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HomeWorks Quarterly
Volume 4 Issue 2
COVER STORY:
Arabic – Why and How
SOME OTHER ARTICLES:
Learning Arabic: A parent’s tips
Why we pulled out
Homeschooling challenges and solutions
Readers’ Questions
Fitness: Do you have it on your agenda?


Arabic – Why and How
By Muhammad Ibrahim Ali
Parents who realise the importance of Arabic often ask how they can teach their children the same. Here, from the pen of an experienced Arabic language teacher, are reasons why learning Arabic should be a priority and how you and your children can travel towards this goal.
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EXCERPTS FROM OTHER ARTICLES

Learning Arabic: A parent’s tips
By Umm Aymun
A homeschooling family, passionate about Arabic, with children who have authored Arabic readers and have studied with native speakers, shares a wealth of tips garnered from their 5-year journey into learning Arabic.
Why we pulled out
By Homeworks team
Why are some families bidding farewell to conventional schooling? Eight parents share their reasons.
Homeschooling challenges and solutions
By Homeworks team
It is not all rosy out there. So, how do you handle the rough patches? Parents speak about their challenges and how they deal with them.
Readers’ Questions
By Homeworks team
What homeschooling questions are on your mind? This issue responds to our readers’ queries: “I’m asked: ‘So how long will you homeschool?’ What do I say to that?” “My 5-year old seems to be playing all the time. When I sit him down with bookwork, he shows reluctance. Is this homeschooling?”
Fitness: Do you have it on your agenda?
By Rayed Afzal
Homeschooling should go beyond academics. As you nourish your child’s soul and mind, listen to an educational psychologist cum homeschooling father (with hands-on experience) talk about physical fitness.





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.