Introducing Our Bible Memory Apps

image of an iPad and iPhone with BJU Press Bible Truths App on the screens.

Guess what? BJU Press has just released two apps that coordinate with the fourth edition of our Bible Truths products, Bible Truths 4: God and His People and Bible Truths 5: Living in God’s Love.

We think your kids will enjoy memorizing verses with these Bible memory apps. The apps allow them to see and say verses as well as play several games to help commit the verses to memory. Users are also able to track their own progress and earn points for their memory and review activities.

App Features

  • The Bible versions available include KJV, ESV, and NASB.
  • Verses are listed in order by unit in the BJU Press Bible Truths textbooks.
  • You can track memory and review status for multiple students. (The apps can be used at home or in the classroom.)
  • You can share memory status across multiple devices via iCloud®.
  • Each app includes a complete listing of the Bible Truths for Christian Growth—short questions and answers designed to highlight doctrines, facts, and principles from the Word of God.
  • Easily track a child’s progress in the app to see whether or not the child has memorized or reviewed the assigned verses.

Users will choose code names like “Shark12″ or “Zebra02″ instead of using their real names. They can play memory games such as Phrase (show a phrase at a time), Word Take-Away, and Initials (show just the first letter of each word in the verse). The players will also earn points as they memorize and review verses. AS a reward, they can use their points to place animals in the Noah’s ark game included in the app.

These apps are available only in the App Store and are 99 cents each. They are compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. Check them out today!

Bible Truths 4 App

Bible Truths 5 App

What other apps would you like to see from BJU Press? Let us know below.

 

Playful Learning

I have three daughters at home. One is a newborn, but my other two (3 and 5) are into everything. Nothing is safe. My three-year-old in particular seems to have a knack for making messes. Every open container of water must be explored (she loves pouring water into other containers); every food item within reach must be touched (this is why we had salty pancakes this past weekend)—you get the picture.

At a homeschool conference I attended earlier this year, I went to a workshop about homeschooling preschoolers. One big take-away from that session was the fact that young children learn best through experiencing the world around them. When babies put things into their mouths, they are learning. When toddlers mold dough into shapes, mix paint colors, and touch things like peanut butter, they are learning.

I’m really glad that BJU Press understands this. In fact, the introduction of the Pathways for Preschool Teacher’s Edition talks about this very thing: “Children learn best when they are involved in activity—their play is their work. A setting that allows them to observe, explore, interact, play, and discover is vital to their development” (p. xii). BJU Press recommends using centers to create this setting and gives many ideas for centers throughout the curriculum.

As a homeschooler, you can arrange your home to encourage this type of learning. Designate spaces in your home where your child can role-play, create art projects, build with blocks, read books, and so on. Invest in toys that inspire creative play. Set aside time to do crafts, cook, and play with your child. Below are some resources for inspiration.

What are some fun learning activities that you have done with your small children?

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