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The Truth about America’s Heritage: Religious or Godly?

Faith of Our Father's DVD

Faith of Our Father's DVD

Independence Day presents the perfect opportunity to think about America’s Godly Heritage and the beliefs that led to the founding of this great nation.  And while there seems to be some confusion about our true roots, the need to understand our history and the elements that contributed to our independence has never been more crucial.  

Is religion the bedrock of our independence, or is it our Godly beliefs that helped form the United States of America?  Did the founding fathers of our nation dream of a religious America, or did they envision a country with religious liberty?  This historical debate continues to mystify the very foundation of America, leaving our younger generation even more perplexed in the process. 

Growing up, most of us were taught that when George Washington was sworn into office in 1789 with his left hand on an open Bible, the words “So help me God…” reverberated across the fullness of the Federal Hall balcony.  Our parents and great grandparents have all admired the inscriptions of the Ten Commandments in the marble of the United States Supreme Court and the bold proclamation “Praise Be Unto God” embedded on a plaque at the top of the Washington Monument.  Even the beautiful stained glass window in the US capitol portraying President Washington kneeling in prayer has constantly reminded us of America’s Godly Heritage.

However, as time passed, it seems even history has changed.  Details, however ostensibly small, have been left out in schools and in homes.  Now, people argue if George Washington even uttered the famous words “So help me God…” during his Oath taking, or if our founding fathers were Christians or simply Deists. 

The good news is, today, we now have at our disposal hundreds of resources that can correct misconceptions about America’s Godly Heritage and/or religious America.  Now we can turn to visually stimulating DVDs such as Drive Thru History, Discovering America’s Founders, Battlefields And Blessings V2-Revolutionary War, and Faith Of Our Fathers to help enlighten us about our founding fathers’ legacy and the true history of America.  With a clear grasp of how our nation came to exist and eventually won its freedom, our children and their grandchildren will be able to shape a future that’s not only progressive, but also morally responsible.  And perhaps in our understanding, we will discover what it essentially means to be an American.

Backyardigans and Dragon Tales: Using Educational DVDs for Toddlers

Backyardigans

Backyardigans

Parents over the recent years have turned to educational DVDs—such as Backyardigans and Dragon Tales —to teach their young children.  And while some experts argue that too much TV time can be counterproductive in educating kids, recent studies show that with proper supervision, educational media can actually help boost learning.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours a day of high-quality educational media for children ages two years and older.  Although personal interaction is still the best avenue to take, allowing your children to watch educational DVDs can be beneficial, especially when they have one or two hours to spare, or when weather conditions provide no other option but to stay indoors.

Keeping your kids occupied during hot, cold, and even wet seasons can be a bit challenging.  You are bound to run out of activities and game plans, which can easily increase your level of stress, especially when you have to attend to other things like your career or other children.

This is where shows like Backyardigans, Dragon Tales and other educational DVDs step in to help.  For two hours, your children will be entertained and taught different life lessons.  Highly recommended by parents and even school teachers, these shows teach kids the beauty of imagination and the importance of building self-confidence and self-worth.  Each episode has a basket of values, each revealed in a way that’s appealing to children from two to four years of age, with plenty of repetition and even some dancing and singing!

Below are Four Tips on How to Optimize Your Use of Educational Media to Teach Your Children:

Tip #1: Stock up on a careful selection of programs that your children can view when they have free time.  Take advantage of the wide array of options available to you, even online!

Tip #2: Make time to watch these shows with your child, as this allows you to debrief and discuss different learning points, as well as enhance his or her vocabulary and analytical skills.  Do not use educational DVDs as electronic nannies.  Doing so will only be detrimental to your child’s social and cognitive development.

Tip #3: Teach your children critical viewing skills as you watch educational DVDs together.  Knowing how to filter and analyze information will help them make right

Dragon Tales

Dragon Tales

choices as they grow up.

Tip #4: Limit the time they spend in front of the TV to 1 to 2 hours, per day, for children ages two and above.  For babies younger than two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all.

Popcorn + Animated Education DVDs + Mom and Dad = A Fun Learning Experience!

The modern world is fast changing, and even the learning methods parents may choose to employ have evolved.  Shows like Backyardigans and Dragon Tales, apart from providing wholesome entertainment, are excellent educational tools that can stimulate intellectual development in children.

The ultimate trick in making this a wonderful learning experience is to simply have fun.  Keep that in mind, and it will be a time well spent in front of the TV!

Few People Really Know What the Meaning of Easter Is!!

Can you imagine most of Americans not knowing what the true meaning of Easter is? Apparently, this is sad a reality.

According to a recent study done nationwide by the Barna Group asking Americans what their definition of the Easter holiday is found that although most Americans identified Easter as a holiday, little knew what the true meaning of Easter actually is. How many exactly? While 67% of Americans relate Easter as a religious holiday, only a staggering 42% of Americans said that the true meaning of Easter was the resurrection of Jesus or that it signifies Christ death and return to life. These numbers mean that over have of Americans have no idea what Easter means. Yikes!!

He Is Risen DVD

He Is Risen DVD

This information tells us that there is a great need to make sure as parents that we teach our kids correctly what holidays signify. One great way to ensure this is by having fun and interesting tools to teach your kids these meanings so they will want to learn over and over again. Check out our animated Bible Classics DVDs here for educational movies such as “He Is Risen” and “The Passion Trilogy” which are guaranteed to have your child knowing the true meaning of Easter and have fun learning it individually or as a family. you can also get the interactive versions which come with downloadable workbooks to learn even more.

Nickelodeon Educational Children’s DVDs now available on NESTEntertainment.com

Buy popular titles such as Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues, Backyardigans, and Wonder Pets at competitive prices

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX NEST Entertainment, your one stop shop for all your family friendly entertainment and educational needs has just got better! Now carrying a new line of popular educational children’s DVDs from the producer Nickelodeon, consumers can find titles like the much loved and popular Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues, BackyardigansWonder Pets and many more.

“We are very excited to be adding these high quality educational children’s DVDs to our already vast collection of award winning animated films,” said NEST Entertainment President Ernest Z. Frausto. “This will add to our resources that teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way and increase popularity even further.”

And during the month of March customers can save an extra 7% with coupon code MA7 . For more information on NESTs educational children’s DVDs and other family friendly and Christian retail products visit NEST  Entertainment.

About NestEntertainment:  inspire . educate . entertain . nurture

For over 20 years, NEST Entertainment has been a leading producer and distributor of award-winning, animated films, DVDs, audio collections, books.  Used by countless families in hundreds of thousands of schools, libraries, and churches, NEST Entertainment resources help families and educators teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way.  The recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its children’s Bible DVDs and its educational children’s history videos, including the prestigious Dove Seal of Approval, Nest Entertainment educates and entertains children of all ages.

NEST Entertainment Acquires Educational Children’s DVDs from Nickelodeon

Buy popular titles such as Dora the Explorer, Diego, Blues Clues, Backyardigans, and Wonder Pets at competitive prices

Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX NEST Entertainment, your one stop shop for all your family friendly entertainment and educational needs has just got better! Now carrying a new line of popular educational children’s DVDs from the producer Nickelodeon, consumers can find titles like the much loved and popular Dora the Explorer, Diego, Blues Clues, BackyardigansWonder Pets and many more.

“We are very excited to be adding these high quality educational children’s DVDs to our already vast collection of award winning animated films,” said NEST Entertainment President Ernest Z. Frausto. “This is really going to add to our resources that teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way and increase our popularity even further.”

Right now consumers can buy these products for as little as $8.99, making NEST a very high price competitor against other Internet retailers.  And right now you can save an extra 7% with coupon code MA7, bringing prices down even lower to $8.36. For more information on NESTs educational children’s movies and other family friendly and Christian retail products visit NEST  Entertainment.

About NestEntertainment:  inspire . educate . entertain . nurture

For over 20 years, NEST Entertainment has been a leading producer and distributor of award-winning, animated films, DVDs, audio collections, books.  Used by countless families in hundreds of thousands of schools, libraries, and churches, NEST Entertainment resources help families and educators teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way.  The recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its children’s Bible DVDs and its educational children’s history videos, including the prestigious Dove Seal of Approval, Nest Entertainment educates and entertains children of all ages.

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