A Bear Family Giveaway!

*** Today is August 1st and it’s time to announce the winner. Kylie Van der Hoek was randomly chosen from 74 total entries, and has just won an entire set of Berenstain Bears omBooks from the faith-based living lights series. Congratulations, Kylie! Look for an email from us in your inbox! *** 

Let’s celebrate summer with a 15-pack app giveaway from our favorite bear family! These 15 interactive omBooks are based on a special collection of Berenstain Bears titles called The Living Lights Series. All titles in this series are faith-based and teach children different lessons from the Bible. The Berenstain Bears and The Golden Rule focuses on this proverb: “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” -Matthew 7:12

Other Living Lights titles include The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers, The Berenstain Bears Hurry to Help, and The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage. Click on the link to see all Berenstain Bears Living Lights omBooks.

Enter to win free copies of all 15 omBooks for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch by leaving a comment telling us one important virtue you’re trying to teach your children! A winner will be chosen at random on August 1st and announced on our Facebook page and blog.

Good luck and we hope you’re having an APPsolutely fantastic summer!!

77 Responses to “A Bear Family Giveaway!”

  1. Mel says:

    I’ve found myself repeatedly saying: “look after your brother, he’s the only one you’ve got” to my two boys. It always makes them stop and think. :)

  2. To pray before having his meals – done. To say thank you and please when he wants something – in progress. To learn to share and not make a fuss if he’s not getting what he wants – in progress.

    My boy is 28 months old now btw and we love all the apps from Oceanhouse Media! :)

  3. SV says:

    Cherish Life – that I feel is the most important lesson to teach my son. Life is short and transient and I have learned quite late that it wasn’t worth the worry.

    “How you respond to events defines your character. It defines the quality of your life. One can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of one’s loss, or can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift one has; LIFE itself “

  4. Jeorgann crumb says:

    We are working as a school community on leader in me where the students can be anything they wish to be and they are in control of what they do. The Berenstain Bears would be a great addition to help with this with my students. These books help my special education students understand to share and to treat others the way they want to be treated.

  5. Elizabeth Shea says:

    First of all I have to say that my children and we as parents LOVE, love, LOVE the Berenstain Bears. We have one book that they have dogeared reading over and over again.

    The virtue we are trying to teach our children is sharing. Not just toys and things with one another, but their talents and time. Not only with family and friends, but with the community and those less fortunate. Yes, we have a non-verbal autistic kindergartener in our family, and that is a challenge, but we have it easier that those who are homeless or families whose children have cancer or other terminal illness. We are lucky. So my children are learning that we are truly blessed as we are.

    Thank you Oceanhouse, for producing worthwhile apps with Berenstain Bears that teach great values and the awesome power of faith.

  6. Ruth says:

    Teaching my sons manners, sharing etc is 100 times much easier with OM Books!

  7. Christine says:

    I am teaching both my 12 year old and 5 year old daughters to respect people’s differences, especially those with special needs, and to be tolerant of them, and even show compassion, rather then to judge them…we often say try to put yourself in their shoes.

  8. Valerie says:

    I love the Berenstein Bears! The lessons they teach from patience to tolerance and how to deal with fear are priceless! I would love to complete our collection and share their lessons with many kids. My 18 year old daughter has Cerebral Palsy and loves to use an iPad to read to kids in daycare, at the library and self-contained classrooms. Having all the books would be a dream come true for Nichole.

  9. Lynda says:

    My 6 year old is a huge Berenstain Bears fan! She has dozens of their paperback books.
    I am trying to teach her the virtue of helping others in need. I shouldn’t say “trying to teach”, as we can already see her application of this virtue. Just last night at a birthday party she spent an hour helping the little brothers and sisters manipulate the discovery toys. She has a heart of gold and wants everybody to feel included. Thanks for this nice opportunity! Much appreciated.

  10. Julie-Anne McCarthy says:

    I am trying to teach my kids to appreciate each other and realise how lucky they are to have each other. Kids often argue and grumble over silly things but I try to remind mine that they are lucky to have each other to play with, to turn to in times of need or simple to have someone there when you need a friend or a hug.
    Family in my opinion come first always. We may not have alot of things in life that we would like but we have each other and that is what matters most. No matter what happens in life I let them know and ask them to remember that family will always support you and be there for you no matter what happens.

  11. Ramón Figueroa-Centeno says:

    I am trying to teach my daughter that we achieve through hard work.

  12. Brett says:

    I’m trying to teach them patience (oh wait…that’s me) and sharing. We have two young girls, a four year old and and and almost 2 year old, and getting them to share is not always easy . I should really say, getting the older one to share is not always easy, she will just go over and take whatever she wants from her younger sister, and as soon as the younger one starts playing with something else, all of a sudden IT will become the most desirable thing to play with ever, even if the toy is far too young for her.

    Occasionally she will give my younger one something in exchange, but obviously it is not the toy that my younger one really wanted. It has gotten to the point where as my older one loses interest in the toy and wanders off, you can see the younger one watching her leave and then she will make a quick dash for the toy to get it back…cherishes it for a moment or two, always looking over her shoulder until the older one inevitably comes back and says “hey I was playing with that” and tries to take it. It’s funny and a bit heartbreaking at the same time.

  13. Hazel Tan says:

    We are teaching our almost 3yr old son (young & innocent) the importance of telling the truth. We are emphasising that we will love him no matter what, so he can tell us anything and everything.

  14. Stewart says:

    Trying to get Will to say “please.” To say “thank you.” To say “I want to pee in the potty.”

    Above all, teaching him an important lesson I learned when walking in the Himalayas: to look when you are looking, and to walk when you are walking. Never the two together.

  15. Al says:

    I am helping teach all to say “please, thank you, excuse me” (especially after a belch), to wash their hands when using the bathroom because you never know who has what or can handle what has been on your hands.

    Mostly we try to teach them all about all sorts of people out there in the world. Some live very different lifestyles than our own and some look different than we do. None of those things mean we need to stare at them nor talk about them behind their back. It means you can always ask questions, quietly, to understand their situation. It has gone a long way this year with all I personally have gone through, along with all of our families have gone through as well. They ask very meaningful and heartfelt questions, and always ask to make sure you are feeling ok.

    Those points are key when teaching kids age 12 to 2years old how to act in private and in public!

  16. David ferrandino says:

    Coming from a household, with a mentally challenge brother and now with my own family, an autistic son, I try to teach my children to watch out for each other. It important because people who are born with disadvantage need caring family

  17. Eldon says:

    We are always trying to ensure our girls say “Please” and “Thank You” for anything they want. While they understand the ‘magic word’ reference, our kids need to say these things automatically all the time, without a nudge from mom or dad

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  19. shalom says:

    So perfect for our family….

  20. Michelle Gagne says:

    One of the many virtues we teach our children is compassion. We have a child with special needs which makes it easier for them to understand the importance of being compassionate. They have seen people from all walks of life who do not have an ounce of it with my younger daughter.

    My children all love the Berenstain Bear books and have been brought up on them. It would be an incredible gift for them to WIN this series of ombooks! Thank you for this contest! <3

  21. Gary says:

    I have no children of my own, but in my children’s books, I nudge my young readers toward many virtues. On of my favorite virtues, though, is Charity. What a wonderful world this would be if every person ever born consistently tried to make someone else’s world a better place.

  22. Kathleen Gross says:

    As a teacher and a grandmother, one of the virtues that I encourage children to value and practice is integrity. One needs to know what they value and be willing to stand up for them. I have used the Berenstain Bear Books not only with my own children, but also with students in the classroom. I am so excited that they are also teaching faith lessons. Thank you.

  23. Melissa says:

    I am a grandmother and a high school teacher. One of the most important virtues that I see lacking is to love each other. With so much bullying (cyber and physical) and violence in the world, it would do us all a great service if we just loved each other. With my grandchildren (they are 2 yrs old and 6 months old) this is taking the form of “be nice”. I hope that this will grow into a love for others. By the way, Berenstain Bear books rocked with my kids and I can’t wait to share them with my grandchildren. Thanks for these wonderful apps.

  24. Bug's Madre says:

    FORGIVENESS: If someday a boy is careless or bad and breaks your new toy, but feels very sad, remember to say, “It’s OK, I’m not mad.”
    And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Eph. 4:32

    PATIENCE: Please have a little patience! Don’t push and kick and fight. Sometimes you’ll tire of waiting, but you’ll be doing right.
    A man’s wisdom gives him patience; Proverbs 19:11 or Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, Proverbs 25:15

    HONESTY: Well, now it’s time for you to say whatever’s right or wrong. To tell a lie – is it all right? Or is it always wrong?
    The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. Proverbs 12:22

    But since you asked for only one important virtue, (so difficult to choose) it would have to be LOVE….And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14

    Thanks Oceanhouse Media for the great opportunity!

  25. Kelly lot says:

    I am trying to teach my two little girls to share and play nice with each other. I love all theses books.

  26. Connie says:

    Love God & treat others as he wants to be treated!

  27. Kylie Van der Hoek says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful prize! I have spent some time reading the other entries and I have to say, that there are some wonderful parents out there, and some pretty amazing children also! <3

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