Makin’ a List

Today, with my 9 y/o and 1 y/o sick with fevers, I was wishing that I had some better DVDs around. We own plenty of movies, mostly gifts from relatives, but I would love to have some quality (perhaps even educational!) DVDs for the kids to watch on sick days. We gave up regular t.v. (one of the best decisions of our life!) so we are at the mercy of our own DVD stockpile.

Most of the time, the DVD cords are locked up. DH and I started to be disturbed by the seemingly infinite number of times our children could watch something. It seemed rather wrong that our 4 y/o could quote minor lines from 10 or more movies. Now, barring no privilege revocations, we bring the cords out for the weekend. In a fit of evil humor Sunday, I checked out from the library “The Anasazi: Lost Civilization” and “Wild Edible Plants” and announced that these were the only two choices during the grown-ups/baby’s Sunday nap. Ha! Try quoting from these!!

Anyway, what are some DVDs that you really like and don’t mind being watched over and over, and perhaps even teach your children something good? Add them to the comments, and I’ll post them later in a complete list.

Oh, and to those who caught it, yes, I will have to start over with the baby. Rats! She is almost never sick, so she would get sick on the fourth night of our nighttime weaning! There was no way I was going to enforce it during her illness. *sigh*

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One response to “Makin’ a List

  1. Nita

    Hi – we drove from WA to CO this summer and back (that’s a grand total of six long days in the car) much to our dismay we gave in and bought a car mountable dvd player (not something I would have dreamed we’d EVER do) to our credit we’ve only used it then and it sits in it’s case in our office. But, we too were searching for DVD’s that wouldn’t drive us crazy – we found some at Costco – they are by Questar and it’s a 6 disc pack titled “Wonders of God’s Creation” and they are AMAZING! The Milky Way and our Solar System, Planet Earth, Thundering Earth and Roaring Waters, Whirling Winds, Animal Kingdom, and Human Life. The photography is fabulous, the music beautiful, and it presents “unmistakable photographic evidence . . . documenting God’s incredible fingerprints on the totality of creation.” Definitely something we don’t mind the kids quoting over and over! They are produced by Moody Institute of Science and distibuted by Questar Inc. Chicago Ill. The kids ask for them by name.

    I have also recieved information from a company called Feature Films for Families I don’t know anything about them but it might be worth checking out.

    Hope these help! I’ll be interested to see what else you get!

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