Monday, February 16, 2009

Kid's Pick

Kids' PicksTime for another Kid Pick carnival at 5 Minutes for Books.

So, one thing we've been doing lately is starting to memorize Bible verses and we are beginning at the beginning - in Genesis. I read somewhere (I can't remember where exactly, off the top of my head) that creation is a great place to start with young children. It covers the basics: God made everything and said it was good. To that end, we've been using Standard Publishing's book, The Story of Creation felt board book. (I wrote about their Christmas felt book at 5 Minutes for Books in December.) Their felt book for creation is no less a marvel. My son frequently requests this book, primariliy because there is a whale felt figure. We like the whale. Very much. All of the other figures are quickly sorted out but the whale maintains his popularity. I guess, perhaps, we're mostly learning that God created whales (on the fifth day). I try! ha!

Standard also offers a Lift and Look: Creation book that our son enjoys. The book is a thick foam book with parts you can lift out and place back in, giving it something of a puzzle feel to it. It's a smaller book and easy to cart around with us places. (The highlight of this book is the dolphin which he can pull out and put back. There's just something about sea creatures with us!)

Of course, along with all of this we've learned our second Bible verse. (The first was, of course, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right!", this being an important concept to establish to a two year old!) "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth!" This is proclaimed with great gusto which is fun to hear.

These books make our pick of the week since we've been focusing on learning this verse and are taking in the concept that God created the world.


Anonymous said...

We had that Lift and Look book, too, Carrie!

What a great way to incorporate God's Word into your reading!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

It is amazing to me how many verses kids can really learn. Memorizing verses was not something I did as a child so it has been lots of fun watching kiddo learn his - he know far more than I do, and he's only 7!

Anonymous said...


How big is the felt book? It looks like it would be a great book for my daughter to look at during the sermons on Sunday (we don't have any form of children's worship; we're all in there together). Would there be too many pieces?


Alicia said...

These books look fantastic, and any book that can teach a 2 year old verses has to be good!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I am always amazed at how much kids can learn at such a young age. Logan is really soaking up Bible stories (his favorite so far is Zaccheus), but we haven't started any official verse memorization. I really should start thinking about it though. The felt board book looks fantastic, too -- I'm going to look into that one.

Stephanie Kay said...

Ellie (2.5) can say Eph. 6:1 and Gen. 1:1. They are little sponges at this stage! The key is to give them the right stuff to soak up.

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