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Modern Media and Family Home Evening

Teach your children how to use modern media in righteous ways by incorporating them in Family Home Evening:
  • Have everyone share their favorite Mormon Message.
  • Download hymns and Primary songs to iTunes, iPods, or iPhones. Make playlists for certain activities, such as "On our way to church" or "Wiggle songs."
  • Take photos or make videos to submit to the media library on lds.org.
  • Make profiles on mormon.org.
  • Read an Ensign (or other Church magazine) article, General Conference talk, or the scriptures and have everyone follow along on their laptop/tablet, phone, or iPod touch. Or have each person read or watch a talk of their choice and then share what they learned with the rest of the family.
  • Work on Personal Progress or Duty to God online.
  • Listen to the LDS radio.
  • Work on scripture mastery or memorizing the Articles of Faith together.
  • Play games from The Friend online.
  • Have Family Home Evening with family members elsewhere via Skype.
For more ideas, read "Keeping Safe and Balanced" in the February 2012 Ensign.

Sharing Time: What are some other ideas?

Comments

DAD said…
we love the generation project on byu tv and we love the new bible videos and the church messages
MaryAnn said…
With all the new media and new outlets for people to share content, it's definitely a good idea to teach our children how to appropriately use them. Thank you for sharing these great ideas with us. I'll definitely start talking with my kids about some of these ideas during our next family home evening.

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