I have two toddlers at home, ages 2.5 years and 16 months, and as an American Muslim mother, I struggle to find programs on TV that I can allow my girls to watch. As any parent, my concerns are that my daughters won’t learn anything while watching TV. There is a lack of fun, educational Islamic programs geared towards young children. It’s even more challenging to find Islamic programs that can compete with the attractive shows that are popular among children today.
“Netflix for Muslim Kids”
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind if my daughter watches some of these shows, as long as they are appropriate for her age group. However, I wish there were more Islamic cartoon shows that would attract them just the same. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Ali Huda TV, which is described as “Netflix for Muslim Kids” and rightly so because it’s a channel which offers several series for every age group, led by colorful Muslim characters.
It was super easy getting started with this channel. In my house, we do not use devices such as iPhone or tablets to show my daughters TV shows. We have a Roku, and with the help of simple instructions on the Ali Huda website, I was able to connect the channel onto my Roku in a matter of seconds. My daughters watched the shows geared towards their age group (2-6), and we enjoyed it very much.
My daughters’ favorite programs were: Amani & Zhikr Practice, Alif & Sofia and Learn Arabic in Tunes. They love musical and sing-along clips, so it was fun watching them try to repeat the Arabic words in the Arabic alphabet song.
It’s nice to have peace of mind that my children are watching clean and educational content, with relatable characters that they can connect with.
The length of the clips is quite short, on average 2 minutes per clip. But they have a wide selection of programs, so there’s plenty to go through without getting bored. The colorful picture quality attracts my kids enough to hold their short attention span. This is definitely a plus point for me.
I was so pleased that the channel continues to add new content, and for every age group so it is something my kids can grow up watching. They have several programs such as stories of the Prophets, cooking competition for kids and “Science Made Cool”.
I must say that I am really impressed by this channel, and watching my children light up when I put Ali Huda TV on for them is a joy. It’s easily accessible on any device, reasonably priced, and most of all it’s teaching my kids about Islam. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
How to get started:
Ali Huda TV is a monthly subscription of $7.95/month or $79.95/year and you can cancel at anytime. They offer a free 7-day trial, and a 50% discount off your first month with the promo code: ALIHUDA.
You can learn more about the channel or browse through their programs on their website by clicking here: Ali Huda TV
Disclosure: I was offered a free 30-day trial to the program in exchange for an honest review. All of the opinions in this post are my very own.
What kinds of programs do you look for your young children to watch at home? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.