It’s Ramadan! During this month almost everything changes in our homeschool. We stop our normal homeschool curriculum and turn our focus to learning more about Islam.
The great thing about home-education, is that we can catch up with all the things we’ve missed later in the summer. For now, I felt it was important for the children to partake in the month, and a major part of that is changing the focus of their school work.
Here are some of the products we have been using and enjoying in Ramadan. I’m so excited to share these with you all!
I’m also running another GIVEAWAY this month, so scroll down to the bottom of this blog post to enter 🙂
For an overview of all the products mentioned, please WATCH THIS video:
Ramadan Cookie Cutters
– Interfaith Harmony Cookie Cutters: which includes a Christmas Tree, Hannukah Dreidel, Diwali Diya and Eid Lantern.
We’ve used them to make some delicous Ramadan cookies,to cut out water-melon for iftar, as well as other art-and-craft activities.
Quran Memorization Cards
These cards are a fantastic way to encourage your children to memorise Quran!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that my son has just memorised the last ten Surahs of the Quran mashAllah! I believe that these Quran cards were a huge help to him whilst he was learning.
The cards contain the last ten surahs of the Quran; from Surah Al-Feel (105) to Surah An-Nas (114). Each cards contains the Arabic, a transliteration, a translation. The Tashkeel (vowel markings) are colour-coded to help with correct recitiation.
One feature that I really liked was that on the bottom of each card there is a hadith or brief explanation (tafseer) to encourage deeper understanding of that Surah.
These cards are laminated, making them incredibly sturdy, and are mounted on a steel ring. This was a great feature! It meant I didn’t worry about my son leaving them on the floor or mistreating them. He knew that after he read from them, they were to be hung up above his desk.
At the beginning of the set there is also a section on the virtues of memorising Quran and some of the etiquettes one should have when reciting.
I purchased my set of Quran Memorization Cards from Ibraheem Toyhouse .
They’ve been an invaluable asset to our homeschool, and I’m looking forward to my younger son using them too.
I Love Islam Curriculum
We have been using it throughout the Academic year, but wanted to finish it off during Ramadan.
If you’d like more information about this curriculum, or would like to purchase it, please visit my SHOP.
SHOP AT: Homeschool Shop UK
Or if your are in the U.S.A. HERE is the link for Amazon.com.
MiniTafseer Series For Children
They are worded very simply, so even young children will understand; and if your child is able to read themselves, they could do so independently.
There is one book for each Surah.
Inside they include facts about each Surah, inspiring stories of the Prophets, Arabic vocabulary and colouring pages/worksheets.
The tafseer is based on that of Ibn-Kathir and everything is referenced with Quran or ahadith.
To be honest, they’re not only for kids! I’ve learnt so much reading these to the children. Alhumdulillah!
We’ve been looking through most of the Tafseer books pictured above, and will be studying Surah al-Qadr during these last ten days.
It is published by Oxford University Press and is translated by M.A.S. Abdeel Haleem.
I have been told that this is the best English translation of the Quran available at the moment.
Modest Clothing for Nursing Mummies
They specialise in modest, stylish and practical clothing for the mummies! The best thing part is that you can breast-feed in most of their clothing!