By Fylvia Fowler Kline, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship

Summary: A review of a 13-volume video series that teach children valuable life skills health lessons, nature facts, Bible stories, and even historical trivia.

Every child needs a special place. A place where you can think, dream, grow—or simply kick back and have some fun! Do you know a child who needs that special place? Then you must visit Janice\s Attic.

This is a one-of-a-kind video series based on the concept that children learn best through real-life experiences. By using fascinating science experiments that can easily be replicated at home, Janice will teach your child valuable life skills, health lessons, nature facts, Bible stories, and even historical trivia. Janice\s Attic comes in 13 volumes, each focusing on a specific topic—Thoughtfulness, sharing, perseverance, choices, cleanliness, and God\s power are some of the topics. Each action-packed, half-hour program brings Christ\s personalized love and care into everyday activities.

In Janice\s attic, you will, of course, meet Janice (Smith). Now, Moms and Dads (and all you other adults), if you\re expecting a glamorous movie star to entertain you while the children learn valuable lessons, if you\re expecting fancy graphics, special effects, and impressive costumes—you are in for a big disappointment. This video series is geared just for kids. To be honest, when I sat down to review the series, my first impression was How boring! This program needs more zip and pizzazz. No way can this program hold a child\s attention. I found out how wrong I was when my six-year-old plopped down beside me. In a matter of seconds she was carrying on a conversation with Janice, singing, and bobbing her head along with the letters that bobbed on the screen. At dinnertime she even demonstrated what she had learned about thoughtfulness—She asked if anyone would like to share the last biscuit with her.

Janice is a Mommy-kind-of-a-person with a big, warm smile and just the right words to draw any child into her attic to see the wonderful things there. Take your children to Janice\s attic. There\re lots of things for them to see and do. Before you know it, they will have a pretty good peek at Jesus too.

Janice\s Attic is produced by Morning Time Ministries

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April–June, 1999

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