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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Growing Up Wild TOS Review

Growing Up Wild -
A 15 episode DVD set. 
There are 5 DVD volumes.
$18.99 each / plus shipping and handling
Whole collection, all 5 volumes, for $80.99
Recommended for ages 5-12 yrs. but entertaining for all ages and adults too!

Each volume contains 2 disc:  One DVD containing 3 episodes each and a CD-Rom Activity Guide (in PDF format).

Volume 1 - "Home Sweet Hut", "Supply Trip", and "Sun & Water"

Volume 2 - "Rainy Day", "New Discoveries", and "Hiking Adventure"

Volume 3 - "The Good Earth", "Near & Far", and "Dr. In The Hut"

Volume 4 - "Amazing World Around Us", "Adventures In Culture", and "Tribal Calling"

Volume 5 - "Discovering Language", "The Feast", and "Misconceptions of Missions"

Note: Each episode is approx. 15 minutes long / Each DVD approx. 45 minutes.

I received Volumes 1 & 4 to review.

What Is It? - 
Growing Up Wild is a 15 episode DVD collection of the adventures of a missionary family living in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia.

The family consists of Mike & Libby (the parents of four boys), Morgan, Hudson, Kian and Asher Wild.  This family shares their experiences and life in the jungle through each of these DVD episodes.

After each episode, there are educational activities for your children to explore.  These videos make each child think about what it would be like to live in the jungles of Indonesia.

These DVD's are compliment with a Home school or Sunday school curricula.

Volume 1 -
 Episodes-  "Home Sweet Hut", "Supply Trip", and "Sun & Water".

In this DVD, we get to see what their home consists of, how they get their water, electricity, and supplies.  We explore how their home operates, and how the boys contribute to everyday needs in their lives.  You also get to see what kind of 'critters' they live among.

Volume 4 -
 Episodes-  "Amazing World Around Us", "Adventures In Culture", and "Tribal Calling".

In this DVD, we get to explore the tribe that the Wild family live among, what traditions they share with the family and the tribal beliefs.  The children even participate in a tribal piercing!  They also share with us the beautiful world around them in the jungle.

 Activity Guide / CD Rom -

The activity guide includes:
suggested field trips
science projects
recommended movie
Bible scriptures
activities (to put in your portfolios)

Some examples of the activities are:  Creating a home supply list, Venn Diagram,  classifying organisms, photographing organisms, looking closer at the environment and ecosystem, completing a culture worksheet, etc. These activities can easily be printed out for your use or portfolio.  Samples of this can be found on their website or clicking the picture to the right.
This product is reusable.

What I thought -

These DVD were incredible!  It really gave me and my family an inside view on what it is like to live in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia!  We found them very exciting.  The activities were really neat!  I love everything except the big 'spider' sleeping in the rafters that the kids speared.....Yikes!  Needless to say, my boys loved it!  And then of course the tribal piercing was cool!  Two of the boys actually had their septum pierced!  It was very exciting and educational!

I would recommend this DVD series to anyone who wants to see what living in the jungle is like.  It is extremely educational and exciting!  There are not many DVD's like this that lets you experience the mission lifestyle.  I give this product an A+! 

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

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