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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Homeschool Crew Review: T is for Tree: A Bible ABC

Reformed Free Publishing Association
We recently had an opportunity to read and review a sweet alphabet book, T is for Tree: A Bible ABC from Reformed Free Publishing Association.
T is for Tree: A Bible ABC
Reformed Free Publishing Association was founded in 1924 and is a private non profit organization dedicated to "witnessing to the distinctive reformed truth." They publish bible study guides, devotionals, commentaries, theology and more.

T is for Tree: A Bible ABC is geared for ages 3-6, but it can be used with children a little bit older or younger.  It is designed for an adult to read to a child. It is a 32 page hardcover book.  Each page focuses on one letter of the alphabet.  The entire page is illustrated.  In the top corner is has the letter and what it stands for such as "A is for Ant."  Next there is a little rhyming saying, "Though weak and small in size, They gather food all summer. May God make us as wise."  Then at the bottom of each page there is a Bible verse related to the topic on the page along with the Scripture reference.  The Scripture passages use the King James version. For the "A" page the Scripture is Proverbs 30:24-25 "There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise;the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in summer."

T is for Tree: A Bible ABC
I read this book with my 7 year old.  Even though she already knows her alphabet we still enjoyed reading this delightful ABC book together.  The illustrations are beautiful.  I love that they cover the entire page and even though they are colorful the colors are toned down and not at all overwhelming to look at.  In addition to the main illustration in the middle of the page there are beautiful illustrated frames around each picture. Emmie's favorite part of the book were the illustrations.  The rhyming sayings for each letter are easy for young children to learn and remember.  For the letter "x" the theme is "X is in Foxes."  I thought that was well done.  X can be a tricky letter in an ABC book.  I love that a Bible verse is included on every page and is related to the theme of each page.  

T is For Tree: A Bible ABC is a great book that can be used a variety of ways for different ages and situations. For very young children you can start by reading the letter and what it stands for. Or  you can read the letter, what it stands for and the rhyme.  For those a bit older you can read the entire page including the Bible verse.  You can use it as a Bible study and have your child memorize the verse that goes with each letter.  If you do not usually use the King James version you can look up the verse in the version your family does use. This book could also be used to as a springboard for a more in depth preschool curriculum by reading and studying a letter per week based on the theme for the letter in the book.

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