Before I had the blessing of becoming a mother, I *thought* I had my motherhood style figured out. I knew that my kids would only be fed home-cooked meals made with love, their clothes would be pure cotton or linen, they would be home-educated in a far away exotic land where we would be living off-grid completely self-sufficient and in tune with nature technology-free. Fast forward a few years and well, some of those things ring true – we are living abroad (Turkey could be considered exotic and far-away!), home-educating and eat mostly home-cooked meals with organic veg when possible!
We aren’t quite technology-free or self sufficient because living far away has meant technology has become somewhat essential and necessary – a way of communicating with family and the greater virtual community at large. Living away from family alongside home-educating can sometimes be tricky to manage. How do I get the cooking and cleaning and the list of chores awaiting me? My daughter often reads as her form of entertainment but with her reading speed; we often find ourselves already needing another trip to the library to stock up. Side note: my daughter reviews books she reads on her blog if you would like to check it out, click here. So sometimes, I am slightly ashamed to admit, that although we don’t own a television and never have. I occasionally turn to Netflix or YouTube to source meaningful or educational videos my daughter can watch whilst I get the cooking done. However, there isn’t much out there that is something I am comfortable with her watching and even if we do manage to find something on YouTube, I find the adverts can become a bit of a nuisance!
Long story cut short – enter ALI HUDA TV, dubbed Muslim Kids Netflix! I was offered an opportunity to review this an ad-free subscription based service, similar to Netflix that has a variety of shows catering to age. I like that we can search for shows according to age or content (Arabic, Nasheeds etc). Our favourite shows currently are ‘Mini Reflections’ and ‘Everything Kids’.
It is also available on multiple devices including iPhone and iPad as well as Android – which makes it ideal for travelling!
Interested? You can sign up for a 7 day free trial and get 50% off your first month (just $3.98 for the first month and $7.95 after) by using code: NOMADIC. All you need to do is go http://tv.alihuda.com and scroll to the bottom to sign up for the trial and enter code: NOMADIC