Sunday, November 11, 2012

Growing Up Wild {Schoolhouse Review Crew}

My grandparents were missionaries; in fact, my mother was born in the mission field. They served in several of the countries, in the Caribbean and Central America. I grew up hearing these stories, and other missionary stories.

One of my goals for my children is to have an appreciation of other cultures, especially with the mission field in mind. So it was a great pleasure to learn we'd have a chance to receive two DVDs from Growing Up Wild.

Each DVD set, has a DVD, which contains three episodes, as well as a CD containing a pdf of the activities suggested to complement each episode.

The Wilds (Mike and Libby, Morgan, Hudson, Kian, and Asher) are missionaries in Indonesia (Papua), to the Wano people. The series of DVDs was developed with the purpose of introducing children to the work and daily life of missionaries in the mission field.

These DVDs are ideal for homeschool, Sunday or Sabbath school, Vacation Bible School, youth groups, or in Christian schools. The activities are designed for children ages 5-12, although some could be challenging for older children as well. You can see some video clips here.

Volume 1 shares what the Wild boys' jungle home is like, right down to the special loft for their Lego collection. My boys "oh"ed and "ah"ed over that! We also "went along" on a supply trip. We also learned how they use solar energy for their home, and made it possible to have running water.

Volume 4 introduces us to the jungle creatures the Wild boys can find each day. We also learn about the Wano culture. In addition, find out how missionaries, icebergs, and the body of Christ are alike; an interesting analogy.

Frankly, we watched through the videos in one sitting, immediately upon their arrival. The boys found them quite fact, we all enjoyed them very much, even hubby. (Well, because hubby is in broadcast, he did critique the technical aspects of them, such as sound quality, etc.)

I plan to go through the DVDs more slowly, perhaps one episode a week, and work on the suggested activities as we go. One activity I look forward to doing with the boys is writing out our meals, for a week, or month, then figure the supplies we would need for 3 months, or 6 months.

Each DVD costs $18.99, or you can save 15% on the set of 5, and pay only $80.99. They'd make a great Christmas gift for your children. My boys are definitely wanting us to order the rest of the set!

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