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Friday, March 25, 2011

School Days, Golden Rule Days

There's my little classroom of two!  Bentley (age 5) is telling JennaBeth (age 2) the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears using some figures he made in his Speech class he attends two afternoons a week at one of the local elementary schools.  He is learning about story structure:  beginning, middle and ending.  It also helps that he had to say "bears" a lot as the ending "s" sound on words is something he's had a little trouble with.  I am so proud of him!  He has really improved so much since he started these classes in November of last year.  He is even self-correcting on some words that have given him a great deal of trouble.

Bentley's penmanship has really improved as well.  He now recognizes his first and last name in print when he sees it and can write his first name without having to copy it.  We were working on another word ending in "s" here with writing "sisters".  He can now say "sisters" rather than "tister".

Banner of Truth was very gracious and sent me a copy of Alison Brown's A Bible Alphabet and its companion A Bible Alphabet Activity Book.  

Alison Brown, a former primary school teacher and now full-time mother of five, lives with her husband David in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
I am so thankful to have been able to review these amazing resources and am blessed to be able to incorporate them into our little school routine each week.  
A Bible Alphabet includes large and colorful illustrations which catch the eyes of little ones right away.  The story which corresponds to each letter of the alphabet is told in two to three sentences making it perfect to keep the attention of the very young learning the alphabet; however, the full scripture passages are included for each story at the end of the book, which gives the parent the opportunity to go a little more in detail with older children.

A Bible Alphabet Activity Book provides a coloring/writing page that corresponds to each letter and story in A Bible Alphabet.  Children have the opportunity to color the scene given with the Bible story and to write the word using the letter being emphasized.  The sheets are perforated making them easy to remove from the book.

These two resources used together are the perfect way to not only teach a child his/her letters, but to teach biblical truth as well.  Ms Brown's books would be perfect for Sunday School or Vacation Bible or Backyard Bible school use.  Grandparents would find them useful to have at their homes as well.  Anyone desiring to educate preschool to early elementary age children would find these books a great help.

Instead of sitting the little ones in front of the T.V. why not grab these two resources from Banner of Truth and open up a world of fun and discussion with the little ones in your life.  You will surely be blessed!  Just visit their website by clicking on the words "Banner of Truth" in the previous sentence.
*I was sent these resources by Banner of Truth in exchange for my honest review here on the blog.  I was compensated in no other way.

Grab the little ones in your life and these resources and have some fun,