Thursday, November 05, 2009

Home Schooling--

My husband and I decided long ago that homeschooling was the option that we wanted to take with our children if Allah facilitated it for us. Now that our first child is at the stage "continuous curiosity" so-to-speak I figured it was time to establish a more structured program and decide how I was going to go about this endeavor. I've met some amazing Muslimas who do an incredible job homeschooling their kids however, they have either gone overseas, or I never had the chance to really discuss what curriculum and tools they use.
I have been looking online for an Islamic based curriculum and lesson plans to either use or suppliment but have really only come across the IQRA curriculum (which I have since ordered) and blogs written by other Muslim homeschooling moms. So, I am sending out a request, if any of you are avid homeschoolers or know of any families that are, could you please put them in touch with me so I can get some more information and learn from their expertise insha'Allah. I should mention that I am also very much a fan of the Montessori method of teaching from what I see thus far, so any good Montessori sites or books would also be of benefit insha'Allah. I should mention you don't have to be a homeschooler yourself, but a teacher or teacher at an Islamic school etc. Any help is welcomed.
May Allah give us the ability to raise our children on the true path of Islam and give us the patience and ability to impart knowledge on them in the best and most Islamic way.