Parents, it can be tough to find great video content for our kids to watch. I want to share 4 resources my wife and I have found to be terrific for our 10 and 12-year old daughters, all of which are available for free on Amazon Prime Video. I would like to hear about resources you have found helpful for your kids, if you would share in the comments below?
1. The Gospel of John is a terrific 3-hour movie that is a word-for-word reenactment of the entire Gospel. It is incredibly well acted with great scenery! It is available to watch for free on Amazon Prime Video at this link. If you are reading this and you don't have kids, I still encourage you to watch this film! I was blessed to see this movie when it was first released in theaters back in 2003. One of my new goals in life is to watch this powerful film once a year.
2. Superbook has been a fun resource for our daughters to learn many of the classic Bible stories. They are 26-minute animated episodes told from the perspective of two kids, Chris and Joy, and their Robot buddy named Gizmo. Chris and Joy come across an ancient Bible in their grandfather's attic that transports them into the Bible stories. Superbook seasons 1 and 2 are available for free on Amazon Prime Video at this link. Or you can download the Superbook app on your iPad or smartphone to view episodes and play some related games. Lastly, they have an interactive website and can also mail you DVDs at this link.
3. The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith is a wonderful series of 30-minute animated episodes featuring heroes of the Christian faith, such as St. Patrick, Harriett Tubman, Corrie Ten Bloom, Augustine, Martin Luther and many others. Again, you can watch season 1 of the Torchlighters for free on Amazon Prime Video at this link. Or you can watch more episodes and related content on The Torchlighters website at this link.
4. For One in My Life is a wonderful documentary about The Spirit of Goodwill band in Miami, Florida, that my wife and I watched with our daughters last weekend. They loved it! It is a 90-minute film about a band comprised of individuals with various mental and physical disabilities who all work at Goodwill in Miami. You can watch the documentary for free on Amazon Prime Video at this link. I was blessed to introduce this film at The Boulder Film Festival in 2011, where it won the Call 2 Action award. Also, I was incredibly blessed to see The Spirit of Goodwill band perform live at a Goodwill conference in Miami in 2012. They were absolutely incredible, as you'll see when you watch this film. Below is the trailer for this fantastic film:
Parents, I hope you find these resources to be helpful! If you would, please do share your favorite video resources for your kids in the comments section below? I would love to learn about additional great resources. Thanks!