There are some great books for Scripture memory–and I fully plan on highlighting our favorites. But nothing, and I mean nothing, beats these Hide ’em In Your Heart CD’s from Steve Green for Scripture memory with young children!
I could go on and on, folks. Suffice it to say that Mommy needs the verses on these CD’s as much as the kiddos. The range of verses is terrific–alternating between verses that instruct us in how to act (i.e. “Do everything without complaining or arguing”) and those which inform us of who God is/what He has done (i.e. “For God so loved the world…”). Before each verse, there is a very short introduction/explanation by Steve Green. Then, the entire verse is sung–no mere snippets or phrases here (i.e. “Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God.”). The songs are original compositions and are sung by Steve with a kids’ choir. Our kids have loved listening to these CD’s, and Scripture memory has followed effortlessly. The verses themselves have become part of our everyday conversation. If someone is misbehaving, I can ask him or her, “What are your actions saying about you? Remember our verse? “Even a child is…” and the child will fill in the rest of the verse. Or, if someone is cranky, we might sing “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”