It’s no coincidence that I named my first little boy Reed because I love to read! And thankfully, after completing first grade, so does he! Unfortunately his first choices for reading are Minecraft and Lego books but I figure whatever gets his nose in a book and interested in reading is ok with me.
We recently met a first grade teacher at our new church who challenged Reed to read something besides his beloved comic type books so when I saw the Bible Story Favorites from the I Can Read series; I knew this was the one!
We have a lot of books from the I Can Read series and the thing I like about this one is that it’s 5 stories in one and includes an audio CD. This makes it perfect for both of my readers. Reed can pretty much read anything at this point but Paige is just starting first grade this year and basically knows letters and sight words. That’s why I love the inclusion of the audio CD. She can listen and track with her finger to help her with word recognition while also having the story read to her.
Even though there are five stories in one; they are still the complete story. These stories are a great length for new readers and challenges them a bit but keeps it simple enough that they don’t get easily discouraged. The five stories included in this version are as follows:
- Adam and Eve in the Garden
- Baby Moses and the Princess
- Joseph and his Brothers
- Jonah and the Big Fish
- Jesus Saves the World
I thought these were interesting, seemingly random choices to put together but it doesn’t really matter. They are all Bible Stories my kids enjoy and since we are now very familiar with The Beginners Bible and it’s drawings and format, they were happy to dive in!
I gave Reed the choice for which story he wanted to do first for his daily reading and he chose Jonah and the Big Fish. This is always a favorite with children for some reason. I took a little video of him reading it so you can see the level of difficulty from a child who just completed first grade.
This just took two minutes to read so really, depending upon their reading level and patience (and yours!) this can be read all in one sitting or one at a time.
We really continuing to enjoy our books from The Beginners Bible and I Can Read is always a hit with my kiddos, especially Reed who CAN read!
About the Book
Bible Story Favorites features the amazing stories of our faith using artwork from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible and easy-to-read vocabulary perfect for children just learning to read! Also included is a narrated CD with each story and a signal for when it’s time to turn the page. Stories included are: Adam and Eve in the Garden Baby Moses and the Princess Joseph and His Brothers Jonah and the Big Fish Jesus Saves the World
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