Screen time is both a blessing and a thorn in the side of parents all over the world. We hate that we love it. But what happens when screen time is combined with spiritual education for our little ones?
We can’t escape screen time, no matter how much we want to. I started off my motherhood journey insisting my children would never sit in front of a screen. The seasoned mothers laughed. I now know why.
But my acceptance that screen time is a reality of motherhood didn’t stop the Mummy Guilt. Then I found Muslim Kids TV.
Please note: I was gifted with a 1-year subscription to MuslimKidsTV in return for my honest review.
Fun to use
My kids found Muslim Kids TV extremely fun to use. They enjoyed making an avatar and searching through the brightly-coloured graphics on the iPad app. The fact the app also had games as well as videos made it an interactive experience.
But don’t take it from me. Here’s what my kids had to say!
“It had nice games and the videos were fun to watch especially when we were having breakfast.” – Umar, age 9.
“I loved the games so much that I kept on playing it whenever I was allowed to go on my iPad.” – Khalid, age 7.
Educational & entertaining
Entertaining children can be relatively easy. Educating them at the same time is something else entirely. Sometimes, adults may believe something is both entertaining and educational, but the children strongly disagree.
Muslim Kids TV has found a balance between entertainment and education. Without beating kids over the head with moral messages, the videos guide the children through the lesson whilst making them laugh at the same time. I often heard my kids referring to stories from Muslim Kids TV when faced with dilemmas in real life.
I was extremely impressed!
“I learnt that if you get something wrong, it doesn’t matter.” – Khalid
“I learnt to pray. It showed me how to pray, and when to pray and how many raka’ah I should do.” – Umar
We’ve all seen various attempts at Islamic content for kids, and it’s not all successful. Some things appear so low-budget, it’s painful to watch. But that isn’t the case with Muslim Kids TV. Not by a long shot.
The graphics and quality of the videos are pretty impressive and you can tell time has gone into making them worth the money they ask viewers to pay.
The way they deliver their content is creative, engaging, and ticks all the boxes for quality Islamic content for children.
Relaxed, guilt-free screen time
The biggest selling point for me was being able to sit back and relax whilst my children watched Muslim Kids TV.
Yes, you may be able to find some Islamic content on YouTube, but let’s be honest, a lot of YouTube content is not suitable for little Muslims. Without supervision, we can’t relax and leave our kids to watch them. How often have you left your child with a suitable YouTube video, only to find they’ve clicked through the recommended videos onto something else 2 minutes later?
With Muslim Kids TV, I could leave my kids with their iPad and cook the dinner, or fold the clothes, or even just have a cup of tea and 20 minutes to myself. We would then talk about what they watched and what they learned.
Guilt-free for mum. Safe and educational for kids.
Since I started collecting information for this review, Muslim Kids TV has added a range of new features, including a Qur’an recitation buddy, printables, science, maths, social studies – the list really has become endless when it comes to the features offered by Muslim Kids TV.
Get a free trial!
I wouldn’t recommend purchasing anything until you try it. Thankfully, Muslim Kids TV is offering a two-week free trial.
If you don’t think it’s worth it after two weeks, you can cancel your account. But honestly, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
What do you use?
Do you use Muslim Kids TV? What do you think? Maybe you use a different app. Let me know in the comments!