Say and Pray Devotions- First Words, Devotions and Prayers is written by Diane Stortz and published by Thomas Nelson. It is a sturdy hard back board book with bright colors and really cute illustrations. It is easy for little fingers to hold and is sturdy so that it doesn’t get torn up easily.
This is the second Say and Pray book that we have and like the first, The Say and Pray Bible, we are huge fans! It is a great introduction of the Bible and spiritual language to babies and toddlers. My 2 year old son always brings me one of these books to read to him. I make it interactive, having him point to the pictures (with labels) provided in the book. He loves being cheered for as we learn and read together.
The lessons are very short and simple (maybe 3 sentences each) and deal with familiar things, such as friends, love, food, sleep, etc. I love that even if he keeps turning the pages, I can read most of the page to him quickly before he moves on. He has his favorite pictures, usually the animal ones, that he points to and makes the corresponding sounds to. So cute! I also love having him repeat the very short scripture verse and prayer out loud to me. It is so wonderful to hear God’s Truth coming out of little one’s mouths. And even if he doesn’t understand it all right now, it is the discipline and the repetition of the Truth that will imprint itself in his mind and heart as he grows.
I highly recommend this book for your baby or younger toddler. It is a great starter devotional and has super cute illustrations. It’s lessons are short and it’s pictures are playful, which is perfect for holding their short attention span.
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