Are your children as in love with video games as mine are? In our family, we have learned to use video games as a reward because they are such a favorite. But often, I worry about exactly what is hiding inside the games once they get through the “parental approval” stage.
Do you have that one in your family? You know, the one where mom and/or dad sit with the child during the first few days that they play a new game to make sure that there is nothing inappropriate in it? I am still amazed as they boys get further into the games at what is presented. Although most of it is not necessarily age-inappropriate, most of it does not do anything to support our personal values.
Over the Christmas holidays, we went into the Apple Store in Northlake Mall. I had all of the boys with me as I chatted with the sales clerk. As is typical when three school-age boys trail behind mom in the middle of the school day, the clerk asked if I home schooled. I obviously agreed, and he began telling me that he was home schooled as well. He then began telling me about a project that he and his siblings had created for one of their high school projects using Apple’s video capabilities and stop-motion photography. They named their project “JERICHO: The Promise Fulfilled.” The entire project combined their love of God and the Bible with their advancing skills in videography.
Today, I got an e-mail from them announcing that they are competing with two other projects to have a chance to “get on the shelf” at Walmart. From what I have heard in the past, this is a huge deal. Walmart is very particular about what they carry on their shelves; and if the products don’t sell, the manufacturer has to buy them back.
Please help these innovation young people get an opportunity to share their message with a nationwide audience at Walmart. Clicking on the link below will give you the opportunity to tell Walmart that this is the kind of product that you would like to see carried, and specifically that you would like to see THIS product available on the shelves.