Monday, December 22, 2014

POWER OF DOING GOOD


I've always like the idea of the reward system which has been introduced and practised by the Western society. I can see that this system has grown widely here in Malaysia too. To me, it is a fun and motivating system which can improves a child's behaviour and teach them how to take responsibility besides setting a focus on the positive things that your child do. 



But we are still staying with the parents, so it's a challenge for me to create a reward chart as we don't have a personal wall to stick it to begin with, and the kids (Faaz especially) is a bit pampered by the grandparents. But we are going to move out soon, insyaAllah...so I really I hope I can start to introduce this system to my children soon! *excited mode*



Speaking of reward system, Disney Junior has just launched a new website called; Disney Junior’s ‘Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good’ on 9th December 2014.



The Power of Doing Good campaign aims to introduce kids aged 2-7 to the idea and values of - caring for nature, animals, and helping others. This aim to empower preschoolers to participate in acts of service encouraged by parents and supported by the community.


I think this is a great campaign as Disney Junior is a well known kid's TV channel and it is proven that children are easily influenced by the characters or stories from their favourite cartoon shows! Besides that, this campaign is also supported by  WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), SPCA Singapore and Selangor, and Singapore Environment Council. This is a good start for children to learn from a young age to be aware and care for the environment, the animals and society. Isn't it great? :)



Two popular Disney Junior characters; Jake (from Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and Sofia (from Sofia the First) will take the kids on a journey of personal empowerment through the ‘Power of doing good’ campaign through this website. As a parent, all we need to do is to log on to the website here , and register your child:



Next, all you have to do mommies/daddies is to download fun activity sheets from the websites, from 4 different themes offered - Community, Animals, Nature and Storytelling and start the activity with your child!



Online badges and certificate are simple rewards offered to encourage your child to complete all the activity sheets and learn the ethos of doing good. In addition to this, you can also reward your child with their favourite toy, book or even favourite food for each online badges or certificate they collected...just a suggestion, if I may :)



I have tried it and oh my, not only me but my 5 year old son also liked it and pretty excited to complete it all! With internet and Disney Junior website, who needs a wall to stick a reward chart. Hehe... :D


There's 13 more days to go before the 2015 school session starts. Why not fill it with the power of doing good activities with your child? Not only your child will get the reward, you and your child too, insya Allah (with God's will) will get the reward for the hereafter (the pahala), simply by doing good to yourself, community and nature :)


Have fun exploring www.disneyjuniorpowerofdoinggood.com ! 

Love,








Monday, December 1, 2014

Frozen + Holidays? It's the Fa-la-la-lidays!!

Assalamualaikum and Hello everyone,


It's been a while since my fingers meet the keyboards. Hihi. Hope everyone miss me as much as I miss blogging :)


Time flies fast and without realizing, we already come to December 2014 which means; a year almost passed and it's the time for holiday season. For children especially, year end is the time they look forward to. No more school or homework but it's time for fun activities or holiday with the family. Blessed! Hihi. :)


I still remember, about a year ago, somewhere in the end of November, Frozen - the Disney animated movie was released and it has been a huge phenomenon since! Until today, I can see a lot of young girls still wearing their "Anna" and "Elsa" costume at the malls and a lot of Frozen merchandise and toys are still hot selling in the market :)




My twin girls are also a huge fan of the movie. I think we already watched it like more than 50 times now and yet, we can still enjoy it just like the first time we did :) 

My Falisya especially, loves to sing the famous OST of Frozen; Let It Go :)




Can you see the "passion" in my Princess Elsa wannabe? hihi :)


Parents, if your child LOVES the movie FROZEN so much, well I have a good news for you! :) In conjunction with the current holiday season, Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615) has bring the magical holiday season to you with a very special Frozen treat called the Fa-la-la-lidays Contest. You can even stand the chance to win a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland to meet Princess Anna & Princess Elsa plus winning other Frozen goodies!! Weeee!!! :)



Well, if that does not make you excited enough, why not you check  this special clip of Fa-la-la-lidays Contest ;)




What you and the kids should do to join the contest?


Ok, it's simple. From now until 14 December, tune in and watch the great shows lined up for you this month on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615) and look out for the cool Frozen-themed contest questions.


Whether it’s counting the number of Olafs or the number of snowflakes, you wouldn’t want to keep your eyes off the screen because winners will be selected EVERY DAY to receive a very special Frozen gift pack. Best kan?! :)


In addition, every week during the campaign period, one lucky winner will win a trip for 4 people to Hong Kong Disneyland to meet Princess Elsa and Anna in person!


To find out more information, head over to: www.disneychannel-asia.com/holiday

Don’t miss the chance to have a magical Fa-la-la-liday experience on Disney Channel ok :)


Have a falala-liday week ahead everyone! 
Love,

Friday, November 7, 2014

Food For Soul: The Power of Bismillah






Once, long, long ago, there lived a pious man who often spoke about Islam to the people. One day, he was speaking about Bismillah (In the Name of Allah). He told the people that they would get a lot of reward for reading Bismillah before doing anything. 


There was a non-Muslim girl in the crowd. She loved what she was hearing so much, that she became a Muslim. Now, she also had a very good habit. She would say Bismillah before doing anything. It so happened that her father; who was not a Muslim found out that she now believed in one Allah. Oh! You can just imagine how very upset he was! 


You see, he was the King’s Minister and was afraid that people wouldn’t be too happy when they heard about this. In utter despair, her father tried to get rid of her. He went up to his daughter and gave her a ring. Now, this ring was a stamp that was used to seal all the King’s letters. Her father told her to keep the ring until he asked for it. She said Bismillah, took it and put it into her pocket. Later that night her father crept into her room and stole the ring. You’d never believe what he did next! He threw it into a nearby river! He was a very cunning man and his plan was to see what the King would do to his daughter.


Early the next morning, a fisherman arrived at the Minister’s house. He had brought him some fish as a gift. The Minister thanked the fisherman and told his daughter to prepare the fish. So, she read Bismillah and began to clean the fish. Imagine how surprised she was when she saw a ring inside the fish. At supper time, she served the fish to her father. 


Afterwards, he asked her to bring the ring. What did this girl do? Why, of course, she read Bismillah and took it right out of her pocket. It just didn’t make any sense to him at all. He sat down with his head in his hands and told her what he had done with the ring. He anxiously asked her where she had found it. She replied that while preparing the meal, she had found it in the fish’s stomach. Mentioning The name of Allah in your life will protect you from the doings of the Shaitan.


-shared from @ponderingmuslim via instagram-

Love,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Food For Soul : The Man & The Necklace


Assalamualaikum dear readers,



From today onwards, I would like to share with you inspiring stories from @ponderingmuslim on every Friday, on my "Food For Soul" section. Hope it awaken and incite you to be a better Muslim/Muslimah as much as I hope it will for me, insyaAllah... :)



JazakAllahu Khair to @ponderingmuslim for her kindness. I really appreciate it. May Allah reward your kindness my dear sister. You can also follow her intagram account here.






Ibn Aqeel Rahmatullah alayh was really poor, one day he was doing tawaaf around the kaaba and he spotted a necklace. Being a poor man, he was tempted to take it thinking that he'd be able to provide for himself and no one would even realise it's been taken, but fear of Allah stopped him. But now that he lifted the necklace he felt like he had to find out whom it belonged to. 



After announcing it to the people, a blind man approached saying it belonged to him.. He stopped for a moment and thought, 'the man's blind, i could easily walk away from him with the necklace and he wouldn't realise, he can't even see me so i wouldn't get caught' - But again the fear of Allah stopped him and he returned the necklace and made du'aa that Allah Ta'aala provides for Him.



He then reached a little village called hallaah, the people of the village noticed that a pious man has entered and so approached him saying their Imaam passed away and asked him to lead salaah, so He did, after salaah they asked him if he could be their new Imaam, he had nothing to lose, he'd be getting a place to stay as well as lots of thawaab, so he agreed. 



He settled down in the village and after some time, the people of the village asked him if he was willing to marry the previous Imaams daughter as the Imaam had written it in his will that His daughter be given to a pious man, he accepted and  soon noticed that his wife had on the same necklace that he found during tawaaf, he was really puzzled so questioned her and told her about the situation, she said the necklace was a gift given to her by her father.



Allah accepted both their duaa's, the poor man made du'aa Allah provides for him, and he was provided for in many ways and the father made du'aa at that point that "Oh Allah give my daughter a trustworthy husband like this man, and he was the one who married her"


Do good and good will come to you. -ponderingmuslim-


Love,


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Model Wannabe






Love,