I grew up homeschooled with my 4 siblings. We were fortunate enough to have an amazing mom with a degree in education that worked tirelessly for our schooling. We learned it all from her, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. A incredibly big part of our education was faith based. Being a Christian family it was important to my mom that we receive a Christian education as well. Each day we would have time set aside to watch her create felt Bible stories, or read us a story or even teach us some Hebrew. It was an education full of verses and memorizing as well! One “tool” my mom would use was a simple whiteboard and marker, adding the verses and having us go over them as a group. There are still MANY verses I can recite by memory thanks to her!
Recently I had a representative from Ink & Willow reach out to me about possibly checking out a new product for them. This product is a set of “Bible Conversation Cards” that I received in the mail today! I was overjoyed to get these not just because I was interested in reviewing them, but also because I can see the true value in memorizing verses.
The first thing that caught my eye with these cards, is that they are brightly colored. This is from the box to the cards themselves. It makes it not just pleasing to the eye, but also divides the cards up into categories based on colors. As a visual learning this is something that I find not just appealing but truly helpful when learning.
In addition to the cards being divided up by color they are also divided by category. There are 5 categories total:
- Holy Spirit
Each of these categories falls into those parameters, with a verse that corresponds. The amazing thing is that on the back of the card it breaks down the verse and the thoughts/ideas behind it. They ask questions of the memorizing; questions that help a kiddo to reflect and think on what they are learning.
This set of cards is not just beneficial to a kiddo, but how amazing would this be for a parent, grandparent or even sibling to sit down with a younger child and go through these. They could be something you pull one out each night or week at the dinner table to discuss or even a way to wind down before bed.
As a past homeschool student, I could also see these being incredibly helpful to supplement any Christian faith based curriculum. These would add not just the memorization that is key, but also discussion within the “class” setting for the student! No need to go in order either, the parent could pick and choose verses and categories based on their curriculum. What a great way to get kids involved in their faith at a young age!
I know my siblings and I would have LOVED these and most likely would have started some competition to see who could memorize the most!
These will be available August 9th, and what a perfect way to start the school year right! Be sure to check them out and pre-order some today!!