Last fall we discovered the Toddler Curriculum by Children Desiring God and we’ve found it to be a FANTASTIC resource for introducing Audrey to key Bible stories in an age-appropriate way.
We are also big fans of the “Big Picture Story Bible,” but at 18 months it was still beyond her comprehension level.
The Children Desiring God curriculum is designed for Sunday Schools but oh-so-easy to use at home, too. Each story (creation, resurrection, etc.) features 3-5 picture cards (in nice cardstock) and a corresponding “script” to use to tell the story. Each lesson also includes a song and other materials to supplement the main story. There were even coloring pages to correspond to each story (which we didn’t do as often as I wish we had).
I felt a little silly going through the cards the first couple of times, but Audrey really seemed to love it, and to catch on, too! I was impressed with how age appropriate the scripts were; they explained the stories in language she could easily understand. We did the same story for 1-2 weeks to give her a chance to really soak it up before moving on.
We ended up ordering the Older Toddler Teacher Booklet and the Older Toddler Story Pictures since both packages include the stories for the younger toddlers.
What are your favorite resources for teaching the Bible to your kids?