Bible Stories for Preschoolers
by: Tyndale Kids
I am drawn to books for small children because I love the simplicity of the stories that are told, so when I saw that Tyndale House Publishers was offering this book for review I scooped it up with no second thoughts. I am glad I did because…read on to find out.
When this book arrived and once I removed it from the packaging, I was very pleasantly surprised to see such bright and vivid colors! The drawings *popped* and drew my attention to each scene so colorfully created. The drawings were definitely a plus!
Since this book was a compilation of Bible Stories I was excited to read them and to see which stories would be included. As I scanned the table of contents I was happy to see some old favorites, such as the creation story, Noah, Moses, and Joseph. Then I saw the selection of the New Testament stories and I was again delighted to see numerous stories about Jesus and His ministry years. Total of 49 stories; 21 Old Testament and 28 New Testament.
The adaptations of the stories were written to engage and include the preschool “reader”. Throughout the book and included in several stories were questions such as, “Do you see the black bird?” or “Do you know what God did after the wise men left?”. A perfect way to get those little ones thinking about what they have just heard!
Another great feature of this Bible Story book, that I would like to share, are the pages that follow the story titled “Family Time”. The Family Time pages are family focused activities written to engage the whole family. These activities allow the parent or reader to bring the family and the Bible together by using the “Talk”, “Do”, and “Remember” feature. Now the child not only has the opportunity to hear the story but to apply the story in a way they’ll understand. Three great ways to bring the Bible story to the preschooler’s level!
- The “Talk” sections gives the parent or reader a few questions to discuss with the child to help them remember and apply the story.
- The “Do” section is an age appropriate activity that reviews the message of the story.
- And the “Remember” section shares a Bible verse that relates to the lesson learned.
This is a book I would strongly recommend to any parent, grandparent, Aunt/Uncle, or anyone who has or comes into contact or even knows a little one between the ages of two through six (and maybe even older!). Could also be used in church programs; Sunday School or Nursery, etc.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Tyndale Publishing House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”