“Your toddler is ready to start building a delight in the Word, a hunger to learn it, a passion to read it. This is the age to begin building that delight, or hunger, or passion. Next year may too late.”
–V. Gilbert Beers
I’ve got a chance to share a great new update to a great Toddler’s Bible. V. Gilbert Beers created “The Toddler’s Bible” years ago, and we now have a brand-new edition to enjoy. As with all Bibles of this nature, it’s so important that we read them to our toddlers and children. It’s not meant to be something thrown into the library cabinet, and left to collect dust. Make it work for your family!
I was able to ask Mr. Beers a question, and I’d love to share his response to that question.
“Mr. Beers. Many of us will read a bible like this out loud to our kids. What advice would you give those reading to their children?”
Reading together with your children helps us to grow closer and we see a bonding between us as family; but also a bonding between us and the Word of God.
Psalm 78:4-7 (NLT)
4 We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the LORD,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
5 For he issued his laws to Jacob;
he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to teach them to their children,
6 so the next generation might know themâ€”
even the children not yet bornâ€”
and they in turn will teach their own children.
7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God,
not forgetting his glorious miracles
and obeying his commands.