When the wiggles come and boredom strikes, it can be difficult for little ones to sit through long church meetings. Reverently, Quietly not only keeps boredom at bay, but also instructs and invites the Spirit. Containing drawing activities, matching games, and coloring pages, all Church-centered, this is a quiet book that all children will enjoy!
I'm a little torn on quiet books since ultimately I want my kids to sit reverently while listening to the speakers at church. Giving them something to distract them seems to defeat my goal. But, since I haven't figured out how to get them to focus on speakers yet, I like to have at least something on hand for the kids to draw with when their attention wanders.
I just received a copy of Reverently, Quietly earlier this week, so we've only been able to test it at home so far. But, it offers a variety of quiet activities that seemed to hold my kids' attention while teaching them stories from the scriptures. Younger children could use it mainly as a coloring book, while children who can read can fill in answers to questions with the assistance of their scriptures.
I really liked how references were listed to help the kids find answers they needed. It was a good opportunity to show my six-year-old how he can look things up in the scriptures. I'm not sure he'd do that on his own at this point, but it was a good experience to share with him.
It's not a very big book, but if finding/creating your own activity pages isn't something you like to do, this is an inexpensive option for a quiet book.
Author: Pamela Jensen
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: January 2014
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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