Thursday, May 14, 2009

Review- The Read and Share DVD Bible Volume 1

I received The Read and Share DVD Bible Volume 1 from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review. This DVD is a collection of 13 stories from the Bible. It's aimed at young children. These stories are told through 3 minute animated clips with mostly narration. Some of the stories included are Adam & Eve, The Flood, and the birth of Jesus.

I sat down to watch it with my 21 month old and my 12 year old. I thought this would be great for my toddler since he loves Veggie Tales. But, he got bored very quickly. Every once in a while he would come back to look at it, but mostly he played with something else. The animation is fairly simple and it's not really exciting. It has a musical underscore, but nothing to sing and dance to like the stuff he is used to. My older son watched the whole thing and thought it was boring.

I realize my older son is really too old for this kind of DVD and maybe my youngest is too young. I think a good way to use this would be in addition to a Bible reading on that particular story. After reading the Bible story aloud, the story could be played on DVD. I may try this when my son is a little older and can understand better.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this Nancy. I hope you all have a great day.

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing this. I had seen this and thought about it for my daughter, but without good music, she would be incredibly bored, too.

Anonymous said...

They have this in the Sunday school library at our church, and my kids think it's boring too.

I keep meaning to ask how your garden is doing? I have some things that are doing really well, and some that are just a huge disappointment.