Working, taking care of the household & ensuring that the kids have done their homework is quite an achievement! Especially when you have to do all of that in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, which doesn’t really let you zone out and make time for yourself like you used to.
This new reality can sometimes feel a bit draining for parents. Indeed, it’s great to be spending your time at home with the kids, but is that time always quality time? It seems that, when every mum and dad’s day to day life is so busy, activities that should be in the core of a Christian family’s life tend to be neglected. When was the last time you sat down with the children, and had a conversation about Jesus and His teachings? Or about Christian values like forgiveness and love? If you can’t remember when that was, this article’s for you.
Being parents ourselves, we have understood that, no matter how hard you try to make time for everything, sometimes it’s just impossible. Raising a child is one full time job, and equipping them with all the spiritual warfare they need to have in order to navigate the world as Christians is another. Wouldn’t it just be wonderful to know that, whenever you have no time or energy for a Bible Study with the kids, you could just turn on your TV and let them watch an inspirational and biblically accurate series?
That’s what we thought when we curated the kids’ shelf on our platform. There, you can find uplifting and stimulating content that the children can safely watch. We hope that you enjoy it, and that it becomes the starting point for some interesting conversations about Christian life and faith.
Find our favourite kids’ films and series below!
The Animated Bible Series
The Animated Bible Series is a graphic-novel style series that depicts the events of the Bible. It’s the first animated series in the world that has tried to visually capture the narration of the Bible in its entirety (from Creation to Revelation). The series’ interesting animation style as well as its simple storyline make it a must-watch for the whole family.
In Superbook, two children and their robot friend have the chance to travel through time and experience the events of the Bible while these are still history in the making. The series is based on the Holy Bible, and it’s very well-known for its biblical accuracy, both in terms of storyline, as well as in terms of dialogue. The goal of the series is to introduce children to the most important biblical stories and their teachings.
Brian, a 9-year-old boy, experiences a miraculous encounter with God. This sparks his interest and makes him want to discover more about what Christians believe in. However, his environment, and particularly his atheist father, is opposed to the idea of Christian faith.
But Brian meets two deeply faithful people along the way. His new companions in his faith journey become the pastor of a local church, as well as a wounded US veteran. ‘I Believe’ is a story about the power of pure, uncompromising faith, as well as about all the remarkable ways in which God works.
The Adventures of Ociee Nash
“The adventures of Ociee Nash” is set in the early 1900s. Ociee Nash is a 9-year-old girl living with her father and her two older brothers. Thinking that she needs the influence of a woman in her life, her father decides to send Ociee to live with her aunt in South Carolina. On her way there, Ociee meets lots of famous people, like Nellie Bly, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and even President William McKinley.
The film is based on the award-winning book ‘A Flower Blooms on Charlotte St’, by Milam McGraw Propst. If series like ‘Little House on the Prairie’ are up your street, then this film is an absolute must-see.