Faith, obedience, forgiveness…these are all qualities that we want to instill in our children. The earlier we teach these things the better chance we will have that they take hold. Cartoons can be a wonderful tool for teaching, which is why I am excited to share with you a new animated series called Theo: God’s Love. Theo, an animated student of Godʼs Word, lives in a cozy corner of a quaint English village, in the heart of the Cotswolds, and entertains two mice, Belfry and Luther. After 33 years in the making, the first DVD in the series Saving Faith releases on DVD September 13, 2011.
I sat down yesterday and watched the first episode. In a way it reminded me of a shorter version of Adventures in Odyssey. The episode is only 9 minutes long. I thought it was an unusual length of time. However, after watching it I could see the benefits of the shorter time. Episode One taught about Saving Faith in a simple and entertaining way. It was long enough to teach but short enough to keep little ones attention, making it perfect for Sunday school teachers who have just a few minutes at the end of class or who want to kick off a lesson on faith. It is also a great resource for parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts who want to introduce a child to the great things of God.
You can visit the website and download the bonus episode called Good News for free. Parents and those who work with children need to do this. It is 5 minutes long and clearly presents the truth of the gospel. You can also download each episode for only $4.99 on the website. Saving Faith releases in September with Loving Obedience, Forgiveness, and Armor of God to follow.
If you are worker in a church you might be interested to know that Whitestone Media has partnered with Lifeway Christian resources in creating curriculum to compliment the Theo series. Volume One – Foundations of Faith contains one DVD with 4 Theo episodes, teaching plans, worksheets, and parent pages to send home. It also includes the bonus Good News episode and teaching plan on the gospel. There is a link on the website where you can order it for $39.99.
Regardless of the way you teach your children about God, just make sure that you do. There is nothing greater that you can give them in this life. “From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 3:15.
*** I have two copies of Theo – Saving Faith to give away to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me who first taught you about God. I will draw two numbers on Friday, September 16th and have the DVD’s shipped to them. Blessings!
Disclaimer: I received this DVD in exchange for an honest product review. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.
3 thoughts on “Theo”
Kimberly, I believe that my parents first taught me about God by taking me to church. Sounds like a great series.
I have taught children either in Sunday School or Children’s church for over 30 years and have had many occasions when I could have used this kind of teaching tool. I agree that it is very important that we teach our children about God and Our faith, trust and obedience to Him.
Thought I would share…my dad had me memorizing the answer to the first catechism question at age two or three…glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I have had a belief in God ever since I can remember. I strongly believe we should acquaint children at an early age with scripture!