I made changes to my morning routine a year and a half ago. Reading my daily devotion in the morning has been one of the changes I love. I am not falling asleep as I read like I was when I would read my devotion in the evenings.
A few months ago I decided I wanted to make this same change with my daughters. Our evening/bedtime routine with the girls is not always the quickest and I don’t want to rush on reading our devotion each night. If we have evening plans that result in getting home late, we often focus on trying to get the girls to bed quickly. Reading in the evening would then not happen.
I have now started the habit of reading a daily devotion or Bible story with my girls at breakfast each morning. They are alert and paying attention. They are not distracted as they are focused only on eating their breakfast and listening to the Bible story. If you need ideas for breakfast for your kiddos, check out my recipes for Pepperoni & Spinach Egg Muffins or Pumpkin Bread.
Both girls love this new addition to our morning and often ask about reading the Bible story as soon as they sit down. After reading through First Bible Stories, we moved onto My Little Bible.
We have enjoyed going through this tiny little book (approximately 4″x6″) of 43 Bible stories. We enjoy the illustrations and the simple stories. They are often only a few sentences long, so we read a few stories each morning. Because of this, it did not take us long to get through the book.
The book states the story length is perfect for toddlers’ and preschoolers’ attention spans. This may be true for toddlers, but I don’t believe it’s the case for preschoolers. Even if I read 3-4 stories each morning, my 4-year-old is always asking me to read more.
At the end of each story, there is a question. The questions vary greatly. At first, I thought some questions were too simplistic, but as we read more stories I found that the simple questions were a great way to keep my 2-year-old involved as she could answer the easy questions. My 4-year-old can freeze up if she doesn’t know the answer to a question and so I think the questions at the end are great practice for her.
One of my favorite parts of My Little Bible is that it doesn’t only include the standard stories from a children’s Bible, it also includes other passages and lessons. It includes Psalm 23, a lesson from Proverbs, and other lessons from the New Testament.
I would recommend this book as a toddler’s first Bible. The books small size will be perfect for them to carry around and look through themselves. The illustrations are sweet and the stories are the perfect start to sharing God’s Word with their little hearts.
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