• 1y,  5y,  Hana,  Haris

    Quick update!

    Haris 5 year 2 months.
    Hafal al-Fatihah 3 Qul. Dah kenal huruf hijaiyah dan satu baris atas, bawah, dan hadapan. Tgh mengenal dua baris.

    Hana 20months.
    Picks things up fast. Know certain words and developing fast, mashaAllah! Also, aktif mengacau whenever me and Haris doing something. ^^;;

  • 5y,  Haris,  Mathematics

    Telling Time 1

    Haris: 5 Years

    Haris dah boleh baca jam by hour dan half an hour. Masih belum tahu minit dan saat.  Pukul 3. Pukul 3.30. But I never really properly introduced him about time. So, we discussed about seconds this morning. Macamana jarum saat tu pusing, cukupkan satu pusingan sebanyak 60 kali dan jarum panjang akan bergerak and told him that was minute and when the minute cukupkan satu pusingan pula, jadi jam.

    Penguin from Making Learning.


    Put students in pairs. Use the timer. One student counts how many times their partner can clap in ten seconds. Then reverse the roles and do it again.
    Jog in place for one minute. Is a minute longer or shorter than a second? The minute hand goes around one time each minute.
    Now show your students that you are setting a timer for one hour. That means that the minute hand will go around sixty times. Ask them to predict what they will be doing when the timer goes off. Write down some predictions.

  • 5y,  Haris,  Home Learning


    Haris doesn’t like coloring. He likes to do it together. Once leave him alone, dia pun tinggalkan juga, tak siapkan. :/
    Enjoys cutting and pasting.
    Only do 1 type of things thing once.
    Loves LEGO very much.
    Hates reading especially long and full of sentences

  • 5y,  Arabic/Jawi,  Haris,  Islamic Studies

    Learning Arabic Alphabet

    This week, am going to focus on him recognising Hijaiyah letters. One of the activities is Bingo game taken from YemenLinks. Movable Arabic Letters untuk draw for Bingo dari Noorjanan.

    I’ve been reading her blog for this past week, and MashaAllah so many advices and tips from her. I feel enlighten reading her posts and makes me motivated more. Her blog is inactive now, and I’m going to miss her writings when I’m done with reading all of her posts. Lol.

    That Haris there, frustrated look, sebab asyik kalah. Hee.

    It’s fun, sebab round pertama main tak ada apa-apa reward. Haris won. Kedua, me won and set the rule siapa menang dapat makan Oreo. Lol. The look on his face! Tak puas hati. Haaa. Asyik mengerling dekat bekas Oreo. Ketiga, Haris menang and he said,

    “Neeq menang berapa kali tadi?”
    “Err, dua.”
    “So Haris dapat makan dualah!”


  • Arts & Crafts

    Exploring lines

    Inspired by: Bambini Travel


    Minta Haris lekapkan tape kat kertas dan tinggalkan ruang sedikit dan tape lagi.

    I told him to just color dan tengok efeknya nanti. Tapi dia insisted untuk warna ikut line dan tak kaler atas tape. Tak mencapai objektif. Lol.

    Untuk Hana pun dibuat juga. Sbb selalunya kalau buat apa-apa ada Hana selalu kacau. Huhu. So kena includekan juga. Tp kejap jerlah. Hana agak not well sebab selsema. Sebab Hana masih masukkan apa-apa dalam mulut jadi buat kaler guna food coloring dan susu cair.

    Tapi Hana lately taknak sensory play. Hari tu buat homemade playdoh bukan main geli. Sblm ni dia yang beriya. Cam abangnya juga. Arhhhhh.

  • 1y,  4y,  Hana,  Haris

    April Week 4

    Haris 4years 8months
    Hana 15 months

    Alhamdulillah semua sudah sihat. Tp weekend tu sempat lagi keluar. Muehehe. I think this is such a good buy, MashaAllah. I’ve been looking for a tray to use untuk learning.


    RM33.50 di Aino Living. 2 in 1! You know I love multifunction stuff! Boleh store stuff untuk Practical Life and use the lid as the tray! Love, love!

    Haris 4 years 9 months


    Tapi sebab belum finalise lagi Practical Life lesson dan materialsnya, jadi sementara, testing tray ni. Lol. Haris learning Math symbols, great, less & equal. Inspired by Living Montessori Now. At first, I showed him and explained to him the symbol. He showed no interest then, and it did seem that he didn’t really understand it. I tried this again a week later, tested him to put the symbol on the strip and he did it perfectly! That actually surprised me and I was really thrilled. He did it in breeze the first part of it. (No 1-10). *proud*

    Just so you know, I still am having trouble getting him in the room and follow the planned lesson and schedule. Not trying to force him, but eventually I had to. But, probably not now. Or maybe I have to slowly.


    Hana 15 months


    This buy, juga puas hati. She’ll come back and play with it everyday. 😀




    Field Trip to Balai Bomba Wangsa Maju with MHsN.


    We have no preparation prior this. We did the Fireman theme way back. Jadi disebabkan semua demam last week, tak sempat nak cover or refresh. So all Haris excited sangat was to ride the truck. Lol. Hana being moody her sebab tak cukup tidur. It was such a good experience. Though, next time, I hope that the kids were demonstrated of what to do if there is a fire and act it out. And padamkan api sebenar dalam tong ke. Exactly just like Upin Ipin. 🙂 InshaAllah, there’ll be another chance.


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    Lapbook Fire Safety 
    Fire Safety at Sparky 

  • Mathematics

    Tangrams & Pattern Blocks

    Both are manipulatives that teach reasoning, logic, planning, visual/spatial skills, geometric concepts, and other mathematical concepts.


    • 6 bentuk dan warna: yellow hexagons, orange squares, green triangles, red trapezoids, blue parallelograms, and tan rhombuses.
    • Digunakan untuk ajar bentuk-bentuk geometri dan hubung kait.
    • Digunakan juga untuk membentuk linear patterns yang membolehkan anak-anak untuk sambung, copy, atau vary the provided guide. They fit together to make large triangles or hexagons. I find these are the best manipulative for beginning math geometric concepts because of their simplicity and versatility.


    • 2 large triangles, 1 medium triangle, 2 small triangles, 1 square, and 1 parallelogram.
    • Together these shapes form a large square. Tangrams are most useful for elementary students through adults in building spatial sense.
    • Can be quite difficult for students who have difficulty with visual/spatial skills.
    • Often these students benefit from pattern blocks and simpler activities before advancing to tangrams.

    Source: Wisdom Seekers Homeschool

    According to Parenting Science tangrams puzzle may improve spatial skills and boost mathematics performance. Read more here.

    Tangrams yang kami beli yang kecil di kedai buku dekat rumah ni dalam RM5. Pattern blocks beli di website USL Education. Yang ni diperbuat dari plastik dan ringan jadi agak bising bila main dan licin yang mana frustrates the kids. Kalau nak beli I’d suggest beli yang wooden instead. Boleh beli di sini. 

    Wooden Pattern Blocks (Set/60)

    Link ke template-template pattern block dan tangram yang boleh diprint sendiri dan cuba di rumah:

    Bina huruf dan nombor  di Confession of a Homeschooler.
    Alphabet Pattern Block Cards from Making Learning Fun
    Pattern Block Mats, Transportation, Snowflake from Prekinders
    Jessica’s Pattern Blocks’ Template (Website ni ada BANYAK pattern block mats)
    Pattern Block Pages from Learning Resources (Latihan kertas untuk grade 1-2)
    Pattern Block Lesson by Math Learning Center (untuk grade 3- 5)
    Tons of collections of Pattern Blocks template di Pinterest
    Kindergarten Pattern Activities di Kindergarten Lessons


    Tangram CHannel
    Tangrams di ABCYA (online game)
    Math Tangrams Template di Making Learning Fun
    Tangram Outline Puzzles at USF
    Tangrams Black Outline at Fu Stuff to Do
    Tangrams at Education.com
    Tangrams di Preschool Alphabet

    Revisited Tangram 5 Okt 2015. science curriculum.
    Edited: 23July2017

  • 1y,  5y,  Hana,  Haris,  Home Learning

    April Week 1 & 2

    Haris 4years 8months
    Hana 14 months

    My plan utk stp hari is do a bit writing practice everyday, Reading BM using Bacalah Anakku, Reading English using BOB Books, messy play altenate with playing outside (swimming, walking), Math, Brain Quest for critical thinking and Hafazan.

    So untuk Bacalah Anakku, ni kali pertama perkenalkan Haris dengan bacaan BM and Alhamdulillah cepat dia pickup. Since he already has the phonics basic, utk huruf lain xde masalah cuma untuk pronounce vowel sahaja. Hope he won’t be confused, though.

    So he quickly breeze through Book 1. Looking forward to Book 2!

    Everything Else

    I use ABC handwriting practice sheets by Confessions of a Homeschooler. Love it. Sbb ada basic line practice incorporate with each letter.

    And handwriting readiness sheets by Donna Young.

    For Art & Craft we use ideas from Totally Tots for both Capital and Small Letter.

    Various weekly & monthly themes activities (for this month, focusing on himself and his surroundings) and Frozen related. =.=;

    We finally watched Frozen and now Haris is so into it. So we paint a snowman.



    Haris sgt pandai layan Hana. 😀


    Day out.

    Weekend, kami join aktiviti field trip to Taman Botani, Putrajaya called Junior Arborist with MHsN. After the half day hardwork, masha-Allah the taste of that lunch is unforgettable.



    Typical day. Plays with Lego lego and lego.




    Hana’s Little Corner


    Hana’s newly bought number boardbook. I love this book, seriously. It has colorful background, the number is big and clear enough and it has dots under there for counting.



    Hana’s pipe cleaner’s activities are inspired by Sugaraunts. She is only 14 months old and she only for like not even a minute and ke sana ke mari. Lol. Look at how she managed to put in and poke in 1 pipe cleaner.





  • 5y,  Haris,  Home Learning

    March Happening

    Hujung bulan musim cuti sekolah. So, macam-macam program utk kanak-kanak ada.

    Haris join program agama di PPAS.

    First day gi half day. Nanges. After that he’s OK. As long as dia x tgk me….

    Me: “…”

    I’m actually proud of him, despite of being attached to me 24/7, 7 days a week, sebenarnya dia boleh buat. He’s strong and can actually adapt in whatever situation. As long as dia x tgk me…

    Me: “…”




    Hana pulak, masha-Allah, tgh boleh jalan. Tgh pulun jalan. She now asyik ajak ke shoe cabinet, takes her own shoes and nak pakai nak ke pintu. Huu.

    Oh, and we also went to bookstores to shop books of, course! Habiskan BB1M papa. Mwahahaha.