It’s summer! Although the weather might seem more like October here, our Muslim homeschool is in serious summer holiday mode! School is out for summer

However, just because our formal schooling is taking a break, it does not mean that the learning stops. 

This month, we have been using some fantastic educational toys and picture books during our ‘down-time.’ and I’m so excited to share these with you!

Muslim Homeschool July Favourites

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:

Homeschool Favourites | July 2016

Drill and Design Activity Centre

We have had toy for years but recently rediscovered it at the back of my boys closet! Don’t you love when that happens?!?! 
The Design and Drill Activity Centre encourages children to make patterns on the design board using screws. It comes with a spanner, screw-driver and working drill!

Homeschool Favourites Design and Drill Game

My boys absolutely love it! It can be used to teach colour recognition, develop fine motor skills, and encourages creativity…all whilst playing with tools! 

It’s such a clever concept! 

Homeschool Favourites Design and Drill Game

Homeschool Favourites Design and Drill Game

Our Design and Drill set has lasted us for years; nothing has broken and it shows no signs of all the hours of play it has received! Recommended for children aged 3+.

Rocket Science Kit

This Rocket Science Kit by Thames and Kosmos was my son’s favourite birthday present! 

It is filled with fun experiments about space and rockets. It comes with an instruction manual that describes the 18 experiments very clearly. 

Homeschool Favourites Rocket Science

This Science Kit kept my son entertained for hours!

There are some really cool experiments involving a “stomp-on rocket” and using balloons to propel various vehicles around. It’s a must-have for any child who is interested in space!

Homeschool Favourites Rocket Science

However, after a few uses, this Science Kit has started to break and come apart. Honestly though, for less than £10, I think it is totally worth it! I am hoping to purchase some of the other Science kits by Thames and Kosmos soon. 

Homeschool Favourites Rocket Science

The Story of the Elephant Pop-Up Book

This month we have been enjoying this Pop-up book about the Story of the Elephant.

It is filled with loads of interactive flaps and tabs, and is beautifully illustrated

In the back there is a pocket with a map, and figurines of the elephant army and Ka’ba to colour in. 

It is not just a book, but a whole educational experience! 

The Story of the Elephant is probably one of my families favourite books ever! And that is saying something because we have A LOT of books!!!

I have written a Book Review on this wonderful book. If you are interested in reading it, and watching the Youtube video, HERE is the link.

The Story of the Elephant is available to purchase from Ibraheem ToyHouse .

Little Muslimah Picture Book

The Little Muslimah is the latest addition to our collection of Islamic picture books. 

Homeschool Favourites Little Muslimah

This book is a ‘true story’ and was written as a surprise gift for the author’s daughter. 

Umm Sumayyah told me, 
“It was priceless seeing the look on my daughter’s face as she read this book about a little Muslim girl and then suddenly realised in the middle of the book that the book was about her and featured all her belongings!  It took 1 year to secretly make the book as I got her to pose for hundreds of photos for the illustrator without letting her know why.  I’m so happy that I can now share the with the rest of the world and InshaAllaah some other families can enjoy it too.”

Homeschool Favourites Little Muslimah

It is a charming story about a little girl who can’t get to sleep unless her mummy tells her why she loves her so much. It is so sweet and the perfect bedtime read
You’ll also notice that they have been very careful to show no faces in the illustrations. 

Homeschool Favourites Little Muslimah
If you are looking for a new picture book for your children, 
I would recommend this one for children under 5.
Homeschool Favourites Little Muslimah

Homeschool Favourites Little Muslimah

Tajweed Nasheeds

This is CD of Nasheeds is such a great discovery! It teaches children the rules of Tajweed through songs.
Homeschool Favourites Tajweed Nasheeds
The songs are easy to memorise and fun, and they are sure to have your children singing along. Honestly, I find myself singing them long after the kids have gone to sleep!
Homeschool Favourites Tajweed Nasheeds
These songs make the rules of Tajweed easy to remember and I hope they will make my children excited to learn the Quran insha’Allah. 
I have written a blog post about this CD. If you like to know more about the Tajweed Nasheed CD then CLICK HERE!
Homeschool Favourites Tajweed Nasheeds
To purchase your own copy, visit Olive Tree Study Support

Mini Muslimah Doll

These dolls are absolutely adorable! They are hand-made in the U.K.They are just so pretty!
Homeschool Favourites Muslimah Dolls
For Eid, we gave the smaller dolls out in gift bags at the end of the party. 
Homeschool Favourites Muslimah Dolls
They are so cute, and I can’t wait to see what other designs she will come up with! 
I hear there will be a boy version and a niqabi version coming soon! 
You can visit the Mini Muslimah shop HERE


It’s Giveaway time!

Homeschool Favourites Muslimah Giveaway
This July I am thrilled to share FOUR of my favorites with one of you!!!
I will be giving away:
– One copy of The Story of the Elephant Pop-up and Play book 
(RRP: £19.99)
– One copy of Little Muslimah picture book (RRP: £10.99)
– One Large Mini Muslimah Doll (RRP: £20)
– One Tajweed Nasheeds CD (RRP: £14.99)
The July 2016 Favourites Giveaway will run until Friday 22nd July 2016 at 12AM GMT.
The giveaway is open Internationally.
All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.

Please aware that if entering overseas, you may be liable to pay customs tax (or the equivalent), so please check beforehand.

You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (click HERE is you would like to know more about Rafflecopter).

I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email. The winner has 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will have to select another winner.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what products we’ve been using in our homeschool this month. 
I’d love to hear about the things your family has been loving this July 🙂
Please let us all know in the comments below.
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See you next month insha’Allah!

In need of your duaas.

Peace and Love xx

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3 Comments on Homeschool Favourites | July 2016

  1. Angelic Scalliwags
    21/07/2016 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

    What a lovely post! I love your video 🙂 And we ADORE Thames and Kosmos science kits! We have never been disappointed by any of their kits.

    • Gemma
      21/07/2016 at 4:42 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you! Oh it's good to hear from someone else who has used the science kits. I was considering getting the Human body one. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and comment 🙂


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