Families today are blessed to live in a time when excellent faith-based DVDs for all ages are readily available. Veggie Tales were the newest and coolest DVDs when my kids were growing up. (They are still pretty great!)
Here is a simple tweak.
I would say, “I’ve got a new DVD. If you’ll agree to answer a couple questions after we’re done watching it, we can watch it tonight.” Younger kids will eagerly agree to answer the questions. They are excited that they get to see a new DVD and excited because Mom and Dad are going to take time to watch it with them.
I either watch the DVD in advance to come up with my questions or identify questions while watching it with the family. Sometimes I’ll even draw attention to a scene as the DVD is playing by saying, “I’m going to ask you about this when the show is done.”
To get the most out of our Q & A time, I make my questions begin with How, Why, What do you think, or What if. I avoid asking only fact-based questions or questions that only have a yes or no answer.
My goal is to get the kids thinking and talking.
I have found faith-based DVDs to be a fun and excellent tool to initiate conversations about Bible stories, character qualities, and life lessons.
Stand firm and hold onto the teachings we passed on to you.
2 Thessalonians 2:15b
By Kirk Weaver
Husband to Trudi, Dad of two
1 Corinthians 13 Team Member, Founder of Family Time Training