We recently decided to purchase the Answers for Kids program from the Answers in Genesis company. We took the plunge because we are always looking for great Bible teaching tools to use with our kids. As we are raising them up, we are obeying the commands in Deuteronomy:
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Therefore we thought this program would be a great fit for our family devotion time and today I’m going to tell you why we chose it!
Answers for Kids Book Review
What is Answers for Kids?
Answers for Kids is a curriculum designed to strengthen the biblical foundation you are laying for your kids. It has 30 all-in-one lessons with colorful PowerPoint images to aid you in teaching the lessons. The teacher’s manual has over 200 pages and has guided lesson plans with memory verses, Scripture passages and detailed lessons laid out. You can either read word for word or use as a springboard to launch into your own wording.
There are expansion lessons to continue on with a topic but only if you chose to and a CD of extra worksheets along with the PowerPoint images. Included in the curriculum are student handouts which are super fun! My kids love the handouts. They love the comics and all of the exciting things they get to read and do.
There is also a song CDs that your kids may enjoy!
Why Answers for Kids?
We chose this program because we have enjoyed everything that the Answers for Genesis have put out there. We agree with their biblical stance and they not only use the Bible but science to back up their claims. Basically, they are a company we trust to help us lead our children to Jesus.
Answers for Kids looked like a great way to saturate our children’s lives with lots of Bible and we love the strong answers behind many of the commonly asked questions Christians get asked. The curriculum gives kids a solid understanding of Biblical history and helps them boldly defend and share the gospel. When you are confident in what you believe you are bold enough to share and stand firm when others try to pull you away. We wanted our kids to have that sturdy foundation so Answers for Kids was a perfect fit for our family.
How much time does it take?
For our kids’ ages (7, 6, 4.5), I break the lessons into sections that last about 15-20 minutes. The lessons cover a lot of material and if I give it all to my children at once, it would overwhelm them and they’d tune out so I break each lesson into sections. This will make the 30 lessons stretch for a while. If your kids are older, you may only need to break them into 2 sections or not at all. I like to keep the lessons to about 20 minutes because it keeps my kids’ attention.
We like to do our family devotions right after dinner and we aim for a few times a week. We don’t do them every single night at this point. Our kids still go to bed early so on nights that we do devotions we have a later bedtime and I don’t want that to be every night. They get Bible time in the morning with Daddy and also Bible time during school with me so I’m okay with this schedule. Once they’re older we may do more. The best thing about Answers for Kids is that you can tailor it to perfectly meet the needs of your unique family!
Is it worth money?
Yes! You get so much for the $30! The teacher’s manual, students handouts, a song CD, extra printable and a PowerPoint of all of the lessons for this price. It is worth every penny! It is a solid program that has so much Scripture spread throughout.
Do the kids enjoy Answers for Kids?
Another strong yes! They love doing it! They really enjoy the images and handouts. Anything with comics is a big hit right now in our house. I just love how tailored to kids the program is! It’s really great at engaging them!
Would I recommend Answers for Kids?
This has been the best family devotional program we have bought. Our kids love it. There are so many ways to tailor it to your family, it is so Scripture-based that we love it! I would recommend it to every family out there wanting to start family devotions in their home. You won’t regret dropping the $30, trust me!