We have a beginning reader in our house. We also have behavior struggles with the same child. We’ve tried rewards, punishment and everything in between yet nothing we’ve been doing seems to even make a difference. As a parent, you don’t want to see your child struggle and it’s hard not to feel like you’re failing when there seems to be no improvement. After discussion and prayer, we realized we needed to let go and let God. We clearly didn’t have the answers so we thought it would be good to teach her from the Bible, the source of our focus on others and so much more.
I am so glad to have found this Bible! It’s absolutely perfect for our situation. It’s written from scripture but in sentence structure and with words that she is able to understand – and even read! Each chapter is 3-4 pages and includes a few key words. We use these as sight words and when we reach them in the reading, she’s able to read along. We started with the first chapter and I’ve been pleased to see the sight words carry over and build from chapter to chapter.
At the end of every chapter there are a few questions for your child to answer. They’re very appropriate for children 4-7 years of age. There are some easy questions about the chapter and then questions that encourage self-reflection. The final part is tangible examples about how to apply what they’ve learned from the lesson.
It’s been great to incorporate this into our evening routine. We’ve been reading for a week and I cannot begin to explain how much better behavior has been. And when it hasn’t been, we’re able to talk about it in a new way that she appreciates. I’m thankful to see her reading skills increase while her heart and understanding of God’s love grows as well.