For most of my community in Napa, I am the first Muslim they’ve met. Therefore, I serve as an ambassador for Islam in a way. Similarly, my daughter is probably the first Muslim in the classroom. A lot of times, we get invited to our young kids’ classroom to talk about Ramadan or Eid.
But how do you explain such a complex concept in such a short time, and keep the attention of toddlers and young children?
Have no fear. I have compiled an easy to use “lesson plan” you can use. It has a book, an easy interactive activity and meaningful favor for them to take home.
Continue reading Ramadan Circle Time: How to talk to your child’s classroom?
Ramadan is only 10 days away (maybe 11, or 12 you never know with the moon). Recently there has been a surplus of amazing resources online. There are DIY crafts, ready made goods, and just simple parenting advice on how to get the most out of your Ramadan.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry you aren’t alone. We’ve done you a favor and come up with some amazing craft and decor ideas all in one place. Follow along and feel inspired so you can spend more time making the craft than looking for one!
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When I decided to be a stay at home mom, I had a vision of playing together and making irreplaceable memories. However, it wasn’t soon after that I realized that the memories I was giving her were far from ideal. I was too tired and preoccupied to enjoy our time together. It felt like a lose-lose situation for both us. Something had to change.
Continue reading How to Be A Stay At Home Mom Without Losing Your Sanity
My First Quran Activity Book was born out of frustration. There are lots of amazing Muslim books out there but I was looking for something more interactive for my daughter. When I took my daughter to early childhood programs in the library they stressed the importance of hands on learning. After a lot of research to figure out what “hands on learning” means, I realized its basically a play-based learning model. If play-based learning is so crucial to teach young kids, why don’t we use it to teach Islam? I wanted to come up with a way not only for her to learn the stories in the Quran but be able to play with them too.
Continue reading My First Quran Activity Book: The story behind the book
When I was pregnant I said “I will never let my child have any screen time.”
When she was 6 months old and actually awake for most of the day, so I said “I will let her watch educational videos only.”
By her first birthday, my toddler had taken over my old iPad.
Though some parents are able to keep screen time to a minimum, I don’t see it as a realistic expectation for myself.
Continue reading Top Ten Free Apps For Toddlers – Smarter Screen Time