Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bible App for Kids

Bible App for Kids

Because technology is the language of many of today's young learners, from time to time I want to recommend some of my favorite technology tools or include some tips on how to use technology either at home or in a Bible class setting.

YouVersion has provided a fantastic free Bible app for kids to use on the iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc.  This app can be used at home or in the Bible class setting to teach children about God.  This app is what the name implies, a Bible story app.  At the beginning of each story is a story title but also the scripture reference such as Genesis 1:1-2:4.  The app currently does not contain the entire Bible but more is being added.

The children are enthusiastic about this app because it contains beautiful artwork and is interactive.  The children can touch on various items in each picture which makes the items come alive.  There is also a game included as a part of each story where you have to search for and collect an item.  This is optional.

One thing I like is the option in the settings menu which allows the user to have the story read to him/her or let the child read on his/her own. I also like the option to turn the sound off.  I would use this in a young children's Bible class and turn the sound off so we could discuss each page.  I would let children take turns touching items on the page to see how they come alive.

I have downloaded several Bible story apps but this one is my favorite.

If you want to download this free app, there are several ways to do that:


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