Saturday, October 25, 2008

One2Believe - Tales of Glory Nativity Set

Finally A Nativity Set My Children Can Play With!!

In our home and in many Christian homes it is annual traditional to put out a Nativity set for Christmas. Nativity sets are so beautiful and are often placed out of the hands of young ones.

What a wonderful idea to come up with a nativity set designed with the young child in mind. One that they can touch, play with, and act out the Christmas story. The set comes with 17 pieces and include: Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus in manger, 3 Kings, 2 Angels, 2 Shepherds, a male camel, a male donkey, a male sheep, a female sheep, a stable, a tree, and a barrel of hay. You can see it displayed at the end of this review.

They had children in mind when they designed this as the pieces are very sturdy and are meant to last a lifetime. The pieces are 3 inches tall and are designed to fit in a child’s hand. The manger does not seem to be made with the same material as the figures, but is very sturdy.

They include The Story of Baby Jesus booklet with the set. But this is only a brief part of the Christmas story. You will want to read the Christmas story to your children from the Bible. What I found helpful was the "Spiritual Stepping Stones" which is a brief guide to what a child can understand when. They refer you to a couple of websites if you want more info.

The website states that all the toys are third party tested and are free from harmful chemicals. The set is meant for ages 3+.

The vision of One2Believe is:
"one2believe's passion is to help children learn important Bible lessons and to have them come to faith in Jesus. Our goal is to provide fun ways of teaching children about the greatest people who ever lived. Through the toys that we design children will learn and play out exciting stories about real people. Our toys teach children that there are real superheroes they can believe in!"

They offer several sets in the Tales of Glory Series. Other sets include: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, Jonah and the Big Fish, and Moses and the Ten Plagues Set among others. Also available are Proverbs 31 dolls which offer a bible-based Christian alternative for girls. These toys are available at several retailers as well as online at the One2Believe toy store.

You can earn "Bible Bucks" by purchasing Tales of Glory products to use toward other Tales of Glory products. When you have collected 10, 15, or 20 points you are ready to get a free item + postage. The nativity set comes with 3 points.

I love nativity sets and look forward to putting out ours every year. This set is likely to be a cherished toy that we will look forward to bringing out each Christmas - to be played with - for years to come.

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