I am still on the fence about which one to use in the Fall. I am between First Look and Lil’K still.
First Look – I love the options offered in the materials. I could use them for both church hours and not run out of material. I am thinking the 1 and 2 year old material may be a little advanced and have pretty high expectations for that age. I like the range of what it covers — God made me, God loves me, Jesus wants to be my friend forever. I love that! I also like tha downloadable format. BTW – love their new website!
Lil’ K – The media for this is out of this world – engaging and done well. My biggest qualm with this material is just the fact of subjecting preschoolers to their main format of teaching on a television. I am a parent of a preschooler and a toddler and I know how I limit their tv watching – for elementary I think KIDMO – done partly on screen is great, with the the little ones I think it is almost unneeded. I am a huge proponent of learning through play. Lil’K does offer hands-on activities to go along with the video portion, I am just questioning whether the video portion is even needed. They also do not offer material for 1 and 2′s.
Ah. choices to make. We had a program in place for a year called Wiggle Worship. It was awesome – incorporated drama, music, puppets, and dance into the show. The kids loved it, talked about it, and looked forward to it. Unfortunately it was a program that was a volunteers vision and when they stepped down there was no one to fill that void. Unless it is done with excellence and passion then it isn’t worth doing here, so we’re re-evaluating. I know our preschool program is weak and I want awesome things for it. I am just praying that God raises up the right leaders for the job!