Also, here are answers to the most common questions we get asked about how to use the plans:
1. The children’s Bible reading plans are based on monthly goals, not daily reading assignments.
2. They are intended to give flexibility to the parent and child while establishing realistic, attainable goals.
3. The chapters and Bible story segments do not have to be read in any particular order.
4. The goal of these plans is simple:
-Read the Bible every day.
-Complete all of the assigned chapters and story segments by the end of the month.
5. The left column in each section contains the chapters and story segments assigned to that month.
6. The numbers in the right column represent how many verses are in each story or chapter. (The number to the right of the Psalms and/or Proverbs reading assignments is the verse total of all the chapters combined.)
7. The number in the top right corner is the total number of verses for the entire month.
6. The goal is for the child to read an average number of verses each day, depending on which program he is following.
-Plan #1 = 3 Verses per day.
-Plan #2 = 5 Verses per day.
-Plan #3 = 10 Verses per day.
-Plan #4 = 20 Verses per day.
7. In order for this program to work, parents must be involved in their children’s daily reading. Parents can certainly allow their child to be involved in choosing which particular story, Psalm, or Proverb that he will read that day, but a parent must give guidance to make sure their child stays on track.
8. Sometimes a child will need to split a story or chapter over two or even three days to maintain the proper average.
9. Sometimes a child will need to read two or three-story segments or chapters to maintain the average.
10. That is why a parent must be involved in the daily decision-making process. He can use the numbers in the column to the right to quickly determine if his child should read the entire story segment or only part of it, or, if the segment is short, the parent can decide to have him read two segments.
11. Once again, the goal is to give a parent flexibility within the boundaries of reachable goals.
I hope you find a great fit for your family and enjoy using these Bible reading plans! I’d love to hear back from you about how your child or children are doing with the plan you chose for them.