February 2008 Product Roundup: Youth
Wish you had more time to invest in growing your ministry, improving your programs, or reaching out to the children and youth you minister to? Flockhound is the answer. Developed by professionals with 20 years of software development experience and 10 years experience in children's ministry, Flockhound helps you manage your children's or youth ministry by automating tasks like class management, graduation, volunteer scheduling, check-in, and attendance. Flockhound helps you manage so you can focus on ministry.
I.D.ME offers self check-in, guest services, thousands of combinations of reports, and complete volunteer management. "Throughout the years, as our ministry grew, so did our technology needs. We tried everything. Then we met the creator of the I.D.ME technology, and it revolutionized our ministry from the inside out. During my years of ministry, we worked together to develop this technology. With more than 4,000 children per weekend on more than 10 campuses nationwide, it did it for us," said Scott Werner, executive director of Children's Ministry, LifeChurch.tv 2002-2007.
International Play Company
International Play Company designs, installs and manufactures indoor and outdoor play structures for churches. Make your church more dynamic than ever for young members. From start to finish, design to installation, IPC's professional and knowledgeable team will work hand in hand with your church to develop a proposal that meets the needs and budget of each individual project. Create a play environment in a style to suit your church, such as a Noah's Ark theme, a Tree House or a Jungle Safari. IPC understands the significance of designing play spaces that address the various stages of a child's development.
GameTime's GT Jams
GameTime is once again revolutionizing the way kids play, with GT Jams, which provides opportunities for children to be introduced to percussion, tonal, and vocal instruments and discover the expressive art of music during play. GT Jams brings history to life in a fun and physically beneficial activity unlike anything kids have ever experienced. These sturdy rotationally molded plastic instruments are designed to be visually appealing and to produce a quality sound. These freestanding play events and components also offer a variety of possible innovative configurations to best suit your individual space constraints.
Roll Call from By the Book
Keep your kids safe with the Child Check In software from By the Book. Roll Call's child check in feature allows you to check students in using bar code, fingerprint or by entering their name, automatically record attendance, print nametag and security labels, and check students out. Roll Call runs on both Mac and PC. Download a trial from their Web site.
Tiny Tot Stacker from Church Chair
Finally, there is a comfortable chair for kids (at a comfortable price for adults). Church Chair has introduced the first "kid-size" chair with "grown-up" comfort. The Tiny Tot Stacker is ideal for daycare, school, and church environments. It comes in your choice of fabric and frame color and features on-time delivery and warranty. These chairs are 99% recyclable. Ask about Church Chair's free Sample Chair Program.
Sproutz from Jonti-Craft
Jonti-Craft has introduced a line of eco-friendly early learning furniture called Sproutz. All Sproutz products are made from 100% recycled wood waste featuring a formaldehyde-free resin. Sproutz products may qualify for five U.S. Green Building Council LEED points and meet CHPS 01350 emissions standard. The Sproutz line includes more than 40 of the most popular early learning furniture product designs. Each is available with a choice of four different accent colors.
This soft, hand-crafted book contains 12 Bible stories for ages 3 and older. Each page features a scene from a different Bible story complete with colorful felt and fabric pieces that can be snapped, zipped, buttoned, laced, or tied. An enclosed story sheet helps teachers and parents tell the Old or New Testament story related to each page. It includes a vinyl carrying case. It is great for Sunday School, Children's Church, Christian pre-school, and daycare programs. It is also a perfect gift for your church bookstore.
McCourt's Mobile Cubby Jr.
The McCourt Mobile Cubby Jr. is heavy duty all the way and made for constant movement on four casters, yet it is handsomely styled for any active setting. The overall size is 51.5" long x 24" wide x 31.75" high. It features 15 pigeon holes. Adults and toddlers have good visibility into all 15 compartments. There is additional storage on the back side: one large slot for poster size and five smaller slots. This side can be easily hidden from unauthorized hands by simply rolling up against any wall. Sturdy castors are set so that even a 200-pound man cannot overturn the cabinet. It comes in eight colors with black edge band standard.