3 Tips on Reading the Bible to Children

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

I love children’s Bibles. The pictures make the stories come to life. Children (and not only them), being such visual learners, love pictures. With my kids, we read various children’s Bibles.

However, I heard some great advice once, and I incorporate it now into our daily Bible reading with my own children.

  1. Read a short segment. I choose 5 verses, and it’s enough. Reading longer excerpts will lose your children. Their minds will wander, and they will have no idea what in the world you just read. Make it short and quick. You be the judge how long your children can follow along for.
  2. Make stops. Children will naturally ask questions, and don’t hesitate to stop and explain. What’s the point of reading if they don’t understand what you just read?
  3. Choose books that are understandable. Some books are harder to understand than others. I would stick to Psalms, Proverbs, and James. You can refer to your children’s Bible for references where specific stories are (David and Goliath, Jesus performing miracles, etc).

Have great tips that work with your children? Don’t hesitate to share in the comments.

3 tips for reading the Bible to children

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