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The Little House that Stood

Join Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and some new piggy friends in a parable of ‘The Wise and Foolish Builders’ from Matthew 7 in the new Veggie Tales, The Little House That Stood.

My daughter enjoyed this one, and when I asked her what she learned, she immediately replied that she learned “to follow God’s Word and build on a firm foundation.” So I guess she got the point of the story!

I managed to sit through it as well {grin}. It was cute. I am always watching with a critical eye, I admit. I liked two of the pigs and was annoyed by one. It is always good when the stories actually teach your children decent values. Overall, I liked the plot and basic theme of making good choices, by following the “Master Builder’s Handbook.”

The second video seemed to be placed because of Easter, with a Humpty Dumpty story. I didn’t enjoy that one as much as the first, mainly because I agreed the mayor needed a break!  Yet, it also kept my daughter’s attention and she seemed pleased by the happy ending.

Take a look at their website. They have tons of resources for parents, a discussion guide, coloring pages, and more.

You can also watch for fun stuff for your kids at Veggie Tales on facebook, or follow them on twitter.

AND, I get to give one The Little House That Stood DVD away!

Just leave me a comment telling me who you want to win the DVD for ~ OR who your favorite Veggie Tales character is! I will choose a winner on March 15, 2013.

 

 

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want to get your child’s attention while learning about the Bible? Check out these Dvds

WOW. What a neat new way to teach kids (and Adults) about the Bible!

This Dvd series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer, uses all sorts of fun things like puppets, skits, songs, graphics and videos to reach people with an understanding of what the Bible is, and what it tells us.

My opinion is that this is a wonderful Bible teaching resource.

I am amazed by how much I really remember after watching this first DVD with my kids. Before I watched these, I had an understanding of many things about the Bible, things like how many books there are and who wrote them, why they wrote them…but it was never so clear in my mind before!

In the Dvd we got to review: DVD 1: In the Beginning (Genesis), there are two main parts:

“Part 1: “What is the Bible?” How is it put together? Kids learn alongside Buck Denver, Sunday School Lady, Brother Louie and the crew that the Bible tells the story of God and what He’s done for us.

Part 2: “Who wrote the Bible?” Next, Buck and friends learn how God inspired people to write the Bible. They also learn how the first part of Genesis sets the stage for the rest of the Bible – and all of history!”WITB

 

These two videos taught so many Bible facts, explaining things like:

  • How many books are in the Bible
  • Where did the Bible come from
  • What is the Septuagint
  • What is the Apocrypha
  • How many sections are in the Old Testament
  • Who is Jerome

I think just from the above you can get an idea of the fact that a lot of the content is really an in-depth study. Yet somehow, they make this seem fun and keep a kids attention. I noticed my kids could only watch one at a time. That makes sense though. That is 30 minutes of learning.

The Dvd is a mixture of silly and serious. I will not forget either! Some of the little jokes embedded for the adults were hilarious, yet nothing seemed incorrect to me. My husband went to Wheaton, and has a good amount of biblical knowledge and he was impressed with the content as well.

My two favorite things from the video were the Sunday School lady (puppet) and the graphic art representing sin. What a neat visual for kids.

And, though this is a new series, there are already all kinds of kids activities online, like coloring pages, Bible Flashcards, a study guide to use with the Dvds, more clips, and I bet there will be more to come.

COUPON ALERT!

http://whatsinthebible.extole.com/a/clk/3qLLrF If you use this (my) link, you can save 20%. Also, you can go sign up and then you can share a link and earn credits for more Dvds.

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I was selected for participation in this review and given the What’s in the bible DVD as a member of The Homeschool Lounge Review Team All thoughts and opinions are my own. I also signed up for a reader referral thing where I can earn more Dvds, you can too!

 

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