Logos for Children

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 8 2018 9:04 AM

Hi Folks

As a way of introducing my children (aged 7-14) to Logos, I signed them all up for Logos Basic, which they can all access from their respective user accounts in Windows 10.

My 12 year old daughter has already set up her own prayer list and a reading plan.

I have set them up with some prioritized resources: Lexham English Bible, Lexham Bible Dictionary. 

They are OK for the 12 and 14 year old but not so much for the 7 and 10 year old.  

Each have their own favorite bible translations so I'm gifting them (oldest to youngest) ESV, CEV and for the two youngest, GNB.  

But beyond that I'm a little frustrated trying to find resources that are suitable for this age group.

I tried looking for the Students' Life Application Bible as a commentary for the 12 and 14 year old but not available.  There is the whole Life Application Commentary series but that's a bit of overkill for children. 

Do forum members have any resource (like a study bible, commentary or bible dictionary) recommendations for 7, 10, 12 and 14 year olds?  Thanks in advance.

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 9:59 AM

Devotionals and Kids Dictionary on Ebooks: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?query=kids+bible 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 10:03 AM

Genghis:
Do forum members have any resource (like a study bible, commentary or bible dictionary) recommendations for 7, 10, 12 and 14 year olds?  Thanks in advance.

There's a bunch of books at ebooks.faithlife.com for children, but none which are study bibles or commentaries, etc.

The Bible for Blockheads is the closest I can think of. Here's its comments on Nehemiah. You can see that children will probably understand it and enjoy it, but the application is still aimed at adults.

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 8:01 PM

Andrew Biddinger:

Devotionals and Kids Dictionary on Ebooks: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?query=kids+bible 

OK, thanks.  I was looking amongst "products."

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 8:07 PM

Nice.  I like the cartoons; they lighten things up a bit.  Looks good for the 12-14 year old.  Thanks!

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Genghis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 8:12 PM

Jan Krohn:

Thanks Folks.  There is quite a collection of material for young readers in the eBook category.  Lots of them are very affordable too:  99 cents.  There are so many that I'm surprised that Logos hasn't given them more prominence on their home page.  Looks like I've sorted my childrens' gift list for the next 10-15 years!  

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2018 10:41 PM

Most if not all of the mentioned ebooks are regularly on sale for $0.99. Just grab and gift them at the right time :-)

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 7:43 AM

Genghis:
My 12 year old daughter has already set up her own prayer list and a reading plan.

That is so cool!

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 8:12 AM

Genghis:
Do forum members have any resource (like a study bible, commentary or bible dictionary) recommendations for 7, 10, 12 and 14 year olds?  Thanks in advance.

I have a 15 year old using Logos Basic. I had to purchase William MacDonald's Believer's Bible Commentary for him.  I think it is very helpful for children.  He wanted particular Bibles (NET and NKJV).  He is involved with the National Bible Bee and memorizes a lot of Scripture as well as studies the Bible.  I have a 17 year old who also does this.  Both have basic, but it would be good to see a children's packet or a list of resources perhaps here on this thread that can be put together for children.

I know both my children have been won over to Logos through their studies.  And I believe more children would be won over if there was some thought put into creating a small, simple package or an article which highlights what would be helpful for children.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 9:24 AM

Great suggestion—-> https://www.logos.com/product/5449/the-bible-for-blockheads

Thanks Mark B.! On my wish list until survey coupon arrives 馃憤馃榿馃憣

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 11:44 AM

NiRV is a good translation for young ones. My kids have been reading it happily since about 6 years old.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 1:40 PM

I think a BP(s) for kids is an excellent idea.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 2:11 PM

Lee:

I think a BP(s) for kids is an excellent idea.

It may not be realistic. They used to sell a woman’s BP but it disappeared quickly. It’s not like the demand for a children’s BP will be any higher than for a woman’s BP. Personally I think teaching the children to use the graphics already in place and supplementing that up with children’s books is enough.  Maybe add children‘s color backgrounds with cartoon-like designs and it should be fine. It’s a Bible Study Software and not too many people invest in those. So working off of what we’ve already have would be a much better idea and everybody wins. 馃憤馃榿馃憣

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 2:46 PM

DAL:
It may not be realistic. They used to sell a woman’s BP but it disappeared quickly. It’s not like the demand for a children’s BP will be any higher than for a woman’s BP.

I don't know if it would sell or not, but I don't think your contention is necessarily true. 

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 3:24 PM

As a father of four young children, two of whom use Logos on mobile devices occasionally, I've been thinking about products for children and families. We're exploring a few ideas and may start testing some in Q3.

We're considering group licensing of certain products to a Faithlife family group, so everyone in your family would be able to access the licenses on their own individual accounts. Not all content would qualify for a multi-user license, but some would—and more would over time.

If you have other recommendations on what kinds of content you'd like to see in a package for kids or a package for families, please keep the suggestions coming.

If you were going to invest in a version of Logos for your family, what price point would make sense for you?

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 4:33 PM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
If you have other recommendations on what kinds of content you'd like to see in a package for kids or a package for families, please keep the suggestions coming.

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To add, I would love to see a bit more content for Youth and Children's Ministers as well! (Even if the Sermons resource type was to include "curriculum" from some Publishers).  I'll try and take some time later a give a more thought out response.  But I give a big "yes" to all of this thread!  

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 4:41 PM

JT (alabama24):

DAL:
It may not be realistic. They used to sell a woman’s BP but it disappeared quickly. It’s not like the demand for a children’s BP will be any higher than for a woman’s BP.

I don't know if it would sell or not, but I don't think your contention is necessarily true. 

Another BP that disappeared was the Chaplain one.  But then again, I’ve been wrong before. Unfortunately and sadly, most kids now days don’t really “get into the Bible,“ so from a business perspective adding to what we already have is better than creating a new product.  Plus, in my opinion it would have to be something interactive so they can learn  or else they will find it boring to type a verse or topic in the passage guide  and wait for results to populate for them to have to read one hit at a time. Remember,  just because we as ministers and adults love Logos and would love for everybody to use it doesn’t mean kids will react in the same way.  Imagine a kid telling another kid, “ wow I typed a passage in the  “exegetical  guy” and he gave me a cool Greek meaning!!!”

Exactly my point! What are the odds of that happening 馃榿

I’m sure FL could think of something but there is no guarantee it will work. Didn’t they try to kickstart something for kids. I don’t think it ever kickstarted.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 4:44 PM

Anyway, just for clarification (JFC), I’m not opposed to ideas to help kids learn, but some (like a Logos BP for kids), don’t seem to be and are not realistic IMHO.

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 9 2018 6:25 PM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
As a father of four young children, two of whom use Logos on mobile devices occasionally, I've been thinking about products for children and families.

FWIW:   I know they're not eformat - just plain ol' paper, but I can tell you that my grandkids *eagerly* await every new issue of 'High Five' and 'Hello' magazines (see here) that come once a month in the mail - and then devour them.  Perhaps Logos/Lexham can emulate?

BTW, here are ten facts about Highlights Magazine you might not know.

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