If you’re trying to teach your children about the parables of Jesus you can do it in two ways: reading the Bible preferably the Children’s Bible (depending on your kids ages) or through video or both.
As part of my son’s 2nd grade Science curriculum on Plant Life, the Lesson Plan wanted me to teach my son about the Parables. You know plant life and plant parables kind of go hand in hand right? It of course has the chapter and verse to look and read in the Bible, so my first instinct was to go and see if the parables are in his Children’s Bible and if not then I’ll look in mine. We did get through one parable as he was jumping around, but then my 3-year-old daughter started crying and whining, you know as cranky toddlers do. I had to read louder and although I know my son was listening it was just too much for him to actually hear me, that’s when instinct number 2 kicked in, YouTube. To my surprise I actually found a great series of videos that had to do with the Parables as is told in the Bible and good animations that show what is going on. It’s perfect for children to understand through a visual representation.
I wanted to share these with you just in case you have a visual child or would like to supplement the Bible with a video that will hopefully have your child understand the parables a little bit better.
I’m picky when it comes to animated videos and how it is depicted, but these videos had my approval. Of course, it is not substituting the Bible but it can supplement and/or help to provide a visual representation of the Bible story. Also, it can help you teach when those cranky, younger siblings need to be taken care of at the same time and return to the Bible story at a later time. I hope you find these videos useful. God Bless you and your families!!
Do you turn to videos for kids to help supplement the Bible? Did you find these videos useful? Do you use another method?