May 26, 2012
Goodness, everywhere you turn there are letters, numbers, signs and more!
We should use these to our advantage! Our children have been reading on the go, by reading signs on the trains, the names and numbers all around us. It’s a great way to practice reading and learning new words.
Every time we go out we pass so many exit signs in our building. So one day I just started pointing to them and reading the letters. Then the children would repeat after me…soon after the children began to stop me and point to the letters and read them..then say the word.
It was nice to see them taking it in and learning to read the world around them. Also we began to learn what the words mean around us.
The awesome thing about learning is it can be done any where at any time and our homeschooling adventures are not limited to home… the whole world is our classroom
May 26, 2012
On our continuing journey with our indoor garden we used an egg carton to plant some seeds
A good way to use your finished egg cartons and I have even seen people use egg shells (that they painted) which is a cool idea too, but we just used the egg carton.
As usual we added some sensory fun to it by letting the boys put their hands in the dirt, play in it, describe how it felt, and just let them enjoy it for a bit.
After we planted our seeds in the egg carton, we put them in a safe area, from the two year old lol and where they could get light and air.
May 26, 2012
Alhamdulilah spring is in the air, and we are teaching the children about flowers. What makes flowers grow, and what is needed.
The children were excited because we went a different route, we paper mache dish detergent bottles and made them into planting pots for our indoor garden.
We cut the dish detergent bottle in half…added holes at the bottom and the children paper mache them, then painted them. The next day we planted our flowers in them.
It was pretty fun to do.
The children planted wild flowers, basil, radishes, and dill.
Not in the same containers though 🙂 this was just one set that we finished. What you can discuss with your children about this is the fact that Allah created everything and He is known as Al Khaliq- The Creator… this is a good way to teach the children one of the names of Allah and also explaining that it is Allah Who provides us with the herbs that we grow..to feed us and the flowers and trees.
Allah’s creation is so beautiful and we should take care of it, by never throwing trash on the ground, recycling, and doing our part no matter how big or small to take care of what Allah has given us 🙂