Did promise myself to update this blog as frequently as possible, but I have been soooooo busy!
What have we been up to?
READING – Dear daughter is reading so much now alhamdulillah. She has read most of her bob books (13 of them), so I think I need to get on to amazon.com and order box 2 which progresses to different phonetic blends of a higher level. Alhamdulillah, she really seems to be enjoying it too! She just goes and picks up one of her bob books and reads it to herself or her baby brother. I can see what other homeschooling mothers were saying, when they said that one day it just all comes together!
ARABIC – She is also learning to read Arabic and is using a different qaeedah now which our tajweed teacher advised us to use. She is reading three letter words which contain fatha, kasrah and dammah vowelled letters. I am trying to ensure that she at least does 15 minutes of this every day. She has also been practising writing her Arabic letters.
MEMORISATION – Alhamdulillah, she has now finished surah bayyinah and on to surah al qadr. My aim for her memorisation before she is 5 years old is to insha’Allah reach the target of juz amma. My husband and I really do want her to become hafidh of Qu’ran and so from the age of 5 insha’Allah, a lot of homeschooling time will be geared towards that. My husband has the aim for her to finish memorising the Qu’ran by the age of 7! I am not so sure if she will reach that at that age, but alhamdulillah I trust him as he is her teacher and has much experience with teaching children tajweed and hifdh (masha’Allah). Just worried that as it is his own daughter, that he will put too much pressure on her. But I place my trust in the Lord of the Worlds.
COLOURING – Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of colouring.
SOCIALISING – I have been out a lot lately. A dear sister is getting married, a lot of revert2reality stuff as well as meeting up with other homeschoolers. DD has really enjoyed mixing with the other homeschooled children and we are trying to make it a regular thing insha’Allah.
And at the moment that is it really. I have just received a catalogue that I placed an order for. The company is called Sweet Counter and it has given me great ideas for making resources suitable for what I am teaching her at the moment. So, watch this space for pictures!