My son Bean’s birthday is coming up in August, and family members are wanting birthday gift requests.
The best move we made for Bella’s recent birthday was to request some Catholic DVDs for kids. She spends 100% of her life in some costume or character outfit (loosely construed) and taking on the personality of the particular character. “Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes” and “The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima” by CCC of America, two of her birthday gifts, have brought about a blessed shift in her identity. Instead of dreaming up Strawberry Shortcake slumber party plans or attempting a British accent as Wendy Darling, she trots around our local playground proclaiming, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” (Not sure about the appropriateness of that one.) And even more, she’s particularly into the characters of Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes and Lucia of Fatima. This has piqued her interest in praying the Rosary, in joining the “girl saints” one day in Heaven, and in loving Jesus like the girls did.
We need more fuel for this fire! Any other recommendations on Catholic DVDs for kids?