Both in our homeschooling and our daily living, our children have been highly encouraged to study and memorize Scripture. It is not enough for them to rely on our knowledge and memory, they need to be reading for themselves.
There are several reasons we believe our children should be memorizing scripture, and many fun ways we can encourage this daily habit. One of the newest methods we are incorporating into our learning day is through apps for our devices. And one of our favorite apps is Verses.
Verses is a fun, interactive app which helps you memorize Scripture and keep track of your progress. You can memorize quickly and easily with fast-paced memory games. Helpful topical passage lists written by pastors, teachers, and authors, allow you to find the right passages to memorize to go along with your homeschooling lessons. Verses uses a series of memory games including ABSORB the verse; MEMORIZE the verse; and RECALL the verse. It’s simple, easy, and fun to use!
I love the basic design of the app, free of distracting pop ups and unnecessary stickers. It’s clear what the goal is, Scripture! I also appreciate keeping track of our progress. One fun feature of the app is connecting online with friends. Together, we can encourage one another in our memorization of the Word of God. Altogether, this app has been a lovely addition to our day.
As Christian homeschoolers, the main focus of our learning is to encourage our children to draw closer to God. We establish a foundation for our learning, constantly build on that foundation, and, prayerfully, establish a pattern for a life. We want our children to view all learning as a means of better knowing their Creator, and drawing closer to Him each day. Through study of Scripture our children gain a deeper understanding of our Lord and Savior.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Chime In!: Share with us your favorite way to memorize Scripture with your children!