Monday, July 18, 2011

WOW: Kids CatholicTV Challenge


My kids have fallen in love with WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge, a fun Catholic game show for children featuring 3rd graders answering questions about Catholic life. We watch it streaming directly from the CatholicTV website.

The 28-minute show hosted by Fr. Robert Reed is broken into short segments with teams of different contestants. Perfect for limited attention spans, Father Reed engages the kids with energy, enthusiasm and just enough humor to make it fun. In between the questions and answers, Fr. Reed takes a brief moment to tell you something about the most recent question or answer while keeping the action moving right along.

Each show has a topic with questions flowing in a natural order. We started watching with the show on “Christmas” and moved to “Growing Up Catholic.” Their posted schedule also includes shows about Easter, Sacramentals, The Holy Rosary, The Blessed Mother, The People of God and more.


CatholicTV has taken all the elements that make a game show entertaining and mixed it with interactive stuff kids like to create a fun program the whole family will enjoy. When a contestant gets a question right, the underage audience says “WOW!” While I found it a bit cheesy, my kids loved it and were soon saying “WOW” right along with the show. My three, ages 9, 7 and 4 were amazed at how quickly the children hit their buzzers and answered the questions correctly. They found it fun to watch other kids compete on a reality show and now mine desperately want to be on it.

CatholicTV is a nationally broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com. If you do not receive CatholicTV from your local cable provider, visit CatholicTV Everywhere to help them grow, and then watch their programming directly online at CatholicTV.


WOW is lots of fun! And it’s an entertaining show for our kids about our Catholic faith! What a great combination.




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