7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For Reading

Before you begin to teach your child to read, you need to first lay out a foundation to pave the way for reading success. Start preparing your child for reading early, so that when he is ready to learn to read,  he will be eager and excited InshAllah! Here are 7 suggestions to prepare your child for reading. 1. Model Reading As a parent, you need to read and model the reading habit to your child. Your child should see you reading often, so she can look up to you and see that you value reading (Read more...)

Little Bunny Preschool Skills For Young Children

Preschool children learn about their whole body. Playing games and making crafts, activates the connections that lay the groundwork for future learning. An older child learns well with written words and lectures, but a young child learns best with activities. My daughter is a preschool teacher and we created the 3-in-1 Printable. Each 3-in-1 Printable is a set of coloring sheets, a matching game, and a miniature book. The printables are designed to help develop the basic skills a preschooler (Read more...)

5 Reasons To Avoid Yelling at Your Children

You’re at the supermarket and you tell your 8-year-old daughter to stop running around the store. She ignores you and chases her 6-year-old brother down the juice aisle. When you get to the car you tell her what you really wanted to say to her inside the store, “What’s wrong with you?” you shout at the top of your lungs, staring her down, your face clinched. “I can’t even shop in the store without you acting like a wild animal!” you continue to rant. Finally you get it all out and (Read more...)

8 Fun Ideas To Keep Little Kids Busy

You are a busy mom with so many things to do. The laundry, the vacuuming, the cleaning, the cooking, the washing and maybe a part-time job. On top of everything else you have to supervise and entertain your children. If only you had a few hours where your children are busy doing something that requires low supervision so you can get on with your work. Or maybe you need a break. With so much to do, you want your children to be busy having fun while you put your feet up, catch-up on some reading (Read more...)

The Onset of Puberty

The beginning of puberty is a huge milestone in life and highly impacting on a child. In our current age it is considered as an indication of the beginning of teenagehood, but in Islam, it is considered as an indication of the beginning of adulthood. This is incredibly significant for our children as it indicates: When their obligations become binding When their sins begin to be recorded When they become responsible for themselves Because of this change of puberty, it is personally (Read more...)

Lessons Learned From Children

Over these past few months, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to spend a lot of time with my nephew and nieces Alhumdulillah! During this time, I've been observing them at play and how they keep busy with their many gadgets and toys. This brought a realization of how children see life, and made me discover how different life looks through the eyes of a child. Each day I was learning something magical from them, and I’d like to share these lessons from children with you. Children forgive easily No (Read more...)

5 Common Discipline Mistakes

We can all spurt out a list of mistakes our parents made when bringing us up. And for some reason, their faults are often more memorable and vivid than their numerous sacrifices for us. Even as parents, we too make mistakes now and then when raising our children, so it’s helpful to know which mistakes we should avoid in order to raise our kids to become good Muslims. Here are 5 discipline mistakes to avoid when directing your child toward proper behavior. MISTAKE #1: Getting enraged when disciplining One (Read more...)

Momisms – The Secret Language of Moms

Have you ever noticed how moms say things to their kids but mean something else? What comes out of our mouths are not always what we're thinking. We speak a language of motherhood, which is an evasive array of obscure and passive aggressive remarks. Here are some of the most common "momisms" that I've decoded for your enjoyment. So go ahead and laugh at yourself! 1. When a mom says - "Don’t worry about it!" She really means - "I'll do it for you as usual. I'm just the maid. I wish you'd pick (Read more...)