I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s recommendation. I seriously want to shout at the top of my lungs, “Go buy these DVDs!” But I’ll make my case and let you decide. 🙂
I could start by talking about the fact that I no longer let my kids watch Nickelodeon because of inappropriate ads (during Dora, no less…I’m sorry, but my 4-year-old doesn’t need to know about sexting yet). Or I could talk about the fact that I’ve felt a lot of conviction about the time we spend in front of the TV. Not just how much time, but wanting to make that time count.
So I was excited to discover that Hillsong (a gigantic church in Australia that produces a lot of popular worship songs) has a series of DVDs for kids!
Let me tell you, my kids are addicted to them. I mean, ADDICTED. They have videos for school-aged kids (my son showed interest in them around 4 years old), and they’ve just started branching into the realm of toddlers too.
The school-aged videos have live concert segments with motions to the songs (It feels like Christian Disney channel), and each video lays out the plan of salvation and includes the sinner’s prayer. Not to mention your kids will become addicted to Funny Man Dan. Seriously. I’ve warned you.
Here are the videos we have…
The Kids Jr. video for toddlers is awesome as well. It captivates my daughter’s attention, and she quotes “Let your light shine” right along with the video. I love that it’s teaching her God’s Word and it feels current and relevant. (The style of the music is reminiscent of the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba, but waaaaay less annoying!)
So there you have it. My kids seriously beg for these videos every day. I love that they learn God’s Word and are entertained at the same time, not to mention the worship is awesome and has moved me to tears at times. No kidding. (Oh, and a fun little bonus…my son has an obsession with Australian accents now, which is totally cute. :))
What videos have you discovered for kids lately? How do you maximize time spent in front of the TV?
*After preparing this post, I’ve learned that my grandfather passed away. He’s faced a fierce battle with Parkinsons, so while I’m sad to say good-bye, I’m celebrating the fact that he’s now walking on healthy legs in heaven. Since I’m spending the day with family, I apologize that I won’t be able to respond to comments like normal. I hope you have a blessed weekend!
*title photo background by Twigy Posts
Karen Lange says
So sorry to hear about your grandfather, Sarah. Will be praying for you and your family.
Thanks for the info on Hillsong. They sound great.
Vera G says
Sorry to hear of your Grandfather’s passing but love the fact that you can rejoice at the destination of his journey. It is with joy that we learn of our loss of loved ones but can rejoice evermore that they are with our and their Lord.
Jennifer shirk says
Sorry to hear that but I’m glad your grandfather is at peace.
I haven’t heard about these DVDs. Good to know!!
Susan J. Reinhardt says
Hi Sarah – My condolences on your grandfather’s passing.
I’ve always enjoyed Hillsong music, and I’m happy they’ve made videos for the younger set.
Jessica Nelson says
I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather, Sarah. *hugs* As for the DVDs, those sound great! Luckily I don’t have TV so my kids mostly don’t see commercials, but when they’re at their aunts they’ve seen some shows I don’t like. Commercials too, I’m sure.
(FMD) Dan Lee-Archer (@funnymandan) says
I am really glad you enjoyed the album. Say hi to your kids for me.
Keep up the inspiring work.
Sarah Forgrave says
Funny Man Dan! Thanks so much for stopping by. My kids will be so excited to hear you said hi. 🙂 We look forward to Hillsong Kids’ next project!