Friday, November 10, 2006

Resources for Kids

A while ago, there was a discussion in the blogsphere (I think Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer actually started it) about how there should be some good places for kids to go to learn about God...

Actually, I think the discussion was more about having a website kids could go to that would answer their tough questions about God.

Well, I've found a few resources which look to be very good. Now, I haven't researched the two websites to find out about their doctrine or theology, but at first glance, they look like a great and safe place for kids to go. And the book is published by Focus on the Family -- do, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that it's a Biblically based book!

Here they are:

1) This is a really fun site for kids that was created by a parent -- Bible Stories for Kids. The artwork is all original, and the stories are clever. Also, this has a link to a tough question kids ask... Who Is God. Very cute!

2) The next site is called The Children's Chapel. This site has stories that were written for children with the re-telling of Bible stories incorporated within the children's stories. Yeah, I realize that sounds convoluted ... but I'm not quite sure how else to explain it. They also provide a special lesson, scripture verses for memorization, prayers, activities, songs, and crafts that go along with the story.

They begin in the Old Testament, and hop through part of the New Testament, with the promise of more stories that they will be updating their site with. For the Bible Stories page, click here.

3) Finally, I found a book that might answer kids tough questions! It's called 801 Questions Children Ask About God put out by Focus on the Family... This is seriously informative! They provide you with 801 difficult questions about God, faith, heaven, and the Bible, along with thoughtful answers, key verses, notes, and an index to guide parents in developing their answers. They also have ordinary "difficult" questions, like "Why do Sharks eat people?" or, "If God made spiders, why do people squish them?" It also has illustrations that children will enjoy. This looks like a great resource to have on the old bookshelf ... just in case!

So -- off you go -- to answer some tough questions and read some Bible stories! Let me know what you think of these resources!!! Seriously! Good or bad comments welcome.

10 comments:

Katrina said...

Looks like some great resources. Thanks, GiBee!

Jeana said...

Illustrations of the spiders gettings squished? My boys will love that.

momrn2 said...

Thanks for the links!! :-)

aggiejenn said...

Thanks for sharing your research!

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Adding #3 to my wish list right now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for checking it out and I will send to my daughter who has a daughter 8 years old and is asking many questions also.

org junkie said...

Thanks Gibee, can't wait to check out those links!! Laura

Kathleen Marie said...

Excellent. I will pass these on to some of my homeschool moms! Wonderful!

Tammy said...

Here's one more that I love:

Christianansweres.net

They have an incredible website! :)

Heather Smith said...

I'm totally gonna check out that 2nd one for children's church lessons! Thanks!