I always buy books for the kids’ Christmas presents. This year Lydia got a Princess and the Pea book, an audio version of Madeline and my new favorite book, Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC’s to Help You Grow by Kenneth Taylor. Kenneth Taylor is the author (?) of the Living Bible and the founder of Tyndale Publishers. So, he’s no small-time author! He’s someone is very familiar with the Bible and with books!
It’s really a devotional book for kids. Each page is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet. There is a poem on the top to introduce the theme, a small devotional (usually with questions and interaction to go with the pictures), some follow up questions and a scripture. I wasn’t sure if Lydia would really like a “devotion” book that is only takes a few minutes to read. (That’s her biggest complaint at bedtime, “That book was super duper short!”) But she loves it! And I love it even more!
The thing that’s so great about this book is the poem on top. It gives a kid-friendly easy to understand description of an attitude our children should have. Here’s the letter B:
Don’t you love that? Every night when we read this, we read the poem line by line and try to memorize it. In fact, I’m so enamored with this book I’m starting a new ABC Verses for Asa and Lydia based on this book. I’ll do a few preschooly-letter-learning things with Lydia for each letter. And we’ll memorize the poem and the verse. Asa will do some fun letter activities and learn the verse, too.
I’m so excited about it. In fact, I need to get off the computer and plan the letter A for today!