Hey do you guys remember how in the first 3-5 episodes of UpsideDown Podcast I talked about my love for Justin Timberlake? Every time? Sometimes I sang, sometime I just worked it in super naturally to bug Shannon, sometimes it was simply because I have this weird feeling JT and I'd be friends? (And Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and all of these other totally over my head, talented famous people?)
I have another JT love to share with you, and it happens to be our March sponsor.
This is all perfectly timed because for many of us, spring break is just around the corner and I know in my family, that means our rest times get a little thrown off. Whether we're traveling or stay-cationing, all the rhythms get a little wonky.
My girls are 7, 5, and 3, and they all need rest in different ways, and often at different times. So anytime we're all home and I find a one-shot wonder that will get all their attention, I consider it a win. JellyTelly has become a major win for us!
JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed JUST FOR KIDS where the message is that God is real, and his Word is true. Those of you familiar with VeggieTales® will recognize some of the voices and a lot of the wit and humor; it was co-developed by Veggietales® creator Phil Vischer.
We're very carefully about the autonomy we give our kids when it comes to screen time in our house. There are a few okay-ish options out there. Netflix has a great kids option, but once I opened it up to find Orange is the New Black listed on my daughter's channel. MAJOR whoops on their part, and it reminded me that I can't trust filters to do what's ultimately my job. We've taken Amazon and Safari off our iPad, and have several other security settings. But part of our job as parents is also to help our kids understand how to use media responsibly. That means it's okay to pick a show and see if you like it. It's fun to have favorites, and when it comes to my kids, it's a double bonus if those programs are supporting Truth we're already teaching them in our home.
So we've put the JellyTelly app on the iPad, and quite often I hear theme songs from What's In the Bible and a show called Come On Over playing from around the corner. (You can also watch it through the Apple Store, Google Play, via Roku, and supported Kindle devices.) Plus, these shows don't stay on the screen, they foster more conversation after they're over. And honestly, when it comes to What's In the Bible, I usually learn something too! The "Why Do We Call it Christmas" episode was super helpful in December!
JellyTelly is super reasonably priced at only $4.99 a month, or $49.99 for the whole year. Every new subscriber gets a free first week.
We've loved having JellyTelly as our sponsor this month. If you'd like to learn more, head here to browse the catalog, and here to sign up for a FREE weeklong trial (SPRING BREAKERS, REJOICE!). While you're there, use the code UPSIDEDOWN to receive a free download for a 10 page coloring book (SPRING BREAKERS, WE ARE ON FIRE, PACK/PRINT THESE TOO). Be sure to check out their great library of devotionals, faith-based parenting blog posts, and growing marketplace of thoughtfully curated products for Christian families, including videos, books, games, toys and more while you're there.
Thanks so much for continuing to support our sponsors!
with love from Asheville,