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writing for english

Asalaamu alaikum,

Tonight ds and I worked on english after working on arabic the past week alhamdulillah. I had him write out words on lined paper and then quized him on the spelling. I am going to work on his Quran soorahs maybe tomorrow, since he missed Iqraa school last sunday due to us being away for my daughters appointments. In other news, he did receive his white belt, orange stripe on Monday mashaAllah. He is doingvery well alhamdulillah.

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homeschooling resources

Asalaamu alaikum

My husband is designing a new website for the islamic publishing company he works for and he said he can include a seperate area on or offsite where we can upload homeschooling materials and resources for free use. It would be organized by subject with download links. The only problem is getting all the  materials together so if you have any materials that would be beneficial, please email them to me at this following address:

In the subject line, please state the name of the resource, the course and grade.

ex: asma’ullah al husnaa, islamic studies, grade 4      (or)
patterning with manipulatives, mathematics, grade 1     (or)
bag with shapes, montessori, grade k     (or)
history of the arab empire w/exam, history, grade 11

I am going to try and see if he can make it so that anyone can upload their own materials as they make them or find them so that there is more involvement and so it is more accessible inshaAllah.

We are accepting any and all resources and grades and subjects. Even if they are posted elsewhere, please send them us as well so that we have as many resources together in one space as possible, bi’thnAllah. Jazakallah khair.


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Asalaamu alaikum rhamatullah wa barakatu sisters,

I found this game for my son (originally from Discovery Toys) called “tricky fingers”. It comes in a box with different patterns and two manipulatives. The idea is to use your finger in the holes on the underside to move the coloured balls (in the primary colours) to form a pattern on the card. This game is good alhamdulillah (for my son anyway) because…

  • it develops patience and frustration tolerance;
  • builds critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and pattern recognition skills;
  • Fosters visual perception skills, spatial relationships, and hand-eye coordination;
  • Develops ability to plan strategies;
  • Can be played alone or with others;
  • Customize game with blank pattern cards;
  • Increase ability to focus with “fidget-friendly” game.

    Once they get the understanding of how to play, you can give them a timer like you would in a chess game  inshaAllah so they can challenge themselves.

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math junk boxes

Asalaamu alaikum sisters…

Yes, I know this is a blunt name for them. I will change it once I can come up with a more appropriate name insha’Allah. Anyway, the idea (as seen here) is to fill the boxes with many items but all of the same item, i.e ants, keys, buttons, erasers.  Your son or daughter can take out these boxes on their own, one at a time, and use the items for counting, adding, subtracting and so on. If you wanted you could also write the asmaullah al husnaa on 99 different small items and use those inshaAllah.

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