Thursday, May 14, 2009
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.