Whether you’re feeling the strain of entertaining children during this unprecedented season, preparing for a long car trip, or simply trying to cook dinner, we all know that finding ways to sit your children down for some quiet time can be a challenge. These resources are Mom-Approved as both entertaining and trustworthy. They are well done, engaging, and best of all…Biblical!
The Good News Express Podcast (ages 3-8)
Put out by Family Radio, this adorable podcast follows the Conductor and a small group of kids as they travel on the train, making five stops that focus on helping the children to understand a particular Bible verse. The characters are relatable and engaging and each show lasts about 40 minutes. This show is great for breakfast time or family listening before bed.
Bible App for Kids (ages 3-8)
A member of the YouVersion Bible family, this is one my son asks for over and over. Full of colorful and interactive depictions of biblical events, this app begins as a timeline, letting your child choose the story. Each story involves a narrator reading aloud accompanied by free time to click on the people and objects in the scene. For older children, there is a question with a reward at the end of each story.
Truth Seekers Podcast (ages 4-13)
This podcast is great for getting your children into the Word. The narrator, who refers to the listener as a Truth Seeker, simplifies the context of the story she is about to tell and then breaks down the Scripture for your child. At the end of each show, she clearly presents the Gospel in relation to the story she just read and prays with the listener. Her voice is melodic and her love for God’s word transfers clearly over the airwaves.
Jesus Storybook Bible (ages 3-10)
If you have a young one who loves to look at pictures in books, this version of the Bible is a great choice. It currently serves as our family devotion book, but my son will still pick it up during the day and flip through it, sometimes telling himself a story we have already read. It is beautifully illustrated and flows wonderfully if you have a reader on your hands. Each story emphasizes that God has had a “rescue plan” from the beginning to save his people and how each story is really about bringing that plan to pass.
Adventures in Odyssey (ages 6-13)
A classic! I grew up listening to these wonderful radio shows while cleaning my room as an elementary-aged girl…and probably listened to them well through middle school. Children are invited to join Mr. Whittaker as he teaches kids valuable moral and biblical lessons, brings Bible stories to life, highlights amazing heroes of the faith, and tastefully deals with difficult subjects. All this and more can be found on these great CD’s and online radio shows.
Check out these Mom approved, solid biblical tools you can deploy during quiet time moments.
Written by Valerie Cleveland