The Play-Along Bible

The Play-Along Bible: Imagining God’s Story through Motion and Play

By Bob Hartman & Susie Poole / Tyndale House

Inspire your little one’s imagination with The Play-Along Bible written by Bob Hartman and illustrated by Susie Poole. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 years, this interactive Bible storybook encourages their imaginations while growing their understanding and love of God’s Word. Through simple hand motions, facial expressions, verbal exclamations, and funny noises, kids participate and respond to God’s amazing story.

By using this multisensory approach, children will be able to recall and absorb the Scriptures easier than ever before!.

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The Play-Along Bible is a way to pass along the stories of the Bible in an imaginative and creative way. Each story is told through words [reading], colorful full-page illustrations [seeing], and through the movement of hands, facial expressions, and sounds [action]. There is so much going on here within each page and story! What a delight to gain the attention and enthusiasm of young child. At the same time they have their attention held they are learning…learning sounds, movement, words, and the knowledge held within the Bible.

The suggested ages for The Play-Along Bible are between 3-6 years of age. However, with a little memorization and creativity by parents… these stories could be told to children when they are 2 or 1  1/2 year of age. Once they are older they will already be familiar with the actions and words and can repeat them over and over again. Children could even share these stories and actions with their friends. Going a step further The Play-Along Bible could even be used for Sunday school classes on a pre-school level.

I highly recommend The Play-Along Bible to all parents, Sunday school teachers, and children!