Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Bible Story Songs
As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to review many homeschool products over the next several months. I feel truly blessed to be participating in this review group and I'm looking forward to trying out the products and giving you my honest opinion.
Despite the fact that my husband and I have no talent in the area of singing...trust me, I'm not being humble...still our children all love to sing. They catch on to words, and even occasionally melodies, quite easily.
Bible Story Songs is a company creating wholesome CDs that are perfect for little ones like mine. They've got an entire line of CDs each themed to different books of the Bible.
We received Bible Story Songs: Matthew Volume 1 to review which focuses on the first 8 chapters of Matthew. Most of the songs are set to tunes that are already familiar to kids like "This Old Man", "Turkey in the Straw", even "Chopsticks". New words replace the old, familiar words to teach the children bible stories, bible facts, and (my favorite) scripture memory.
The songs are sung by a children's choir, which in my opinion gives the songs a bit of an "old" feel. Simply put, there is really nothing modern or contemporary in the arrangements of these songs. That's not necessarily a bad thing...actually I suspect some of you will consider this a bonus. It certainly had no bearing on my children one way or another. They come running every time I pop this CD in, ready to dance and sing along. Sort of like this: