Author: RebeccaLeena wrote:My kids don't like reading the bible reader. I love it and made my older daughter do it, but now I am questioning with my younger. They much prefer reading easy readers. I think because they have pictures and less words on each page. Will we miss something if we switch to easy readers
In my opinion much would be lost by not using the Bible Reader. The Bible program, and the timeline, as well as alot of he phonics program are based around it. The stories go along with the phonics lessons, a rule is studied and then put into practice with the Bible story. Amazing how much real Bible knowledge is retained by using this as well. In our church, children are in the sanctuary for the Sunday morning service. On many occasions the sermon would be around something my dd had recently read in her BR, she would smile and whisper, "I read that!"
The Bible Reader can be a challenge, on a few stories we took turns and I would read it to her and then she would read it to me. My dd had to read most story 3x. Once through to learn the words, second time time pick up the main part of the story and then again because by that time it was easy and she felt very good about her reading skills then. By the end of the year she only read it 2x. Incentives go along way toward helping with this, sometimes she would get a chocolate chip for each line she read dropped into a bowl for her to eat at the end of the page. Sometimes a sticker for each time through, or a special color page that I had run off the computer. The reading also got much better toward the end of the year.