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HomeWorks Quarterly
Volume 3 Issue 3
COVER STORY:
Days of our lives
SOME OTHER ARTICLES:
Meaningful and enjoyable activities for children
Home is where the Deen is
Defeating Dyslexia
A Ramadan of sharing - in giving we received


Days of our lives
By Shirin bint Johari
Our cover story this time answers the oft-repeated question, "How do homeschooling days go by?" Daily and weekly schedules of three families give the readers an insight into the ground realities of homeschooling and some inspiration to design their own demanding days.
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EXCERPTS FROM OTHER ARTICLES

Meaningful and enjoyable activities for children
By Salman Asif Siddiqui
Every parent is concerned about keeping the young ones engaged in activities that provide both learning and recreation. Salman Asif Siddiqui pinpoints seven time killers and then seven winning ways for you to make smart choices in this regard.
Home is where the Deen is
By Homeworks team
Homeworks talks to a pioneer homeschooling family about its rich experience of learning and living in England, Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia. Read the complete interview at http://homeworks.com.pk/staticpages.aspx?contenttitle=homeworks_excerpts&varprdpg=1
Defeating Dyslexia
By Shaheema Shaw
The author, who now holds a Masters in English Literature and teaches writing, reflects on what helped her to overcome dyslexia in younger years.
A Ramadan of sharing - in giving we received
By Maryam Kiyani
An 11-year-old homeschooler describes how charity and community work can become a part of growing up, by sharing the details of a Ramadan charity project that she and her younger sister took up.





QUESTION TIME
FAQ: How much time during the day does it take to homeschool?
PERSPECTIVES
Article: An educational psychologist's take on school curricula.
SOCIAL SPOT
Event: Make your own - first in a series of classes to promote homemade products
HOMEWORKS SEMI-ANNUAL
Fall/Winter 14: Arabic: Why & How. Learning the language of our faith.