I recently learned about a new DVD series entitled Theo: Teaching Children Gods Word. Each DVD includes around 3 or 4 episodes, which last around 10 minutes each.
The main character is Theo. He is a minister who has animal friends. He teaches them about the word of God. When the episode begins, one of his animal friends poses a question or challenge to Theo. He then turns to the Bible and gives them an example, followed up with a practical application.
This video covers three different lessons about love:
- Saving Faith
- Loving Obedience
The lesson on Saving Faith includes a teaching about Abraham and his wife Sarah. Sarah and Abraham kept faith in God, and when he was 75 years old, he was finally blessed with a son (I love that this one also seems to teach a little patience at the same time). Kids learn that if you keep faith in God, he will follow through in the way he feels is best for you.
The next lesson covers Loving Obedience. This is a tough one for a lot of children to understand. They learn that we need to do what Jesus tells us to do, so that we can live the best life possible. The Bible lesson they discuss (which is one of my personal favorites) is Jonah being swallowed by the fish.
The final lesson on this DVD is about forgiveness. Even as adults, this can be a tough one for us!! Kids are reminded that Jesus forgave all of our sins. I love that the way he teaches forgiveness is to “set something free.” Kid are taught to forgive without limit.
Another feature of these DVDs is that they include a handbook. This is a GREAT tool which you can use to engage your children (or even Bible study class) in even more discussions. They provide the scripture passages to which you can refer as well as questions, activities and more. As a parent, I love these ideas as it is tough to come up with them on your own. It is just another tool which can be used to help ensure your children understand the message being taught.
You can find this DVD at your local Family Christian Store for around $12.99, or you can find it on Amazon for $11.90 (with free shipping for Amazon Prime members).
All in all, this is a great movie with wonderful lessons and ways to engage your children in learning some of life’s important lessons!