Now that Babylove is 3 months old, I am slowly trying to introduce flashcards and more activities in his playtime.
His current nursery room is not infant-friendly.
This is his room before he was born. I am slowly trying to make it more educational & infant-friendly.
- Hijaiyyah mat from BuatsiManja (Instagram)
- Hijaiyyah flashcard from an Ustaz
- Hijaiyyah sandpaper flashcard from Right to Learn
- Arabic number sandpaper flashcard from Right to Learn
- Lowercase alphabet sandpaper flashcard from Right to Learn
- Uppercase alphabet sandpaper flashcard from Right to Learn.
- Hijaiyyah rainbow fathah flashfelt from MintyMoi (Instagram)
- Hijaiyyah decals for his room from MintyMoi (Instagram)
He have several clothbooks and normal books. Been reading to him every day. Will buy more books since we have been reading the same 9 books. I bought several toys from the Baby Fair few weeks back.
Anyway, back to his room, this is my plan for his room.
My plan for his room:
- Both my sis will buy Alzipmat for him as a present
- Place a mirror next to the mat for him to learn and watch himself
- Make a sensory wall. Will buy several kind of textured materials and paste on wall.
- Buy that Melissa & Doug lock and hinge activity board.
Image from melissaanddoug.com
- A box or crate for his books since I don’t fancy drilling a spice rack or shelf as this room will constantly evolve as he grow. Nothing permanent on the wall.
Image from http://blog.thecelebrationshoppe.com
- Paste the decal on a black circular cardstock and paste it on the wall. Might laminate it so can last longer.
That’s all, I guess. I try not to buy too many toys. So far, we have not bought any toys. Semuer yang dier ader are hands-me-down from my sis.
I target to finish doing up his room by end of May or mid June.
I’m kind of worried for his development. Hahahaha! I know he is only 3 months old but this is the time when he absorbs so much!
I really wanted to enrol him in a madrassah when he starts Primary School. My husband and I are not from a Madrassah background. We are intimidated by their curriculum especially all the hafalan and Arabic lessons. We did asked a family member how she managed to educate her child till he got a place in Madrassah Irsyad. She told me that their Primary 1 qualifying test is manageable if he is doing well in his Madrassah kindergarten. I have taken a look at some samples and I myself am intimidated by the questions! Stressed makcik!
If only I can stay at home and spend more time with him. To a certain extent, I believe a full-time mom can really educate her children. We are making plans to allow me to be a stay-at-home-mom / working part-time in a few years time.
I find it really sad to only be able to spend a few hours with our son on weekdays. Really sad at the state of young parents in Singapore. Can’t spend much time with our children since our basic need such as housing in Singapore is downright expensive. Cannot afford on single income.
We can sloth long hours at work and spend limited time with our children or somehow find a solution to this dreadful situation. Not only will we miss their milestones but their needs might end up neglected, especially their educational development. InshaAllah, we will work this out and I will be able to spend more time with him and future sibling? Hehehehehe. InshaAllah. Doakan yer.