> I was inspired to write this article because today my son turned 1 subhanAllah The reason I started homeschooling, was not only to take the lead in my child’s education but to have that family bonding time, that is really important from a young age. The rewards and joys of being a stay at home homeschooling mom are endless and today I am reminded of how blessed I am and grateful for all that Allah has given me and my family. From before the moment of conception I knew I wanted to homeschool and be an active mommy.
I dreaded the thought of being one of those parents who claimed “I don’t play with kids..” or “I can’t wait until they get out my face and go watch tv…” how awful is that? How hurtful it is for me, to even think parents talk to their children this way. I knew that from the time my children were born I wanted to make the best memories with them. I have spent much time looking and searching for ideas and new ways to homeschool my children and I feel and see the benefits subhanAllah.
Some people may look at me funny, when I say I am homeschooling, they ask me “How old are your children?” I reply “3, 2, and 1” they give me this look like: What could you possibly be doing with a 3, 2, and 1 yr old that is considered homeschool? I do not let those looks and ideas bother me. I used to doubt myself and say well maybe what I am doing is not worth anything.
Our fun activties are prescious family times, filled with fun, smiles and bonding mashaAllah. One of the things I enjoy is painting with the children, some parents cringe at the sight of paint, but I remember when I let my two year old, when he was one paint himself, as long as they were safe, I was fine with a little paint here and there. I’m happy when they are enjoying their creative expressions and their smiles makes everything worthwhile.
In the picture is Tahmeed’s hand, he is my youngest child and at two months old we decided to have him finger paint with us. Your child is never too young for you to do activites with them. There is so much blessings in benefits for being active in your child’s life spiritual and more. Habeebee Homeschooling was also started to help those parents find age appropriate ideas, to inspire and motivate parents. We encourage family bonding and being involved! We share on facebook, twitter and this blog how tos and articles to help parents.