Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bible Stories for Preschoolers

Bible Stories for Preschoolers
Tyndale Kids

Perfect size for preschoolers, not so small that it is hard to see the pictures and not so big it is cumbersome.
Written in language that 2-5 year olds understand easily and even asks questions throughout the story to keep them engaged.

After each Bible story is a Family Time section where there are suggestions on topics to Talk about. There is a section to Do where it includes directions for a craft or a snack to make to go along with the story. Then there is a Remember section with a scripture for the preschooler to memorize.

One thing I always look for in beginner Bibles are which stories are included. There are obviously hundreds of Bible characters that can be included in the stories. I like the basic characters that show God’s love and character, making it easy for the child to remember and understand the story. I am not big into scandal and conflict in children’s Bibles as they will soon enough be thrown into that. Stories that are hard to explain to a young child such as Abrahams sacrifice of Isaac on the altar, or David and Bathsheba’s hooking up are best left to young readers rather than young listeners. There is a story of Potipher’s wife and her accusation of Joseph that he “did something very bad”. The story emphasizes that the wife lied and Potipher believed her. It was handled in a way a child can understand and realize that not only good things happen to those who love God, that there are trials.
I always love when the Wise Men arrive to find a 1-2 year old Jesus rather than showing up at the nativity scene as many Bible stories depict. Not something that really makes or breaks a Bible story book, but for me those things are key to a great Bible.
Biblically accurate and surely to be a favorite Bible for families with young children.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Good Review. always looking for something for the children of all ages. wonderful artwork on the left side.