Thursday, 29 July 2010

Activities for the last few days..

Alhamdulillaah Ramadhaan is just a couple of weeks away, and we are busy planning for the blessed month. So not done any planned learning. But we have been revising, reading, doing a bit of maths and busy doing some worksheets masha Allaah.

This is the favourite book that Maimoonah keeps asking me to read aloud these days.

Thease are series of books for little children on topics very much related to them based on morals and manners. I borrowed them from a cousin and read them to Maimoonah. Some contents of the book I do not agree due to Islaamic values, so I incorparate Islamic point of views and explain to her. For Example it says in one of the books if you get angry its ok to punch something or hit hard on something to get your anger away. I do not read this to her, instead I read something like, the Messenger of Allaah sallaahu alaihiwasallam has said when you get angry to seek refuge with Allaah from Shaitaan and if you are standing sit down, and if you are sitting down lie down so that the anger will go off Insha Allaah. But other than this these books are nice to read to little children.

I use the Glenn Doman's reading program for Maimoonah and we have come a long way masha Allaah. Many sisters have concerns about this method, but Masha Allaah for us it has worked so far and I hope to continue. So now since we are a bit relaxed we revised the reading on her white board. She enjoys this masha Allaah. Usually I have been writing words and she reads. This time I started writing sentences using the words she already knew and masha Allaah tabarakallaah she read them with no problems whatsoever. She was thrilled too. These are the kind of sentences she reads masha Allaah. As long as the letters are big and clear she can read both the print and hand written words, she already knows.

She shows lot of interest in drawing something and talking about it. So she draws and says this is a sun, this is a river, these are birdies, etc etc... I let her do this and I listen and she enjoys.

Suddenly she writes something like the letter M upside down and says see M. So I draw dots and make her write on top of the dots. Also to enhance pre writing skills I make her draw lines and show me the directions that a butterfly has to take to go to the flower, etc.. She does this well masha Allaah.

Also we do the MEP maths Reception year, so we continued some activities on that too.

I really like this program and we have almost come to lesson 14 out of 20. This is also free masha Allaah and everything is well planned for you to use it. I do not give her any writing on this, so far everything is practical and oral. I intend to repeat the book next year with allowing her to do the activities on the book Insha Allaah. These are few of the activities we did ....counting, sorting taking away or putting them under and counting the remaining items. We did this with my cookery books. she wanted to carry heavy things and do the counting.

So these were the few unplanned activities we do and will continue till Ramadhaan Insha Allaah.


Umm Mus'ab said...

As salamu alaikum, sis.

Masha Allah, i have been readiing your posts for some time and am really impressed with what you are doing with your girl. I realise that you are using Mep, which i have intention to start using for my son, inshaAllah.
Can you please tell me how did you order the book?
Im from Australia. Will they send it here?
It easier for me to have the book, inshaAllah

Jazakullahu Khairan.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaah

Alhamdulillaah am happy it is of benefit to you. I downloaded MEP books from this link sis I print the book and bound it and use it.

If you need the books from them I guess you can go through this link Insha Allaah.

Insha Allaah hope this would help. May Allaah make your journey easy and rewarding, Aameen.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Masha'Allah! May Allah reward you dear sis Umm Maimoonah. I enjoy reading your blog so much *smile*.

I am looking forward to viewing/downloading the MEP books insha'Allah.

Jazakillahu khayr

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaah!

Wa Iyyaaki. I enjoy reading your blogs too!! Masha Allaah : )

I hope you like the MEP books. It might give you more ideas as usual Insha Allaah

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