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These Christian homeschool resources incorporate the Bible as the key element in the education of your children. Planting the seeds to know God at an early age even while also learning to read, write and learn math goes beyond.
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A strong foundation in both phonics and sight words is crucial to successful reading instruction for beginners. I had once thought of combining these with using the Bible as a text, but found someone has already done a great job and she offers it free!
Becky at ReadingMama.com has created a Christian homeschool resource for beginning readers called - Phonics by the Book. She offers twelve free lessons, two units from the Old Testament and two units from the New Testament. She has designed free printable beginning readers for each unit based on Bible stories. Each includes phonics, sight words, writing prompts, etc. for beginning readers.
In Teaching Reading Using the Bible, Debbie Klein shares the journey of her family and tips they used to incorporate reading into their studying the Bible together as a family.
The best books for children go far beyond reading a story. Children's books can teach and inspire kids to be all they were created to be! Use these lessons and ideas to make the most of children's books in your Christian homeschool:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein can be used to help children learn the joy that is found in giving to others. It is also a fun and easy book to read aloud to any age.
A lesson on giving to others is an essential one to teach our children in this day and age.
Although Dr Seuss books may not have been written to specifically teach Christian Bible lessons to children, he did include wonderful lessons in his books that are easily adapted to teach Bible truths and morals.
Connecting a book for kids with Bible lessons that teach godly character is a fun and creative way to reach kids whether they are your own or in a class you teach. A story sticks in our memory.
Diane Alber's book for kids - "I'm Not Just a Scribble" published in 2017 is fairly new to the market, but I am so excited to get to share it here!
I was actually introduced to it on Instagram about a year ago and then had to have it! Recently I used it as an art class activity with Kindergarteners, but it has so much to offer and is a great choice to pair with the Bible story of Joseph for a lesson on forgiveness.
Everyone loves a story! Stories just stick with us, they draw us in to become a part of them so that we may experience something new and amazing. Because of this, Children's books offer creative Bible teaching opportunities for both children, as well as, youth, and adults. Find more books with lessons for Christian homeschool.
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