DAN & JUANENE PETERS
With Picture Smart!, you can draw your way through the Bible! This Genesis-to-Revelation course is designed to help families learn, remember, and teach Bible book themes and concepts. The manuals contain all the tools necessary for you to conduct an exciting Bible class or self-study. The easy to follow commentary for each Bible book has clear, simple instructions for completing the drawings and Scripture reading. Use the ‘Master Art Illustration’ as your guide while the student works through the ‘grey lined’ student workbook.
As your children complete the pictures, they are creating images in their memories that help them to remember the main themes of each book in the Bible. Our family has been very impressed with the way that our children have been able to remember what the main themes of each book are, as well as being able to remember which book to look in, and where to find a particular event.
Can I Use the Junior and Senior levels Together?
- The Junior Picture Smart was designed to be used with the Senior Picture Smart materials. It does take a little extra time to show younger ones what to do on the Student Sheet, but is definitely worth the few extra minutes. The concepts illustrated in the Junior version are a simplified match to those illustrated in the Senior material.
- The parent section of the Senior Picture Smart books can be used with the Junior excerpt; There is no discussion in the Senior levels of crafts which are used extensively in Junior levels.
- If you read the text verbatim, you could start the older students on a graphic and then read the text (which is very limited at the Junior level) to younger children.
- Although the pictures in both relate to the same concepts, the illustrations are different. For younger children they are much simpler with the addition of crafts.
So the answer is, YES, older and younger children can work on same lesson at the same time while using Senior and Junior Picture Smart.