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I’m Fasting This Ramadan, A Fun Way to Learn Fasting

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Taking kids to be fasting can be very challenging. While it is no easy task to tell them the fundamental nature of fasting, it will be even more taxing when they demand earlier break-fast (iftar) several times before due time. It is not a surprise though as to them fasting means abstaining only from hunger and thirst unlike adults who go deeper in essence. Their initial phase of fasting will likely be determined by what to eat as soon as iftar is allowed.Are there any effective ways to teach children to fast for the first time knowing that fasting is not yet an obligation for them? How do we make them understand the importance of fasting as early as they can? One of the best ways is perhaps by reading a book that recounts a fun activity while fasting. It is what I learn from I’m Fasting This Ramadan, a book by Zeneefa Zaneer that captures Sakeena’s first day of fasting in Ramadan.
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5 Alasan Mengapa Anak Tak Suka Membaca

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Mengapa anak tak suka membaca? Ini pertanyaan penting yang sering diajukan orangtua. Pertanyaan itu muncul lantaran orangtua merasa sudah membelikan banyak buku untuk anak tetapi anak tak terlihat suka membacanya. Tak bisa dimungkiri punya anak  yang hobi membaca memang menyenangkan. Ini terbukti pada kedua anak kami, Duo Xi. Xi sulung mulai tertarik belajar membaca karena sewaktu di Bogor banyak buku bergambar sementara ia tak bisa membacanya. Akhirnya ia minta diajari membaca dan bisa baca bahkan sebelum masuk TK.Xi bungsu menyusul jejak kakaknya. Tak mau ketinggalan, komik atau buku bergambar ia baca di waktu luang. Bahkan saat sedang makan pun ia sempatkan membaca buku. Apalagi jika buku yang ia baca sangat digemari, misalnya karena memiliki tokoh yang unik atau konyol. Kami membebaskan mereka sebab menyadari betul bahwa banyak sekali manfaat yang dipetik dari akvititas membaca. Bukan hanya menambah pengetahuan dan kosakata baru, membaca buku juga menjadi pengalaman berharga karen…