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  • Item #: 038571
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    Ephesians 6:13-18 tells us that we must put on the "full armor of God". Reading this scripture passage to your children or having them memorize the verses is great, but having them actually suit up in realistic armor as you go through the commands in each verse will really help the message hit home. This silver and red multi-piece play set includes: Helmet of Salvation, Breastplate of Righteousness, Belt of Truth, Spirit-of-the-Word Sword, Shield of Faith, and shin guards (just to complete the look). Everything is made out of sturdy, safe plastic and the sword's tip is blunt. Boys and girls alike will be thrilled to put on the "full armor of God" and use the character-building lessons learned in the passage in their own lives! – elise

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
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    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 002287
    ISBN: 9781602007499
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    Subtitled Faith-building Ornaments for Discovering Jesus. These lovely ornaments are based on the belief that knowing 12 of Jesus’ names leads us to know and worship Him. Each ornament in this set from Family Life illustrates a name of Jesus. Use the 12-day devotional, The Twelve Days of Christmas: Who Jesus is to Me (7” x 5”, sc), to lead your family through that day’s reading. Devotionals are appropriate for all ages and are two pages in length. This book ends with a section entitled Leading a Child to Christ as an additional resource. After the devotional, hang up the corresponding ornament. The ornaments are thick (approx. 1/4”), shaped cardboard outlined in gold glitter and come with red ribbon hangers. On one side is written a name of Jesus, also represented by a full-colored picture: the Door, the Light, the Lamb of God, etc. The opposite side includes a corresponding Scripture verse. Access to additional resources is available online with the provided code. A wonderful, Christ-centered Christmas tradition to start! ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 057186
    ISBN: 9781933410197
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    When my children were younger, every December we put aside our books and did a month-long focused study on Christmas. One year we studied the Christmas story, another Christmas traditions around the world and yet another year, we focused on the history of Christmas Carols. What I love about this unit study is that it masterfully unites each of these into one inclusive study.

    Beginning with a detailed study of the birth of Jesus, it then surveys the history of our Christmas celebrations. Designed to take an hour or more, each of the fifteen lessons includes Bible study, history, geography, science, art, poetry, grammar and the stories of Christmas carols. Children will also write (or younger ones will dictate) five essays about Jesus and what following Him means in real life. Two booklets are completed during this study: "A Baby Book for Jesus" and "Christmas Traditions Around the World." Complete instructions and a craft supply list are included. While most supplies are things you will have at home, others are easily found at your local hobby stores. Author Charlene Notgrass also includes a list of read-aloud selections, but feel free to use your family favorites to make a more memorable Christmas experience. Books are consumable; each child will need his own copy. Lesson recommendations and answer key included. Spiral Bound. Scripture references NASB. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036568
    ISBN: 9780307021069
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    This Little Golden Book features 20 short poems for all occasions that your child can easily read and memorize as a way to pray to God. Beautiful watercolor illustrations. 20 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 063664
    ISBN: 9781433541346
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      This 2015 edition Bible is designed for children who are ready for a complete English Standard Version Bible but still would like illustrations (over 300 of various sizes interspersed throughout). This Bible uses 90 of the illustrations from The Big Picture Story Bible (#059579), but the cartoon style illustrations are not too childish for your older reader. Uses a double-column layout with page numbers and book identification in the top margin. I personally felt the 9 pt. type size was a bit small for the younger reader in this target age group. Whether you agree will depend on your child. A child-friendly catechism of 45 questions and answers with Biblical references is located in the back. Includes a presentation page, table of contents and an attached blue ribbon to mark your place. 5.375” x 8.375”, 1361 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 022802
    ISBN: 9780307165206
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    Illustrated with bright, colorful artwork and rewritten in a style similar to the New King James Version, but simplified for children, this Bible is sure to capture your child's attention. 510 pgs, hc. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 010153
    ISBN: 9780842355360
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    Written to a second grade reading level, this book by Karyn Henley presents the Bible in 365 slices, designed to take about 7 minutes each to read. Presented in a chronological format, you'll find David's psalms in line with the stories about his life they refer to, as well as the consolidation of the New Testament so that your child encounters a single story of Jesus and the 1st century church which followed His resurrection. Genealogies, detailed laws, and repetitive passages have been excluded to keep your child's interest. With the readings being as short as they are, this is a great resource to establish a daily Bible time with kids. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 008971
    ISBN: 9780802850119
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    A Bible in story form for your youngest children that is true to the Bible in substance, but simplifies or leaves out details beyond the young child's comprehension or concern. Before your child is able to read for himself, you can familiarize him with the Bible, in context, with The Child's Story Bible. You may also want to "build" felt pictures of the stories together using the Betty Lukens/Little Foks Bible Felt Set (see Felts section).

  • Item #: 002641
    ISBN: 9781581340051
    Retail: $17.99
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    26 A-to-Z Bible verses in storybook form. The Bible verse is given, followed by a short, two-page story which relates to the verse, accompanied by colorful illustrations. Short comprehension questions are given at the end of each story so that you may be sure that the little ones understand terms and ideas. Each story concludes with a short prayer. If your child has not started the memory verse habit, this book would be a good way to get 'em going.

  • Item #: 025153
    ISBN: 9781600225222
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    Roaming around the country to various homeschooling conventions, I've spent my share of time on historic Route 66. However, I've never seen the theme of Route 66 used in such a fun and productive way. Oftentimes Sunday School and Bible classes get in a rut of telling the same basic stories and doing the same activities over and over again. There's no danger of that when using this fun theme, because lessons and activities are provided for every book in the Bible. Students learn about each book (author, setting, etc.), as well as important stories and lessons within them. The book seems intended to be used in a Sunday school setting, with lessons divided into three 12-week units, but it could easily be used for a Bible class with just a student or two, or each activity page could also stand alone and be used to supplement other materials. Each lesson begins with a travel guide for teachers, which includes an overview of the featured book, key verses and stories in the featured book, warm-up questions, and ideas and suggestions to help with lesson planning. The lessons can require fairly small amounts of prep work, or you can go all out with the Route 66 theme; the material is pretty flexible. Three reproducible activity pages are included in each lesson, based on that particular lesson's book of the Bible. Activities can be completed with pencil or markers and include things like crosswords, word searches, hidden pictures, fill in the blanks, short-answer questions, and more. Fuel Up pages have short answer questions challenging students to read specific verses in the Bible to find the answers. Review pages (or Remember Where We've Been? sections) are provided at the end of each unit, which offer cumulative review questions for students to answer alone or in groups. The Route 66 theme helps students feel like they're really going on an adventure as they work their way through the 66 books of the Bible. There are even instructions and reproducible pages for making a Souvenir Scrapbook, which is a creative and fun way to keep track of what they learn. If you're looking for a fun way to educate your child or Sunday School group on each book of the Bible as well as the author, era, purpose, key verse, and the main characters and stories of each book, you should definitely take a look at this book. With all of the different components, your students are sure to get a solid overview of the Bible. By Christian Ditchfield, 192 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 020909
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    People throughout history have been fascinated by the moon. As the closest heavenly body to earth, it provides light at night, an intriguing surface, and fascinating phase changes. Even though we can't pull the moon down to take a closer look at it, you can experience the comfort and mystery of the moon in your own room! This creative night light is designed to look like the face of the moon, and can be hung on any vertical surface. Its surface is textured to resemble the moon, and is translucent enough that the lights behind it filter through to "glow" when it is switched on. And that's not all! Simply switch it on to experience the full moon's glow. Or use the manual phase button or automatic phase button to take the moon through its phases, from a sliver to a full moon, and back again. It's a perfect night light, for it automatically lights up in a darkened room, and shuts off after 30 minutes if there is no manual interaction. An on/off switch is found on the moon itself, and the handy fist-sized remote control contains the manual phase, automatic phase, and on/off buttons. A perfect complement to a room already filled with glow-in-the dark stars or a perfect night light for the child who just needs a little light to put them to sleep. Moon requires 4 'AA' batteries, and remote requires 2 'AAA' batteries; however, no batteries are included. Jess

  • Item #: 020894
    ISBN: 9781599221458
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    Looking for a fun way to teach your child the basics of Spanish? This workbook/CD combo offers a fun, musical way for children to learn some common Spanish words and phrases. Stored directly in the book cover, the CD includes 12 original stories and songs with vocals. Through repetition and catchy lyrics, the songs teach Spanish numbers 1-10, greetings, family titles, common foods, weather, clothing, colors, and feelings. Included in the full-color workbook are lyrics to all the songs on the CD. The workbook also includes six Spanish/English mini-books so children can read along with the Spanish recordings of the stories. Spanish/English word searches, crossword puzzles, and vocabulary practice are also included in the workbook. Printable lyrics and an answer key are included on the music CD. CD runtime is 40 minutes; workbook is 48 pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 019622
    ISBN: 9780802446350
    Retail: $10.99
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    Managing money is not just a problem for kids; it's a problem for people of all ages. However, it is easiest to manage money if you learn how when you are young and first handling your own money. This book is designed to do just that. It approaches kids on their level with fun stories, jokes, puzzles and more while addressing them in a mature, adult manner with advice, godly principles, and Scripture. The 12 chapters focus on stewardship, trusting God, tithing and giving, being content, diligence and excellence, honesty, generosity, spending, saving and investing, debt and credit, budgeting, and planning. Fun facts about money are scattered throughout the pages, and Treasure Hunt pages encourage students to read through the Bible study passages in order to learn more about money and money related stories in the Bible. Teach your child to be a good steward. 63 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 016429
    ISBN: 9780743971034
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    This book will help you to develop Christian character in your children. 13 units focus on honoring God, respecting others, telling the truth, self-control, kindness, obeying rules, forgiveness, responsibility, patience, loving everyone, apologizing, thankfulness, and sharing. Every unit holds 10-11 pages of stories and activities for that value. A poster for that trait starts each chapter, along with games, songs and a craft. Then there is a Bible lesson , such as the story of Jonah for "saying I'm sorry," and an application lesson - a real life situation story in which fictional children learn the lesson. A few activities are included for each lesson, such as following directions, puzzles, crosswords, and other practical, original exercises. Every unit ends with a "My Contract" page, where kids can decide to sign a contract to try and do better in that area. Although you can use this with just one child, I think it would also work well for a Sunday school class or group of children, as it is reproducible and several of the activities and games utilize "teamwork." ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 010305
    ISBN: 9780970027306
    Retail: $13.95
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    Having a close relationship with your daughter is very important. Every child needs someone to look up to, and a girl's mom is the ideal person to be a mentor to her. The better relationship you keep with your daughter, the more comfortable she will be asking you questions and talking to you about her life. This book was created to help bring you and your daughter closer together. Spending time together, of course, is an essential part of having a good relationship, and this book allows you to get together and discuss important aspects of a girl's life and pass along your Christian values. This book covers those hard-to-broach subjects including her changing body, relationships, friendships with boys, and love nature. You and your daughter can discuss the value of good books, life's work, ideals, the Christian life, repentance, trusting Jesus as your savior, and the importance of prayer. It will also help your daughter to develop character traits such as obedience, modesty, truthfulness, and a sunny disposition. The 32 chapters provide discussion questions for each chapter of Beautiful Girlhood, and also incorporate Scripture into your study with Bible activities and life applications. There are also inspirational quotes, writing topics, and blank pages for journaling so that your daughter can record what she has learned to make a cherished keepsake of your time together. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 008979
    ISBN: 9780310242468
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    Now in its 4th edition, Gladys Hunt's book has encouraged thousands of families to reap the benefits of quality literature. Gladys wrote Honey for a Child's Heart to help others experience the same influence that reading books both separately and together has had on her family. In the first section of this book, she offers advice on "using books to help children grow." Through the chapters in this section she emphasizes the way that quality literature affects children, provides tips on raising a reader, helps you learn how to select good books and stories for your children, and discusses the merits of reading aloud together. She also explores in depth the question "What Makes a Good Book?" and discusses fantasy vs. realism and poetry before talking about the influences on your children from various sources. Gladys also provides a chapter in this section encouraging family Bible reading, warmly sharing on how to integrate it into your daily life and why it is so important. The second half of this volume, aptly sub-titled "Books your children should have the opportunity to enjoy," features lists of quality literature for different age levels and interests. These lists are organized by author and then title with brief descriptions of each book. Thirteen chapters recommend books for children age 0-3; picture book classics and more favorite picture books for 4-8 year olds; first books for beginning readers, classic children's novels, more great books for intermediate readers, stories for animal lovers, historical novels, and fantasy novels, all geared towards 9-12 year olds; young adult novels for ages 12-14; and worthwhile poetry, Bible and Christian truths storybooks, and books for special occasions. 251 pgs. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 008183
    ISBN: 9780802473134
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    Many people are familiar with Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages, written to husbands/wives, and its sequel, The Five Love Languages of Children. Whether or not you've read these (and it's highly recommended that you do!), if you have teenagers, this would be an extremely worthwhile read. Gary Chapman, in his first book, identified five primary love languages - words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, acts of service, and gifts. These love languages are the same for all ages, but there are different ways to "speak" them at different points. If you've found your child's primary love language, it will remain the same (assuming you evaluated it correctly) when they become a teenager, but they likely won't respond to the same things and you will need to learn how to continue to speak this language effectively. Teenagers are notorious for being moody, temperamental, and even rebellious, sometimes without any apparent explanation to their parents. As is the premise for his other books, Gary Chapman explains that one of the main reasons for this is teens often do not feel loved - despite parents who may be very loving - because that love is not being communicated effectively in a way which speaks to the teenager. Finding your teenagers primary (and secondary) love language enables parents to be sensitive to their changing needs and ensure they feel loved and accepted. This book discusses contemporary teens and the importance of parental love before moving on to individual chapters covering each love language. After this is a chapter designed to help you identify your teen's love language. Subsequent chapters deal with unresolved problems of anger, independence, responsibility (and discipline), loving in spite of failure, and help for single parents or blended families. If you have (or will soon have!) teenagers in your house, this book will go a long way in fostering understanding and love in your relationship(s). 259 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 005715
    ISBN: 9780781430715
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    How do you answer when your children ask, "Mommy, what happened to the dinosaurs?" or, "Daddy, why aren't there dinosaurs anymore?" This book clearly answers these questions and a lot more. Are dinosaurs in the Bible? Why did God create dinosaurs? Did Noah take dinosaurs on the ark? My favorites are the stories of evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth after the flood. Also exciting is the possibility that large ocean dinosaurs may still exist. Beautifully illustrated, and will capture your child's attention. It sure got mine!

  • Item #: 002165
    ISBN: 9780310750130
    Retail: $18.99
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    Introduce your child to the characters and stories of the Bible with the simple, colorful stories in The Beginner's Bible. This is one of the all-time best-selling children's Bible books. Over 90 well-loved stories are easily read by beginners or read aloud to pre-readers. Many other products are based on the appeal of The Beginner's Bible.

  • Item #: 072039
    ISBN: 9781941383445
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    At the upper levels, there are two books available. Book II offers shorter quotations, larger font and slightly wider line spacing. (5/16"). This also includes ten additional lessons and review pages for each lesson. It is not necessary to begin with the original book at this level. If you feel your child needs larger font, shorter passages and more practice, the Book II at the Jr. and Sr. High levels may be the best place to begin

  • Item #: 072038
    ISBN: 9781941383452
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    At the upper levels, there are two books available. Book II offers shorter quotations, larger font and slightly wider line spacing. (5/16"). This also includes ten additional lessons and review pages for each lesson. It is not necessary to begin with the original book at this level. If you feel your child needs larger font, shorter passages and more practice, the Book II at the Jr. and Sr. High levels may be the best place to begin

  • Item #: 068594
    ISBN: 9780890519776
    Retail: $14.99
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       This Ken Ham, kid-friendly, lift-the-flap book tells the story of the ‘special door’ that leads to salvation. Every page is filled with colorful illustrations, and the flaps reveal the written story in a lyrical, rhyming fashion. The 17 different flaps (doors) are a bit larger for small hands and will keep your child engaged. Introduce your children to the life-changing story of Jesus. 24 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 068491
    ISBN: 9781543012774
    Retail: $14.50
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     Here is a unique blend of devotional, Bible reading plan and coloring book. Subtitled, Read the New Testament in 90 Days, you’ll find a daily reading plan for reading three chapters of the New Testament each day. Using this reading plan (or a plan of your choice), this devotional provides space to respond to your reading. For each of the 90 days, a two-page spread provides daily devotionals direction. On the left page, a key verse directs your thoughts. A half page is provided for recording a verse that “touched my heart.” On the right, record how God spoke: a promise, a warning, a command, an encouragement or wisdom to understand. Then, end the devotional time with a prayer, the day’s focus and plans. Each page has small, detailed drawings to color. As you color, meditate and pray on the day’s passage. Periodically, pages are placed to record four ways to bless, four ways to praise God, etc. A simple, beautiful way to be daily in the Word. 6.25x7.25”, 220 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067716
    ISBN: 9780890519431
    Retail: $29.99
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    Phonics instruction integrated with Bible stories and verses. Is a well-done program with these characteristics exactly what you're looking for? Master Books has introduced an easy-to-use program with straight-forward lessons and little prep for the teacher. Starting with letter recognition it proceeds through short vowels, long vowels, and some digraphs. Both letter sounds and printing letter strokes are taught.

    Organization is not typical (N, D, A, T, S, P). The accompanying narratives are in biblical chronological order, however. Daily lessons introduce letters with a biblical narrative (N is for nothing, none, not even a bit! Genesis 1:1-2) and a Bible verse. The lesson/narrative is scripted for the teacher and includes questions for the student, finger tracing, listening, identifying words with the letter sound, and reading practice followed by a worksheet for the student to complete. Bonus (optional) activities are provided to use as needed and time permits. Introductory material for the teacher includes general instruction, a writing readiness assessment, sight words for each lesson, helpful hints for teaching the lessons, a materials list, a daily lesson schedule (5 days a week for 18 weeks), and a progress chart. There are periodic reviews.

    This is a one semester course for either Kindergarten or First Grade. It seems like the publisher may be planning a sequel but if not this is an excellent standalone and will get your student off to a good start. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 066194
    ISBN: 9781434702937
    Retail: $16.99
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       Introduce your children to Bible stories that are written in age-appropriate language with bright and inviting illustrations. Over 100 stories, presented chronologically, begin with creation and conclude with a boy named Timothy. Every page is covered with color and artwork, so there is always something for children to see. The stories are short and told in a way that makes sense to young children. Print is a little larger and spacing is wider, especially nice if you have a child that can do some of the reading with you.

      The front of the Bible offers suggestions for ways to use this Bible and the table of contents lists the stories and where they can be found in your adult Bible. There are no references found with the stories, but within and at the end of each story are questions. These are simple questions to help children think about an aspect of the story or how it might apply to them or something they can pray about – usually no more than one or two at a time.

      The back of the Bible lists the stories topically along with page numbers; this allows you to read them in groupings rather than chronologically. The book is over 400 pages of beautiful Bible stories and the hardcover will help it stand up to years of family reading. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065885
    ISBN: 9781615387151
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $26.50

      Building upon the skills learned in Level 1, or for a child who is comfortable with beginning phonics, arithmetic and writing skills, this level strengthens reading, writing and arithmetic through incremental practice and instruction. Approximate skill level is 6-8 cognitive years of age.

      Flexible to best meet the needs of your learner, there are 3 options for personalizing the lessons for your situation. First, is the 4-day schedule, which is the heart of the required lessons and is easy to follow. Families preferring a 5-day per week schedule will appreciate two options for a fifth day of learning. The first option schedules day 5 as a review day for additional practice and the second option is designed for more advanced learners and includes enrichment activities called “Delve Deeply.” These enrichment activities vary. A sampling includes simple science activities; a timeline; additional scripture reading; research etc. The beautiful thing about your day 5 options is that you can move between them. If you find your child struggles with concepts one week, use day 5 for review. Otherwise, use day 5 to learn more about a specific area your child has enjoyed or want to learn more. 

      This level is more academic than the preceding levels and focuses on first grade math skills, phonics and spelling, reading fluency, cursive writing skills, elementary grammar rules and composition skills. In addition, there are continued studies in Scripture with memorization and quality literature selections and poetry for listening and reading skills, and memorization. Integrated with the literature are vocabulary, history/geography, science, art and music. KJV Bible. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 065484
    ISBN: 9780758652218
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    This coloring and activity book is a good way to reinforce popular Bible stories with your child! Fun cartoon pictures with short sentences in bubble text help children learn Bible stories while practicing their reading skills and hand-eye coordination. Activities such as mazes and tic-tac-toe add to the fun. Bible stories include creation, Noah and the ark, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Joseph, Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah, the life and teachings of Jesus, and more! This coloring book would be great to use alongside Bible teaching as illustrations for Bible stories. 192 pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 065359
    ISBN: 9781496405296
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    From trophies for every child who participates to teens walking around with selfie sticks and counting how many people are following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, it’s no wonder that our culture produces entitled children. And we as parents want our children to be happy. We are quick to give our children the things they want, make them the center of our lives, and fix their mistakes and problems. We may not recognize how these things are contributing to the attitude of entitlement. In this timely book full of practical advice, Kristen Welch (writer of the parenting blog We Are THAT Family) shares her family’s journey of changing their attitudes (and not just the kids’!) from entitlement to gratefulness. Ten chapters cover such topics as Wants vs. Needs, Seven Ways We Parents Miss the Boat, Making Smart Choices about Technology, Cultivating Obedience, and Gratitude is a Choice. Each chapter identifies factors contributing to entitlement; offers advice on how to handle situations differently to instead cultivate better attitudes which will go against the flow of the culture around us. Chapters close with specific strategies for parents themselves as well as for parents to implement with toddlers/preschoolers, elementary aged children, and Tweens/Teens. Though the author herself is coming from a Christian perspective, the tips in this book will be helpful to anyone looking to combat the sense of entitlement in their kids, no matter what their basis or personal reasons. Appendices in the back include a well-conceived cell phone contract for parents to have with their children; a sample Christian Parent Manifesto; and a list of Recommended Resources. A discussion guide follows with questions to think about yourself, to talk over with your spouse, or to examine together in a small group study. – Steph