Monday, March 14, 2016

book review: the play along bible

Looking for a way to integrate the Bible into your child's playtime?"The Play-Along Bible" inspires children's imaginations while growing their understanding of and love for God's Word. Through simple hand motions, facial expressions, verbal exclamations, and funny noises, kids can participate and respond to God's amazing story. Whether it's acting out the dawn of creation by making a funny fish face or belting out a giant roar while pretending to be a ferocious beast in Daniel's lions' den, kids will encounter hundreds of fun ways to actively engage with the Bible. Using this fresh and easy, multisensory approach, you'll be surprised how well your child will recall and absorb the Scriptures. Adding to the experience are delightful full-color illustrations from British artist Susie Poole. 

My Review:

This is probably one of the best books I've gotten to share with my daughter. Yes, it would be great if the pages weren't paper and made of something more durable, but since this book is designed to be shared with your child instead of being used for individual reading time, I'm giving this book a pass for durability because of the lovely cover.
Now pictures. River was really engaged in the images and pointed out various animals and fruits she knew. The colors caught her eye before I even started reading.
The actual reading experience was more enjoyable than usual. I offered her the play-along prompts even if I thought she wasn't developed enough for them yet, and she definitely surprised me.
A tip for the book of genesis, though, have two different fruits ready. The book asked to point to the air when explaining the forbidden tree and River was somewhat confused until I used her dinner to demonstrate (eat the orange, NOT the orange peel.)
We read a couple of chapters a night, and I'm happy to report that no matter what, river is disappointed when reading time is over these days.
I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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