Homeschooling Activities (HSA) : Puzzles

Bismillah,

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If I had to pick a kunya, I would pick Umm AB. And if I had to nickname my child, I would call this dragon/dinosaur ABsaurus. Seriously, he’s one *Laughs*.

So let’s start! Our Homeschooling Activities are a challenge as they should be y’all. Amonsgt other activities like building blocks, reading letters and words, we’re working on puzzles alhamdullilah.

We’ve first mastered this puzzle below masha’Allah.

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Then, in second position we mastered this one because the pieces are bigger and a bit rougher than the previous one. The tiny fingers had a tough time grabbing the knob of the pieces.

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We’re currently working on this one; the smallest and the most challenging one by far because it doesn’t have carved spots built into it. The toddler has to rely on his skill of being visual.

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We’ll get there insha’Allah *wink*. The first two puzzles were gifted to me by my former supervisor. She used it with her two sons and didn’t need them anymore. The last one, we received it as a gift as well alhamdullilah. See the back of one of the pieces of the third puzzle? The kiddo is a writer alright, he vandalizes everything! Lol. I guess he takes after me masha’Allah. My relatives call him L’écrivain noir even though he’s biracial…

At home, I won’t give him a pen anymore, just coloring pencils and it’s not any better because he will write on anything without exception; toys, children’s books, walls, kitchen cabinets… Subhanallah.

When we go out, I make sure I  always have a pen and a paper (or a receipt) because he will come ask for these two pieces. If I don’t have them, oh boy! I’m in trouble….

Actually, as soon as the cashier hands you a receipt, he will demand the receipt and the bonus; the pen, so he can write on it. Don’t ask me why.

Anyways, what are you guys working on?

Wassalam,

~Umm AB aka A Ducktrinor Mom~

Deeni Tales – A Review

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Deeni Tales is a 30 page children’s book composed of several short stories by Kadeeja Nourin Ibrahim. It’s the author debut book. These tales are aimed at Muslim children who love stories and can already read.

Pros: These eight stories will keep children’s minds stimulated while teaching them things about Islam.

Cons: It needs more judicious editing. In my opinion, it also reinforces certain stereotypes about certain races and portrays the objectification cliché of the virtues of wearing hijab a little bit.

Having said that, children will learn tenets of Islam in these concise short stories. I wish the author growth in her writing career and much success with Deeni Tales. Ameen.

Rating: 3/5

You can follow the author here on Facebook or on YouTube.

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

A Ducktrinor Mom

~I received a free copy for the purpose of this review~

A Review of “I’m So Angry!”

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Author:  Sarah Javed

Illustrator : Yati Yusoff

Publisher : SH Publishing (Sarah’s Homeschool Publishing)

What to expect: Self-reflection, Better parenting tips, Wudu technique, and a Happy family

Summary: Huthayfah is an eight year old boy who struggles to deal with his anger when he doesn’t get his way.

What did the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) tell us to do when we get angry? Let Huthayfah share how he learns to control his anger.

Suitable as a point of discussion for a variety of ages, however, aimed at ages 5-8 years.

Our Thoughts: The only page that has a face is the front page with the worm. The pictures inside the book are faceless yet we can read the emotions of the characters. It was well done masha’Allah.

In the Gulzar’s home, life is beautiful. Huthayfah wants to go to the park alone but wise Mommy wants to bring the whole bunch on this trip and after she is at a good stopping point with her daily homeschooling activities in the house.

Huthayfah is not pleased with Mommy’s reply because he didn’t want a crowd. So he throws a fit and breaks a few things. Mommy could have hit him for his behavior but she didn’t. She sent him to his room instead to reflect on his behavior.

In his room, Huthayfah reflects and remembers several religious scriptures that help him calm down. After trying very hard to get Shaytan away from him, our protagonist succeeds and comes back down.

Buy your copy today on Amazon here to find out the rest of the story :). I ordered mine there and it came within a week! Alhamdullilah.

You can follow the author’s homeschooling journey and tips on YouTube  or in Instagram @sarahijaved.

Our Rating : 5/5

Jazak’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~