Thursday, February 24, 2011
DVD Review and GIveaway: Paws & Tales
Paws & Tales: God Cares For You
Providential Pictures, English and Spanish
Description: Using colorful animation, fun characters, and great lessons, Paws & Tales is an exciting tool for helping build godly character into kids. Based on the “Paws & Tales” nationally broadcast radio program presented by Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Living, the Paws & Tales videos communicate biblical truth and show kids how they can apply it to real life. Kids will be captivated by the adventure, caught up in the laughter, and carried away in the fun . . . and the whole time they'll be on their way to understanding solid Bible theology. This first DVD in the series, based on Psalm 23:1 and Proverbs 10:25, teaches kids that God cares for them. The DVD features two full-length animated episodes, music videos, an e-book, activities, and parent resources.
Chuck Swindoll comments to parents: “Laying a good spiritual foundation in your children is essential . . . and even better when it’s reinforced early and often. Paws & Tales is a great tool for helping you build godly character into your kids.”
Review: I'm pretty picky about what my son can watch. He's even pickier about what he will watch. I'd never heard of the Paws & Tales series before and was happy to get a chance to review one of the DVDs. This DVD has two episodes, "A Good Foundation" and "The Good Shepherd", both of which we watched.
Now, my son is 4 and his sense of humor is developing to be really silly and quite sharp witted. That being said, I didn't really understand why there had to be underwear humor and why the characters responded to each other they way they did. One asked another "are you blind" when they were looking for a tree. There were other instances too which I think could have been worded differently to not be as sarcastic or mean. The animation isn't ground breaking, but is good and well done.
He did like the videos. I asked him if he learned from the first episode and he said "nope, everything broke, there were cracks". He laughed a lot during "The Good Shepherd" but found it a little scary and asked me to turn it off. He sat and watched the songs that coordinate with the episodes and asked me to keep playing them over and over. A few minutes after it was over, he started asking questions like "what's a solid rock?" and "how is God a shepherd?" so I guess he did get something from it!
I thought there would be more Biblical truths to the episodes, since they are from Chuck Swindoll, and was kinda disappointed that it was just kinda thrown in at the end of each episode. Even though, I'm going to put this in the church nursery, proudly.
For more information on the series, you can go to Tyndale House or the Paws & Tales Games site.
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One entry per person, giveaway ends March 5 at 10 PM CST. Giveaway limited to addresses in US only.
I received a review copy of the DVD from Tyndale House. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.