These are REALLY one of the best DVD's I have ever used for our Sunday School kids (ages 4-6). The episodes captivate the kids! I wrote questions and answers around each episode for our teachers for classroom discussions. This series is so nice...wish you would create a workbook for kids and teacher discussion questions that go along with it.
FIRST(I'm under my hubby's name. AND I ONLY CURRENTLY OWN THE PATIENCE AND PEACE VIDEO.) I totally agree with the reviews all around-except the comment about if she had known before that the videos were narrated, probably wouldn't have purchased them...While I do understand, I don't agree. These videos will grow on you(as long as you don't let your kids watch them 20 times a day. If you have a personal relationship with the Lord, and you've watched these with your kids I think God will use these during tough times YOU HAVE sometimes...even as an adult? Yes, even as an adult! I know he has with me. And considering how hard it is to find good things for kids to watch now-a-days! I think these are like a breath of fresh air. This video has helped my kids to remember what character(or lack there of )is and is not acceptable. Especially if you think about all the times your kids(or grand kids might have watched or heard something that will/has encouraged bad character, if they have watched movies showing good, then it will serve as a reference when you need to have "one of those talks". At least that's another way they've helped my kids and I.Some might be afraid that these "aren't entertaining enough". I say: If you want a set of movies that you can feel good about, this is it! Lastly, think about all the bad reviews you hear and warnings from "studies" about kids and TV-these are more like a story book style presentation and so there isn't that constant moving and changing on the screen that is thought to be bad for kids also(they are a slower pace), that's another thing kids seem to miss out on now-a-days too.
My kids like these DVDs thank goodness... I like them too, especially the messages and the songs, but I was a little disappointed in that the animated characters don't actually talk. There is a narrator who talks for all of the characters. If I had known this I don't think I would have paid that much for them. Maybe there was another review that would have told me this information, but I didn't read the reviews. Suggestion...ALWAYS read the reviews!
The only reason this didn't get 5 stars from me was because the whole series is 'narrated' instead of having child voice actors. My children didn't seem to notice, but it was odd having an adult male do a little girl's voice. Good message though.