"MOM.. what's going to happen next?" is the frequent question I hear. :)
Vendor: Bible Study Guide For All Ages
Primary Student Pages
Primary Teacher Guide
Bible Book Summary Cards
Children's Songs CD set
Prices range for different products. Please see below. :)
Age Range: the primary set is geared to children who are just learning to read well. So primarily for children in first and second grade.
I like that the lessons are fairly predictable (and I think he does too). Mom, we did a map yesterday so today we do the timeline. :) They follow a pattern of review, song, activity, lesson, review and application. (I may be missing a step in there though). Either way, quite predictable, easy to follow along with.
My regret with the CD is that the words weren't printed out. This made learning the songs more difficult.
Simple graphics that help explain what the main themes of a bible book are about. The graphics help with memory. They come black and white or coloured, I received the colour version and recommend them. :) The lad really liked them and found them helpful in recalling what Genesis was all about.
You can view a sample summary card here.
1. The Spiral Binding for Teacher's Guide. I found that the spiral binding for the teacher's guide was not big enough to allow you to actually USE IT. The pages just did not flip around.
2. Group Lessons. Most of the lessons I did made it clear they expected it to be used with a GROUP of children. Not effective if you only have one child being taught. Some activities I simply didn't know how to modify for one child. Others we just talked about and the lad went OH.. I get it. :)
3. Student Pages. Would like someway to keep the lessons intact. My lad is a careful boy, but even with his care, the pages are starting to come loose. We'd rather not have that, as he likes to look them over again.
My hubby: That seems like a good review you are doing there hun, can I look it over? They seem to have done a good job and the lad certainly likes it doesn't he? (hubby rarely wants to look over what we are doing, so this is a good thing). :)
Me: They are very well done. I can't say I always agree with the application theme as sometimes it seems not "big enough" but it does help him think. I often thought as I use them is that they would be great for situations where people want to teach the bible stories to children of a variety of ages and abilities. The student pages are quite affordable and if they all follow the same stories/pattern, wouldn't it a great way to teach the lesson to all those children at the same time and have the dialogue going. Olders learning with youngers and giving that benefit of experience. Small churches, families, and such like. They are just well made and we have thoroughly enjoyed using them. We do plan to order the next ones in the series and see how we like them as well. :) I want to purchase the wall timeline and maps as well.