Who Created You?
Sis Umm An Nu'man masha Allaah with her busy schedule is putting out mini work books every week for this curriculum and may Allaah bless her and give her the best in both worlds for taking the time for this, Aameen. You can download these books from her blog A Muslim Child is Born Insha Allaah.
We started with this mini work book, she could read many things in it Masha Allaah. She coloured the pictures throughout the week and also did the activities and completed masha Allaah!
She enjoyed this cutting and pasting activity and this time I only cut the pieces and gave her to paste the right words at the right spot all on her own and she did well masha Allaah.
I explained to her the purpose of the creation and she has memorized the Aayah in Arabic "Wa maa khalatul jinna wal insa illaa li ya'budoon". Also told her that it is very easy for Allaah to create anything He just has to say "Be" and it is.
We read the Usooluth thalaathah and the Aqeedah book and I can see she has memorized some aayahs mentioned in them as proofs masha Allaah.
We started reading about Prophet Aadam alaihissalaam as we are hoping to start our study of Prophets next week Insha Allaah. Along with My First Quraan stories book we read this book from Daarul Kitaab. Insha Allaah hope to do more activities next week.
Then we did this sorting activity again done by our dear sister Umm An Nu'man. You can download it here Insha Allaah! She really enjoyed this activity.
We did this throughout the week and she really got the hang to differentiate people, places and things, masha Allaah.
Then we cut pictures from magazines and pasted pictures on her Environmental Studies book. What did Allaah Create and What did man make? Masha Allaah after the activity she understood the concept.
We did few more Names and Attributes of Allaah. "Al Khaaliq, Al Khallaaq, Al Mussawwir, Al Baari". Explained the names and Attributes and pasted pictures to illustrate. She was thrilled with the Name Al Khallaaq - The Creator who creates again and again. She was surprised, also I think she likes the tone of repetition accompanied by power "Again and Again". : )
While doing Al Mussawwir and Al Baari we went through the birth of the baby in her encyclopedia and explained to her no one else could do this except Allaah, Al Mussawwir and Al Baari.
Masha Allaah, We finished Soorah Nasr. She worked on Soorah Quraish and she finished that and we started Soorah Feel. I read the Tafseer to her and explain the incidents now as she wanted to know what Allaah is saying. So For each Soorah we talk about its time and circumstance of revelation.
We have been reading "Our Creator" Learn about series book and she could read most of it on her own masha Allaah.
Meanwhile she has read to me the Mini Work book "Allaah Created me" throughout the week masha Allaah.
We aslo did a small game. I wrote some sentences on our theme "Who Created me" on the strips that remained while cutting and folded them and put on the table. Asked her to close her eyes and take one piece of paper and open it and read. She loved the idea. After she read then I asked her to tell me to do it. She was thrilled that she could tell me what to do. So we played this and made a bit of a difference in reading.
She has been wanting me to read at least 10 books a day this week and I have actually been so tired reading to her. Most of the books have many pages and she insists that I read every bit of it. Some days it has really been tiring for me and I have just put a halt and she has been crying! Subhanallaah! Also she has been reading the books on her own without my supervision on and off when she gets into a mood! So I guess masha Allaah she is developing a great likeness towards reading and I really miss a library. Want to get her more books Insha Allaah when I find a way!
We practiced letters M, T, t and letter raw in Arabic
Also made the book of L this week and she wrote the letter L without tracing.
Closing and Opening Bottles
She really enjoyed this and she was using these bottles and cooking the whole day.
I asked her to arrange the bottles according to their sizes. And taught her the diffrence between glass and plastic.
She cuts and cuts and few days ago she cut her fingers and it bled twice. So I really wanted to teach cutting.
Also I did not want her to aimlessly cut and cut. So I decided I better train her to cut something proper. So I drew big squares and made her cut along the lines. She did well masha Allaah and I want to do more practice on this Insha Allaah.
We made words like "Create,Jinn, Make, did etc ..
Masha Allaah progressing well. Insha Allaah will give you a bit more details on this book and the activities we do separately on another post soon.
You must be wondering why I have not done enough Arabic. Main reason is I am waiting for some text books as I need books as guide for Arabic. I want to use Madeenah books as I have done masha Allaah years ago these books but am yet to see the kids version and I want to do it with Maimoonah but these books are not available over here. Insha Allaah soon I want to buy through the net at least. But meanwhile we read all of the Arabic first books throughout the week and she is familiar with all those words masha Allaah. These books I printed out some time back may be when she was around 1 and half years old and we have been reading since then. Till I get the books will do some activities from A Muslim Child is Born and Yemen Links Insha Allaah in the coming weeks.
That's the summary. I need a favour from sisters who read this and have experience please let me know if I am missing out anything for this age or if I am doing something inappropriate Insha Allaah. Any naseehah is welcome to achieve what is good Insha Allaah!