We have officially started school again and we’re having a great time!
Although having a break is so important, we really missed the routine and structure that our homeschooling brings to our day!
I’m so happy to be sharing some exciting new books and educational resources that we’ve been enjoying this month in Our Muslim Homeschool.
Homeschool Favourites | August 2016
WATCH THIS VIDEO!
Eastcolight Human Torso Set
They love seeing where all the organs and bones go… taking it apart, and putting it back together again.
It’s a fantastic hands-on way of teaching anatomy, and it has really got them excited to learn more about the human body.
It also comes with fact cards, a poster, a manual and a calorie-counting wheel. To be honest, the kids haven’t used any of these extra bits yet. They’re too interested in the model itself!
Pocketful of Pinecones
This is a book for homeschool mums, or anyone who is interested in knowing more about the Charlotte Mason method of home-education.
There is a lot of focus on nature study and on “mother culture” in this book.
For more information on “Mother Culture” CLICK HERE.
This has to be one of the most inspiring books I have ever read, and I can see myself re-reading over and over again!
I enjoyed it so much, I have already purchased two more from the same author:
iPray Salah Pad
Aishah Learns To Bake
This is an endearing story about a little girl called Aishah who wants to bake! Her mother uses this opportunity to teach Aishah about where all the ingredients come from.
Finally, although it’s not a “tangible” thing, I really wanted to share how much we’ve been enjoying our nature walks this month.
The weather has been a little unpredictable, but it hasn’t stopped us! We’ve really been making the most the woodlands and parks around us.
Not only do my children benefit from our time outdoors, but I find that I personally need that time away from the home to unwind and reflect.
If you don’t already, I would highly recommend that you schedule some outdoor time into your homeschool routine. It has brought so much balance and peace to our family. Subhanullah!
It’s Giveaway time!
I will be giving away:
– One copy of Aishah Learns To Bake (RRP: £5.57)- One iPray Salah Pad in Pink (RRP: £17.00)
The August 2016 Favourites Giveaway will run until Wednesday 24th August 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.
I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email.
I’d love to hear about what your family has been using this August 🙂
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
Unknown17/08/2016 at 8:28 am (7 years ago)
You do an amazing and inspirational job. I get so many ideas. Thank you for sharing.
Gemma21/08/2016 at 2:11 pm (7 years ago)
Thank you for your support and kind words 🙂
muslimah17/08/2016 at 2:06 pm (7 years ago)
Lovely giveaway. Hope to win !Nausheen
Gemma21/08/2016 at 2:12 pm (7 years ago)
I'm so happy you've enter Nausheen!
Aishah17/08/2016 at 2:29 pm (7 years ago)
MashaAllah ! I'm new to this blogspot post ? My comment may repeat ?. I love the nature walk/art idea InshaAllah would love to implement something like this with my kids fortnightly or monthly. We have just officially started to HS this month so have been figuring out our groove and what works for us. A shop here sells the torso and you may have inspired me to go grab one ?
Gemma21/08/2016 at 2:16 pm (7 years ago)
Salaam Aishah! I'm so happy to have given you some ideas for your homeschool. I hope everything is going well for you in these intital weeks. It can be difficult to adjust, but I pray Allah makes it easy for you all. Ameen. Thank you for your support 🙂
Amatulhakeem@gmail.com18/08/2016 at 9:40 am (7 years ago)
assalaamu alaikum, ma shaAllah. This is my first time visiting your blog. I love this post! both of my children are quite young so we haven't started formal homeschooling, but I love what you've shared with us, and it really does help build my confidence as I gather ideas from various homeschoolers. Especially Muslimahs who are homeschooling. May Allah bless your efforts.
To answer your questions… while I am new to your page and I haven't explored everything you have to offer yet, I personally love routine videos and blog posts, day in the life kind of things. They really help me decide what I want to or am able to incorporate into my family's life.
I'm fairly new to the homeschooling community as in I haven't implemented much of what I've been exposed to, but I do know there are already a lot of resources out there, and I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can for the time being, so anything about how to jump into homeschooling helps! Also, talking about the pitfalls or difficulties involved in homeschooling, which would help those of us starting out so that we have an idea of what to expect and how to work through those obstacles if and when we hit them.
Looking forward to your next post!
Gemma21/08/2016 at 2:17 pm (7 years ago)
Walaykum assalaam. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it! 🙂
Aishah21/08/2016 at 1:12 pm (7 years ago)
I've just ordered a Pocketful of Pinecones! Thanks for sharing ??
Gemma21/08/2016 at 2:18 pm (7 years ago)
YEAY! 🙂 So glad to have helped!
Sana21/08/2016 at 8:49 pm (7 years ago)
Mashallah love the blog and the giveaways are so practice for homeschool hands on learning. Also gives me great ideas of things to add for my little ones! Alhundulillah
Gemma22/08/2016 at 10:31 am (7 years ago)
Thank you Sana! I'm so happy to have helped 🙂
Yasar Arafath21/08/2016 at 10:24 pm (7 years ago)
Assalamu alaikum. I have been following your IG account for few months and it's very useful to develop my kid. My suggestion is if you could put posts to reduce screen time for kids it will me more helpful for mothers like me.
Gemma22/08/2016 at 10:32 am (7 years ago)
I think that's a wonderful idea for a blog post! Thank you 🙂
Nusrath22/08/2016 at 12:16 am (7 years ago)
Been reading you for sometime now. Lovely work.
I would like to see more of How to make kindergarteners co operate with home leaening. How to get them focussed.
As for resources, I would like to have 'Get them ready to recognize and read' for KGs and Primary.
Masha Allah you are already doing an amazing job. ?
Gemma22/08/2016 at 10:34 am (7 years ago)
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Your suggestions are excellent mashAllah 🙂
Eva22/08/2016 at 3:19 am (7 years ago)
Hope you guys have a great school year!
Gemma22/08/2016 at 10:34 am (7 years ago)
So nice to hear from you! You too sister 🙂
Aishath Ula22/08/2016 at 7:18 am (7 years ago)
Hey.. I am new here but I've been following you in Instagram for months now & I love your work! I am from Maldives and homeschooling is kind of new here.. Almost no one I know, homeschool here but I adore the idea of homeschooling.. I studied teaching but I honestly don't want to go teach in schools, leaving my son at day care.. Instead I believe homeschooling is the perfect option for both of us.. So yeah your blog is really helpful.. Thank you so much ❤️
First of all I like the idea of wrapping up the school supplies and giving it to the kids.. It's an amazing idea and plus point is we get to see their beautiful smiles!!!
I would like to know more about how to and when to start homeschooling.. And also since my boy is still a toddler, can you suggest ways of getting him to get closer to Islam?
Other than that please suggest more books I can read, regarding homeschooling and parenting.
I'd like to see how you prepare for the day and how you select activities and all..
You're doing an amazing job with your kids.. Keep it up ��
Hope to see more posts from you
Xiahroom22/08/2016 at 7:29 am (7 years ago)
Nice Blog! I always love the way you teach your children and I wish I can follow it when my daughter grow up… and thank you so much for the chance to get the giveaway,,, 🙂
Anne Adzkia02/09/2016 at 5:17 pm (7 years ago)
Masha Allah, thank you. These are useful for my kids as well