Archive | March, 2022

Review-NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers

31 Mar

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

We recently received the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers by Zondervan.

This NIrV Bible was written for children ages 6-10, and is designed as a first introduction for children to read the Bible on their own. With short sentences and easier words, children can become confident in reading the Bible AND being able to understand it.

This glossy, sturdy, soft-covered book contains beautifully designed full-color picture inserts, as well as small color sections throughout the Bible encouraging kids to apply verses to their own lives, teach them Biblical history, and learn interesting facts. Some key verses are also illustrated in full color-making them easy to find and memorize.

There are also helpful introductions to each book that detail who wrote the book, why, when, and where it was written, as well as specific details on where to find certain stories within the book.

My Thoughts: I think this Bible is such a great idea. I really wish there had been something like this when I was a kid. So many of the words were just too hard to understand when I was young, and the Bible was just really out of reach unless a parent or teacher explained it to me.

Now, my third grade son can read the Bible at HIS learning level, with explanations, interesting facts, and beautiful color illustrations.

The words are definitely easy enough for him to understand, and there is even a dictionary he can use to look up words if he gets stuck. So cool.

The only thing about this Bible that I didn’t like, was the weight of it. It is pretty heavy, and a little tough for smaller hands to hold.

Overall though, I am glad my son now has a Bible designed just for his age and abilities.

I am grateful that my family got the chance to review the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers by Zondervan.

Now we have a wonderful Bible just for the littlest guy in our family, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

Want to learn more? Visit the Homeschool Review Crew blog to read more reviews!

Wednesday Words

30 Mar

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Crop Layout #4

29 Mar

I recently participated in my very first virtual crop with Paper Issues. It was SO much fun!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing the layouts I made, and today I am sharing another.

This was another quick and easy one, and I am glad to have another layout completed!

Well, that’s it for today.

I will be sharing more layouts in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for those.

Book Review-The World of Coral Reefs

27 Mar

The World of Coral Reefs is a nonfiction children’s book written by Erin Spencer.

This brightly illustrated book details numerous facts about coral reefs in a fun and engaging way.

Kids ages 7-10 will learn what coral reefs are, what they are made up of, the animals that inhabit and depend upon the reefs, as well as action items kids can take to protect the reefs for the future.

This well thought out book is a wonderful resource for any child fascinated by all things ocean!

I would like to thank Storey Publishing for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

*Please note: This book will be released on March 29, 2022.

Pinterest Thursday-GF/DF Rolls

24 Mar

I have made several gluten-free/dairy-free roll recipes in the past, but still hadn’t quite gotten the results I wanted.

In the last few weeks I tried two more recipes.

This one:

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These were definitely better than any I had made in the past, and I really appreciated the minimal ingredients.

Then, I tried this one:

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The texture on these is PERFECT. Just like a regular roll! The only thing I didn’t like was the flavor. I felt like I could taste the apple cider vinegar in them. But, I could just be picky because all of the kids liked them-which is amazing.

I have made these several times now, and they even do pretty decent in the freezer.

I am definitely encouraged that I finally got a good texture, so I will be sticking with this recipe-unless I find another I want to try. 🙂