This year I set out to make studying the Bible a real part of our homeschool. Since we just started our 2015-16 routine last month this resource could not have come to us at a better time. Grapevine Studies has created and AWESOME curriculum in Stick Figure Through the Bible. The kids and I have been joyously working through Old Testament 1: Level 1 Creation to Jacob. I must be getting more keen on spotting resources that span the sea of years between our oldest homeschooler and the two youngest. Five years can be a tough gap to bridge, but I am happy to say that this Bible curriculum does it phenomenally for our family.
From a kid standpoint all I can say is that they all absolutely love this course of study. The ten year old practically begs to do it each morning, and I get no flack from the younger two. The fact that they can use the traceable version makes all the difference in the world in regard to their desire to fully participate in the lesson. It's perfect for their four and five year old skill levels and encourages them in their fine motor skills, letter recognition, imagination, biblical understanding, and creativity. They actively participate in the lesson, and I have to say that it just warms my heart.
I do have to admit that I am a book in hand kind of gal. We were blessed with the downloadable, e-book version of this curriculum. However, given a choice I would have preferred the printed book version. It's taken a little getting used to having to have my laptop in front of me when I teach the lesson. I even think I would love each kid to have their own workbook. However, we are making it work with ease, and this old school mama is moving a little further into the 21st Century, albeit a tad unwillingly. I am old enough to have listened to eight track tapes with headphones the size of softballs, so I'm sure you understand. However, if you don't know what eight track tapes are then you probably have no way of relating to my struggle.