Disclosure Policy: I received these toys for free in exchange for writing this review. Receiving these toys for free in no way effects my honest opinion.
Why Teaching Kids Young Is So Important and How Bible Toys Can Help.
Bibletoys.com has a wide variety of biblical toys for every age. Calling these just toys however is selling them short. These toys are also teaching aids and great faith based conversation starters with kids. I have pondered for quite sometime how I was going to teach my children about Jesus without going over board, no pun intended. It can be difficult to tell if a toddler is really listening to you and when you’re talking about Jesus you want to know they hear you. It is a fair assumption that starting young is best considering how much your child learns in the first few years of life.
According to Facts Of Life Global the first five years are detrimental to shaping who a person is essentially.
The first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general. -Facts Of Life Global
With this in mind it only seems appropriate to teach kids about the bible with toys. We have toys that will sing the alphabet to our children and even tablets that will read them stories. With kids more stimulated than ever bible toys are a great way to keep their mind focused on faith as they keep their bodies moving.
TOY #1: The Boat Of Galilee
What The Boat Of Galilee Includes:
- 1 Boat
- 1 Sail
- 14 Figurines
- 1 Mini Story Book About Jesus and Peter
- “Spiritual Stepping Stones” A Guide to Age Appropriate Faith Goals
Opening The Box. Quality Check:
When opening the box each figurine is individually wrapped in a protective plastic. The figurines are made of a quality plastic that is solid all the way through. The boat is light weight and also made of plastic that is relativity thin.(As it should be in order to float properly.) The sail is made of a thick canvas that is waterproof. Over all the quality is impressive and I would give it a four out of five stars.
- Put the long pole into the hole that is in the center of the boat.
- Align the logs in the sail canvas so that the holes match up.
- Pop the canvas onto the pole by aligning the wholes with the pegs on the pole.
Gage: “Mom look it’s Jesus!”
In total shock he had picked up the right figure. Then it occurred to me we read My First Read And Learn Bible every night. He has seen Jesus enough to recognize him and this felt wonderful. It was a victory that is going down in the record books.
Mom: “It is Jesus. Do you know who the other men are and why there is a boat?”
Gage: “Boat.” Pointing to the boat he giggled as most three year olds do.
Mom: “The other men are Jesus’s disciples. The boat is the boat of Galilee. Look I have a little book that we can read to learn about what happened on the boat. Would you like to read it?”
I read him the story and he looked through the disciples trying to find who Peter was. All of the disciples have their names written on their backs. Once we located Peter Gage asked to read the story again. As we read the story we acted out the scene. Gage just kept laughing and smiling. When the storm came and we rocked the boat he started to make crashing sounds.
This being our first experience with bible toys I didn’t know what to expect. What happened though made my day! To see my son having fun while learning about God made me feel such joy. He was not thinking about Thomas the Train who is his latest obsession but instead he was playing with Jesus and all his disciples.
Gage was so excited he asked to get his picture taken with Jesus.
The Boat Floats. Bath Time Adventures of Faith!
Reenacting the story of Jesus and Peter is ten times the fun in the bath tub! The boat floats and the sail is waterproof. This boat is ready to take your child on faith based adventures as far as the imagination can sail.
Those Who Hear The Word of The Lord Are Blessed.
Luke 11:2821st Century King James Version (KJ21)
28 But He said, “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God and keep it.”
Revelation 1:3King James Version (KJV)
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Spending time teaching your children about the gospel is not only our responsibility but it is a blessing to our children.
Toy #2: Spiritual Warriors
What Spiritual Warriors Includes:
- One Spiritual Warrior
- Weapons Depending On Warrior
- Warrior “Playing Card”
- Collect all 7
Opening The Box. Quality Check:
These toys are made of a thick quality plastic. The detail and painting on these action figures is exceptional. The weapons included are flexible and safe for children three years and older. The joints move easily and manipulate with little effort. Modesty was not over looked these warrior come equipped with painted underwear.
These Action Figures Made Me Go To My Bible:
The two action figures I received were Joshua and Lahmi. As a “rookie” Christian (committed for about a year and a half )I didn’t know who Lahmi was. Wanting to educate my son I went to my bible to learn so I could teach. To my surprise these toys seem to have something to teach not only my children but also myself.
The desire to teach is a strong motivator to learn. – Cher B.
We have a responsibility to our children to educate them. The examples we set for our children are impressions that last a life time. and spending quality time to play and learn is important.
Who Is Your Child’s Hero?
In a world full of diverse people comes a variety of morals and opinions. Who your children look up to can really effect who they strive to be. One of the benefits of the warriors collection is it gives your children a hero to aspire to be. My son loves the story of David and how he defeats Goliath. When he saw these action figures he started to tell me the story poking me in the forehead. He said “Wow, how big and strong!” It was in casual conversation like this I was able to plant the seed. “These men might be strong but they are brave because God blessed them to be brave, just like he blessed you.” Big eyed my son felt special and held that action figure admiring him and I knew he had found a new hero. The difference between idolizing cartoon characters and looking up to spiritual warriors is that one leads children to God.
What Does Scripture Say About Teaching Our Children?
Proverbs 22:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Deuteronomy 11:19King James Version (KJV)
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
How Bible Toys Help Your Children Teach Their Friends About the Good News of Jesus!
When you have bible based toys in the toy box it is likely that your little ones friends will stumble upon them. This is great opportunity for you children to minister to others. Your children could potentially lead someone to Jesus and also gain confidence in speaking to others about the gospel.
What Kind of Bible Toys Are Available?
- Talking Toys
- Stuffed Animals
- Coloring Books
- Action Figures
- Hard Playsets
- Soft Playsets
- MUCH MORE…
Where Can I Get My Bible Toys?
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