Asalaam Alaikum/Hi all
Apologies for not posting recently but have been busy with work on a 2 day course in London and then on top of it all I have had a cold. I am not quite sure how I managed to get through the course but had to be done! I am off work today and should be in bed but got sick and tired of just lying there and it’s a bit lonely without hubby and munchkin. Normally I would be grateful for some time to myself but today I am just feeling a bit sorry for myself.
Anyway I have been asking myself a question for a number of weeks and I still haven’t decided. That is whether to send munchkin to a local madrasah which is just 5 mins away on the car. For my non muslim followers the word ‘madrasah’ basically means a place of learning and studying.
By the time I was 7 years old I had been taught by my mum to recite the Quran and I had completed it. I had no idea what I had read, nor did I understand what I was reading, but it appeared to have been an achievement to simply have got through it.
Munckin will be 5 in a week and the madrasah will take children from that age. So it seems she could start in September. My parents seem to think it will be better for her and I doubt she will learn from my mum as they are too soft on her and I am not confident in teaching her.
So the madrasah seems ideal. However the timing is worrying me. Madrasah would start at 4.45 pm to 7pm. So this would be her typical day Monday to Friday.
8.45am ~ School starts
3.15 pm ~ School finishes
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm ~ has something to eat at my parents house (She is a SLOW eater)
4.45pm ~ Madrasah starts
7.00 pm ~ Madrasah finishes
Muchkin can go to bed anytime between 8pm and 9pm. On the odd occasion she has said she is tired at 7.30pm and asks to go to bed. Basically she goes to sleep when she is tired.
So that would typically leave 1 hour (potentially 2) before bed to do any homework, have something light to eat and have a bath.
Listing it like this is making me think it is too much for a 5 year old?