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Kids’ DVD Review & Giveaway!

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And the winner chosen by Random.org is…Stephanie! Thank you to all who participated! Remember, the Easter DVD is on sale for $4.99 & Free shipping when you follow the ad at the top of the sidebar and use the code RISEN. That’s a deal that can fill a lot of Easter baskets!

Many of you have read my post about the “Pros & Cons of Educational Videos.” (and the history movies Dr. J quotes all the time) If you haven’t, you should go read it. I compiled a great list, if I do say so myself!

Well, I was so impressed with the DVDs I wrote about, that I contacted NEST Entertainment and asked if they’d be interested in doing a giveaway on Many Hats Mommy. I told them how my boys became addicts of their series, and they were delighted to offer you, my readers, a giveaway! That’s right! A FREE DVD for your kiddos! You’ll find all the details for the contest below the review, so read on!

First, I have to tell you what arrived here yesterday. Yes, that’s right! It came yesterday and I’m already writing the review! The boys begged to watch the DVD immediately, so we came in, grabbed a snack, opened the cellophane, and popped it in! Voila! Our own private viewing of He is Risen, an interactive DVD by NEST!

He is Risen by NEST Entertainment

Of course the boys loved the fantastic animation, and we watched the English version. If you know Spanish, you could watch the movie in Spanish as well. Dr. J sat mesmerized as he watched Jesus’ friends waiting at the foot of the cross. The depiction of the earthquake after Jesus died made me pause, as I think that is sometimes glossed over.

Meatball kept asking, “Where’s Jesus?” as he waited for Jesus to come back to life after being placed in Joseph of Arimethea’s tomb. The greed of soldiers and men in power drew the boys into the story even more. Dr. J started to make connections as he watched the disciples discuss things they had heard Jesus say, and then begin writing them down.

The story is so well done, that I actually teared up a couple times, thinking about what Jesus went through for us, and how the disciples and his other friends must have felt. As a parent I appreciate the way NEST followed the Biblical narrative and took poetic license only a few times, with things that are not spelled out in Scripture. If you like, you can turn on the Bible reference subtitles and find the passages in the Bible as scenes unfold.

When we were done watching the beautiful ending, with Jesus ascended into heaven and angelic music playing, Dr. J immediately asked to “do the quiz,” one of his favorite things about the NEST interactive movies. There are three quiz levels to choose from, and if you don’t know the answer, you can watch the bit from the movie that shows the answer, or click on a Bible icon to read the Bible passage that contains the answer. You can even choose between King James or New International versions!

Now, here’s the fantastic part! This DVD retails for $29.95, but NEST is currently running a special for Easter shopping. If you use the coupon code RISEN, you can purchase your own copy, and some to fill Easter baskets, for only $5.99 and reduced shipping! $4.99 and FREE SHIPPING! For this deal, use the ad in the sidebar and remember to use the code RISEN.

Now, the friendly folks over at NEST have offered a giveaway, and YOU get to help choose your prize! So, get ready to enter. Readers in US and Canada may enter. Giveaway starts now and ends Friday night, April 1. Winner announced Saturday, April 2! The first entry is mandatory. The sharing entries you may do once per day. Leave a comment for each entry, please.

ENTRY OPTIONS:

1. Click on the image above to connect to the DVD section of NEST’s website. Want to add a Bible story to your collection? Desire to show your child a courageous historical hero? Poke around and pick out two or three videos that you would like to win. Come back and leave a comment with your titles. (MANDATORY)

2. Subscribe to Many Hats Mommy posts via email. The subscription box is at the top right. Leave a comment saying you subscribed, or you already subscribed. If you add Many Hats Mommy to your Google Reader, or other reader, leave a comment for that counts instead of an email subscription. I know there’s at least one of you out there already! (One entry)

3. Tweet about this contest. Leave a comment. (Daily option)

4. Share on Facebook. Leave a comment. (Daily option)

Thanks for entering! I can’t wait to see who wins a fabulous video!

P.S. You can click here to go to NEST’s homeschool materials site!

The He is Risen DVD was sent to me by NEST Entertainment for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Author: Jenny Herman

Jenny Herman is not anyone special or a hero. She's just a working special needs homeschool mom who uses the Power of One to "just keep swimming". Visit her blog jennyherman.com to learn more.

12 thoughts on “Kids’ DVD Review & Giveaway!

  1. I think both the Parables of Jesus and the story of Joseph look great!
    Fun giveaway!

  2. I subscribe via e-mail.

  3. I really liked the animated woman’s history pack. Also I like what you picked out. And I really like many of them but that woman history pack may be inspirational for my girls.

    I subscribed.

    I am sharing on FB and Twitter. Great contest! Thanks!

  4. I am subscribed via Google reader!

  5. I was interested in the biographies, especially Einstein and the composers. Thanks for telling me about these, Jenny!

  6. again the link wont work for me takes me to wordpress what do I do next??
    thanks

    • Brenda, For the SALE use the ad at the top of the sidebar. It works. For the entry, you should click on the image in the post and it will take you to the DVD section of their site so you can poke around and see which ones you like. It should be fixed. Thanks!

  7. There are too many to list that I would love to have! I have seen one of the Animated Stories from the Bible (NT) years ago. It was great. I didn’t realize that there were also Animated Hero Classics and the Beethoven biography. Those would really be good in our homeschooling.

  8. Hello again!

    I have subscribed via email. I also just shared this on my facebook and my twitter.

    Thanks!

  9. I am constantly checking these out of the library. I love each and every one of them. I like how Helen Keller shows the struggles that the blind and deaf go through each day. Being a history teacher, I favor the historical ones, like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Bradford, Christopher Columbus, Galileo, & Pocahontas. However, I will say, though, that the Marco Polo one didn’t really do it for me. He references monkeys as people with tails. That gets a little to close to evolution for my comfort. However, I used it as an opportunity to explain to my kids that not everyone believes in Creation and explained how they believe in evolution.

    I follow on Google.

    • That’s so funny, Susan. I never thought of the evolution thing. I just thought it meant the “natives” (for lack of better word) didn’t know what the monkeys were. We hog these at our library, too. Thanks for entering!

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