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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
Baby’s Little Bible(Spanish: Pequeña Biblia Para Bebes)
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
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.
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.
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 “extras” diverse, but giving diversifying the heroes, such as David, Esther, and Jesus. You can find my full review of this Storybook Bible Here:Review of ‘Children of God Storybook Bible’ by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Baby Believer Series
The Baby Believer Series is such a beautiful resource. It is a board book series that introduces the little ones to the Word of God through emotions, animals, movement, and more
Generation Claimed is another wonderful board book series that enables parents to speak the promises of God over their children.
Baby Devotions Board Books
Baby Devotions Board Books were born out of the desire to create play-based bilingual resources that introduce littles to the Bible. You can get a copy in our Etsy Shop!
Libritos for the Heart
Libritos for the Heart are a fantastic resource for littles, using the Bible to introduce littles to new vocabulary in both Spanish and English.
The Very Best Bible Stories series
The Very Best Bible Stories Series is a fun way to share stories with littles that may have short attention spans. I originally bought a few to share with my Sunday School class, and they were such a wonderful investment. The Littles sit on the edge of their seats listening intently, everytime I pull one out. Best part? Select titles are now in Spanish!
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.
The Bible Album
The Bible Album is an album that actually teaches the Bible to little ones, showing the need for a savior.For more of our favorite Audio resources check out:
- Our Favorite Christian Kids Bands
- Our Favorite Christian Music for Kids in Spanish
- The Best Christian Podcasts for Preschoolers
- Spanish Podcasts for Preschoolers
Little Big Heroes
Little Big Heroes (Spanish: Pequeños 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.
Jelly Telly is a subscription site (like Netfilx) with Christian shows for Kids. They have 5-minute devotional videos, music videos, and videos just for fun.
I have been a fan of Hello Bible since day 1, and when they came out with a toddler box, well I was just tickled. I love this subscription box’s approach to teaching little ones the Bible through play. They make it easy, and no prep for parents
Sing and Play Big Bible Truths
Sing and Play Big Bible Truths is a beautiful resource for introducing toddlers to the Bible. Using songs, games, and simple worksheets, this resource is easily adaptable for the home and classroom.
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!
Little Seeds Co.
Little Seeds Co. Is Bible-themed sensory kits. These are perfect to easily get little ones exploring the Bible through play. We love how tactile the kits are, and that they really make sharing the Bible with your little one simple, but fun.
The Seed and Supply Co.
The Seed and Supply Co. Is a toy shop/resource to help little ones play with the Bible. Featuring printable curriculum and peg toys. This shop makes it easy to share the Bible with littles.