Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Brinkman Adventures Review



Product:  The Brinkman Adventures Season 2: Episodes 13-24
Price:  $25.00 suggested donation
Age Range:  the whole family

We usually end up spending a lot of time in the van.  I try to take advantage of that driving time by listening to audio books.  We have a fairly wide interest and age level with the kids.  So I have a hard time finding something that all the kids will want to watch.  I was very excited to get the opportunity to review The Brinkman Adventures Season 2: Episodes 13-24 from The Brinkman Adventures.  

The Brinkmans are a missionary family that have had a lot of adventures. Their family has turned them into old-fashioned radio dramas.  The radio dramas are based on real adventures that the Brinkman family actually do act out.  They encourage children to remember to rely on God, even during difficult times. 



The Brinkman Adventures Season 2: Episodes 13-24 takes you on an adventure fleeing Mexican bandits, diving for pirate treasure and explore an ancient French castle.  

You can visit the Brinkman Adventures website to read the story behind each episode. I enjoyed reading about the inspiration of each radio drama episode.  The kids could see that the stories were not made up.

My kids really had not heard radio dramas before this set of cds.  We took them with us on a long trip, since no one could decide on one book.  Joey said it was fun to hear the stories and imagine what was happening.  Lydia thought they were fun to listen to also.  Caty said they were fun, but she still prefers watching a movie of the story.  

Brayden listened, and was able to answer questions that I was asking him, to see if he was listening.  I liked that when I asked what the episodes were all about, he was able to respond "that we need to be with God to help us."  That was a big deal to me.  

Joe and I really liked listening to the dramas also.  I found myself really imagining the adventures as I was listening.  They are written very well and really set the scene for your imagination to lead the way.  

These are such fun stories that interest our entire family.  We are going to be getting the first season as well.  I plan on keeping them in our van for our long trips.  They are stories that the kids like to listen and didn't complain when I started them again.  Normally they don't like to listen to a story more than once, and will remind me that they heard that already.  I also like the talks that we have about the episodes while we are in the car.  They keep the kids talking.

You can follow the Brinkman Adventures on Facebook.

Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew had the opportunity to try out the The Brinkman Adventures Season 2: Episodes 13-24.  See how their families used this product and how if they enjoyed them as much as we have.


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