This week we started Geography and began studying about Continents and Nations. We already did Continents last year and Maimoonah was familiar with all the continents and could name all of them. Since we will be covering all the Continentsa and the Nations I thought I will post this seperatly Insha Allaah and then every week post the revelvant continent study with our weekly summary. Since there are many pictures I made a slideshow with captions. You can see the pics at the end Insha Allaah!
So what are we using for the study?
- A Binder ( A Box File)
- My Book of Continents
- Zaynab and Zakariyah the New Neighbour
- Book of Countries (Arabic)
- Continent Puzzle
- Flags of Countries
- A Wooden Continents and Flags Activity Kit
Insha Allaah I hope to continue this study next year as well in detail, so I decided we will have a binder instead of a book so that we can keep on adding what we do and start from where we have stopped.
First we read Zaynab and Zakariyah the New Neighbour. Maimoonah loves this book and we read it very often. Its a cute book and explains the Aayah "O Mankind we have created you from a male and female and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may know one another". We spoke about this and read the explanation on the book.
As I told in my previous post Maimoonah is crazy with stencils, so I asked her to decorate the above Aayah on a page with her stencils. She stayed up the night and finished it even though I told her to go to sleep, it was way past her bedtime but masha Allaah she wanted to do it and did well.
Then She put together the Continent Puzzle.
Sometime back we had bought her a continent and flags wooden activity kit from a local store here which was pretty cheap and it became handy now. You get a map of the world with countries marked and you get some flags. You got to pin the flags correctly on the map. The wooden piece can be folded to see the back side, as at the back it has the picture of the flag and the name of the country. So this way children can do this on their own and Maimoonah learnt many countries and their flags fast as I have just kept that on the floor near her study area.
Then this week we had to study about Africa and Antarctica. She completed the "My Book of Continents" Africa and Antarctica pages.
We printed out all the African Flags of the African countries from here and filed next to the African Continent page. We coloured few of the Flags and read some facts about the countries and I asked her to find those countries on the map and she liked this a lot. She was racing to find them. We can continue this next year as well since there are so many countries to cover; ) We also talked about Muslim countries in Africa.
Then we read about Antarctica and what happens there and who lives there. She completed the Antarctica page.
We revised the book of people we made last year. And read the Book of Countries (Arabic) and learnt the Arabic names for some of the African countries and land marks.
Here are the pics.