Firstly I would like to apologise for not updating this blog recently. We have been deep into fasting for Ramadan, around eighteen hours a day, and all our energy has been centred on that. It is important that we keep our bodies healthy and nourished, while being able to balance our daily lives. As we focus on our body it is important to keep the mind in check, not just for you, but for the whole family.
During the month of Ramadan we leave a large portion of the day free without food. There is a big hole that is not filled with cooking three or four times a day, so we are often left with large chunks of time. As we need to be careful not to overexert ourselves during the day, reading provides the perfect way to keep both our bodies and minds engaged, without losing sight of also giving back to those in needs.
It is important to keep children distracted during Ramadan as the hunger can sometimes get the better of them. I have found that using this time to teach a series of lessons can be rewarding for both parent and child.