I’ve been so busy with my book, podcast and radio show, I’ve not been doing many reviews. However, as a grandmother of a toddler, I couldn’t resist this opportunity to check out Minno, a streaming platform just for kids.
At first glance, I saw all the familiar Christian children’s programming – Veggie Tales, Owlegories, Bibleman, Miss Patty Cake, Torchlighters, and more. I was impressed with the magnitude of the selection. There’s fiction and nonfiction. Silly and more serious. There’s even shows in Spanish.
Then I discovered their own programming including Church at Home. It’s a weekly thirty-minute children’s church service. The episode right now is on Deborah, part of their Women of the Bible series. Of course, I had to check that out.
As someone who taught children’s church for a number of years, I cannot stress how impressed I was with the Church at Home programming. It opened with praise and worship time, kids style. The music was led by children of all ages and youthful adults singing, playing guitar, and doing fun motions. The service went on to include animated segments, a comic book style telling of the Bible story, puppets explaining the book of Judges, more music, more animated and puppet segments, prayer time, and closing with a beautiful music video featuring children. Everything was all based on the theme of God helping us to be brave like Deborah.
I’ve been to plenty of adult church services that weren’t as deep, and yet, everything was kid-focused and done with excellence.
Minno gets its name from the Greek word “meno” with means “to abide”. As parents, we set the tone for what we fill our children’s minds with. What better way to entertain them then with biblically-based programming that will fill their minds with Bible truths?
You can watch the Church at Home service for free. I’m pretty sure, once you watch it, you’ll want to subscribe to take advantage of all the great shows. At $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, it’s well worth the investment, but if you order the Minno Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids, it comes with a coupon for two free months. That offer ends April 30, though, so don’t delay.
Whether you’re a parent or grandparent of young children, I would highly suggest you check out Minno.
Special thanks to FrontGate Media for the complimentary subscription for review purposes. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.