Religion hasn’t always play a huge part in my life. I once scoffed at people who went to church, laughed at people who read the bible and sinned (mild ones!) without thought. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I felt something missing in my life even though I loved my husband dearly, my children (two at the time) were the light of my life, and I was happy with my career.
My Grandmother passed away and I kept dreaming about her. She wouldn’t say anything in my dreams but would be a familiar face in the crowd. My dreams brought back memories of my Grandmother and things she use to say to me when it was just the two of us. She wasn’t a very religious person, but she did attended church on the holidays, she had a cross or two around her house. She always urged to me attend church with her. Over the past four years, the inspiration of my Grandmother has lead to me to God glories and I have a thirst for the knowledge found in the Bible.
I have always been curious about the stories told in the Bible, but have never made it priority. This year, I promised myself that I would read the entire Bible by next New Year. My children have caught on to my fascination for the Bible and they too love reading stories and testimonies from the Bible. When I came across Ani-Mates, I thought it would be a great tool to teach my children the Bible at their level!
Ani-Mates: Bring Stories to Life!
Ani-Mates are stuffed animals, either a puppy or a bear, that brings the word of GOD to life. Through stories and songs, children can learn the story of the bible in a fun and interactive way!
- Over 30 New Testament Stories recorded from a children’s Bible.
- A mechanical moving mouth that gives the appearance that the animal is speaking
- Connects to a smart phone to play apps
- Free apps available
- Use as a speakerphone when connect with distant relatives.
- Earphone jack for private listening
- Perfect gift for holidays or religious accomplishments, as you can record a gift message for recipient.
As I take this journey with God and begin to learn the importance of his words, I have felt the need to share this faith with my children. DS7 has taken a love for the Bible and is often asking me to read chapters from his Bible or Devotional book, to help him gain a better understanding of the Bible. Sometimes, I worry the words or stories are not captivating enough to hold the attention of my two younger children, so I have sought out ways to make the Bible a fun and important part of their life too. When I found Ani-Mates, I knew it was a product we would all enjoy.
The moment, we received the Ani-Mates Dog, my children were enthralled. The first night we listened to the words of God through the adorable puppies mouth for hours. Even DD2, who often gets bored during story time, was captivated by the Ani-Mates dog. He is soft and cuddly like a normal stuff to, but he is brought to life when his mouth moves as if he is truly telling the story. With volume control, pause and repeat, and the insertion of beautiful songs between stories, this cuddly friend has it all.
I love the Ani-Mate Dog almost as much as my kids do. He has become a special part of our night routine and encouraged me to read the bible more often. He is a blessing in our family and I would definitely recommend this product to any child who is looking to learn Gods word.