Friday, February 25, 2011
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.”
This was overall a cute video. There were two separate cartoons and a song after each one of them. The first thing I noticed is how simple the cartoons are. I think most of us are used to the “fancier” cartoons of today. These reminded me of when I was younger.
The first one we watched was about sheep. I found this one a little weird, especially since it’s suppose to be for kids. At one point the shepherd is trying to teach the kids how to take care of the sheep, and it starts choking. The shepherd grabs the sheep’s upper and lower jaw and the camera goes to the kid’s faces while the shepherd sticks his hand down the sheep’s throat to make him throw up. The camera then goes back to the sheep and he’s fine, but there’s a pile of throw up in front of him. This may be totally normal for sheep. I assume it is, but I would have liked to have seen the point of the scene brought about in a different way. I still recommend the video, but again, I thought that part was really weird!
I thought the second one was extremely cute! The point came across very clearly and even as an adult I snickered several times through it.
The most important thing, though, is that my son seemed to love it. It kept his attention, and while he’s still too young to be getting a whole lot out of them right now, I really think that he will when he comprehends a bit more. He can’t talk yet, so I’m totally judging his opinion of the video from his reactions. ;) He seemed to really like all the sheep noises!
At the end of the cartoons, there’s a karaoke-like song. I’ve mentioned before that I prefer my songs without music, and these do have music with them. I know that won’t matter to most, but I wanted to throw it out there for anyone who might want to know.
We do recommend these cartoons. It has a good message and it’s not too flashy! And I think, depending on the age, it’s funny and entertaining.
*I received this DVD from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
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