I’ve gotten two texts this week asking for recommendations for Christmas gifts.
Here are some of what I suggest:
I pull this out over and over again and cannot get over the beautiful ways these stories are told. This book is perfect for preschooler and early elementary kids.
For beginning readers (kindergarten – 1st grade), this Bible walks through key stories in the Bible but is written in easy language for early readers. This is a great way to help kids start reading the Bible a little more independently.
We use an older version of this Bible in our elementary classrooms. If your church uses the Gospel Project Curriculum, this is definitely a win, but it is a great Bible regardless. I have not tried this part, but there is also an app that goes along with it to make Bible reading an interactive experience. This is a “real” Bible – not just Bible stories. It is ideal for elementary students.
I got a copy of this to review and it seems like a devotional kids would really enjoy. Most elementary kids are intrigued by science. Each devotion has science facts but ties them directly to Scripture and a spiritual lesson.
I’ll be honest that I’m not a huge fan of the adult version of this, but I think the kids’ version gives an opportunity for kids to get in the habit of reading daily but also to have a daily dose of positive encouragement based on Scripture. Our kids get plenty of negative messages and this devotional reminds them how God feels about them.
I am always a fan of helping kids build a firm faith and know why they believe what they believe. If you have a child who has lots of questions or who likes info like this, this devotional might be a good fit.