Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What She Read: The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way by Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain

What She Read Wednesday is a weekly feature here on The Farm Wife, sharing what the farm family has been reading.  Our bookshelves contains everything from animal husbandry, spiritual guides, to cookbooks.  I hope you enjoy our take on these books.


This week's book is an awesome kids book, that both boys have enjoyed reading. It's a great deal because you truly get 3 books in one.  We love The Berenstain Bears in general but this one is a great addition to our collection.  The Farmbaby loved the color illustrations.  Farmboy did really well reading most of the words but as a beginning reader he definitely needed some assistance throughout.     As a mom I love the message that this book sent.

We have used the first 2 of the 3 books multiple times since starting school to help calm fears and remind our oldest that God is always near.  I love that the Bible is referenced multiple times throughout each story.  The only thing is I would like to see maybe a notation for actual scripture references as some of the references don't jump out at you.

The third book tells the story of earning and spending money.  I love that the cubs had to work for the money they got and the items they requested were just handed over.  This is a great way to introduce the idea of earning and saving money to elementary age and younger children.  As a parent, I would have loved for the book to include tithing as well.

Overall the three books teach great values and tie everyday life back to serving and trusting in the Lord.  I hope you and your family enjoy these stories as much as we have :)

Until we meet again....God bless you & keep you

Caci


   





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