Category Archives: Learning

Eassa@Rainy day Painting

On this very wet Sunday, we are trying out wet on wet water colour techniques. I have been reading about Waldorf painting lessons for children, and loved the simplicity of lessons -working with primary colours, and using one or two colours to begin with. This encouraged Eassa to focus on technique – using his brush […]

Eassa@the Graveyard

Eassa was asking to visit again his beloved Jiddo Essa who passed away some 6 weeks a go, may God bring Mercy upon his soul. We also visited the late Sheikh AlBakiry who was instrumental in our early lives and was the one to perform the marriage ceremony for Mazin and I. We miss him. […]


Eassa is a reluctant artist. He has doubts. He is a perfectionist. He doesn’t like making mistakes. He doesn’t draw much because “I cant do it!” Doing these structured art sessions helps Eassa be comfortable with the unpredictable aspect of art, its messiness, and the fact that it’s a developing skill. Working along side him, […]

Eassa@learning about Caves

How interesting are caves? Eassa was asking questions about caves and how they form. And this is how caves became our unit of study for the term. I struggled to find children resources on caves and cave animals. The local librarian was just as surprised. Hopefully some new resources will be ordered. We are focusing […]


We were inspired by @brb_raisingkids latest post ❤ My Eassa is making this house for his 4 year old cousin’s birthday happening next week. He joined his three older siblings making by hand their gifts, and this gives him a sense of accomplishment. He is usual impatient, but was happy to complete the work over […]

Eassa@Buidling a vending machine claw

Eassa putting together his first @kiwico_inc Kiwi crate project. I am so impressed with the easy to follow design and instructions booklet. Eassa is six years old. He doesn’t know how to read instructions. But he had no problems following the drawings and using the parts to assemble the project with minimal guidance from me. […]

Eassa@Learning about Backbiting

Salaaaam to all you lovely souls on this cloudy Friday morning. So. Backbiting. It happens in the most unpredictable ways. You are chit chatting about life with your friend – all innocent stuff… and then, a name is dropped – innocently – how are they? What are they upto? And talk happens…In your head you […]

Eassa@Teaching about diversity

Remember when we discovered that Eassa thought he was white (and blond) and that white was better than darker colours? Well we have been working hard the past few months learning about diversity and colours. Today’s session was an assessment session to see where we are at. I think i may have over done it […]