Monday, December 05, 2011
The Littlest Angel was a lot of fun to watch, with plenty of humor and action to keep my boys entertained. There were many valuable lessons for children about doing your best, friendship, giving selflessly, and more. On the website, www.thelittlestangelmovie.com, you can find study guides for both children and parents/religious leaders that open the door to discussing the themes in the movie. However, if you’re incorporating this into a Bible study, I think it’s important to discuss with kids how this movie differs from Biblical teachings. For example, when people die, they don’t become angels like the little boy in the movie. The Bible says that angels are separate beings. Also, I was really bothered by the fact that this little boy had died, but his parents are never mentioned or shown. Even when the little boy returns to his house on Earth to retrieve his treasure box, the home appears to be empty, and the boy never once expresses how much he misses his parents or hopes to see them.
The Littlest Angel is an entertaining movie for the family to watch together, and to open up a discussion about the values imparted and Biblical principles presented. You can read more about The Littlest Angel at www.thelittlestangelmovie.com and pick up a copy in stores and through online retailers!