Alhumdulillah!We start our days with a little routine and everyone comes together on the rug(its a story time feeling).We hang around our little morning basket more than we should.
It’s a bouquet of books I read aloud and something I feel, is the soul of our home school.This gives us a positive start and sets the mood for the entire day.It keeps me soo grounded.
Sometimes the only way to get things done… seems to be using the most of your vocals.
And how much we desier Allah subhanahuwata’la to forgive us and be kind to us.
So we start with the Book of Tauhid,it has been recorded that:
Jundub Ibn Abdullah al-Bajaly said, “We learned iman (faith) and then we learned the Quran and it increased our iman.”
Imam Abu Hanifa said:
Understand the religion first(i.e Tauhid) and then understand the science(i.e shariah).
After reading an ayaah or hadith….we just talk and question every detail.Then I read from Tafseer and then we move to a hadith from Al Lu’lu’- Wal-Marjan.
Usually it takes us about an hour to wrap this up….there is more talking and less reading.Sometimes I just read a hadith and it takes us deep into the valley of discussions.And I have to set a timer for myself…after an hour,I just close the books,or else we’ll keep talking.
No worksheets or quizzes for this.As the day unfolds you get to see the effects of this time.
So while I am doing all the reading, kids are either fiddling with their toys on the rug.Or maybe munching on some snack.
Some thing really neat about CM is she advocates to hold the big leather covered classic books and let the child see you reading from that.I was honestly a little nervous when I first read from the Tafseer Quran, almost three years back(i thought my kids need color and more graphic stuff),but Alhumdulillah kids really just rolled in with me.Then after a while I moved to the book of Tauhid …just read an ayah which spoke about the purpose of creation and we just got into discussions….and then one fine day I read to them from Al Lu’lu’ Wal-Marjan….and they were amazed to know how everything that our beloved Prophet Sallahualyhiwasalm said, has been recorded and well preserved Alhumdulillah.
Please note,not all days are same, but we try our best to put this as a priority.You might want to start really slow.
May Allah protect us from any riya’ (ostentation).