Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DIY reusable workbook sheets

I cut opened the kids workbook to laminate it for reuse. It's hard to find nice letter tracing workbooks. We found a really nice Arabic workbook as well and I had been looking for something like this for so long. Alhumdulillah Allah SWT guided us to it.

Although I prefer writing with pencil for kids but I found that AR has been able to practice his curves and straight lines on these sheets without getting too stressed from writing. I never forced or force him to write, we have to help him sharpen his fine motor skills, it gets a bit challenging for all of us due to his strabismus (lazy eye).

It's an eye condition, where the brain sends less single to one eye and it starts to drift in wards or outwards. The other thing it does is, it makes it a bit challenging for him to make hand and eye coordination. He also has weak eyes sight, which has improved and inshaAllah will improve more. MashaAllah we are still proud of him because he has come a long way with making good hand and eye coordination. He sometimes feels frustrate when he can't get to fit one piece of puzzle into the other because he misses it due to the drifting of his left eye ball. 

A lot of time people expect a lot from him, even me and my husband, but sometimes I feel, we should think of him more gently, think of him as a child with a weakness in his body...which is not something small. We take these things (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, and feet) for granted, we us them as if we had the right to have them. 

InshaAllah I will be starting him on Homeopathic remedy course and also a natural eye support supplement. I am currently giving him sunflower seeds and homemade carrot juice almost everyday.

sorry about the tangent :)

I even took a set of these with me to Canada and we would practice them there, whenever he was ready to sit with me for a bit.

While AR practices H wants to imitate him so we give one to her as well to scribble on.

May Allah grant him complete shifa (cure), and teach us the proper manner to deal with his situation. Ameen.


  1. Subhanallaah. May Allaah cure him and give him success. Aameen. At what age and how did you know that he had this problem?

  2. Ameen sister! My aunt and Mom noticed it when he was around 16 months but we kept saying/thinking its normal (from what we had read) He has beautiful dark large pupal eyes so it was hard to tell. He was officially diagnosed with Strabismus when he was 18 months and got his first pair of glasses at 21 months. Alhumdulilah he has been really strong in this process. Initailly we had to patch on of his eye for 2 hours 7 days a week...so miskeen he would bump into things. ALLAH SWT is MOST KIND now we are down to 1 hour 3 times a week. :). MAy Allah SWT protect and preserve our children. Ameen