Sunday, December 18, 2011

Reading The Bible with Selena

We’ve started a new bedtime routine with Selena. We are having so much fun reading through the book of Luke together. I only read small portions to her. I am using her Zonderkidz NIV Bible.


While this is not the exact one we have it is basically the same just a little different picture on the front. I really like this Bible for the fact that Selena is able to follow along so easily. Also it is broke up with each section titled as to the subject.


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It has been fun to read short little sections with her. We begin by a quick recap of what we read the night before. Selena never ceases to amaze me with how much clarity that she can recall the section we read the night before, down to such detail. I always push her understanding with a few questions, most of the time she can answer my questions, if not then we go back and briefly reread the section before moving on.

We have made it up to where Jesus was baptized, and yes, Selena announced that He was baptized by John the Baptist, (remember she is really hooked on John the Baptist). Tonight we read about how Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days in the desert. Suddenly Selena recalled the fall of man, so we compared what happened to Adam and Eve to Jesus. She quickly caught on that man and woman could not stop themselves from the Serpent’s temptation, but Jesus could turn away from Satan, no matter what he tempted Him with.

I love the way she is able to identify any and all the verses she has learned for AWANA, through our reading. Sometimes her understanding just surpasses me. It might take us a long time but my plan is to read the entire Bible with Selena.

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  1. It is wonderful that she is making such connections as such an early age.

  2. It's amazing to see how readily our children pick up when we really apply ourselves to teaching them!

  3. Great plan! The edition you found looks perfect for reading with Selena's age.

  4. What great connections she made between the stories!

    I look forward to hearing what she learns from it, I bet she's going to have some great observations.