We’ve all heard the term “independent play” but what is it? I think it is a vague term but to me it refers to self directed play. You might laugh and say, well you replaced one vague term with another, but stick with me!
Valentine’s Day can be tricky to navigate as a child or even as an adult. So how do we approach it as Muslim Americans? Is it permissible?
Imagine this. You are working on a craft, your kid is trying to cut something out, except you KNOW they can’t do it themselves. You offer to help. They push you away. 2 minutes later there is a pair of scissors chucked at you and paper flying everywhere. Sound familiar?
Research shows that there are four types of learners: visual, auditory, tactile and literacy based. Even though we might be able to learn in all four ways, there is usually one type that tends to dominate over others. However, its very difficult to determine what learning type is ideal for your child as they might still be exploring them.
Thanksgiving is my favorite main stream holiday. And no its not just because its a holiday with the best dinner menu (though that is a pretty good perk). The reason I enjoy Thanksgiving is because it is the perfect time to emerge my daughter in an important Islamic lesson: Thankfulness.