I was looking for something specific, with more Bible stories, and stories in full-length with illustrations to keep young kids engaged. And I believe I found it!
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REVIEW SUMMARY: 5 out of 5 stars
- Grades Used (so far): Pre-K, K, 1 (The book indicates for ages 5-8)
- Pros: Illustrations, lots of stories/scriptures, stories are more-so full-length, more information.
- Cons: none
I wondered what part about this Bible was the “Read and Learn” part, being that it was a Read and Learn Bible, so I scanned it from front to back, and found this:
- Welcome Page – has good information, including:
- the age that this Bible is for, which is ages 5-8
- indicates that the text is easy to read and understand, including the highlighted information bringing added meaning and dimension to the stories
- there is also Parent Pages at the back and beautiful illustrations included within the Bible
- Introduction Page (near the back of the book right before the Parent pages) – indicates what the Parent Pages are about.
- Parent Pages – there are 20 Parent Pages which help your family open up, discuss and dig deeper the 20 stories that it references.
- To & From Name Lines – this is great to give this Bible as a gift.
- Illustrations are lovely!
- Bible stories, are many – 106 in fact!
- Stories are more-so full-length which I could appreciate so that areas could be left out instead of feeling like it’s incomplete.
- Highlighted terms in this Bible are given more information, which add more meaning and description to the term or story.
- Parent pages are great for further discussion and digging deeper together. There are 20 stories that the Parent Pages references.
It’s our third year reading through this Bible with our kids and it’s the perfect way to start our homeschooling day.
My kids will either draw a picture of the story they are listening to, or they’ll just look at the illustrations.
We talk about each Bible story. The last thing our family wants to do is leave the Bible at just a story when it’s so much more than that. We feel that our responsibility as parents is to ask Holy Spirit to open up this Word to ourselves and our kids so that it becomes alive in our hearts applying it to what we’re experiencing or what’s around us.
KIDS BIBLE NOTE
I would say that the ages recommended (ages 5-8) are proper based on the content.
Some of the stories can seem lengthy to a pre-k age, but I worked around it with my kids by having them draw or build with blocks so that they could take in the story while keeping their hands busy.
The content in this Bible has some areas where a child’s maturity is important, to understand the words or meaning. So some stories I re-worded a bit or skipped entirely until they were ready.