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Theo, Teaching Children God’s Word is a new offering in the realm of children’s ministry/Biblical/Theological offerings.
I was expecting full length (20-30 minutes) episodes. These lessons are short. 5 and 9 minutes long to be precise. While I was disappointed in how short each of the episodes were, my girls weren’t. They really seemed to like them and begged to watch them again, and again.
The two episodes are Saving Faith (9 min) and Good News (5 min). Their titles are pretty self-descriptive. Theo is an older, grandfather type individual who talks directly to the children and doesn’t dumb things down with theological terms. Bugs seemed to understand what he was saying, but then she and her sister are being taught the Bible and theology in homeschool now. So, they have a greater understanding than a lot of children their ages probably do. My husband thought the words used was above the normal young child’s comprehension range. But in regards to our children, it isn’t. There are two mice in the series who provide comic relief of sorts from Theo’s explanations and while they are funny, might have been better worked into the story.
I would love to see more of the series to see if it could be incorporated into our Bible lessons in our homeschool. There is a church curriculum available now from LifeWay Christian stores (wish we had one local so I could look at it all…) and I can really see this being used in children’s ministry in the church. It does have a depth that most children’s church curriculums seem to lack.
Theo was created by Michael Joens whom you may recoginize from his work on McGee and Me and Adventures in Odyssey.
To learn more about Theo for yourself, feel free to visit the Theo Website, Theo Facebook Page, or the church curriculum from LifeWay Christian Stores. There are even iPad and iPhone apps available on the website.
Now, on to the giveaway. I have permission to giveaway two DVDS of Theo to my readers (US only please). To enter, leave me a comment. To gain additional entries (leaving a seperate comment for each) follow me on Google Friend Connect, like my Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter (in right sidebar), follow me on Networked Blogs, tweet or post this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, and enter my giveaway for Ginny Owens’ new DVD. I will draw a winner on Monday September 26, at about 9 pm CST.
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