(Animated / DVD / NR / 2012 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: From executive producer Roma Downey comes a delightful, inspirational and educational series that preschoolers and their parents will enjoy!
DVD Verdict: In 'Little Angels: ABC's,' the main characters, Alex and Zoe, are introduced to the Angels who help them learn to read by showing how you can recognize letters by their shapes and relate them to real life images. The angels use concepts from the Bible to help them remember.
For instance, "J" looks like a fishing hook, like one you might use to catch the Big Fish that ate Jonah - which starts with a "J." The angels also help Zoe and Alex appreciate each other and treat each other fairly, with honesty and without jealousy.
In 'Little Angels: Animals,' the angels make Bible stories come to life, allowing the children to interact with its characters while learning lessons of cooperation and hard work. Throughout, the message that "God Loves You," helps them navigate their feelings and overcome fears and adversity.
When Zoe is afraid of lightning and climbs to the top bunk, she learns from Jonah that facing her fears is less scary than not doing what God wants you to do, and as she chants "God loves me," she is able to reach the top bunk and overcome her anxiety.
In 'Little Angels: 123's,' we go on an extraordinary journey into the Old & New Testament stories of David and Goliath, the battle of Jericho, Jesus and the ten Lepers and Jesus feeding the 5000. Along the way, children will learn how to count from 1-12, learn a lesson about thankfulness and even participate in some basic music instruction. [RL] These are all Full-Screen Presentations (1.77:1) and come with the Special Features of:
Little Lessons with Roma Downey
Sing-along Music Videos
Downloadable Activity Sheets
Downloadable Digital Copy – for Learning on the Go!
Spanish Language Track