My 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son helped me to do a product review of Primary (1st & 2nd grade), which is a Bible study program from the Bible Study Guide For All Ages company.
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Bible Study Guide For All Ages Review of the Primary Set
What We Received
We received the physical books and cards for the Primary Set for 1st and 2nd grade that includes:
- 2 copies of the Primary Student Pages consumable book that covers lessons 1 to 26
- Primary Teacher Guide that covers lessons 1 to 26
- Bible Book Summary Cards
These all came packaged together very well and were shipped promptly. I received them before I expected to.
The is part of a 416 lesson curriculum that teaches on every book from the Bible. It has a large 14″ x 8.5″ two-sided worksheet for every lesson as well as a teacher guide to tell you what to do with it. The Bible Book Summary Cards are about 11″ x 8.5″ and help students learn the basic content and theme of every Bible book that is studied. I noticed that you can get these cards in various sizes to fit any group.
How We Used It
I would sit on one side of our big dining room table with Mason on my right and Miranda on my left. I gave them each their worksheet for the lesson, had the Teacher Guide and Cards in front of me along with the Bible, pencils and crayons or sometimes colored pencils (for variety). I would start at the letter “A” on the page and work my way up the alphabet. It was very simple to use for instruction purposes. Since it is so very easy to use, I think it would be good in a vacation Bible school or children's church setting as well. Sometimes the teacher guide would have me read from the Bible or hold up a Summary Card and read from it.
Each large page has two sides.
You can see from the photos above how there are letters (and sometimes numbers too) in each section. The teacher guide tells you what to do with each one.
How It Worked With The Children
Miranda, at age 7, really loved it and understood it and completed each letter section quickly and was eager for the next. You could tell she really enjoyed it. Sometimes, it would be a Satuday (when I don't teach homeschool) and she would ask if we could do the “Bible pages” as she calls them.
Mason, at age 5, had days that he enjoyed it and days that he didn't want to sit very long and sometimes he would scribble outside of the lines on purpose to try to “hurry through it”. I don't know if he wanted to be done or was trying to keep up with Miranda. That's how he does a lot of his schooling that involves paperwork at this stage of his life. I think he will come around as writing and coloring become easier for him through practice.
These are the largest pages I have ever had the children use for worksheets. I think they are great because it makes the pictures larger and easier to color, but at the same time, I am wondering how to store them all? I am not sure if I should fold them in half and put them in a folder or do I keep them flat and find a box for each child? I would love for you to comment below if you have some storage ideas. I do like to save my children's work and give it to them when they have graduated.
I understand that the Primary Level is a little different from the other levels they sell. The higher levels don't have a Teacher Guide, but they have the answer key. From what I can see, you don't need the guide because the student pages give all the directions for what to do. I think I might enjoy that even better as they get older just so I don't have to look in two places. Plus, when they can read very well themselves, they can read the directions on their own and work without my help in that situation as they won't be waiting for me to look it up in the Teacher Guide. This will require less of my involvement time as a teacher so I can help one of my other children. (I am a mom of seven.) For teens, there are Unit Guides that look really amazing Other reviewers from The Homeschool Review Crew reviewed some of the other products from Bible Study For All Ages and you can click the banner below to read about them.
“I really liked to do the Bible pages. It was really fun to color and write on them. My favorite part was seeing Joseph's picture when they shaved his hair off and he was bald!”
“I like to listen to the Bible stories or to put an ‘x' on the picture or something, but I don't like writing.”
The Bible cards are very colorful and easy to use. The Teacher Guide is very helpful and simple to follow. The Student Pages were my favorite with how big they are to help the children “visualize” what they are learning in the Bible. I plan to continue using them with my children and I may order the next set of lessons as well.
Even if these are not used in homeschool, I still think these are a benefit to have in your home. There are days when a child is considered too sick to attend church because they have had a fever in the last 12 hours, for example, yet are well enough to play. When I am home with a little one in this situation, I like to be sure they are still being taught. I am usually scrambling to find a Bible coloring book and some relevant verses, etc. This would really be helpful on those days.
How To Find Them
- Website: https://biblestudyguide.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BibleStudyG/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BibleStudyG
The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has a great team of homeschool parents that also reviewed this and other products from Bible Study Guide For All Ages, so click the banner below to see all the reviews:
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