Do you ever wonder how to get your child to want to read the Bible? I did, until I found this next review item by Planet 316 and Worthy/Kids Ideals. The Planet 316 Story Bible and the companion Planet 316 Story Bible App allow your child to dive into the Bible by bringing the stories to life, through the app. After checking out this product I knew this was right up my kiddos alley. Is it perfect for your kiddo? Let’s take a look at the Bible and app and see.
Let me start by saying that my kiddo is nine years old. He has always been in love with God and gave his life to Christ early on and was baptized 2 years ago. He is constantly praying for people, giving words of encouragement, listening to Christian music , etc. However, getting this very much ADHD kiddo to sit down and read his Bible on his own has been a challenge to say the least. Sure, if I sit down with him and read he is all for it, but for him to snuggle up with a blanket, his favorite stuffed animal and his Bible to read is just not something he does willingly. That is until we found this Bible and app.
So What is This?
This is an early reader story bible that has an awesome app on either apple or android. The app brings the pictures to life. When you point the device at any image in the Bible the app scans the page and loads the corresponding interactive video. This allows your child to click on the characters and hear what they might have said, hear the sounds that might be around them and watch some animation to bring the story to life. These interactive videos look to be standing up from the pages of the Bible and make you feel like you are really there. When you move the Bible around, under the device, the video will rotate as well making it truly feel like it is part of the Bible.
When we first got this in the mail I made sure to set up my son’s android device so he could use this on his own. Then I took the time to record his reaction to seeing it for the first time. Interested? Watch the video below.
While you can see that his reaction was awesome to this Story Bible and app it didn’t stop there. Since this video was taken, I made a point to leave it out on our coffee table in our living room. He has been picking it up every time he walks in our living room. Does he sit and read for 20 minutes at a time? No, but he is actively engaging with the Bible on his own, and I feel that is an amazing first step. He wants to learn more and see how the stories play out. The interact app was right up his alley and has been a great tool to help my son grow in his walk with the Lord.
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