Growing up I watched my parents introduce us again and again to the scriptures and their stories. For the most part I think they did a great job but sometimes we, the kids, were just down right bored and didn’t want to internalize the important messages that the stories taught. Talk about a tough crowd.
Over the last few years I have poured myself into researching the different learning styles that children resonate best with. I believe that the best way to teach is the best way that each individual learns. Every child is different but there are some patterns when it comes to effectively teaching them.
In my home, hands on learning, aka kinesthetic learning, is huge. We like to wiggle, kick, jump, fiddle and climb. Pretty much all day long. Yes, this even includes when we are trying to be reverent. I am working on it but its not as easy as it sounds.
Bible Origami is going to be perfect for our family! The kids (and I) will have the perfect resource to help us keep our fingers busy while listening to the scriptures. The origami featured compliments many of the classic bible stories. While learning about the faith of Daniel you can assemble your own lion. Build your own tablets during lessons regarding the Ten Commandments.
The possibilities are really endless. I am so excited to use origami to enrich our study. Fold during Family Study, Church Service, Sunday School lessons, Family Home Evening, Seminary, etc.
The book is put together so nicely. The images are nice and clear with great directions. Each project is labeled with the appropriate skill level with a handy index in the back so you can find exactly what you are looking for.
Each page has a “Did You Know?” section. I am going to be honest with you. Over half of these I did not know. You can learn right along side with your kids. Fun! For example did you know that the youngest boy in a family often became the shepherd of the family’s sheep? Well now you know.
There is not a specific age requirement but some of the projects take precision. I would suggest 6+ but just follow your kids abilities and interests.
Currently my kids are quite little, too little to make nice folds in paper. I can already tell that this book will be a great resource in the upcoming years. So far my husband and I have spent a few evenings practicing our origami skills. By the time our oldest is able to participate with us we might have perfected our skills.
I received a free copy to review, my opinions are my own.
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