Bible for Kids App, Plus Free Parent Resources!
The Bible for Kids app has been a favorite in our family for over a year now. The app started off with just six Bible stories, but has now grown to 38 stories, with more being added all the time. It’s easy to use and my kids loved it, so if you’re looking for an app with good Bible content that is age appropriate for children 4-8, this is a great place to start. Additionally, if you are already enjoying this app with your kids, you might want to pick up a copy of the new Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible, which will be released on October 13th. I think that preschoolers who enjoy the characters on the app would enjoy having a Bible with the same fun illustrations (although they might wonder why coconuts don’t come out of the trees when they tap on them). And even if you don’t order the Bible, you can make use of a lot of FREE resources located on the on the parent’s page of the Bible App for Kids website. You’ll find videos of all the Bible stories, along with coloring pages and activity pages.
To use the app, pick a story to read and click download, then read. You can change the language in the “settings” section. When the story comes up it will have words covering half the picture. You can listen to the words being read and follow along, or click to the book at the bottom to make the picture full screen.
If you click the book and make the picture full screen, your child can tap things on the screen to make them move or make sounds. At first I didn’t realize that you can also move the picture right or left to view things that are off to the side.
There are other things throughout the story that keep your child interested. Click a shiny jewel and receive a “prize”.
Click on a little cloud to answer a question. There is also a review question at the end of each story.
While I wouldn’t suggest that this should be the only Bible you have on hand to share with your children, I do think it’s a great option. Our children life in a digital age and if your kids are like my kids, anything with a screen is appealing! I thought this app had great Bible content that was appropriate for preschool children through middle elementary. My kids (ages 7 and 8) liked the pictures, collecting the objects, and answering the questions. A few months ago we went through all the stories on the app one at a time during our family devotion time. They looked forward to it each night and were excited to see what story was next.
Do you have a favorite Bible story app for kids?