I will first say, I was expecting this to be full length like most other kids DVD’s, 20-30 minutes at least. I was a little disappointed when after 5 minutes for one and 9 for the other, they were over. The content was great, just short. I will say for my younger kids it is perfect. They loved them and will watch them over and over.
As mentioned above, there are two episodes, Saving Faith which was about having faith in the right things and Good News which was about salvation. Theo is a grandfather type guy and he talks straight to the kids in terms my kids can understand. I love Theo, you might remember him from McGee and Me and Adventures in Odyssey. There are also two mice who are quite funny, but I would have liked to see them more. Although, in such short stories I think they added a great touch.
I think overall most parents would be somewhat disappointed at the length if purchasing just for pleasure but if used in homeschool, as a teaching tool, they would be fabulous. Also, with us being Children’s Ministry Consultants, I can see these short Theo episodes being a great “go to” tool to reinforce something already being taught. They do have a Children’s Church curriculum available from LifeWay Christian stores and I will be recommending it to our children church contacts for use in their preschool classes.
If you would like more information about the Theo DVD, you can visit:
Theo’s website theopresents.com
Theo’s facebook page here
Theo can be purchased from Amazon here
Church Curriculum from LifeWay here
Also, there is nothing better than watching your kids play and learn about God’s word at the same time, there is even a free iPhone/iPad app http://www.theopresents.com/
And last but definitely not least, Whitestone Media and Child Evangelism Fellowship is offering The Buy 1 - Give 1 Campaign!! For every Theo DVD purchased, they will send a child in need their very own copy of Theo.
You just log onto TheoPresents.com after making your own purchase, and select the region of the world you would like another copy of Theo to be sent.
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