Since this rules out football games, golf tournaments, and even the food channel at times, it is imperative to have a lot of back up available, yet how do you choose age appropriate children's Christian videos? Generally speaking, you can rest assured that these videos do not contain images of barely clad girls strutting their stuff in front of the camera, or language being used that might even make your truck-driving uncle blush. Similarly, you will be fairly certain that no gun-toting, shoot-‘em-up scenes are included as previews for other things to come.
Children's Christian videos are usually divided into three groups: the fun entertainment, which may be song and dance videos with the Cedarmont Kids, learning videos, such as the ever popular Veggie Tales series that teaches Biblical values in easy to digest and small portions, and last but not least the movies which are careful to present realistic, yet not necessarily adult, content and which help children to understand their places in an adult world.
The wonderful advantage of children's Christian videos is the fact that you will be able to have videos for every occasion! It does matter if you have a room full of kids on a rainy afternoon – they will love to sing and dance to the music videos that are available in the video section of your Christian bookstore. These dance videos are also great for birthday parties and other celebrations. If your children are younger or still at elementary school age, then the singing, talking and dancing vegetables of Veggie Tales are sure to be crowd pleasers. Similarly, your elementary school children will appreciate the teaching series that talk about Jesus’ miracles, the lives of the twelve apostles, and the Easter story. Retold with age appropriate verbiage, these videos bring the Bible to life in a fun, entertaining, and non-threatening way that will not cause small children to have nightmares, while still being engaging enough for older kids to enjoy.
The full feature movies that talk about teen issues are probably best left to the teen set, even though the content will most likely not cause upset to the younger set. Nonetheless, these videos permit your teens to take a look at Christian role models that will make saying “no” to a world where everything is “yes” a lot easier. As you can see, purchasing age appropriate children's Christian videos does not have to be difficult! So go take a look at the video section of your local Christian bookstore and be amazed by what all is out there.