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If you’re a regular reader here, you know how much we love VeggieTales. If you didn’t know, now you do! VeggieTales is a children’s series featuring vegetable characters in their stories, which stress Christian morals. During the films or episodes, the vegetables retell Bible stories in a way kids can relate to them with some funny pop culture references that the parents will really enjoy.
In our house right now, we have about 10 VeggieTales DVDs that are frequently in the rotation. More often than not though, we’re watching on Netflix. In November, Netflix released a new original series: VeggieTales in the House! I can’t even tell you how exciting this was for our house. We love the theme song and rock out when we hear it.
While at Walmart last week checking out the Easter clearance, we spotted a VeggieTales display on an endcap of the toy section. How cool is that? I love that our VeggieTales can be found in Walmart! Hooray for making its way to mainstream retail stores!
Charlie immediately wanted to get a giant Larry (he must be about 2 feet tall), but I reminded him that we already have a stuffed Bob and Larry at home and suggested he pick another friend. He picked out Junior for himself and grabbed a Laura for Owen. The toys that the boys got are shakers that sing! I had to continuously push the button while walking through the store for Owen. This is a toy that he ABSOLUTELY LOVES! It’s a character that he sees daily and knows the song.
Charlie’s a bit older of course and he’s able to actually understand what happens on VeggieTales. For us, these toys are much more than a toy. They’re a reminder of the values that are reinforced on the VeggieTales that we see on the TV.
At bedtime every night, Charlie and I read from his VeggieTales devotional that he got for Christmas. I love that his devotional is aimed at preschoolers and something he can relate to. He sees VeggieTales on the TV and knows what’s going on in the stories. This makes is easier for him to understand what is being talked about in the devotional. Having toys that he can play with around the house that represent the morals and values that we are trying to teach in our home is priceless.
We will end up getting another Larry because Larry is Charlie’s favorite thanks to all of his crazy Silly Songs and The League of Incredible Vegetables. It’s a superhero one about how to handle fear. Charlie’s been climbing into our bed in the middle of the night claiming that he’s afraid of monsters in his room and we’re working on how to deal with it.
On the VeggieTales website, you can find discussion guides to go with their DVDs. This is an amazing resource for parents and it’s truly a blessing that they offer it.
Owen has taken claim to both Laura and Junior when Charlie is not around. He figures he has two arms, he can hold two friends.
There are so many shows for our children that come and go. I’m happy that my boys love one that has been around since the early 90’s and it’s still going strong, picking up new followers every day! Being able to bring toys in that will be able to stand the test of time makes it even better!
VeggieTales has a very active Facebook page with great messages they share every day. Be sure to check it out.
Head to Walmart to pick out your favorite Veggie Friend!
Who is your child’s favorite character on VeggieTales?