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Sunday, 10 June 2018

8 Reasons to Use Exploring Nature With Children In Your Homeschool


Nature study was not something I was familiar with as a child. After all, my parents trusted the UK education system for my education and exploring nature was most certainly not on the agenda. Therefore, I spent most of my life oblivious to the beauty that was right under my nose. I rushed past autumn seed heads, wild flowers and mini beasts without a backward glance. Now, as a homeschool mum, I am experiencing the joy of nature study for the first time alongside my children and it is all thanks to a wonderful nature curriculum. Let me tell you about it.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

May Nature Studies


If you have read about our homeschool curriculum or follow my instagram account, you will know we are following a nature curriculum this year called 'Exploring Nature With Children'. It is a wonderful curriculum that covers different topics each week of the year. For each week, there are activities to do, recommended reading, poetry and a piece of art to study. The curriculum incorporates science, English, art and nature studies so it is really varied. You can check out the curriculum here.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Reasons For Fasting in Ramadan - Activities For Kids + Free Printables!


Before I became Muslim, I wondered why Muslims fast during Ramadan. I wanted to know what the point of it was and why Muslims would want to abstain from food and drink during daylight hours for a whole month. I must admit, it seemed like a pretty crazy thing to do! So, before I became Muslim, I just had to find this out for myself. 

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sainsbury's Little Ones Baby Food



Weaning your baby can be an anxious and exciting time. There are so many different methods out there and differing information about the dos and don'ts of starting your baby on solid food, so it can be hard to know what to do. Some say start at 4 months and some say 6 months. Some say to start with purees and others say to give them what you are eating. As a mother of four, currently weaning my fourth baby, a mixture of both methods has worked really well for us and this is where Sainsbury's Little Ones baby food has come in handy.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Get Set For Ramadan and Eid With Eidparty.co.uk


When I first became Muslim, just over 10 years ago, I did not have any traditions for celebrating Ramadan and Eid. I was used to the fancy decorations used at Christmas and wondered if there was something similar available for Eid as well. I remember being crestfallen at how bland Eid seemed to be in comparison to Christmas, which was full of lights, colour and sparkle. I searched for products to help Eid feel more exciting but I was disappointed with the choices available. The only option was to make my own.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

How to Homeschool During Ramadan


Ramadan is a beautiful and blessed month full of excitement and wonder. We spend the days abstaining from food and drink and the long days of fasting can take their toll on our mind and body. If you are anything like me, you may not have the energy to follow your usual routine. You might not have the energy to take the children out so much or do so much housework. This can cause some anxiety and guilt but do not be too hard on yourself. As the days go on and your body becomes used to fasting, it becomes easier. 

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

April Nature Studies


If you have read about our homeschool curriculum or follow my instagram account, you will know we are following a nature curriculum this year called 'Exploring Nature With Children'. It is a wonderful curriculum that covers different topics each week of the year. For each week, there are activities to do, recommended reading, poetry and a piece of art to study. The curriculum incorporates science, English, art and nature studies so it is really varied. You can check out the curriculum here.

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