Tablets like the iPad are so easy to use...no wonder kids love them! Rising Star Studios and Faith Inkubators have come out with a neat app for the iPad, which leverages the fun element of the iPad to engage kids with an interactive Bible content related experience.
Their app is called FAMILY BIBLE ADVENTURES. It uses videos, songs, quizzes and more to teach kids the Good News. It's available only for the iPad (no Android version).
Once you install the app, the home screen introduces you to the app's virtual host, Rev. Emmaus B. Fink who gives a quick animated presentation of the app.
The home screen also displays icons for each step of the FAITH 5 (Faith Acts In The Home) process, which is basically a 5-step method of praying and sharing God's Word using the Bible and everyday incidents. This is how it works:
Step-1: Everyone shares their best (highs) and not-so-great (lows) moments of the day.Step-2: Read a selected verse from Bible.Step-2: Talk about the verse and try to relate it to the each person's highs and lows and discuss what they mean. Then talk about what God might be telling us through the Bible verse.Step-4: Pray together thanking God for the 'high's and asking for His help to handle the 'lows'.Step-5: The whole family then blesses one another.
The second component of the app comprises the following interactive elements to engage kids in Bible related activity:
Video stories: This section has bible stories narrated by Rev. Fink with animation, music and pictures. Each video story also has a quiz with questions related to it. Kids simply need to touch the correct answer to complete it.
Jukebox: To listen to the music and scriptural songs.
Matching game: This is a memory match game, featuring custom art tiles and sounds taken right from the episodes.
Coloring Book: Kids can choose a blank canvas or available images and use virtual tools like pencil, brush etc. to paint and color as they like.
Here's a quick summary of the features:
- 5 beautiful motion storybook videos – God's Big Plan, Mary's Song, The Birth of Jesus, Baptism & Wilderness, and Fishing For People.
- 5 great original songs taken from scripture.
A fun quiz with each story to reinforce the message.
- A music Jukebox to play all the songs in any preferred order.
- An awesome match game with Easy, Medium and Hard difficulty levels (with art and sounds from the stories)
- A custom coloring book featuring artwork AND a built in music player to listen to your favorite FBA songs while you draw.
Family Bible Adventures comes with the first 5 videos and 10 more are available as in-app purchases. The app is a great way for kids to learn about the faith on their own or with a parent. It's fun, it's cool and totally kids-friendly, they should love it!
Interested? Get it here: http://goo.gl/Mr5u6