Saturday, December 15, 2012

Being Kind and Caring: Biblical Wisdom for Kids {DVD review}

Being Kind and Caring: Biblical Wisdom for Kids (Paws & Tales)

The DVD Being Kind and Caring:  Biblical Wisdom for Kids, is part of the Paws & Tales series.  The series is designed to teach Biblical truth to children in a way they can relate.

We received this DVD several months ago, and watched it right away, however, somewhere during my morning sickness and the move, the review got "lost" in draft form.  I feel terrible for not getting this published sooner, but here it is.

There are two episodes.
1.  The Hullaboo at Hunker Hill
2.  The Great Go-Kart Race

Both episodes revolve around the theme of go-karts and present a predicament in which the children must decide between a "good" or "bad" reaction/response when handling the problem.

The characters weren't exactly nice, caring or forgiving throughout, and although the story ends with a moral/Biblical principal, I believe it can sometimes send a mixed message when children aren't seeing those qualities displayed the entire time.

My boys will watch just about anything I allow, but they weren't impressed with this.  My oldest liked it, but didn't ask to watch it again.  Perhaps because of the simplistic animation, I'm not sure.  However, we are learning Spanish in our homeschool, so I think he will appreciate watching it again in Spanish.  Overall, it is a decent children's cartoon with a good message, and any negative features I see can be used for teaching how I believe we should handle situations.  I do think my youngest will grow into it a little more, so we will be keeping it to watch again in the future.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this DVD from the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own, and were not influenced in any way.

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