Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This book is on special at Amazon today, for $11.95 - instead of $16.95.
Songs, Crafts and More for Kids China
Grades 3 - 6. Price $16.95
Tuttle Publishing www.tuttlepublishing.com
is available in hard cover and e-book
form, so however you want to read, it’s in your format. It is a collection of
cool pictures, and an encyclopedia of information about China . China
In All about
Allison “Aixin” Branscombe includes interesting things such as: China
Ø fantastic tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the moon goddess
’s multifaceted cultural heritage and
breathtaking places China
Ø (Attempting to) solve a tangram shape puzzle
Ø Learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animals and how they were chosen
Ø Try crafts and recipes for Chinese festivals and holidays
Ø Learn a couple Chinese songs (English words and music included)
Ø Practice Chinese calligraphy and other arts
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Scripture Memory Songs
Ages 8 - 12. Price $8.99
This Side Up, LLC
Scripture Memory Songs is a cd or MP3 download geared toward teaching children ages 8 – 12 years old memory verses, using the NIV Bible, complete with references.
In Scripture Memory Songs Ms. Jennifer Shaw has expertly divided portions of the Bible up by topics, such as “Show Down!” and “Lights, Camera, Action” and found verses suitable for each topic.
Bible memorization is an important skill that most Christians don’t utilize. According to Ms. Shaw’s press release included with the CD, scripture illiteracy is at an all time high, with most people unable to even name five of the ten commandments. Since we will be entering (at some point in our lives) a time when Bibles are forbidden, and even now with them available there are times we need to “hear God’s voice”, it is important for children (and adults) to memorize Bible verses.
Scripture Memory Songs engages children with catchy tunes. I like that the references are included, and I like that the lyrics (and verses) for each song are also included as the singers don’t enunciate each song very clearly, and sometimes the words are hard to understand.
My ten year old (who is in the targeted age group for this album) loved it. However, Ms. Shaw also says she hopes that adults will listen and learn along with the children. In my family, at least, the general adult consensus was, “Okay, that was weird” referring to the introductory songs to each section. And we had issues with the John 3:16 song—it says “God’s one and only son” when the words are “only begotten son” and that word change makes a world of difference in other scripture verses that refer to us all becoming joint heirs, adopted children of God, etc.
If you want to teach your children Bible memory verses using the NIV, then Scripture Memory Songs is an invaluable resource. Somewhat recommended with the above exceptions.