Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This animated series is produced by Roma Downey, known best for playing the lead role in the TV series “Touched by an Angel” from 1994 to 2003. The show follows the adventures of preschool twins Alex and Zoe as they learn, laugh and play and accompanying them is are a group of animated guardian angels that assist them in guiding and teaching about life and God’s love. This is definitely a great tool for teaching basic lessons to your children and also Christian faith at the same time.
In “ABC’s”, Alex and Zoe work with the Angels to focus on learning to read by recognizing letters by their shapes and relating them to images. The angels uses ideas from the Bible to help. The lessons are learned through stories like Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors. This is aimed at the preschool audience and will definitely keep them entertained for the 30 minutes. What is also cool is that this DVD comes with a digital copy, so you can takes this stories with you on the go to keep your kids busy.
The DVD features three short stories, which can be viewed as a complete episode or as individual stories. The DVDs also include some decent special features. “Little Lessons with Roma Downey” talks about this series, what they have learned in the stories and gives tips for the parents to help their kids. There are fun sing-a-long music videos for the kids, including “Easy as ABC”, “G-H-I, Me Oh My”, “Q to the R to the S” and “W-X-Y-Z”. Lastly, there are downloadable activity sheets to continue the learning after watching the DVD.