Are there any good Christian books for toddlers?

Tanya - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I want to start sitting down with my two year old everyday to teach her a little at a time about God. Are there any good books out there that you all use? Thanks so much!

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Lisa - posted on 01/29/2010

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Try the "my First Bible: Toddler Edition" ( it makes them short with simple and colorful illistrations) or the "Dear God..." story books. My son loves them!

Naomi - posted on 01/29/2010

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We use "The Jesus Storybook Bible" with our son. I also read to him several of Max Lucado's children's books (about the Wemmicks). He really enjoys them, but he especially loves his Bible.

Mary - posted on 01/28/2010

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There are plenty of good books to read to your child. Here are a few;The giving tree by Shel Silverstein, Guess how much I love you and You are all my favorites by Sam McBratney, Because I love you and You are special by Max Lucado. Enjoy let me know how it goes. GB

Diana - posted on 01/28/2010

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We had "My Goodnight Bible" that has 45 Bible stories from the OT and NT along with questions, a prayer, and a quiet time thought for the night. I got this for my son when he was 2 and we wore it out so much that I had to buy a new one when my daughter turned 2. They are now 5 and 7 1/2 so we have moved up to a different bible story book but this one was great because you could read the short story and do whatever of the other "activities" you felt were age appropriate.

Tiffany - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter loves anything BOZ the Bear, you can get books, dvd's etc... they are not so much Bible stories, but teach other things such as shapes, numbers, along with biblical values.

Jenny - posted on 01/28/2010

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There is a whole series of bible stories called "Arch Books" that are really good bible stories for kids. You can find these at Christian book stores like "Family Christian Store." They stay very true to the bible passages that the stories are taken from and they are usually written in a way that they have rhythmn when you read them. Here's an example:
Come, my dear children, gather around,
I'll tell you a story that's true--
Of how God our Father sent His Son,
In love, as a Savior for you.

There are some "my first bible" that are nice, but I think these do a better job of telling each story and there are lots of pictures to go along with it. On the book it says the reading level is Grade 3 and the Interest level is Ages 5-9, but I have been reading these to my three-year-old since she was a baby and she very much enjoys them.

Nicole - posted on 01/27/2010

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I also find that the Veggie Tales are develpmentally appropriate for this age, and then you can have discussions that can elaborate, and find a passage in the Bible that the story was reflecting.

Anne - posted on 01/27/2010

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Although not really a Bible the Veggie Tales books are great. the Pictures are bright and fun, and the text either tells a Bible story using the veggies, or reinforces the truths found in the Children's Bibles.

Christina - posted on 01/21/2010

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We just recently got a book called "The Lamb" by John R.Cross. It came HIGHLY recommended by 2 families in my church and so far it is AWESOME! It goes a step further than most toddler books as far as teaching about God. It is good for pretty much any age, you just have to spend time talking with them about it on their level. I wasn't able to find it in stores, but found several of them on Amazon.com and also on Christianbook.com WELL worth whatever you end up paying :)

Victoria - posted on 01/20/2010

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There are so many childrens bibles, bible story books, bible base stories. Then there are things like veggie tales. God rocks and such, that teach biblical values and principles in a fun, exciting way that toddlers and kids can understand. Veggie tale and God rocks have both movies, books and teaching resources. Check out your local christian book store, or christian book distributors online.

Erin - posted on 01/20/2010

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My husband has been reading the Beginner's Bible to our 2 year old since he was very small as a bed time story every night. He really enjoys it.

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My 4 yr old had a "My Very First Golden Bible" when he was 2. He learned to love it and own it. It's still a special one to him. Now his younger brother is 2 and we often start and end the day with Bible stories. The interesting thing is if I start a story around the last supper time, he wants me to read all the way to the end. He doesn't like to leave Jesus with any part of that story undone ?! I make a point to explain that the Bible stories are true and some of the other stories we read are not true. (But I still read them all sorts of other stories).

Nicole - posted on 01/19/2010

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There are some really good my first bibles out there with the stories only and they are broken down. Also there are some good books out there like "God Made Me" that are good read together books for younger kids.

Tabb - posted on 01/19/2010

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"My Bible Songs" Allied Publishing Group, Inc. My boys love this book, it is a song book, but they still love it, especially at bed time.

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