Hermie and Friends “A Bug Collection” Volume 3 contains 3 DVDs that each have 1 episode on them. That might seem kind of cheap but the concept is great! It allows for focus on one concept at a time, which I really like. Included in Volume 3 are “Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn’t Pray”, “Buzby and the Grumble Bees”, and “Hailey and Bailey’s Silly Fight”.
Milo teaches children about prayer, both the importance of it and that sometimes God answers prayer differently than expected. Buzby teaches about behaving. Misbehaving might be fun at the time but it’s never good, especially when everyone does it. Hailey and Bailey teach kids how bad it is to fight, especially over little things. They show how sometimes fighting over little things can affect more than just the people directly involved.
I like how each DVD focuses on one topic. It makes it nice for those Sundays when you miss church or you’re away from home because you can watch one together and then talk about it. I also like how Max Lucado speaks to the audience both at the beginning and at the end of the stories. He really ties the lessons to real life and not just to the bug world that Hermie lives in. A big plus for us is that the Milo DVD has coloring pages that you can print off if you use your DVD drive on your computer. There are a couple coloring pages for each story so it really ties things together nicely. I would highly recommend this collection to anyone who has kids or grandkids who could use some object lessons in the areas of prayer, behaving, and fighting. (And really, who doesn’t need some reminders in those areas?)
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