Last week I had a conversation with a friend about how parenting blogs make her feel. Her response was they make her feel inadequate. Surely, she was in the minority. If that’s how parenting blogs make people feel, why would they follow them? I conducted a poll on my Instagram stories.
What does reading the Quran look like to you? When I think back to my childhood, reading the Quran meant sitting in the formal room with my Quran teacher trying very hard to make strange noises for an hour, once a week. I don’t think I had much of a connection to the Quran till very far into my adult life. I want to make sure that is not the case for my daughter. I want her to have a positive and functional relationship with the Quran. But how? Below is the thought process that went behind in developing My First Quran Activity Book.
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!
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.
You can buy some adorable Ramadan Advent Calendars online (check out my post for some reviews). However, if you are like me, it’s too late too order one or you want to try and make one on your own. Lucky for you, the same post has some great DIY ideas for you to try. And if all fails, there always is pintrest right? For the first time this year, I went ahead and made my own advent calendar. It took me a 20 minutes to make and cost me around $10. Here are my detailed instructions (with links to amazon!)