Making necklaces with beads

Making necklaces with beads

                   Threading beads is a great activity that helps your child develop fine motor skills. I purchased some pony beads in a myriad of colours which the children could not resist getting their hands on! I have some plastic needles suitable for young children which I thought […]


Mosque sponge painting

Mosque sponge painting

            Recently I have not been blogging as much as I would like to. I guess having a newborn as well as two older children does not give me much time for blogging at the moment. However, I now have a bit of a backlog of things to post about […]


Five pillars of Islam craft

Five pillars of Islam craft

         A few days ago Ramadan began, the month of fasting for Muslims all over the world. During this month, Muslims must fast from sunrise to sunset. During daylight hours, no food or drink will enter their mouths. Once the sun begins to set, Muslims will break their fast, normally with dates […]


Waiting for a Blessing – Thoughts on Becoming a Mother

Waiting for a Blessing – Thoughts on Becoming a Mother

It has been almost two weeks since I became a mother for the third time. Two hectic weeks after moving house, our second son entered the word. He made us wait nine days past his due date but I was grateful for the extra time to get the new house sorted. Now we are finally […]


A is for alligator

A is for alligator

        Now that R is weeks away from his third birthday, I thought I would start to introduce him to some letters. We started off at the beginning with the letter ‘A’. I found this cute craft for ‘A is for alligator’ on pinterest and thought he would enjoy it. Although the task […]


Springtime crafts

Springtime crafts

         Spring is well and truly here so I thought I would do a round up of all the spring time crafts we have done. Most of these I wrote about last year so hopefully I will think of some more to do in the coming weeks!        The picture at […]


Numeracy on the beach

Numeracy on the beach

         Springtime has finally arrived and the weather is noticeably warmer. It had been sunny all week so we decided to go to the beach. Unfortunately, it was not as sunny as we’d hoped but it was still warm and dry. The children had a lot of fun playing on the sand […]


Making our own picture books

Making our own picture books

         We love books and we love reading. I recently wrote a post about my favourite books for preschoolers. There’s nothing better than snuggling on the sofa with a pile of good books to enjoy reading together. Although D cannot read yet, she loves being read to. R loves to listen to […]


Addition with coloured sticks

Addition with coloured sticks

         We are starting to do more mathematics now that D is 5 years old. I am trying to help her get the hang of addition and subtraction. I always like to think of fun ways to help her learn maths. I think it is important for maths learning, particularly in the […]


The benefits of homeschooling for Muslims

The benefits of homeschooling for Muslims

“The best gift from a father to his child is the gift of education and upbringing”Hadith of At-Tirmidhi on the authority of Sa’id Ibn Al-‘as.          I have just started homeschooling my eldest child who has just turned 5 years old. I NEVER thought I would homeschool. It had never even occurred […]