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It’s that time of the year, Christmas, our cultural season of giving. Yes, it can be extremely consumer driven from Black Friday to Cyber Monday to new TVs and an excuse to overspend. However, it is an opportunity to bless others and our families, especially our kids. Awhile back, in a parenting class at our church, the speakers talked of how they have invested in an extensive media library of godly resources that edify and encourage. They weren’t simply condoning buying Veggie Tales videos to babysit your kids but utilizing the solid resources that are out there to bless your family and to help stir your kids up in good things. It triggered a desire in us to do the same. Now, 5 years later, there is even more of a multitude of good stuff out there! I just wanted to highlight a few of our favorites, what we have found fun and especially encouraging.

Seeds Family Worship (Music)

Seeds Family Worship is core Bible verses set to music. I was skeptical at first because it seems like most verses set to music aren’t exactly quality tunes but can be quite cheesy. This is not the case with Seeds. It took a little bit for their music to grow on me but now our whole family is hooked and our kids especially love listening to this in the car. My 4yr old daughters have memorized most of the 4 CDs that we have. There are 5 CDs that Seeds has released altogether with another one on the way by Easter. I think my favorite is Seeds of Purpose but my kids love Seeds of Faith and Seeds of Praise a lot. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Colin Buchanan (DVD & Music)

“Colin,” as we call him, has put together some fun excellent tunes of a mix of verses and original songs. Colin, from Australia, just has a way of emulating a certain style (like Johnny Cash or rap or country!) and utilizing that style and his enthusiasm to make it easy for our kids to engage with the music and remember the lyrics. We have all of his DVDs and they’re a blast and very edifying. They’ve just extended their free shipping November to December 10 so act quickly! Our kids (and I) especially love the Christmas DVD and the “Jesus Rocks the World” DVD. “Baa Baa Doo Baa Baa” is still our favorite of his CDs.

NIV Kids Club (DVD & Music)

My final recommendation is the NIV Kids Club set. I recommend getting the set of all 4 cds, they’re so good. The Colossians 3 DVD and CD set is just awesome. Yeah, it’s a bit cheesy but your kids will love it and you’ll find the Word sticking in your head.

These resources are also excellent tools for use in Children’s Ministry at your church. It’s very easy to incorporate a few songs for a month or two at a time and you’ll find even the younger kids (2-3 yrs old) have them quickly memorized. Colin Buchanan’s DVD/CDs and the NIV Kids Club lend themselves even better towards this because you can incorporate the hand motions from the videos to make it even more fun for the kids.

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