DVD Review: Theo V3: God’s Heart

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What an honor to be invited by FishFlix to review a Christian Children’s DVD. I was so excited when FishFlix sent Theo: Teaching Children God’s Word which includes God’s Heart: Lesson 7- Justification, Lesson 8- Adoption, and Lesson 9- A Day in Prayer. I invited all of my children (ages 4, 10, 14, and 16) down to watch the DVD for the first time because my desire was to hear their reactions. I was surprised that my fourteen-year-old son stayed to watch the entire three lessons. My three daughters and my son truly enjoyed the animation and my youngest was laughing throughout the three lessons. She also covered her eyes when Jesus was on the cross and when I asked her what she was doing she said, “This is so sad, Jesus is dying!” This created an opportunity to discuss what he has done for us and plant that seed of awareness.

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The animated characters were cute and spoke with accents. There are two mice with  “Laurel and Hardy” type of personas and a child-like character, which are adorable and likeable. Theo, the main character and narrator, has a pleasant grandfather type feeling to him and speaks eloquently. The vocabulary words used within the lessons as well at the theme to the lessons are well worth discussing with family after viewing the lessons. The DVD comes with lesson guidance in booklet form inside the cover of the DVD to help parents or guardians.

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Aside from my children enjoying Theo Children’s DVDs, I was very pleased with them as well. The lessons were sound and expressed God’s love, grace, and relationship with us. I would share these within my classroom as much as I would at home. As an avid viewer of Christian material for my home and class I also enjoyed scrolling through FishFlix.com. They have a large variety  of material and reasonable prices. I look forward to review more DVDs from FishFlix.

 

 

 

This DVD was sent to me by FishFlix in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Top Five from Masterbooks!

Masterbooks has put out some great book this year and I have been a VERY happy camper as part of the Moms for Masterbooks blogging team. I received the privilege of reviewing these books and have a copy of some amazing creations. Hence the reason for this particular blog, I am putting together my favorite five for the year!!!

 

This was a very difficult choice as I have enjoyed several of the books as much as my children have loved them. I put together my list based not only on my personal reaction to the books but my children’s as well. I categorized them by how much we all liked them to get the top five. SO, here we go…..

 

Number 5 is …. It’s Not Greek to Me DVD !

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This was a fun curriculum for a beginner in Greek. We had a fun time Greek into our days and learning from the videos. This was more me than my children because this is really for more mature students.

 

Number 4 is …. Galapagos Islands !

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I really enjoyed this book, also for a more mature student. As we flipped through the pages, the children thought the book had great pictures and took interest in the stories behind the studies. A great resource for those studying creationism.

 

Number 3 is …. The Flood of Noah !

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This is a most interesting book about the story of Noah. We all enjoyed the historical accounts from around the world marking the similarities and differences in the legendary story of the arc.

 

Number 2 is …. BUGS !

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This by far, had to be one of the most amazing books of the year! We all agreed that there is not denying a wonderful creator had to be behind these amazing creatures. We had so much fun oohing and awing at the bugs illustrated in this fabulous work. You will not be disappointed either.

 

And Number 1 on our favorites list is (can I get a drum roll please!) ………………………………….. 44 Animals of the Bible!

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What can we say? LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! We really enjoyed this book. The book brought the animals to life for my children and they had a wonderful time looking at the pictures and reading about them. I had a great time showing them the biblical references and for animal lovers you just can’t beat it!

We hope you enjoy looking up these great works and enjoying them with your family as well!

For more information see Moms of Masterbooks.

 

 All these books were free from the Masterbooks program- Moms for Masterbooks blogging program. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 


DVD Review: Awesome Science- Explore Yosemite and Zion National Parks

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Get the popcorn and pull up a comfy chair – We’re going on a field trip -INDOORS! I have always wanted to go to Yosemite Park so I was happy to review this DVD and study guide. I have not seen the other episodes but Noah Justice does a great job in describing secular vs biblical scientific views behind the earth’s age, the granite rock, and the flood. He gives good information about the ice age as well. I was also happy to get information on Zion Park which I had not really heard about before. The views were so amazing that I can just imagine how they look in person.

As an educator, I appreciated the study guide, but like most it is copyright so you will need an individual copy for each student if you plan on having them write in the book itself. The guide is full of vocabulary and activities. Though it took a couple of run-throughs to understand Noah was going through the study guide mostly word by word, I was able to follow along and fill in the answers to the study guide fairly easily. I calculated that I filled in about 16 answers in 5 minutes of video. I thought that was alot for a student to write while trying to enjoy the amazing footage on this video, so you may want to run through it more than once to really enjoy both the DVD scenery and vital information included in the study guide. I really enjoyed it and plan on checking out the rest of the episodes soon.

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Author: Kyle Justice

This book was published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.

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