I’ll start with Z. ALHAMDULILLAH MASHA’ALLAH -the boy is finally calming down! He still throws some tantrums and drives me nuts sometimes but he is definitely getting better mashaAllah as he leaves age 2 and gets closer to age 3!
This week, I spent time reading lots of books to him. He likes books that have magnetic or felt pieces to move around. They are all to do with cars, fire engines or planes! He also likes doing puzzles.
Young children do love doing crafts. So, I do aim to do at least three in the week with Z. Although, I’m not starting anything formal with him, he does need time with me and I find that he is much calmer when he knows that he’s done something with Ummi.
Now on to R. When R and I sat together to form her timetable, she said she wanted to bake once a week. So far we have kept to this. She made yummy caramel shortbread. (I just sneaked a piece without the kids knowing!) I do try and let her do most of the baking on her own now as I feel she is capable. It builds her confidence too.
I really do get excited when she takes her own initiative in her learning mashaAllah. This week she did a bit of ‘still life’ art on her own. She sat at the computer and made her own laptop. She copied all the keys on the keyboard – everything. lol It took her some time and I just silently observed.
And of course the snow…
AND finally. I’ve got to mention this because it was such a hit with R! She has opened her own email account. A sister recommended it and oh my gosh has she been excited. She received her first mail from me (of course). And my mother has sent her a few, as well as another home educated friend of hers. This is actually quite a good learning tool. She is learning to type, learning to spell and write sentences all without realising it.
Only problem is, she keep asking me: “Ummi, can I check my email?” Oh dear, the fight for the computer has already begun! Anyone who has kids roughly her age who would like to converse by email, send me a message and I’ll email you her email address privately. I would really recommend setting up an email account for your kids.