Kesedihan di Lahad Datu

Hati terasa sangat sayu malam ni. Macam mana la aku boleh terlepas berita tentang situasi di Lahad Datu tu. Dah 3 minggu kot, dan aku baru tahu hari ni! Aduhai, ketinggalan zaman betul~!

Takziah diucapkan kepada keluarga anggota polis yang terkorban. Sedihnya tengok 2 isteri menjadi balu dan anak-anak mereka menjadi anak yatim. Salah seorang isteri tu sebaya aku je. 29 tahun. Umur 29 tahun dah jadi balu.Tengah mengandung pulak tu.  Waaa! Ya Allah, panjangkanlah usia suamiku. Semoga kedua-dua anggota polis itu ditempatkan di kalangan orang-orang yang beriman. Amin.

Tak dapat dibayangkan kalau Sabah jatuh ke tangan mereka. Aku lahir di Kota Kinabalu. So kalau Sabah keluar dari Malaysia, nanti kira aku ni lahir di luar negara la. 😛

Dah dua hari tak tulis entri baru. Bukan takde idea, tapi sibuk dengan research. Akhir-akhir ni sibuk kaji pasal vaksinasi. Sebenarnya aku takde la anti-vaksin, tapi bila aku baca macam-macam cerita tentang mangsa-mangsa vaksinasi, aku terasa la jugak nak ambil tahu apa benda yang menjadikan vaksinasi ni suatu isu yang diperdebatkan oleh sesetengah orang, dan kenapa sesetengah orang menolak vaksinasi. Kenapa ye?

Pastu pulak, alang-alang dah mula membaca tentang vaksinasi dan kesan buruknya (adverse effect) ni, terasa la jugak nak tahu apa isi kandungan vaksin-vaksin tu.

Setelah berhari-hari membaca sana-sini, akhirnya aku membuat satu kesimpulan.

Aku akan ceritakan tentang ini dalam entri akan datang. Compile elok-elok sikit. :) Thanx for your time!

Semoga Allah berikan ketabahan kepada keluarga anggota polis yang terkorban. Semoga polis-polis itu mendapat ganjaran mati syahid. Amin~

Homeschooling & I: Aiman and Grolier

It has been a while since the last time I wrote about my homeschooling journey. This time, I will tell you how I teach my son with the aide of an encyclopedia. Remember I told you that I bought Aiman a set of Grolier encyclopedia in this post? Well, to begin with, you do not really need to have an encyclopedia. You can simply explain to your child in accordance to his level of understanding, and of course you should at least show a picture or video to make him understand better what you are saying. I always like to use many kinds of teaching aide when I teach my son. Just remember, repetition is always the best way to teach your child anything.

It so happened, last Wednesday, the Papa had to go outstation in Johor Bharu. Which meant I will be left alone with the kids at home until either one of my two siblings who are staying with me came back. It’s going to be a very long night when Papa is not around.

Somehow, Aiman was suddenly in his learning mood. So he took a few books from his shelf and sat next to me. First, he asked me to read him the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Then, we read on Butterfly Metamorphosis. Interesting! Just explain to him in the simplest language so that he could comprehend, with the aide of the picture in the book.

Aiman & Irfan learning about the metamorphosis of a butterfly

Aiman & Irfan learning about the metamorphosis of a butterfly

I was also trying to explain about the volcanoes, but he was not very interested. So I  just let him ponder further upon what he had learnt; the butterfly metamorphosis. If your child seemed to be not very interested in a topic you are trying to teach, don’t be worried or upset. Let him learn at his own pace. PATIENCE is virtue! :) Some kids learn very quickly, some are a bit slower, some are keen learners, and some just don’t seem to want to learn yet. The keyword is; CAPTURE their interest. Teach them in a way that can capture their attention. Be creative!

I always make sure Irfan joins us everytime I am teaching Aiman something. I purposely want to expose him to knowledge starting from a very young age. I want to set up a habit among my children to love reading and seeking knowledge.

Thirsty for knowledge

Thirsty for knowledge

See the drawing below? Guess what it is…

What do you think of this?

What do you think of this?

It can be a lot of things. This was Aiman’s drawing. I have no idea what he was trying to draw, not that he could explain either. But it sure did look like a lizard to me. A weird-looking lizard.