I’m sitting down to (finally) write my book review of 5 Minute Bible Stories.
We are a few weeks in and the time seems to already be passing so fast, I can hardly keep up! (Can you believe it is already September??!! -YIKES.)
While the older children are busy with school work, the little ones are playing and coloring and doing all the things that little children do best.
I think one of the most challenging parts to homeschooling, is keeping our little ones busy while we work.
In an ideal world. they have time to play inside AND time to play outside to burn off all the energy they seem to always have, but this week it’s been raining almost non-stop.
We’ve colored and had a few errands to run. I’ve been trying to read to them more.
When these books arrive, it’s almost like Christmas. All the little ones gather around to watch me open the package. As young as they are, they KNOW that the books are going to be fun and they can’t wait to start reading. As a mom, I LOVE THAT. I appreciate the message these little books are sharing with my children!
So, my last book for review for the month of August (I know I’m late- this 14th baby is keeping my stomach ill and making me not want to do much of anything!), is Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories.
Some quick features of this book include:
- A very lovely, glossy cover.
- More than 90 stories
- Stories that take only 5 minutes to share with your children
- The book is divided into Old and New Testament stories and further divided into sub-categories that include: The Beginning, The Flood,Esther Jonah, Jesus is Born, Jesus’ Death, Saul Becomes Paul, and The Best is Yet to Come.
They listen intently to the story, but then go on to ask questions on what they have heard and what they see in the photos.
When you are finished reading, each selection is closed with simple questions or a comment to encourage additional conversation with your children. (Some of these have made us just giggle as we think through the answers.)
As I was thinking over this book and considering how I would best use it, I thought back to Jon’s surgery earlier this year, and how wonderful a book like this would have been to share with him then. He was recovering from his arm injury and had to stay in bed for days. This would have given us something fun on which to focus during rather long days.
If you buy a copy of Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories, I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a favorite devotion book to share with your children?