Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Gospel
Helpsrelay spiritual truths to your young ones.
The most foundational teachings of the Christian faith are presented in the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series at a level preschool and elementary children can understand. In simple and precise language, God-centered theology is promoted, giving children a firm foundation in God's timeless truth.
The Gospel relates the good news of salvation to children, at their level of understanding. Even children can grasp God's saving love and His promise to adopt them and give them a home in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ.
Full-color Interior Ages 4-8
Someone once said that Biblical principles are simple enough for children but deep enough to take a life-time to learn. This compact series presents Biblical concepts to children page by page in a brief, kid-to kid way. The Mission, for example, explains God's plan to call people from every nation to Himself. A different main character is used for each book and text is written as though that child is speaking to yours. The bottom of each page lists Scripture references so you and your child can dig deeper into the Bible itself. For example, Gracie on one page of The Gospel tells you that God made you, loves you and knows what will make you happiest. Scripture references for this page include Psalm 139:13 and Isaiah 43:1. Full-page color illustrations fill each page and the text is large and could be read by young readers. The text does a good job of introducing deep spiritual concepts without "dumbing down" or misrepresenting content. I like this series on its own but all four books are also part of the Biblical Beginnings for Preschoolers Curriculum. 5 1/4" x 1 5 1/4", 32 pp, hc. ~ Ruth
This curriculum from Master Books is designed to introduce Biblical themes while integrating some preschool basic skills. Using a combination of several books and a teacher guide, this program is a full Bible program designed for lessons of 45 minutes to an hour, four times a week for 36 weeks, for 3-5 year olds. The curriculum can be used at home, in Sunday school, co-op or a small school setting. The Parent Lesson Planner (PLP) serves as the teacher guide and record book and provides what you as teacher need to plan, teach and record Bible lessons. Youll find lesson plans and weekly schedules, instructions, materials lists and coloring pages. Each weekly schedule of four lessons includes reading, coloring pages, activities and vocabulary building. Scheduling provides direction and yet enough flexibility to meet your specific needs. A suggested semester schedule briefly overviews material and then a daily schedule outlines each days objectives. Since Biblical Beginnings has multiple teaching venues in mind, lessons include "Circle Time" and different Center Times. These, however, can be easily adapted for the home school room. A minor point, but some of the coloring page illustrations werent my cup of tea (a little too cartoony for my tastes). Consumable and reproducible (for up to 10 students in one classroom)perforated pages. 14;" x 11", 164 pp, sc.
This Bible curriculum requires the below-listed products (purchase separately) which include varied genre, activities and Bible lessons. Ive included a brief description of each here; more thorough descriptions are available under eachproduct listing. God Made the World & Me contains 13 lessons with activity center ideas.
This book is used in conjunction with The Creation Story for Children, which pictures each day of creation.A is for Adam, D is for Dinosaur and N is for Noah, which are chart type books that tell creation and Genesis stories using colorful illustrations and rhyme. Noah’s Ark Preschool Activity Book reinforces preschool skills while telling the story of Noah. To reinforce this series, select an accompanying 30-page coloring book by the same title. Each page represents one letter of the alphabet and includes the same poem as the series. The final series is the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers (BTLT), which will help relay spiritual truths to your young ones. ~ Ruth