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If you, like me, have wrestled with your kids and screen time, then I think you’ll like what I am sharing today!
It’s hard to find shows and movies that I feel good about my boys watching, yet I’m not ready to throw out the TV and all other devices either. There are just too many positives to be found through media, and also: screens (and technology in general) are here to stay, so shielding my kids from them entirely just doesn’t make sense.
So, I’ve spent a good amount of time over the years trying to monitor, guide, and in general screen my boys’ screen time. Which is not an easy task.
When I came across JellyTelly last summer, I knew that I had found something really special. I love (read: adore!) the heart of JellyTelly. In fact, I felt such a connection with JellyTelly that I accepted their invitation to join their team and become a Team JellyTelly Coach, where I will be writing for their blog each month. (that says a lot, considering I’ve been pairing down on my writing commitments lately!) My first post just came out this week, I’d love for you to check it out. (It’s on a topic a lot of you have asked me about — starting kids young doing daily devotions and how that looks for us!)
So, what is JellyTelly?
JellyTelly is a Streaming Video On Demand service, similar to Netflix or Hulu, with over 300 hours of Christian programming for kids and families. It is the only Christian video streaming platform just for kids. It exists to provide safe, fun content for kids and families while helping families engage in God’s truth together.
Also, from the Jelly Telly site:
“JellyTelly was started by VeggieTales® and What’s in the Bible?creator Phil Vischer – the most trusted voice in Christian children’s entertainment. He and the JellyTelly team are working with the best voices in Christian family entertainment to continue to provide new and classic shows the whole family will love.”
Phil Vischer is (in my teenage son’s words) the man. We love his creative genius and his heart for making spiritual truths come to life for young people (not to mention us adults who are also totally amused and moved by his work.)
Since we discovered Jelly Telly back in early July, Levi has become a big fan, doing the five-minute family devotions on my iPhone, and on long car rides (or when I need to get something done at home) he is watching everything from What’s in the Bible, to The Jesus Storybook, favorite Veggie Tales episodes, and the old-fashioned but super entertaining show Davey and Goliath. We’re still discovering new shows and I think we will be for quite some time.
A subscription to Jelly Telly (which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, and more) is just $4.99 a month. (The first week is available for free. Click HERE to get that!)
ALSO: You can get a full-year subscription to Jelly Telly right now for $39.99. (This will go up on October first to $49.99.)
The Jelly Telly site and app are both super easy to navigate, and everyone on the Jelly Telly team is so great! (You’ll want to subscribe to their blog too, of course. ;))
Do we still set limits on our boys’ screen time? For sure! But when Levi is on my Jelly Telly app, or could use thirty-minutes for some down time, how great do I feel that he is not only entertained (read: transfixed!) but he is learning amazing lessons on character, Bible stories, and more positive stuff that he remembers way better from these adorable shows than he ever would from MOM! 🙂
HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY?!!
To celebrate this new partnership, Jelly Telly has offered to give ONE OF MY READERS A YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JELLY TELLY, AND A Roku Streaming Stick AS WELL!
Leave a comment below sharing which of the programs on Jelly Telly your family loves, OR share why you think this subscription would be a blessing for your family.
Please share this giveaway with your friends as well, especially those with younger kids!
I’ll draw a winner in one week! (On Sept. 30th) and announce it in my next post!
**As part of being a Jelly Telly Coach, I am an affiliate for their subscription site. This mean that if you purchase a subscription by clicking through my links, I will be compensated a small amount for each purchase. Thank you for supporting my blogging effort and blogging expenses in this way! 🙂