The Ramadan experience this far has been quite different than years past. H is 4.5 years old and has a lot more input and ideas around what we have been doing.
The first thing we did, back in March, was start brainstorming for Ramadan. We used a web to plot ideas. Our web was a combination of things both of us suggested.
While I did all of the writing, I gave H a chance to practice fine motor skills by drawing the lines to connect the ideas.
Later, information from that web along with some ideas from books was compiled into a word document.
Then that word document was plotted onto a blank calendar template.
And then this was used to make cards for her Ramadan calendar. I’ll post more about that soon.
One of the reasons we started planning in March was I knew I’d be busy the month leading up to Ramadan as my parents were planning on visiting. This was actually a much better approach for me because with two kids now, running around last minute is much trickier.
And it must be stated that this is just a plan! Life happens and we are open to making adjustments as required.