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Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Pumpkin Pounding

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Here is a fun, "Practical Life" activity for littles that is seasonally appropriate. Context: The Practical Life area of the Montessori classroom is the first space that children see when they enter the classroom. The reason for this, is because it is the most familiar to children in… Continue reading Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Pumpkin Pounding

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Homeschooling: It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Homeschooling is a choice that many families have decided to make. For some, this was a conscious-decision long before the Pandemic; but for others, the state of world affairs has pushed them into this role and opened up a can of worms in trying to navigate it. It… Continue reading Homeschooling: It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

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Setting Up Our Homeschooling Space

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman A successful homeschooling experience looks like having a space for your learning and your playing to take place. Consider the design of a classroom, library, or museum. The design incorporates beauty, sparks creativity, encourages critical thinking, and ideally, makes a person want to be and learn there. These… Continue reading Setting Up Our Homeschooling Space

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Camp Mama Has Officially Begun!

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: July 19, 2020) It's summer time, and many families are still in quarantine. But alas, this doesn't have to be a death sentence in the heat with cranky toddlers and bored children! Instead, we can have a lot of fun with our little ones, keep up the… Continue reading Camp Mama Has Officially Begun!

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Sharing the Excitement of Hajj With Our Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: July 18, 2020) As a revert to Islam, I have had the unique opportunity to learn alongside my children the beauties of Islam and the uniqueness of each month of the Hijri Calendar. This year, we are really excited about delving into the many aspects of Dhul… Continue reading Sharing the Excitement of Hajj With Our Children

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Simple Homeschool Planning

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally posted May 7, 2020) As many of us find ourselves in sudden homeschooling with our children, there are a lot of questions about how to do it. As a teacher and parent of two young children (a toddler and preschooler), I have had to put my skills to… Continue reading Simple Homeschool Planning