Are you looking for the best islamic toys and books for kids this season? Whether it is Eid shopping or any other time of the year, you may find this list helpful. I have rounded up a list of all the best educational and innovative toys available. Also included are my favorite Islamic books and Islamic Magazines and subscriptions for Kids.
Last week, I wrote about the most popular toys this Ramadan, but that is a list of non islamic toys. If you are particularly looking for faceless dolls, islamic books and products designed for muslim children, then this post is for you.
Below are some online muslim shops that are on my favorites list. I am ordering gifts for my children and niece and nephews through them. I hope you will like these ideas too.
Innovative Islamic Toys for Kids!
Personally, I love toys that promote diversity and cultures. I did not grow up with Muslim dolls but now my children are blessed to have so many dolls who look like them.
Since I live here in Saudi Arabia, we get to see lots of Islamic toys and dolls for our children. When my son was just a year old, the Fulla Doll came out. We used to enjoy watching ads of the doll and my son would say how the doll looked just like his mom. <3
A few years ago, we were sent this beautiful Jenna Doll (scroll below) but unfortunately I think it has been discontinued. I am not sure though… only I can’t find it online or in stores. It was perfect! We still have it… but I wish you guys could get it fo your girls.
Muslim Barbie – Jenna the Quran Teacher
Our favorite doll is Jenna the Quran Teacher. I cannot tell you how much she is loved in our home. My 4 year old and Jenna are inseparable. She talks to her, learns the Surahs from her, uses her to fall asleep and although she has 21 other barbie style dolls, Jenna remains precious. After all, Jenna is good mannered, respects and loves everyone and so modest. 🙂
If you are looking for a gift for little girl aged 3-7yrs old, this will be my first recommendation! Jenna Doll is available on their site for world wide orders. If you are in the Middle East, head to any major toys shop like Toys’r’Us, Hamley’s, ToyStory, or others.
Desi doll company:
If your child is the kind who likes electronics and hi-tech toys then Desi Doll company can help you. They have some very unique and innovative toys like the iPray Salah pad, Story sound books, speaking bilingual dolls and interactive puzzles.
They have a boy and girl doll called Yousuf and Aamina. They are bilingual dolls and great for your multilingual child.
If you’d like to buy the dolls on Amazon, you can buy the Yousuf Talking Doll here.
Mini muslimah Dolls:
These are plush cushions that are shaped like dolls. How much fun! I know I’d want them for myself if not for my kids’ beds! They are too cute! Mini Muslimah dolls, have doll sewing kits too. So if your child loves to sew… this is the best! They have some fun notebooks, backpack dolls, etc too. Find out more on their site
I may have been a bit overjoyed when this doll came out. Because come on… Ibtihaj is a brilliant athlete, entrepreneur and inspiration to girls who never saw themselves represented. She is not only celebrated for her accolades but for embracing what made her stand out – her Hijab!
Ibtihaj is honored as a Barbie “Shero,” a woman who has broken boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. What an inspiration for little girls!
This Muslim Barbie is available on Amazon. Get Ibtihaj Muhammad doll here.
Innovative Interactive Muslim Toys
I love interactive toys for my children. We have had all kinds of Islamic toys for them- from toy laptops and tablets to interactive pens and books to our most recent gift a Salah mat that talks! Here is a list of our most favorite Islamic gifts for kids.
My Salah Mat:
This innovative prayer mat is perfect for teaching little children to pray. If you know a child who loves hi-tech, flashing lights, sounds and screens, this is what you should give her/him! The Salah Mat is multilingual and speaks in 7 languages so no matter where in the world you are, it is perfect for your child. They will enjoy praying and also learning their duas while pressing all those buttons. You can get it from their site here. Get a 10% discount for being a Jeddah Mom Reader. Use code: Mom10
I’ll be honest here, I have only good things to say about this mat. It’s been a few years since we have been gifted this and I have bought it for my niece and nephews too. This is a winner of an Eid gift for children. Every home should have it. I still find my 6 and 7 year olds enjoying it.
This mat has taught my children their duas and even to pray correctly with the right posture for sajdah and ruku’u. You can read my recommendations for teaching children to love salah here and the Salah Mat review here.
Quran Cubes and Moon lamps:
We love a good Quran reciter. IN the past we have used those by Darrussalam but unfortunately it broke down after a few years. Last year I bought the Quran Cube for my son and my father. They both love it and it is one of the most used Quran lamp in our home. The kids enjoy listening to it day and night.
Learn Quran through STEM
We reviews these fun toys from Binaye last year. They teach the message of the Quran through STEM. Impressive don’t you think? In a modern world that we live, we definitely need products that will help children see that Truth with clear eyes.
These toys are built around verses of the Quran. They are weaved into a story and then an activity (STEM based) to go with it. Check out details on the Binaye.com site
Arabicubes by Daradam kids:
These are the world’s best arabic cubes I have seen! I discovered them last month on Instagram and instantly fell in love! Can you see why? These blocks are perfect for not just preschoolers but also for older kids and adults! They are like the arabic version of scrabble! You can find out more about these blocks and other educational games from Daradam on their website.
Little Ummah Toys:
I love their prayer mats and faceless dolls. They have a wide variety of books, planners and toys that encourage Salah and help with learning the Quran. Check out the Little Ummah site for details.
The Best Islamic Books for Kids
Books are the first thing that I think of when I look for gifts. Listed below are some of the best Islamic books for children. If you need Ramadan themed books please see this post: 30 Books about Ramadan for Kids.
Alhamdulillah for series- Gratitude Journal:
My favourite gift to give children and adults is this gratitude journal. This journal is unlike any other book you have ever seen. Beautifully illustrated with bright illustrations, it is a must have for every home.
I have used this journal personally with my family last Ramadan and we loved it. I have bought more copies of it for my family this year too. You can read more about what it is and the different ways to use this Islamic journal in this post. This journal is also available in Arabic. If you are in Saudi Arabia or India, you can order them from the Little Muslim Gift Factory on Instagram.
They bought out their Jannah Journal this year… I haven’t got it for myself yet but from what all I have seen by following them I recommend that too!
For adults, I recommend their Productivity Journal. Best Journal I have used for myself!
They are available for purchase on Amazon, on Ayeina website and numerous stockists around the world.
The Best Book for Growing Girls!
Earlier this year, I introduced you to this fantastic book – Muslim Girl Growing Up – Guide to Puberty. So many readers messaged me to say that this is one of the best books that they have read. They bought it for their daughters and nieces. I agree. I bought it for my nieces too. If you have girl between the age of 9-15, this is a really good to include in your Eid Basket. Read my review here. This book is available on Amazon as well as Book Depository.
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH RAISING CHILDREN WHO DON'T PRAY?
We use this Salah Chart for our family. Every time I pray Salah, I make Dua for myself and my children. My husband does the same. The difference has been eye opening!
Grab this FREE printable Salah chart (available in two colors).
Dar Us Salam Books:
If you are in the Middle East, you would understand my craze for Darussalam Books and Products. Even if you are somewhere else, you must have heard that they have the best most authentic books in the world for Adults and children. Here in the Middle East, we have access to their toys and products as well. (Some of these toys are not available elsewhere)
In the past, my children have owned many Quran learning laptops/ Ipads and Digital Quran from them. We also had their Quran learning baby dolls. If you have a Darrussalam shop near by, do head over to them. Guarantee you will come home with lots of books! Even if you don’t have a Darrussalam store near you, you can order online from them too. Here is their US and Canada site.
My favorite Islamic books for kids are from Goodword Books. We have a good collection that we have bought for our children. They also have some fun Arabic learning games and puzzles. You can explore more about their products on their site.
They have some of the best books and board games for kids. For the young preschooler, they have educational books, Prophetic stories for the big kid, Fun board games for the tween and some very exciting mystery games, books and handwriting set for the teenagers. No matter what age the child is or what level of islamic education he has had, these books and toys will help him get on to the next step. Learning Roots are my favourite choice for my teenaged family members. You can learn more about this company and their products on their site.
If you have a child who loves to read, this is what you should gift him! Adab kids produce picture books that impart the values of Islamic teachings through beautifully illustrated stories. They are the first of their kind that I have seen! The books are about great Islamic personalities like Imam Ghazzali, Ibn Sina, Ibn Haytham, Imam Abu Hanifa , Hazrath Nizamuddin and many others. The books are incidents from the lives of these great men that have been illustrated into picture books. You can see what all they have on their site. They are also available on AMAZON.
Faith Kids Names of Allah Cards
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The Best Islamic Magazines and Subscriptions for Kids
Little Explorers magazine is the worlds 1st global magazine for Muslim children, the magazine is jam packed full of Islamic content for young Muslims between the ages of 5 – 11 years old. It contains prophetic stories, learning activities, adventurous comic strips, games and knowledge missions… a learning adventure! It is one of my favorite magazine subscriptions to gift a child. I have found that the best gift I can send to my young cousins and niece nephews is this Little explorer subscription. Check out their site for details
My Deen kids Magazine:
This is another variation of a magazine for muslim children. They have lessons, fun activities, crafts, puzzles and contests. The interesting thing about them is that they encourage parental participation. You can check out their site for more information.
Noor Kids was created in collaboration with experts from Harvard, Berkeley, and other world-class institutions. They aim to help parents teach their muslim children to keep their identity while still raising global citizens. It is aimed at 4-8 year olds. They have various subscriptions. You can hop on to their site to see.
My ilm box- fruits of knowledge:
This is a Islamic themed Subscription box for kids. This is how it works: You subscribe to them or send a subscription as a gift to someone. They get a box of crafts, activities, books plus extra surprises. Isn’t that fun??! Imagine the delight of the child who receives this box! Go on… hop on over to their site to see.
Amin & Yasmin ltd:
If you know a hearing impared child or one who is learning sign language, this is the best gift you can give. Amin & Yasmin Ltd are two siblings who have started this series. These books and videos are to help spread the awareness about the deaf and Autism friendly islamic resources. It features two main characters Amin & Yasmin, sharing their journey of learning BSL in a fun, engaging manner, whilst celebrating the diversity of Muslims cultures from around the world. They are a new start up and have just launched their first book series ‘A-Z of Islamic Signs’ which is an easy to follow illustrative guide for all. You can learn more about their company and support them through on their instagram page @AminYasminLtd
These are my favorite islamic toys and books for kids. I am sure there are more brands that I haven’t discovered yet. I’ll be looking to find and add more fun muslim products to this list. In the mean time, I hope you will leave a comment with your recommendations. Do tell me what is your favorite among these. And… if you like this post, subscribe to my newsletter to stay connected! <3