“In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth…..” (Genesis 1:1)
We were given the opportunity to review The Creation Story for Children by Helen and David Haidle as part of the Moms of MasterBooks review team.
The beginning pages break down the Creation story starting with the verse from the Bible, and then a little bit of life-application for the kids. Now I KNOW this is supposed to be a message for the kiddos, but I think they were speaking right to me when they were talking about Genesis 1:9-10 and they said “Water is so important. No plant or animal or person can live without water. Our bodies need water to drink even more than we need food to eat.”
Ahem. Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I have trouble staying hydrated. Even though I like water. Urgh.
ANYWAY, the book is great. After going through the seven days (and reminding the kids that all of our bodies NEED rest so we don’t get sick!), we learn about some of the different animals that our creative Creator made:
I thought my boy wasn’t paying attention, but he was actually drawing an octopus on his little magnetic doodle pad thing. =)
(this picture and the one of me reading to my son above were taken courtesy of my 2-and-a-half-year-old!)
Did you know that the mouth-brooder fish hatches and carries its babies in its mouth? (now THAT’s dedication!)
Or that a snake uses its forked tongue to follow prey? If the scent is stronger on one side of the fork, the snake knows to turn in that direction. If the scent is the same on both sides, the snake knows to keep going straight. Wow!
Did you know that an elephant can make low-frequency sounds that humans are incapable of hearing? These sounds can travel long distances and helps to keep the herd together!
The books concludes with a breakdown of my favorite Psalm, #139.
If it were my choice, I would have had the scriptures written in something other than the King James version. With a 2-year-old and a boy who will be 6 at the end of this month, the KJV can be a little tough to grasp. They do a good job of paraphrasing for the kids, though. For example, one beautiful page has Psalm 139:23-24, and the paraphrase tells the kids:
“God looks into my heart and knows my thoughts.
God will lead me in the right way,
I will seek God with my whole heart.”
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my personal review from New Leaf Publishing Group. All opinions are my own, and were not influenced in any way.