As homeschoolers, we are always on the look out for new products to enhance our children’s learning experience.

I thought it would be fun to share some of our homeschool discoveries; things that we’ve enjoyed using this month in our homeschool.

Please note: You do NOT need to buy any of these products to be a good mum, or give your child a good education!!! The chances are you’re already doing a great job with our without these products! However, if you are looking for something new and want to see what we’ve been using, please read on!

April’s Homeschool Favourites

Watch This Video for an overview of all these products:

Rush Hour Logic Game

This game has provided hours of entertainment for our family. It is a classic logic game, where the aim is to get the red car out of the traffic jam by moving the sliding blocks/cars out of the way. 

There are different levels of difficulty, and it come with a handy draw-string bay to keep the pieces together. 

Homeschool Favourite Rush Hour
What I loved most about this game is that even though it’s fun, it felt like it was making my son think! I mean REALLY think

It’s a great way to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and exercise little (and not so little) minds. 

Fun Dough Arabic Letters

This play dough set contains cutters for all the Arabic letters, various shapes, as well as a rolling pin, various molds and tools.

Everything inside is good quality, it’s easy to use and the play dough even smells like bubble gum!

Homeschool Favourite Arabic Fun Dough
Homeschool Favourite Arabic Fun Dough
We have used this set in our homeschool to teach our children Arabic. If you are interested in seeing what activities we did with this play dough set, CLICK HERE
Homeschool Teach Arabic With Play Dough

Now that spring is upon us, we are spending more time outdoors. In particular, an important part of our homeschool curriculum is the study of nature.

We’ve been using these binocularsto identify birds, trees, and also to look at the stars. It has added a wonderful new dimension to our homeschool.

Muslim Homeschool Favourites Binoculars

A Drawing a Day

This colourful book by Usborne is filled with instructions on how to draw 366 different things; animals, vehicles, buildings, food…Plenty to keep your children interested.

It give simple step-by-step directions that make it easy for children to follow along and work independently.

There is plenty of space to draw in the book itself, and the pages tear out easily. It is very child friendly and lots of fun! I would recommend it for children over 5 years-old.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what products we’ve been using in our homeschool this month. I’d love to hear what some of your favourite products are. 

Please let me know in the comments below.

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14 Comments on Homeschool Favourites | April 2016 |

  1. Sittie Ayeesha Dicali
    21/04/2016 at 7:31 pm (8 years ago)

    The Fun Dough Arabic Letters surely looks fun. It's refreshing to see old school toys nowadays when a lot of parents just through gadgets to their kids to keep them entertained.

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:08 pm (8 years ago)

      I totally agree! Personally, I think the old-style toys have a lot more to offer than many 'modern' toys.

  2. The Modest Baker
    22/04/2016 at 2:23 am (8 years ago)

    I'm a homeschooling mom of three, ages 1-6, and I think all of these are great ideas. How cute are those binoculars? My children will love looking through it, and I really like the arabic letters activity.

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:10 pm (8 years ago)

      The binoculars are great and they work really well. Even I like to use them when we spot a new bird in our back garden πŸ™‚

  3. Ruku
    22/04/2016 at 2:01 pm (8 years ago)

    That game looks great – I love games that get the family playing together and keep you thinking at the same time. And I've never seen that letter set before. It's such a great way to teach little ones while having fun at the same time.

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:12 pm (8 years ago)

      Rush Hour is brilliant! Since it has multiple levels, I hope it will be a favourite even when my children are teenagers inshaAllah.

  4. asiahkelley
    22/04/2016 at 4:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Love all these. Def gonna check them out. Great post and vid!

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:13 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  5. Sainab Sharif
    22/04/2016 at 10:47 pm (8 years ago)

    Ohh I love your choicess! I'd use them even if I don't choose to homeschool!

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:14 pm (8 years ago)

      Absolutely! You don't need to homeschool to enjoy these products with your family. Thanks for stopping by

  6. Najmah Capal
    23/04/2016 at 9:21 am (8 years ago)

    Salaam sis,

    We just established a small Islamic school for Muslim children around our neighborhood. We decided to have an Islamic school for them because Philippine International schools here in Saudi don't prioritize Islam and Arabic subjects in their curriculum.

    Our teacher staff have been looking for interesting activities for the pupils, in shaa Allah will recommend this play dough set and will check out more of your posts.

    JazakAllah khair.


    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 8:15 pm (8 years ago)

      Walaykum assalaam,
      What an incredibly worthwhile project you are involved in. mashAllah! I'm so happy that I could contribute to it even in this small way. Jazakillahu khayrub

  7. Iman
    24/04/2016 at 10:09 pm (8 years ago)

    I'm so excited that you're doing videos! I loved your video and the post – my kids are a little younger but I bookmark so many of your recommendations for later inshaAllah – thank you very much for sharing and I would LOVE to see more videos and cooking posts if you do any πŸ™‚ your pasta sauce is a hit and I always have loads of it in the freezer for quick meals!

    • Gemma
      24/04/2016 at 11:32 pm (8 years ago)

      That is quite possibly the sweetest comment I've ever received! Thank you for making my evening Iman πŸ™‚


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