Magazine and Mum Reviews of God for Kids app
By Carys, Mum of 3 girls, UK
The God for Kids app is fun, engaging and interactive. It’s about the Bible and God and Jesus. It’s good to do together as a family and to discuss the questions together.
We would usually play it after school. Each of the girls has got their own profile so they can take turns.
The children’s favourite parts are ‘the bit where you put the “good words” in the treasure chest and the “bad words” in the bin’ and the maze. But the younger one needed some help with the maze.
I like the child’s voice on it. It makes it a lot more appealing for the kids.
I think it works best on a tablet.
It’s definitely a good app and we enjoyed it.
By Rachel, Mum of 2 boys and 1 girl, UK
“I like the way it reads the questions to the children but also lets them have a go at reading easier words for themselves. It’s very encouraging because it doesn’t matter if you get something wrong. You just get another go”.
“The children enjoyed the app. They find it fun finding things in the maze. Though they struggled a little bit with the maze at first, they worked it out and enjoyed getting things right and learning new things”.
“It’s definitely something to do as a family and you can think of the answers together”.
“We like playing it after school. Sometimes the children are a bit tired then but usually they engage really well with it”
“I think the music and the graphics are very engaging”
“It’s just a really nice way to get them interested in God and using the technology that they engage with. Having the time limit is helpful as well so they don’t overdo it and look forward to doing more the next day”.
By Kate, Mum of Two Girls, UK
“The app was fun, friendly and cheerful. I liked the grown up questions as they gave me lots to think about.
“After I showed them how to open the app (they’re not used to playing on iPads) they could navigate it by themselves but I would prefer to do the activities together as a family, after dinner, before bedtime.
“We don’t usually read the Bible or use Bible apps but occasionally go along to church activities.
“So this app was very interesting and my girls responded very well to all aspects – the multiple choice questions, drag and drop puzzles, ask-a-grown-up questions, the maze and the sticker scene.”
By Nikki, Mum of 1 boy & 1 girl, UK
“I have a 6 and a 4 year old who play daily on our android phones or tablet. While we read the Bible regularly with them, we don’t use any kids Bible apps so playing this app was a first for us. It was appealing and friendly and put things into a language the kids would understand.
“The lion character was their favourite and they loved the maze section at the end the best.
“Our 4 year old needed quite a few prompts from us but the 6 year old could play alone so I would see this as app as something to do together with my kids at bedtime or after dinner.
“They fast-paced through the ‘Ask-a-Grown-Up’ questions but I found they really made me think. Next time I would use the Grown-Up Tips sidebar a bit more too.
“Overall I found the app to have a friendly approach and I look forward to using it as an activity to do with my kids.”
Reviews of God for Kids by Jonathan Bishop, Associate Minister for Children and Youth at Croxley Green Baptist Church, published in the Summer 2016 edition of Engage Magazine, the free Quarterly Magazine from BMS World Mission.
“God for Kids is a great mobile app for children
“The app helps parents and children learn together more about God. It takes you on an adventure with a character called Ru who asks questions using words, images and logic problems that enable children to learn about God being real and how big he is.
“There is plenty of encouragement as you progress through various stages that you follow with your chosen character. The variety of puzzles, digital achievement stickers and a simple gaming element will keep most children engaged.
“Overall it is a well thought-out, theologically sound and enjoyable app to use together as parents and children.”