Toys and things to keep toddlers busy are endless. It is such that every parent feels confused and overwhelmed when going to a store or looking online for the perfect object to keep their toddler occupied and enjoy it. That’s where this post comes in. I want to tell you what worked for our 2 toddlers and what they LOVE to play with. Mind you they have been gifted so much over the years. Many that have been either ignored or used only once. So let’s get right to what will keep them occupied for at least an hour if not more (that’s what we want to happen right *wink*).
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As a Muslim Mother, it’s very important to find media like Ali Huda, that is relatable and can teach the kids different aspects of their religion in a kid fun way. This market is growing larger and we are seeing more and more Islamic Media for children which is great. I was pleasantly surprised to find out about Ali Huda TV. This product is basically the Netflix for Muslim children. Their goal is to entertain and education Muslim children about Islam in a fun way with 1000’s of shows exclusively for Muslim Kids.
Our Experience with Ali Huda:
I didn’t think much of it or have high expectations until I was given a chance to review it by participating in a 1-month trial. The first few days all I could think about was how am I going to have the kids watch it under my supervision. I really didn’t want them on the iPad because they are going through a phase of sibling rivalry at its worst since they are so young (almost 4 years and 2 years). After reading up the FAQ’s on the website I then found out they were accessible through Roku and this made me REALLY happy! After following the instructions which were super easy and I had it up and going on Roku in a few mins. And that was the start to my kids falling in love with Ibo & Adam from the Brainy Bunch!
Ali Huda Content:
The episodes average about 1.5-3 mins long which is different to what they are used to with normal series on Netflix or Amazon Prime that last an average of 24 mins. So this was something I had to get used to. The great thing about Ali Huda is that on the Roku, it will work exactly like Netflix and go onto the next episode so I don’t have to baby sit the TV. After a certain number of episodes, it will pause automatic playing and ask if we still want to continue watching which I also found to be a great feature. It works the same way on the iPad & iPhone. Since I don’t own an Android I can’t say how it works on there.
The content is divided by age group and also categories like TV, Arabic, Quran, Nasheeds, Travel, etc. This makes it easy to search you are able to review what each program/series is about before starting to watch it. Most if not all for my kids’ age group are pretty short videos. There are some series that are still being updated slowly, but many others have at least 5 or up to 50 episodes. I got a notification today by email when a new episode/series was uploaded which was useful to know!
Ali Huda Shows Grouped by Age
Features of Ali Huda:
I have not had any issues with the program so far, nor has it been slow for me or gotten stuck as Netflix tends to do. I love how it has been designed and how user-friendly it is.
- It can be used on an iPhone, Android, iPad, Tablet, Laptop, Apple TV and Chromecast.
- You can get HD streaming access to all the content and all future releases instantly.
- It funds producers to make more awesome content for Muslim kids worldwide.
- The shows are curated exclusively for Muslim kids to entertain & educate on Islamic values.
- It is free of ads. This was another plus as with Youtube, for example, I am always having to hear whining when the video doesn’t start immediately or just stops for an AD.
How to Sign Up to Ali Huda:
Users can sign up for a FREE 7 Day trial and once that trial is over they only have to pay $7.95/month or $79.50/year.
Upon signing up for your trial if you use the special code “MAMASEYES”, you can get 50% off your 1st month! That’s only $3.98 for your first month!
After your free 7-day trial, your card will be charged $3.98 per month for the first 1 months (a 50% discount). It will be charged $7.95 per month thereafter.
Here is a little trailer to get some more information.
You can find Ali Huda on social media on:
- Facebook – @alihudatv -https://web.facebook.com/alihudatv/
- Twitter – @alihudatv -https://twitter.com/alihudatv
- Instagram – @alihudatv -https://www.instagram.com/alihudatv/
Enjoy your trial and comment below your kid’s favorite show!
Whilst we were provided with the product for free to review, all the opinions within this review are honest. I would never recommend anything that I/ my children don’t already use and love. I may get a commission if you use my code to sign up for a Trial. However, it costs you nothing and enables me to keep bringing you great content. I only ever recommend products I use and love myself.
If your child’s primary language is English and you are trying to teach them Arabic, you will love the Alif Baa App. This iPhone/iPad based app is a great way to get your child to learn Arabic in a fun way.
Our Ethnic BackGround
Having our children grow up learning Arabic is very important to my husband since it is not our primary spoken language. My ethnicity is Yemeni Kenyan so my native language is Arabic and Swahili. My husband’s ethnicity is Eritrean and his native language is Tigrinya. For both of us, however, we grew up with English as our primary language (growing up in Dubai & America) and caught a little of our native languages but not enough to say we are proficient.
Being Muslims, the language of our Holy Book (the Quran) is Arabic so it was our natural choice to want to do our best to learn this language and also make sure it was the main language our children could speak (aside from our other native languages).