THOUGH I have to admit something. When we started this review my son was not happy. "Making STICK FIGURES! MOM!!! That's what little kids do!!! What if I don't want to do that"? This was his rather vocal complaint. So I said okay.. Let's call them up and see what they have to say. My son talked to the person of the phone himself asking if he HAD to draw stick figures, she was so charming and told him that he could draw the pictures however he wanted. My son's heart was eased and he immediately became a fan of GrapeVine Studies, to the point of asking, "MOM.. are we doing GrapeVine today"?
How Does it Work?
A part that my son particularly enjoyed was the Drawing the best of story. (in the lesson is says favourite but I've learned not to say that with my lad as it's too precise and it's not worth the anxiety). I loved this picture he drew of Adam naming the animals and the spiders being ever so helpful. :) Everyone needs some help right?
"I like it. I get to draw. It's easy most of the time. Though I don't like the memory work and having to write them out."
It works for our household. Why?
1. I don't have to complete a whole lesson at once, I can take my time with it throughout the week thereby allowing thinking to occur over a longer period of time. Not making the study of the bible onerous but enjoyable with the plan to build that skill into daily bible study/devotional time.
2. The teacher's manual fits with the student manual so nicely.
3. The provision of teachable thoughts in the teachers' manual to emphasize with the student. (helpful in case I or my son blank out)
4. The ability to print off exactly the number of pages I need for the week and the number of people participating.
5. The ability to use whatever bible version suits our household best.
6. My son's enjoyment of doing bible study this way.
Received: Digital Download: teacher's manual, level 3 and level 4 for Old Testament Overview part 1.
Vendor: GrapeVine Studies
Product: Digital Old Testament 1 Creation to Jacob Level 3 (ages 10-12) Teacher's Guide and Student Workbook.
Price: $10-37.50 depending on exactly what you order.
Age range: 10-12
Birth of Jesus: Beginner
Birth of Jesus: Multi-Level
Old Testament 1: Level 1 Creation to Jacob
Old Testament 1: Level 2 Creation to Jacob
Old Testament 1: Level 3 Creation to Jacob
Old Testament 1: Level 4 Creation to Jacob
Periscope: @Grapevine Studies