MICF: Malaysia Islamic Children’s Fair

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In the Name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy.

On my 19th day of babymooning, inshaa Allah, the Roadschooling Family will be at MICF Parenting Conference for a one-hour forum.

Topic:  Parenting Out of The Box (with fellow homeschooler Madam Zaszima Abu Samah).

I will share more stories after the event.

ūüôā

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Ibu Ayah Pelajar Utama – The Star Learners

Ramai yang menganggap homeschooling adalah kaedah ‘mengajar’ anak-anak dirumah.
Kami lihat dari sudut berbeza.

Homeschooling adalah proses untuk kami ‘belajar’ menjadi ibu ayah yang lebih mengambil tahu.
Kalau fikir mahu mengajar, kita kena banyak tahu.
Bila fikir mahu belajar, kita akan banyak ambil tahu.

A good teacher must always be a good learner.

Foto: Menghadiri program CyberWellness bersama fasilitator utama, Tuan Keith Woo.

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Main masak-masak yang betul

Alhamdulillah, we are blessed with a budding young chef at home.

Allahyarham Tok Ayah was a cook. ¬†Both Opah and Tok Wen (the children’s grandmas) cook succulent dishes.

Today, we visited Lunatots in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras. ¬†We went g00-gaa-gaa looking at baby’s stuff. ¬†At Lunatots, Maryam found a book, ‘Kompilasi Dapur Si Kecil’, a compilation of recipes from Pa&Ma magazines.

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So, for pre-dinner dish, Maryam prepared a Wow Whipped Potato and Eggcellent Egg Salad :))))

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The recipes are simple and children-friendly.  Inshaa Allah tomorrow night, my friends and I are having a get-together and Maryam is already planning to prepare awesome appetizers.

For the record: ¬†Umi pun belum pernah buat kentang putar ‘from scratch’. ¬†Tabik Maryam.

 

SkypeMoms Malaysia

Semalam, Sabtu, hari yang penuh dan riuh.  Saya suka!

The morning started with a quick breakfast preparation Рa healthy and wholesome tuna sandwich, with chopped cilantro (daun ketumbar), tomatoes, onions, sprinkled with lemon juice.  This would be our snack for Bengkel Asas Skype for Moms with Dr. Anita Adnan, Malaysia #1 Skype Mom, a mother of 7.  (I like this part)

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As usual, I brought my assistants along, Maryam and Sarah.  They were ever so excited to step foot into Bangi Library for the first time.  Yes, that was the venue.  Once arrived, the girls set up the drinks, cookies and sandwiches on little IKEA stools.  If only they had put a price tag, it would look like a refreshment booth.

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I first met her online and was (and still is) hooked to her positive energy. ¬†This is one multitasker momma who completed her PhD with all 7 growing children and a supportive husband around her. ¬†She has been ‘bugging’ me to start skyping so I can reach more learners who can benefit from our FBI (Fasih Berbahasa Inggeris) program.

The world is Dr. Anita’s classroom – her students come from different parts of the world – and she can facilitate them from her home. ¬†Coolness!

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Learning solo is no fun.  So both of us decided to extend the invite to other ladies. It was a privilege to have my friends joining the session as well.  Sis Rasyidah Arshad, Sis Shomiriza Shomidon, Sis Husnul Huda accepted the invite.  We also had Cikgu Normah (painter/sculptor, actor trainer, director, scriptwriter, theatre instructor) and Dr. Wahiza (English lecturer) in the team.

 

 

I aim to start a Skyping project to expand our English programs and share our roadschooling stories with others Рfellow moms to be exact.  Since Ridz and I are planning for homebirth (hahahaha this will be in a separate post), Skyping is a good avenue to share the experience.

Now that I have at least two projects in the pipeline, it’s time to get busy!

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Next post:  to be confirmed

Kelas Robotik di Carrefour Kota Damansara

Rezeki!

Ibu bapa di kawasan Kota Damansara, boleh bawa anak-anak merasai pengalaman membina robot sendiri.

SESI PERCUMA ditawarkan.

Anak-anak saya seronok dan teruja (termasuk yang perempuan – Maryam dan Sarah). ¬†InshaAllah, anak-anak anda juga akan ‘bahagia’ bersama robot masing-masing.

Satu sesi = 2 jam.

Walk – in = RM 48.00 sahaja

Anak berusia 5 tahun juga berpeluang memasuki alam kejuruteraan.  Sarah belum mahir membaca ABC, tetapi itu bukan penghalang baginya merasai keterujaan ilmu fizik.

Robot yang siap akan bertarung dalam pertandingan Sumo. ¬†Objektif misi ini ialah menolak lawan keluar dari bulatan hitam. ¬†Anak-anak boleh menambah aksesori pada robot masing-masing. ¬†Perbezaan ketara, robot jantan di’hias’ dengan aksesori yang ada fungsi dan menambah nilai. ¬†Contohnya, sepit tajam di hadapan.

Robot betina lebih berwarna-warni (maaf tiada gambar).  Tiada fungsi selain mencantikkan robot.

Awas! ¬†Cantik tidak semestinya lemah. ¬†Robot betina ciptaan Sarah mendapat tempat kedua ūüôā

 

 

2012 Mission: Off to school

It’s the first day of school, January 3, 2012.

The house is quiet except for  the whirring of our loyal washing machine in the kitchen balcony.  I hear the rumbling of morning traffic from NKVE.  I catch voices of kids from neighbouring apartments.  Nevertheless inside, the house is serene.

The homeschooling troop has gone to school!

It’s official. ¬†MuMuMaSa (the acronym) are officially students of Akademi Darul Huffaz. ¬†As the name suggests, they spend half of their day reciting, memorizing the Quran. ¬†For the little one, she is on Iqra’ 3 but she catches bits and pieces of Surah Yaasin.

Learning by catching – how natural for kids, right?

Why the change from homeschooling to normal schooling, I ask myself.

“Going to a school is part of our homeschooling syllabus.”

Well, as our nature of business evolves, family routine changes too.

In our family mission to groom a hafiz & hafizah (a person who memorizes the Quran), we have to delegate the ‘guided memorization task’ to a professional. ¬†Let the experts do the job, and we follow-through at home, in the car, outside the classroom.

They will be home by 3 pm.  With stories to share, I bet!