بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I have been working recently on developing my own "mini" curriculum that I can do with my children (age five and three) at home and after school. Why am I doing so?
- Although My son is enrolled in one of the best schools alhamdulilah, which is an international one. They still are missing some aspects that every human being requires to be better ones
- I am afraid that I might miss my children's strengths/weaknesses.
- Pointing out/improving/consolidating their strengths and talents
- improve my parenting skills (of course :))
- I have studied in an education system that unfortunately did only focus on memory skills (memorise, MEMorise, MEMORISE), with no creativity, no encouragement of it, and it KILLED talents
So why am I sharing my thoughts here?
- Maybe someone can tell me where I am going wrong/what can I add/modify?
- someone might find it a good idea/sharing is caring
- so I can arrange my thoughts
I didn't know what to call it, is it a continuum of home schooling? I just called it holistic learning. I am looking at the following aspects, and designing activities in relation to that:
- taffakur/tadabur (I did not know how to translate it, but it means fathoming/deep thinking) which will be on Quran, Islamic literature, fathoming on how/why we were created, be independent thinkers and deeply thinking about what has been created/why and so on (I got one site which focuses on this, it is actually a school curriculum but it has some products for parents. http://www.tafakkur.com
- emotional intelligence, I've a book that you do it together with your child in Arabic and it enhances this aspect of intelligence in a fun way
- Home project: crafts, baking, handmade stuff
- an outing that is to somewhere for a purpose/objectives that will be discussed prior to the outing.
- and a story time/reading time
What are you doing with your children, any suggestion please :)