some of the activity i present to them get rejected lol because they find them boring.which can be frustrating and after doing some reading i learnt that theres no point forcing an activity onto a childif he aint wouldnt try to fit a shoe by force if it was too small would you?nope.


These are some of the sorting activities u might want to try with your early learners.



simple activity which involves placing coloured pompoms into a cupcake tin.they can sort them according to their colours.they can either use their hands or a salad tong to hold the pom pom.Image


You can either use real food here or the plastic play ones.real food is more real life than plastic ones since they can touch real and feel the texture of the certain fruits and vegies.they can also smell different types of fruits and tell the difference!on my side i prefer using the plastic ones since my toddler will just munch them up lol!Image


bring out those kitchen cutlery to the table and let the kids sort the forks butter knives and the can purchase those plastic ones at the poundshops as they dont cost much and keep them for that purpose only or u can still use the kitchen ones.Image

still got 7 more to share with you but unfortunately i have to head off to bed!in sha Allah will be back soon!!!

remember the oppressed muslims in ur dua’s!!



islamic curriculum

i know i havent been posting about our islamic be honest have been looking for ways on how i can make it more hands on rather than focusing on just books.anyhow i got a few books that look very interesting and so we might use those at the moment.alhamdullilah an islamic bookshop just opened near our neighbourhood.

we are still memorising some of the daily duas.yes we.and gone a bit slow with the quran.

i also thought it would be good if mo could attend a few arabic classes with other muslim kids,that way he could get the hang of arabic speaking naturaly in sha sure most of u have come across the books i puchased but just incase.Image


                         PEACE AND BLESSINGS BE UPON U ALL!!!

I Could do with a lazy day today!ok maybe for a few hours lol.boys are always up at the crack of dawn…alhamdullilah.

right so continuation of a few more pre writing activities for early learners!

5.ziplock paint bags

we all know how messy painting can get,expecially if the space is limited.well now you dont have to avoid it all in all lol!pouring paint in a ziplock bag and seal it,tape it onto the table and let the child trace with his/her finger is fun!no mess!

i make sure i go for soft ziplock bags as the hard ones are hard to trace once the paint is inside.Image

6.shaving cream/soap tracing

i love shaving cream for messy plays.have always had to resist the urge to join in with the boys when they are playing with it lol!pour it on your dinner table or on a splash mat and let their imagination go wild.they can draw lines zigzag write names etc etc!Image

soap can also do incase your child is sensitive to shaving creams.all that is needed is fairy liquid soap or normal bar soap and make it lather!


7.shaving cream in the bath tub!

i dont encourage spending alot of time in bathrooms since the prophet peace b upon him discouraged it.but for some they are separated the toilet and the bathroom are that case then maybe its ok!

making bath time fun is always a good idea since they always have something to look forward to at the end of the day!shaving creams with a bit of food colour in and let them paint on the!Image

8.chalk and chalk board.

nowadays they have small chalk boards for younger children to use.and i think its cute!and they are only a pound.chalks can also be used on the floor as an outdoor activity.Image

8.pen and a paper.

i always try to have a writing pad with a few colour pencils crayons and pencils in my hand bag or besides their usualy grabs it and starts to scribble on it.with bil hes abit relaxed about it lol.he would scribble a few marks and leave as hes still drawings are making a bit of sense masha Allah and he would say what he drew!ImageImage

9.etch a sketch!

i like this one because its portable you can carry it in the bus trains road trips etc!they can draw and erase and write anything they like.Image


10.poking pin/toothpick
poking letters on a piece of paper can be a worthwhile activity for your little one.for safety reasons one can use toothpicks its not that sharp like the pin.i also like when they poke small holes on play dough with it!SAM_7415
whatever you do!have fun and enjoy it!
and have a superb weekend!
wabilahi tawfique!