Today I’m reviewing the Beginner and Advanced levels from Bible Study Guide For All Ages. BSG takes you through the Bible with lessons that are easy to understand, yet include all the information you want your children to take away from a Bible study. This program can be used in a home or church setting.
The Beginner level is targeted for ages four through Kindergarten, but can be used for ages three through first grade. This level includes simple memory work, applications, and an illustrated story. You can see an example of the Student Page here. Each lesson is two pages, as shown. If you order the Beginner Starter Package, it also includes Timeline cards for a fun and easy way to learn Bible facts one at a time. BSG also has a CD of 90 children’s songs.
Bennett (5) liked the illustrated stories, but he wasn’t very interested in the rest of the lessons. I think this might be better suited for children who don’t have as much previous Bible knowledge. I had trouble keeping my kids engaged because, at 11 and 5, they’ve had almost-daily Bible reading and lessons all their lives, and they already know all the stories and “trivia”.
I liked the CD, and Jeffrey was okay with it, but Bennett did not like it at all. I think something about the male voice set off his sensory issues. I honestly have no idea what the problem was. I only mention it, because as a mom of kids with special-needs, I know the strangest things can be an issue. You can listen to a sample of the CD before you order.
The Advanced level is targeted to students in fifth and sixth grade, but again, can be used for children a little above and below these grades. The Advanced level lessons include more involved memory work, applications, a timeline, and an illustrated story. You can see a sample here. You can order the Basic Edition Advanced Starter Pack,which includes Advanced Student Pages lessons 1-104, Bible Book Summary Cards, and the Children’s Songs CD Set.
There is also a Premium Edition Advanced Starter Pack, which includes Advanced Student Pages lessons 1-104, Advanced Teacher Key lessons 1-104, Unlabeled Wall Maps and Time Line, Label Book (volume 1), Label Packet for Lessons 53-104, Bible Book Summary Cards, and the Children’s Songs CD Set.
I liked that the welcome pages in the box included easy-to-follow instructions for how to work with children on multiple levels. This made it much easier for us to incorporate this study into our daily Bible time.
How to get it
Beginner Student Pages $5.95 for each set of 26 lessons
Beginner Time Line $24.95
Children’s Songs CD $19.95
Beginner Student Pack $63.20
Advanced Student Pages $5.95 for each set of 26 lessons
Bible Book Summary Cards $24.95
Advanced Starter Pack (Basic Edition) $63.20
Advanced Starter Pack (Premium Edition) $138.32
All prices current as of this writing and are subject to change.