One of the main reasons we choose to homeschool our children is to be able to teach them God’s Word within the context of our day-to-day moments of learning. We are firm believers in teaching not only the basic Bible stories to our children, but Biblical theology and doctrine even at a young age.
When we saw our friend Jenni from Live Called do a review of The ABC’s for Godly Children, we were totally hooked because this curriculum totally captures this concept! Soon after we discovered The ABC’s for Godly Children, Lindsey contacted us to see if we would be interested in doing a review and giveaway of her curriculum, and we jumped at the chance.
What are The ABC’s for Godly Children?
The ABC’s for Godly Children is a teaching tool meant to aid in the Christian and Biblical education of young children (recommended ages four to ten). There are two different versions of this curriculum- one for boys and one for girls. There are a variety of Biblical topics covered in this curriculum: Character Training, Biblical Womanhood (The ABC’s For Godly Girls), Biblical Manhood (The ABC’s For Godly Boys), Doctrine, and Theology.
What is included in each curriculum set?
There is one concept presented for each letter of the alphabet (i.e. “A” is for Attitude”). Each concept presented has a Bible memory verse to help the child understand what the Bible has to say concerning this particular trait. The ABC’s for Godly Children handbook gives further instructions and ideas on how to help your child grasp each concept including an activity and craft to go along with the lesson. This handbook is meant to be used in conjunction with The ABC’s For Godly Children Flash Cards.
In addition, The ABC’s for Godly Children curriculum includes Hiding God’s Word in My Heart Worksheets (used to practice writing and memorizing each Bible verse), Godly Virtues BINGO Game (a fun activity to reinforce the lessons), and The Path to Salvation Maze (a fun maze that leads the child on a Scriptural journey to salvation).
We love The ABC’s for Godly Children for a number of reasons:
- Can be used as a stand alone curriculum or as a supplemental resource.
- Freedom to use on a daily or weekly basis, or as needed. You don’t even have to do the lessons in order from A-Z.
- Does not have to be used for homeschooling even though it does greatly lend itself to use in this area. You could use this tool for family devotions or even Sunday School use.
- Can be repeated time and time again.
- Each lesson contains an activity and a craft to reinforce the lesson.
- Can be used with younger and older children at the same time.
Our experience using The ABC’s for Godly Children:
I (Nikki) have the flashcard hanging on our calendar board in our homeschool room (in a sheet protector so I can swap it out each week with a new letter). We aren’t going to go from A-Z because I am not following the traditional A-Z order for our preschool program. We have already used the flashcard for L (Love) and T (Treasure). Shelby, at just 3 1/2, doesn’t follow the full scope of the curriculum so we are doing what I like to call “breezing through.” Turns out, she is memorizing the verse without any “pushing” from me!
For her age, I am pointing to the flashcard (which is oh, so cute!), saying: “we are working on the letter ______” and she answers: “T!” And then I say: “Repeat after me…” and after the first day she was saying it with me (not waiting to repeat after me). And all week she kept saying: “T is for treasure!!”
These flashcards allow the younger children to learn the key Biblical concepts now, and I will also be able to easily add to it each year as I revisit by using the handbook and other printables. We have the card at the center of our daily board so we can remember to keep God center too! The ABC’s for Godly Children curriculum has truly made such a difference in our homeschool routine! I can honestly say, even if I wasn’t homeschooling, I would try to implement in some form or fashion to our daily routine!
I (LA) love that I have a tool to teach my little boy about what it means to be a godly man all wrapped up in a neat little package. Because little boys aren’t neat, I need all the help I can get! Right now, we use The ABC’s for Godly Children much like Nikki does with her 3 1/2 year old. It’s on our daily review board. However, instead of memorizing the verse, my two year old simply repeats after me each day. He’s become familiar with God’s Word and he’s learning his letters as we go.
I love that this curriculum doesn’t have to be used in order because I’m not teaching Samuel his letters in any particular order at the moment. If I ever get out of first trimester (am I the only one who feels like those last longer than the rest of the pregnancy?), I plan on getting into a 3 day a week tot school program with him. Actually I have it all ready, I just need the energy to follow through. And The ABC’s for Godly Children will play a central part in our daily rhythm. I’m so thankful Lindsey took time to put this awesome curriculum together for us to use!
What we don’t like about The ABC’s for Godly Children:
We would say there isn’t anything we don’t specifically like about the curriculum. This is an awesome product. The only “downside” is it is all electronically delivered, which means you have to print out the flashcards (unless you like presenting electronically, but we like to keep it on display). As a result, we are using a lot of ink to print all of the color. However, we believe this is totally worth it because it is so well done (and who doesn’t like color?), but it does increase the overall cost of the product. But at only $8 a curriculum, it’s still cheaper than buying at say, a curriculum fair. But it’s something to consider.
We highly recommend The ABC’s for Godly Children to anyone with young children whether you’re homeschooling or not. This curriculum is totally versatile in how you use it, and it is based on solid Biblical truth. We give The ABC’s for Godly Children two very enthusiastic thumb’s up.
How do you get your copy?
Head over to Lindsey’s site, Road to 31, and choose the curriculum you want. Each curriculum (boy and girl) is sold separately for $8, or you can buy both for just $14.
The fine print: Nikki and Leigh Ann each received a copy of The ABC’s for Godly Children free of charge in exchange for their honest review. There are affiliate links throughout this post. You are not obligated to use our links, but you support Butterfly Ministries, LLC when you do. You can see our disclosure policy here.