We were recently introduced to a new DVD series called Theo: Teaching Children God’s Word. Each DVD comes with 3-4 short episodes (about 10 minutes each).
Theo, the main character and narrator, is an older minister with lots of animals friends whom he teaches God’s word to. Each episode begins with one of the little animals having a challenge or question. Theo is able to give them a short example from the Bible and then give a practical application.
Our boys have really enjoyed these DVDs and I love that they are learning about God’s word (while I can get something else done around the house for a few minutes). The high-quality animation and adorable characters keep the boy’s attention while instilling positive principles into their formidable minds. In short, these short lessons are Bible theology for little ones!
Check out the Theo: Volume 4 trailer here. (I originally embedded the video into this post, but it automatically played whenever you visited my homepage, which I didn’t think you would appreciate.) :)
Here is a little more information, from the Theo website:
“Theo Presents is centered around the adventures and teachings of the main character, Theo, a student of Godʼs Word. Theo lives in a cozy corner of a quaint English village, in the heart of the Cotswolds, and entertains many guests, including two mice, Belfry and Luther.
The animation series of Theo guides children and adults through a careful study of systematic theology. Theo discusses doctrines about sin, Godʼs character, the Bible, salvation and godly living with easy-to-understand illustrations that make children want to learn more about the Christian faith.
Theo Presents recognizes a universal fact: children and adults alike love cartoons. Theo captures the attention of young minds with liberal amounts of humor and high quality animation to present the Gospel of the Christian faith through the teachings of Theo and with the use of his two object lessons, Belfry and Luther.
Theo Presents is designed to serve as a multi-media resource tool that will help men, women and children fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, to go into all the world and make disciples and to teach those disciples Godʼs Word. The multi-media outlets include a DVD series, curriculum, books and audio CD series. Each of these facets are designed to work with one another or individually.
Theo was created to reach kids of all ages. The lessons and teachings of Theo can be used for Sunday school lessons, Christian school curriculum, missions, evangelism and homeschooling. The overall purpose of Theo Presents is to provide as many tools as possible to help present the Gospel to many kids and audiences around the world.”
These would also be great to use in a Bible Class since they are very short!
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