Favorite Bibles for Preschoolers

Sometimes it's hard to find just the right bible for your preschooler. Success with a bible depends on a lot of factors, such as your child's age and ability to sit still (not so easy for a youngster!), as well as engaging pictures and language that is easy to understand. Here are some of my favorites:

Age 0-2

My First Read and Learn Bible is great for babies. My 1-year-old points to the pictures and can name Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, David and Goliath, Daniel, and Jesus. It is a board book so the pages are thick and difficult to rip or tear.

Bible for Toddlers is best for 2-year-olds. It is very interactive and gives the reader suggestions of what to say to your toddler while reading to keep his interest and encourage his response. There is also a short prayer at the end of each bible story.

Age 3-5

100 Bible Stories includes a CD with 100 popular bible songs that correspond to a particular story. It is best for 3 to 4-year-olds. It has fun illustrations and simple sentences.

The Read with Me Bible is one of my absolute favorites. It has captured the attention of all of my children. We usually start this bible around 4 years of age.

Another favorite is The Jesus Storybook Bible. This one is best for 4 to 5-year-olds. The author ties almost every bible story to Jesus (in the Old Testament, there is the constant foreshadowing of the Savior that is to come). Beautiful illustrations and fantastic writing.

The Child's Story Bible is best for 5 and up. It is written as if a grandmother might be explaining God's Word to her grandchildren. There are very few pictures and it requires some maturity to be able to sit and listen, but the text is very engaging.