An English-Spanish toy!
Bring the beauty of our Church into your home with this one-of-a-kind Saintly Heart’s™ Brother Francis™ Church Playset!
Everyone’s fun-loving host, Brother Francis™, accompanies your children as they explore a Catholic Church and its contents hands-on. Offering a tactile way for children to engage in the Mass, this playset will prepare your children to enter more fully in the Liturgy as they learn the names and purposes of the vessels and sacramentals used at Mass.
With pieces made from eco-friendly and sustainable wood, this Church Playset features 28 bright and unbreakable figures for your child to explore. A magnetic closing box, depicting the Catholic Church your children will recognize from the Brother Francis™’ animated series, fits all 28 pieces for easy clean up, and the sturdy handle makes it ideal for easy transportation. The box opens to create a colorful backdrop, featuring a basic Catholic Church layout using the same art and stained glass as seen in Brother Francis™’ videos. Information cards that explain each of the 28 pieces are included in both English and Spanish, allowing the toy to grow with your child!
Whether your child is exploring their church while watching Brother Francis™, or is following along with the Mass parts in the pew of your local parish, this incredible playset is sure to strengthen their knowledge and love of the Mass while improving their fine motor skills and creativity.
28 wooden pieces included in this set:
1 Brother Francis™
1 Priest in green vestments
1 Deacon in green vestments
1 Mary “statue”
1 Altar, designed with corporal and purificator
2 Altar servers
1 Wine cruet
1 Water cruet
1 Large single host
1 Roman Missal
1 Pillar with a little holy water font
1 Magnetic closing playbox created to be the church whether it’s closed or opened
Bilingual (English-Spanish) informational cards to teach children about each of the pieces
I purchased this for our 2nd grade class. As we talk about 1st Communion, I can use this resource to show the articles used during Mass.
I like the playset in general, including the bilingual card, because my young grandnephew who will receive it is bilingual, son of Anglo-Latina parents & speaking both English & Spanish fluently.
One suggestion I would make is to be sure all the edges of the frame are smooth. As I was inspecting the set, I cut my finger on one of the sharp edges & I fear the same sort of injury could easily befall others unless each set is inspected to be certain there are no sharp edges.
I still plan to send the set as a gift & have covered all the sharp edges with Scotch tape to eliminate any danger of injury.
Thank you for this colorful & educational product which will hopefully help children better understand, appreciate & love Jesus’ great gift of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
Fr. Robert Hodges, O.Praem.
Love the Church Playset!!
Very good quality, great resource, kids love it!