A question I get asked frequently is what are our favorite Bible resources for littles 5 and under. So here they are! Storybook Bibles, songs, and more!
Best Storybook Bibles
Ages 0-18 months
This was our first baby Bible, and when we started Baby Devotions, this is what we were using. The stories are very short, helping capture the attention of the tiniest learners, and the illustrations are simply lovely.
Ages 18 months-3 years
(Spanish: La Biblia Para Principiantes)
This Bible has beautiful, boldly colored illustrations keeping the attention of a busy toddler. Also, they keep the stories short, but a little more in-depth the the previously mentioned baby Bible. It also contains a lot more stories across both Old and New Testaments.
(Spanish: Historias Biblicas de Jesus para Niños).
This books is a beautiful retelling of Old Testament Bible stories that shares where Jesus is throughout the Old Testament (contextualization for children). The pages are beautifully illustrated, and use simple language to make the stories relateable for little ears.
Children of God Storybook Bible by Archbishop Desmond Tutu us a beautifully illustrated Storybook Bible. I have added this one to the list, because it is one of the few storybook Bibles on the market that has racial diversity amongst the characters. Representation is important, and this book fulfils that, not simply by making the “extas” diverse, but giving diversifying the heroes, such as David, Esther, and Jesus.
Psalms: A Movement Primer
This fun book introduces children to the book of Psalms through action. Each page features an action (i.e. sit, stand, jump, run, etc.) for children to perform and a Psalm to go with it. It’s perfect for busy toddlers wanting to move, and preschoolers ready to memorize scripture.
Dan and Louie Stories
Dan and Louie Stories are basically an audio Bible for toddlers. Dan and his wooden puppet, Louie. Take children through the Bible, dramatically retelling stories. We love to listen to these in the car and at bedtime. They are great when we have a busier day, and even keep my distracted 2 year-old engaged.
The Jesus Storybook Audio Bible
Yes, there is an audio version of The Jesus Storybook Bible. We like this one, because ever story is connected back to Jesus.
With Harp and Lyre
With Harp and Lyre is a Minneapolis-based couple that started writing songs to sing scripture over their child. As your child listens, they learn scripture.
The Rizers is another band we love. They have more of a pop-rock sound, and each song is pure scripture.
Little Big Heroes
We actually first learned of this group from their Spanish site, and they just recently started producing resources in English. What we love is their music videos. They work with Generacion 12 Kids to make videos of Bible Stories, and as kids learn the song, they learn the story.
We also love Veggie Tales. These talking vegetables have a fun way of contextualizing stories so that littles can understand.
Bible Time Fun
Bible Time Fun is an interactive family devotional, chocked full of activities to introduce your littles to the word of God.
Wise for Salvation
Wise for Salvation is a devotional by Christie Thomas geared toward 2-6 year-olds. Each day has a simple activity that walks children through a different Bible story.
Play Through The Bible
Play Through The Bible by Liz Millay is a wonderful curriculum featuring activities for children to learn the Bible in the way they learn best: play!
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