Category Archives: Educational ideas

Make art not mess.

Unlike the hands on moms who can pull out the many utensils of art and let their children explore and find themselves, I’m one who pulls her hair out when art time rolls around. Don’t get me wrong, I provide … Continue reading

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Hajj activities for kids

It’s that time of year again- when Millions of Muslims from around the globe travel for pilgrimage and participate in weeklong activities in various cities in Saudi Arabia. Here they carry out rites and rituals to connect them to the … Continue reading

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Homeschool versus Homeeducation

Home School vs. Home Education When one hears the term “home school” what often comes to mind is an image of a group of children sitting around a kitchen table, workbooks open, pencils raised, with Mom at the head directing … Continue reading

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Circles of Concern

After being out for a month and a half, I was thrilled to see issues of National Geographic magazines sit patiently and wait for me alongside the stacks of mail. As I flipped through the colorful photos and browsed through … Continue reading

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Teach failure

When my kids get toys, they are usually out of sight before “Thank You” even reaches my ears. So, when I witnessed a young 11 year old ask his host how to use his goody bag toy, it got my … Continue reading

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Get out there!

Our children need to get out of their homes, out of their comfort zones and out into the wild to “feel” life in nature. Seeing the night sky dotted with a billion stars or hearing the many calls of the … Continue reading

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A year full of memories

We’ve all heard it: the lecture on how our homeschooled kids are deprived, how they miss the experience of school, how they may never be able to reminisce their school life with their friends, how they may never go on … Continue reading

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