Day by Day Begin-to-Read Bible
Perfect for early readers
What it isn't:
If you're looking for a comprehensive Bible storybook to read aloud to your preschooler, this isn't it. The Eager Reader Bible was perfect for that - four page stories simply told with great pictures and a question on each page to help with understanding and listening comprehension. I did that one with my son when he was four as a bedtime story/early devotional habit and now am using that book with my daughter.
What it is:
A great 5 day a week, 52 week chronological Bible story book written on a high kindergarten through first grade reading level. As a second grade teacher, I think this book would work well for that age too. We'd use the weekend to catch up on any nights we missed while on vacation or whatnot (we finished in 55 weeks). Every night he'd read and then we'd date the "I did it!" Star at the end of each story. I started with my son when he turned five and in the beginning we'd read the majority of the words and he'd sound out the short vowel words. We progressed to reading every other sentence and helping with the names and "hard words.". By the end of the year, our son could read the entire passage aloud to us independently.
I love that my son learned how to read by reading God's word and developed a great habit of reading the bible nightly for himself. That said, he's an advanced reader anyway, so I waited until my Goddaughter was half way into kindergarten to buy her a copy for Christmas because I want her to be successful reading the Bible and not dread it. Each day has a colorful illustration and each story is a page to two pages long - perfect for 10-15 minutes for beginners just sounding things out. If you just want a read aloud, see my above recommendation. If you want a bible for early readers - this is the perfect choice!
April 4, 2013
This is a great starter Bible.
Our church purchased these for our 1st graders. They have great illustrations, and the stories are just the right length for a beginner reader. Great buy for the price.
June 4, 2012
My daughter is in kindergarten and just turned 6 in May.
She has been reading this whole school year. I bought this bible because she has such a love for Jesus, and now she reads and reads and reads her own bible. She loves it! It's a great thing for a child to be able to read the bible at their level.
May 20, 2011
Great Bible for kids, specially for those 5 to 7 years old who are beginning readers. My kids love it. Highly recommended.
September 29, 2010