Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm Giving Away "Larry Learns to Listen" DVD - grandma's pick!

I'm delighted to share with you a new VeggieTales DVD with more than 70 minutes of stories and fun - "Larry Learns to Listen"! I love it when Big Idea/VeggieTales combines stories on one DVD - not only is it a great value for families, but it makes it easier for you to find stories which fit a theme or point you are trying to make with your grandchildren! The stories on this DVD have a strong focus on listening with an all-time favorite of mine, "Pistachio" (one of the best ever Veggie stories!), Josh and the Big Wall and the fun "Listen" singalong song!

All children need to learn to listen from time to time - and adults also need to be reminded to do the same :^) - this DVD does a wonderful job of making the point about how important it is for us to listen to and obey God and for children to listen to and obey their parents as well! As I mentioned above, this DVD includes one of my all-time favorite Veggie stories - Pistachio! Veggies out-did themselves with this story! The animation is amazing - the water in the ocean is so realistic - and the colors and characters are so bright and fun! Most importantly, this story - which is a take on the classic Pinocchio - teaches very clearly how important it is for children to listen to and obey their parents. Gelatto teaches his ducklings and Pistachio he needs to listen to the words he says because, "they go through your ears and into your heart to teach you what is right - listen and your life will turn out right!" He says Pistachio needs to listen to those who love him the most and Pistachio is left needing to choose between what he thought was best and what his father knew was best . . . in the end, after losing his money and being swallowed by a whale, happily he chooses wisely and listens! This is a story all parents and grandparents will want their children and grandchildren to listen to! It is an absolute must-have Veggie story and I'm beyond delighted to see it included on this DVD!

As for the classic Veggie story, "Josh and the Big Wall", they couldn't have chosen a better story to go with the theme of this DVD about listening! I love the song, "The Lord has given this land to us, no need to fuss, He knows what He's doing. We know that He will take care of us, if we will follow Him! God's way is the best way, now that I know, He loves me so! His way is the best way, and that's the way for me!" Just as Joshua had to learn to listen to and obey God, our grandchildren also need to learn this important lesson. I'm so glad to see this combination of Veggie stories which can help us have important conversations with our grandchildren so they can learn to trust God "knows what He is doing and we can know He will take care of us if we follow Him!" Talk with your grandchildren about how God's directions do not always make sense to us, but things work out better if we do them God's way instead of trying to do things our own way!" Ask them what they can do to listen to their parents and God today and then pray with them and ask God to help them listen and obey!

This DVD has Pistachio, Josh and the Big Wall, Larry Learns to Listen Sing-along song, Song of the Cebu Sing-along song, Larry Learns to Listen Interactive Book and Visit a Marionette Theater - lots of fun for everyone! Well done VeggieTales/Big Idea!

I'm delighted to say along with sending me one DVD for review, VeggieTales is making another available for give-away! If you have "liked" grandma's cookie jar using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG, then you are entered in my drawing which will be on September 23rd! If you have not "liked" this blog yet, please take a moment to do so and you will be entered in my give-away! It is this simple! Please share grandma's cookie jar with the people you know!

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