A thought provoker. Many of the ideas we discuss here to try and implement will not be of any use if our children are not able to connect with us first and foremost…
For more information on connection with our children, check out www.handinhandparenting.org
An interesting read for all of us Muslim parents struggling with a similar issues…
Someone sent in their majlis idea! I love the idea of a heart pillow with Ya Husayn written on it 🙂
“There is a group of girls conducting activity for kids 0-5. Recently we did this from a very different angle and would like to share it with you.
Our topic was love and we started by singing ‘I love you, you love me’ song because young kids love their mums the most :). From there we explained that mum loves Imam Husayn (as) and that’s why we go to majlises and Imam loves us so much. He is so special that when he was born he started giving gifts and here we told them the story of FITRUS getting his wings.
Then we explained we cry, do azadari and share food for Imam and the things that Imam would also love us to do, like pray – we all went to Sajdah and did Shukar. Imam would also like us reading Quran so we did 2 ayahs with actions. Finally Imam loves Azadari.
We love our Mum and Imam loves his mum too. Therefore we said ‘Abd Walkah Ya Zahra…’ to end with.
We gave away heart pillows with Ya Husayn written for kids to hug live and connect with Imam.
At the end we did a planting activity ad told the kids as we watch and see the plant grow our love for Imam will also grow!”