Interactive Media as Part of Children's Daily Life: The School of the Saints

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Courtesy of CCC of America. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Courtesy of CCC of America. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 

The biggest challenge in raising children today, according to parents and non-parents alike, is dealing with the outside influences of society. Children are growing up immersed in all things digital. Interactive media has become an integral part of children’s daily life. CCC endeavors to utilize modern technology in order to continue engaging and equipping families with resources for their ‘first school’ of faith.  Catholic Social Teaching informs us: “It is within the family where children are raised and formed as human beings. The parental role in this human formation is governed by love, a love which places itself “at the service of children to draw forth from them (“e-ducere“) the best that is in them” and which “finds its fullest expression precisely in the task of educating.” (Compendium, No. 239)  The family is the ‘first school.’”

What a beautiful calling, and a great responsibility. Equipping families with engaging resources for their ‘first schools’ is not only CCC’s mission, but also its passion. As they plant seeds of faith in our children – it’s fascinating to consider how that can play out in ordinary and extraordinary ways in the future. Even now, in a culture saturated with noise and immorality, even little people of faith can make a big impact.

Courtesy of CCC of America. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Courtesy of CCC of America. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

CCC is now in the midst of our Summer 60 Sale to provide necessary funds to begin the critical move of their products into digital platforms.

The Summer 60 Sale is the biggest discount of the year, offering 60% off the company’s entire online catalog. For a limited time (June 29 – July 13, 2016), parents and educators can purchase CCC’s award-winning animated films, for only $6.00 (plus tax + shipping), normally priced at $14.99!

Families can enjoy the animated classic like, Ben Hur: A Race to Glory, before the summer blockbuster hits theaters in August. For the 100th anniversary of Fatima next year, enjoy the recently digitally re-mastered “The Day The Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima” with its new companion Fatima Kids monthly short video series. CCC’s Saints and Heroes films are available in English, Spanish, and French – and are part of the many CCC products featured in the summer sale. Customers can purchase CCC’s wholesome family entertainment by using the discount code SUMMER60, at cccofamerica.com.

CCC of America has embraced one teaching in the past 30 years: Never underestimate the ability of little children to understand even the mysteries of our Catholic Faith. After all, didn’t Our Lady appear to Jacinta (age 6), Francisco (age 8), Lucia (age 10), Juan Diego (age 11), Bernadette (age 12), as well as other little ones?

You never know the time or the place when the opportunity to speak about your faith will arise. At any moment, the ability for the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary awaits. Don’t let it pass. Then share that story, to encourage another along in his or her journey.  Bring your children to pray together with the saints, the future of our faith depends on the future saints.

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About CCC of America: Karla Alfaro and Mari Jo Bueno are the team behind CCC of America, an international Catholic media company with headquarters in Irving, Texas and Mexico City. Together, they manage the distribution of family films in 12 countries and oversee the US market.

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