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My First Hands-On Bible

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My First Hands-On Bible is the preschooler version of the popular Hands-On Bible, which has sold over a half million copies. Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations; My First Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. My First Hands-On Bible is a fun and simple yet meaningful way to engage preschool, pre-K, and K children (ages 3-6) with the Bible while helping them build a solid faith foundation. Each lesson focuses on a ...

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Overview

My First Hands-On Bible is the preschooler version of the popular Hands-On Bible, which has sold over a half million copies. Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations; My First Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. My First Hands-On Bible is a fun and simple yet meaningful way to engage preschool, pre-K, and K children (ages 3-6) with the Bible while helping them build a solid faith foundation. Each lesson focuses on a specific Bible point through a variety of activities in order to reinforce and help young children remember the stories and lessons. Using common household items, you can help your children have a “hands-on” learning experience while engaging them in 85 key stories from the Bible. My First Hands-On Bible doesn’t just retell the Bible stories; it also includes actual Scripture from the easy-to-understand and easy-to-read Holy Bible, New Living Translation. In addition to the stories and activities, there are fun illustrations, prayers, and a special Jesus Connection feature. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414348308
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 166,991
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great Stepping Stone Bible!

    This hands on bible is a great stepping stone from the infant bibles to a more advanced bibles on the market. Obviously, kids need to grow in their faith just like their other abilities. This bible helps segue between versions and is a lot of fun for parents and kids alike! I highly recommend this bible.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Love it!

    I know we will get many years out of this. My son just turned two and enjoys the actions.

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  • Posted November 22, 2011

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    I woul reccommend this book to all families. Its a excellent book and helps kids to better learn the bible.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    I have recommended this book to all my Mommy Friends!!

    After buying MANY bibles with my first born and never finding the perfect bible my search has come to an end. This bible is the BEST for the younger child. It uses actual scripture vs. just paraphrasing. It also provides MANY MANY fun activities to do with your child to really increase the learning. The "Jesus connection" is great since young children think every bible story needs to be about Jesus! The prayers at the end really help to wrap up the story. We have been using this bible about 4 times per week before bed. I have taken it to share with other mommy friends and will continue to share the Hands on Bible with many more. *I also have ordered the older version of this bible (ages 5-10) for my oldest but will continue to use the "my first" version for my younger children!

    *A review copy of this book was provided by Tyndale House Publishing. I was in no way required to leave a positive review and all the above statements and comments are mine alone.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

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    My First Hands On Bible Featuring the New Living Translation is a new children's bible published by Tyndale publishers. There are so many new children's bibles on the market, but the unique aspect of this bible is that is actually features the word for word text of the bible- the NLT. In contrast to other children's bibles which are simply paraphrases or summaries based on the author's interpretation- this is actual biblical text! Side by side with actual bible text (the easy to understand NLT) are simple cartoon styled illustrations. Dispersed within the text and illustrations are simple prayers, interactive ideas and "Jesus Connection" statements to add clarity and to sum up important biblical ideas. This is a hands on bible for young children- preschoolers. It would not be directed to older children. With the guidance of an adult to read the text, preschool aged children are sure to understand and enjoy this bible. One thing to keep in mind is that it obviously is intended that this bible be read to a child as the text is clearly beyond a preschooler's ability to read and the thin pages could easily be torn. One main thing about this bible that I would change are the overly simple cartoon styled drawings- which artistically, I feel are basically one step above stick figure drawings. Nevertheless this style of illustration is obviously geared towards very young children. As a blogger for Tyndale bloggers I recieved this book for the purpose of writing this review and my opinions are my own.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    We are all enjoying this one!

    ' My First Hands-On Bible' from Tyndale Kids is a great family devotional for those with preschoolers. The illustrations are charming, simple and colorful. There are two ' character friends' that follow along through the book, a little kangaroo named, Pocket, and a lamb named, Cuddles. They are at the end of each story with activity suggestions and a prayer. My two love finding Pocket and Cuddles. While it isn't a complete copy of the NLT Bible there are numerous scripture passages that are taken directly from scripture. I would say they achieved the goal of creating a very hands on experience with focus on engaging and connecting young children with the story. Small hand prints are throughout the text that suggests activities to do that relate and highlight what is being read throughout the story. For example in Joshua 6 when they are marching around the walls of Jericho some of the during the reading activities are to count to seven, the number of times they were to march around the wall, and to all shout together as they did after their seventh time. It's been great for keeping my children's attention and engaged with what's being read. There's a prayer, talking points and a few activity suggestions for each story. Everything is very doable and some are really quite simple. There is also a connection note that links the teachable lessons from the verses to Jesus; it's called the Jesus connection. While overall we are really enjoying this book I have to say that the NLT is just not one of my favorite translations, I also wish there was a scripture verse suggestion for memorization. This is a book we will revisit for our Bible time, to use as a devotional and just as a resource for ideas for teachable activities. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale for the purpose of this review.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Great Resource

    I've been looking for a kid-friendly Bible for my 4 year old, so I was excited to receive this for review. After looking through this book, I really like what I see. Each chapter uses actual Bible text, not a dumbed-down paraphrase. This book is also full of hands-on exercises and discussion questions for kids and families. The activities lean more to the pre-school side, but the discussion questions are good for older kids as well.

    I like it so much, I've decided to use it as the Bible component for our homeschool studies this year.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

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    Great for our son!

    I was looking for a Bible for my son. and I was very excited to be presented with the opportunity to review My First Hands-On Bible. This is the only preschool Bible with actual Bible text. They use the New Living Translation while abridging some to be more age-appropriate. There are hands-on activities through-out the Scriptures to get the kids involved in the story. Each passage ends with some discussion questions and a prayer to make the Bible text more personal. Also, two activities are included with each Bible story that can be used later in the day or week to reinforce what they are learning. The last but not least feature is called the Jesus Connection. Its goal is to help kids see how Jesus is connected through all of the Bible and to our lives now. An example from this Bible is after the passage about Noah and the Flood, the Jesus Connection says, "Noah saved the animals by putting them on the ark. And God sent someone to save us - Jesus!"

    My husband and I gave each of our girls their own kids' Bible when they turned 3. We were looking for something different to give our son on his 3rd birthday. I am very pleased with this hands-on Bible for preschoolers. I believe all the extra features will help them as they grow in understanding of God's Truth and start applying it in their lives. I am excited to give this to him. I actually plan to read it together as a family, because his older sisters will also enjoy the different things included in My First Hands-On Bible!

    Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy for my honest review.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Good book for my daughter

    This book is a good start for your toddler, let them learn the Bible using basic english words with clear illustrations. Your kids will definitely love this and will understand each words easily. This book have 85 interesting Bible stories to encourage spiritual growth to your little ones. In every story there's a fun activity, prayer and picture lesson. They absolutely like it. I strongly recommend this book to all the parents, gradeschool teachers, preschoolers, and churches. This will be a good teaching material for your kids and students.

    I would like to thank the Tyndale House for sending me this book for free. I like this book a lot. Every night before my daughter go to bed, I read atleast 3 stories. Through this book, she learned so fast about Christianity. Amazingly she knew who is God, who is Jesus Christ, how the earth and human created, who is Abraham, Isaac, Mary and Joseph. She's very smart little girl.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

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    The BEST Preschool Bible

    4.5/5

    My first Hands-On Bible is produced by Tyndale Kids with the hope that preschoolers can "experience the fun!" and "live the truth!" of the Bible. I have to say that I am very impressed. I currently have a 1 1/2 year old little boy who loves to read books and flip pages! Although he is too young to sit still and read through the bible stories with any consistency, he is captivated by the pictures and activities that are included in this Bible.

    What truly makes this product unique is that it is the only preschool Bible with actual text from the Bible. It features the New Living Translation. I have always had issues with preschool Bibles because they tell stories about scripture, but actually do not include any Scripture text! This bible not only has NLT passages that are age appropriate, but it indexes them with both the biblical Chapters and Verses.

    My first Hands-On Bible also includes many activities, prayers and picture lessons to engage your child in learning what they are reading. An example is in the story of Jesus as a Boy in the Temple, taken from Luke 2:41-52. The scripture in the bible is interspersed with colorful hand-prints that lead to an activity you can do with your child. This story includes activities such as dancing at the festival, hiding a toy and playing hide and seek (to mimic Mary and Joesph searching for Jesus when he disappeared), and making worried faces. All biblical passages conclude with what they call "The Jesus Connection" and offers suggestions for further learning, such as going on a Church Walk, building a special fort, and a personal prayers.

    This is a wonderful Bible that I look forward to sharing with our children. The hard back cover and thick glossy pages make it very sturdy and easy to handle. If I have any complaints about My first Hands-On-Bible, it would be that some of the things included might go over the heads of preschool aged children and might be more appropriate for age K-3. However, I appreciate that they did not make the Bible too simplistic and take away from the truth of the stories and the power of reading actual scripture to your children. I believe that My first Hands-On Bible would be a wonderful addition to your family prayer and devotional time.

    Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    AWESOME Starter Kids Bible!

    First off, I think it's structurally a great book. The hard back and great quality of the pages is definitely a must in the hands of a toddler. Plus the bright colors in the book are a great stimulant for young eyes. My 4 year old was all kinds of excited to carry it around and kept asking me to read more stories from it.

    Each lesson/story is made so that it could be used not only as simply a story time story for your child, but to gradually encourage spiritual growth at a young age. There are cool characters repeated throughout the Bible to remind you of certain points in each story and different colored hand prints at important places in each story. It's a very visual Bible that is appropriate for those who aren't reading yet, but also would be great for new readers and I even plan on using it for Sunday School in the pre-k group at our church.

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