ROSE BOOK OF CHARTS, MAPS & TIMELINES REVIEW
When I chose this to review, the reason why I wanted it, was because I homeschool. I’ve been homeschooling for about 17 years now. My kids, now, range from 22-3 and studying the Bible is always a priority on our to do list.
Let’s face it, though, sometimes when you are a kid…..the Bible can be boring. It can drone on and on (the Book of Numbers……)….you haven’t gotten to a point where the verses and the stories leap off the pages.
My oldest girls have always devoured it. My youngest daughter…well…she is getting there and my boys….well, its a struggle. They do it and sometimes, when they have been particularly salty that day, I’ll pick a small book of the Bible to write. Now, when that happens, I get flooded with questions like “what is this word, what does this mean, did this really happen, wow mom did you know this?” I love it. What was a poor choice and a discipline ends up being a good conversation and the kids can meet the Living God.
One year, I bought a Temple book so we could recreate it. Little did I know that the pieces were the size of a snowflake….all tiny, all fragile, and none were the same. That led to an intense try and then we all went a bit psycho.
This Rose Book of Charts, Maps, & Timelines was just what I was looking for. It is full of colors and pictures…the area where it talks about Jesus is all bold and in red. It is eye catching and my kids love it. They can take it and relate what they are working on, in their history book to what was going on in other parts of the world. There are 250 pages of history entertwined with more history and current pictures mixed in with drawings of the past.
My kids LOVE history but they never paralleled history with Jesus’ time. For some reason, that set that time apart and then history happened in the like 40s. I kid you not. They also think I lived next door to Laura Ingalls :/ Whatever.
This has worked across the span of all our kids and I do have some with learning and cognitive disabilities. Even those kiddoes can grasp the concept and I think a lot of that is due to the striking colors (I’m a sucker for how things are packaged and illustrated).
I encourage you to consider this as a supplement to your history, Bible, or just for the fun of it. You will not be sorry.