When my children were young, we enjoyed children singing Bible songs (Wee Sing), Patch the Pirate songs from Majesty Music, and Sandi Patty singing children’s songs. That music was fine until they turned 10 or so. From that point on, there wasn’t much offered for intermediate age groups. The same applied to the children’s ministries our family was involved in: Junior church, children’s choir, Sunday School opening time and AWANA. There was a series from Children’s Bible Hour out of Grand Rapids, MI that we used for those programs at times. But it was a stretch to find anything for middle grades and up. His Kids United seems to fill in this gap very well. The founder of this production group is Jimmy and Mia Swan, parents of four children themselves.
” ‘Kids listen to kids,’ says Swan. ‘Parents are careful to teach their kids about “stranger danger.” When an adult approaches a kid, they tend to get shy. But the minute another kid enters the room, there is an instant connection. As a parent, I want to impact my kids with spiritual messages and let them rejoice in the Lord. What is the best way to do this? Let them connect with their peers!’
‘Our mission with this series is to give kids an opportunity to be encouraged, inspired and drawn to the Lord through the powerful tool of music, and give them something to relate to,” Swan says.’ “
The music chosen for the new series of releases is a mixture of old and new, traditional and original, slow and fast. Some of the tunes on this newest CD (His Kids United Christmas) include:
- Here We Come A-Caroling
- Jingle Bell Rock
- All I Have to Give
- Away in the Manger
- Christmas Time is Here
- I Hope This Gets to You
and more. I have listened to this CD several times. The tunes are described as “energetic, fast and fun.” I agree. Some of the selections are rock, some pop, some rap, some classic jazz, and some traditional Christmas. There is enough variety on this album that most listeners should find something to enjoy. If you have children, tweens or teens, I’m sure they will enjoy this mix of contemporary Christian music. I only wish these had been around when my own children were young.
I really like the fact that the proceeds of His Kids products benefit the Dallas Neighborhood Art & Music School—also known as NAMS School of Music—where all of the tracks are recorded and produced with the kids on the series. I’m looking forward to hearing more great music from this production team. About His Kids United
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