Memorizing Qur’an & Duas with Toddlers

Assalamu’alaikum and hello!

One night during our bedtime routine while I was saying the du’a (supplication) before sleeping with Little Duck, she repeated a couple of the words along with me.  It dawned on me that she was ready and capable of memorizing.  I asked her to repeat it word by word after me every night.  A couple of nights later, she had the du’a memorized in its entirety (albeit – it is a short one), Masha’Allah.  Her milestones always amaze me and are a reminder of the beauty of creation, Subhanallah.   Continue reading

Travel Tips Part 1: Keeping Little Ones Entertained

Assalamu’alaikum and Hello Moms!

The family and I just came back from a two week vacation.  We went on a road trip around Turkey – which is huge…drove 3000 miles…the distance from NY to California.  You can say my husband and I are incredibly adventurous to do this with a two month old and a two year old.  However, after this trip and the many others we have taken with Little Duck, I think you can say I am sort of an expert traveling with the littlest ones.  Here are just a couple of tips to start off with.  I have plenty more that I will share in the future, Insha’Allah. Continue reading

Our Week in Pictures

This week Little Duck’s grandfather (Jidu) was visiting – Baba’s dad.  We didn’t dedicate specific time on Tot School this week, but we did do some activities here and there whenever I got the chance.  The wonderful thing is that most of their play had plenty of learning involved.  It really helps that all of her toys are educational and open ended.  I love seeing her enjoy learning through play.  I also felt pretty proud of her after her Jidu was so impressed with all of her achievements thus far, Masha’Allah.  On to the pictures!

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