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!
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?!?!
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!
Rocket Science Kit
It is filled with fun experiments about space and rockets. It comes with an instruction manual that describes the 18 experiments very clearly.
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!
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.
The Story of the Elephant Pop-Up Book
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!!!
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.”
Mini Muslimah Doll
It’s Giveaway time!
– One copy of Little Muslimah picture book (RRP: £10.99)
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.