This year I have been a little obsessed with the goal of providing a Bible for every member of my family for Christmas. Part of that goal has been to chose one that's suitable for that child or even adult, whether male or female and for there specific age group. So far I'm doing really well. I love that the Bible's available now have study points with them. You'll see just what I mean with this next Bible.
My First Hands-On Bible is the preschooler version of the popular Hands-On Bible, which has sold over a half million copies. Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations; My First Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God's Word in an active, understandable way. My First Hands-On Bible is a fun and simple yet meaningful way to engage preschool, pre-K, and K 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
My very first thought was why wasn't this Bible around when Ty was a child. My second thought, heck why wasn't this around when I was a child.
I love it. I really do. It features the New Living Translation, which I've become so used to in my own Bible I can't imagine reading the Kings James version anymore. The hands on activities are really wonderful. I think it's so important to talk about the lesson that your reading to your child and this book gives you the opportunity and leads to do just that. They have even two fun characters "Pockets the kangaroo and Cuddles the lamb to lead you and your child in the activities with each Bible story, including prayer.
The stories are short and brief, just what you want for a preschooler. If you are looking to share the Bible with a preschooler, I whole-heartily encourage you to take a look at My First Hands-On Bible.
Disclosure: Thanks to Tyndale Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book. All opinions submitted are my own.