March 24, 2010

I need input about home schooling

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I am trying to prep myself for home schooling my son and need some feedback from teachers or fellow home schooling parents.
  • What can I read to help me prepare?
  • If any of you are teachers, what were the first steps you took? books? activities?
  • What style of home schooling do you do? activities?
Basically ANYTHING that would help me get started and become an awesome teacher.
  • Any activities I can do with a 17th month old baby boy?

3 comments:

Modest Style Guide said...

im planning on home schooling naima, at the moment i am having "school time" with her from 10-11 from mon-fri, we started off with colours, numbers, alphabet and shapes. Now we are spelling words, numbers higher than 15 and time. she really enjoys it and i do my best to make it fun for her. my husband does all the deeni teaching though

Miss K said...

Nice blog Masha'Allah, the only real resource I can think of is http://ummihomeschoolsme.wordpress.com but then again, I don't know much about children nor home education...

It looks impressive though...have a look

I love coffee said...

Hi Tuttie! Here are some links you may find useful. :)

http://educatingthemuslimchild.wordpress.com/

http://www.muslimhomeschool.net/index.html

http://islamic-homeschool.blogspot.com/

http://lifetimelearning-ummee.blogspot.com

http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/

I know your son is still young but let me just advise you to use Singapore Math for your curriculum once he reaches 5 onwards. Although I don't have children (yet)so I don't have first-hand experience, I read so many positive reviews about it. Plus, in math competitions and exams, Singapore is almost always in the top or in the top 3.

There's this program for K-2 children called Dreambox which you might find helpful in teaching your son Math.

Anyway, for now, just use toys that exercises his motor skills like cars toys, toys that can be grasped, and those stack toys. I read it in some articles a few weeks ago. :)

I hope you go with your plan of homeschooling your child. I plan to do this as well once the babies come. :)

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