9/19/15

My First Hands-On Bible - Tyndale publishers

5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
My First Hands-On Bible is a fun and simple, yet meaningful way to engage preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten children (ages 3–6) with the Bible while helping them build a solid faith foundation. Each lesson focuses on a specific Bible point through a variety of activities in order to reinforce and help young children remember the stories and lessons. Using common household items, you can help your children have a “hands-on” learning experience while engaging them in 85 key stories from the Bible.

My First Hands-On Bible doesn’t just retell the Bible stories; it also includes actual Scripture from the easy-to-understand and easy-to-read Holy Bible, New Living Translation. In addition to the stories and activities, there are fun illustrations, prayers, and a special Jesus Connection feature.

MY THOUGHTS -
This is probably the best Bible for young children I have seen! I just loved it. It doesn't just tell the Bible story, it has the actual Bible verses. There are lots of little extras that make this great for the young ones.
  • So first you have the Bible story with real Bible verses.
  • There are little hand prints that tell the children to do something - "Shout as loudly as you can for Jesus."
  • There is a short prayer at the end of each passage.
  • The "lets talk" section gets the child thinking and answering questions "Tell me a time when someone hurt your feelings" 
  • There are activities all throughout that are very age appropriate. "Put a flashlight under your chin to make your face glow. Talk about why you think Jesus glowed."
  • And "The Jesus connection - this is how the story relates to Jesus and our lives  "Jesus stopped the storm and took away the disciples' fears. Jesus can take away your fears too."
  • There are even suggestions of things for parents to do "Get out some oil and rub a little on your child's hand. Remind them how the Samaritan used olive oil to help soothe the man's wounds."



I am so thrilled with the thought of using this with my future grandchildren. This is definitely a Bible that you will use with your child, not just something for them to use on their own. This is a teaching tool, the best kind!  Each passage is short and easy for them to understand. There are tons of really cute colorful pictures to keep their interest. The activities are easy and quick so they won't loose interest or think they are too hard. Even the prayers are short, easy to understand and to the point.
I can honestly say that everything about this is perfect and age appropriate. Even the cover - imitation leather (mine is pink) is bright, soft, and beautiful.

Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for sending me this beautiful Bible for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE (this is the blue version)

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! I want to get some for my little cousins.

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