Homeschooling 101

Resources for Muslim Homeschooling Families

Homeschooling is when children’s education is based at home with their parents’ guidance rather than through enrollment in a public school or private school. We curate materials and resources for Muslim Homeschooling families who are beginning their homeschooling journey or looking for support during their journey. Please click on any of the links below to access materials. If you have a resource you’d like to add to our list, please email us at info@alhadi.school.

DescriptionResource
About HomeschoolingLearn about a typical homeschool day (article)
Various episodes on parenting and what homeschooling could look like for your family (podcast)
Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside of the Classroom (film)
Reasons for Homeschooling Listen to Raising Mums discuss why she homeschools (podcast)
About the Approaches Homeschooling- Which approach is right for you? by David Ferrer (article)

School-at-home

Montessori

Waldorf

Eclectic

Online/Cyber


PBL (Project Base Learning)
Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years by Judy Harris Helm and Lilian Katz (book)

Classical

Charlotte Mason


Unschooling
Learn how Saira Siddiqi, a Digital Parent Educator, unschools her children (site)
CurriculumMath
RightStart Math-complete elementary and middle-school program that uses visualization of quantities, de-emphasizes counting, and provides strategies and games for learning the facts using the ALAbacus (curriculum kit for purchase)

Islam
Noor Kids-based on the S.I.R.A.T. identity and character development philosophy (site)
Kisa Kids- complete Islamic curriculum for early childhood, elementary, and middle school developed by the Al Kisa Foundation (site)


All-in-One Box Curriculum
Oak Meadow-experiential K-12 curriculum (site)
-Bridgeway Homeschool Academy (site)
Time4Learning-online K-12 (site)
Our Reading ListFree to Learn by Peter Gray (book)
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto (book)
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart (book)
Rethinking School-How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education by Susan Wise Bauer (book)
The Collapse of Parenting: How we Hurt Our Children When we Treat Them as Grownups by Dr. Leonard Sax (book)
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne (book)
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (book)
How to Talk So kids Will Listen and How to Listen So Kids will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (book)
Hold onto Your Kids by Gabor Mate
Child DevelopmentWaldorf Perspective on Child Development developed by Spring Garden Waldorf School (site)
The Future of Homeschoolers“There’s a New Path to Harvard and It’s Not Inside a Classroom” by Chris Weller (article)
Other Massive List of Digital Educational Resources compiled by Sr Nazeera Salak (list)