Get your kids reading the Bible again with these FREE interactive, engaging applications.
by Karen Taylor
- Just Released!! Bible App for Kids
YouVersion, the pioneering company which first made the Bible available on smartphones has just released the newest member of the Bible app family for children, called Bible app for kids in partnership with OneHope.
The animated storybook app is designed for children ages 4 to 10 and contains colourful illustrations with touch-activated animations.
Bible stories include “Noah”, “The king and the Kingdom (known as the Sermon on the mount),” “God’s Good News” and other children favourites.
Kids can expect “an interactive experience full of fun, games and stories to help educate and empower them with God’s love,” YouVersion stated on its website.
The application is completely free and is available for Android smart phones and tablets.
A Spanish version, La Biblia App para Niños! was just launched today, August 9 and is now available to Spanish speaking children on Bible Apps for Kids.
Bible app for kids is already installed on over 3 million devices.
You can download from these places now.
(Something seems to be wrong with the download button at the bible.com site. You should be able to download at the other sites below.)
Apple: App Store
Android: Google Play
Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore
2. Superbook Bible, Video & Games
The Christian Broadcasting Network’s Emmy-nominated children’s animation series – SUPERBOOK, has inspired the development of this free Bible app which aims to encourage kids to interact with and learn more about the Bible. The developers have updated since May this year. New features include
– Minor bug fixes to the Bible Q&A and Wi-Fi
– Daily Quests with encouraging verses, trivia and word searches
– Hundreds of new videos, games, images and Bible profiles (free in-app update)
– Continuous Bible Audio
– Multiple Bible Versions
Kids should engaging dynamic video clips from the animated series, images of Bible characters, places and artefacts, hundreds of Bible questions and answers, detailed biographies and games all designed to help kids “easily interact with each chapter of the children’s Bible,” the website says.
To preview the app, click this link to see a promotional video.
You can download Superbook now at iTunes Store and Google Play.
- Children’s Bible for Toddlers
This app is based on the bestselling toddlers Bible “The Carry Along Bible” which is sold by Copenhagen Publishing House in more than 400.000 copies worldwide.
It is for infants 0-5 and has numerous Bible stories narrated in simple language toddlers understand. The touch-activated animation, sounds and music on the pages will engage your little one as well.
This app is not all free however. You get five Bible stories free of charge; the other 18 Bible Stories can be purchased through in-app purchase.
Children and parents also get three self-recordings which can be used to record their own versions of their favourite stories.
The app is compatible with Android devices and mobile devices.
Download from the Google Play store here. Children’s Bible app
- YouVersion Bible/Bible App 5
Want to share Bible studies and see the Bible activities of your friend while reading your bible?
Need help in following the Bible Year?
The new YouVersion Bible App 5 is ideal for the gregarious 21st century preteen and teen. They already have the smartphones, and the tablets, so why not get them hooked up with the word of God using the mode they are used to? Plus it’s free (compare $800 up for a paper-back Bible at Sangster’s or any of our local book stores these days). Need more reasons to install the most popular Bible App today? Here they are:
- Highest rated Bible app with 100 million installs to date
- Available in about 80 popular versions (think archaic terms made simple) like NIV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, NLT, KJV etc.
- Select from 400 languages
- Now available on Kindle Fire
The newly updated version allows you to
*Subscribe to Verse of the Day by push notification or email
* Add friends directly from the Home view
* Invite your contacts to the Bible App more easily
* Like and comment on New Friendships.
With the app, you can
* add your own highlights, bookmarks, and public or private notes,
* see what your friends and family are noting, bookmarking and highlighting,
* customize your reading experience,
* use audio options so you can listen while on the go, at school, in the line at the supermarket, on the bus, or jogging,
* read offline (some versions) when out of Wi-Fi range
The commenting features of the app also allow users to share their thoughts, ask questions and have meaningful conversations with others studying the word of God.
The developer also promises that you will also see some performance improvements and bug fixes with Bible app 5.
Customers have given the app a score of 4.7 out of 5 points to show their appreciation. It’s also the top rated Bible app in iTunes and Google Play Store.
The application can be downloaded to iPhones, Blackberries, or any mobile device.
Find it here:
Kindle Fire: http://www.amazon.com/YouVersion-Bible/dp/B004MC8CA2
Do you know other kid- friendly Bible apps that are free and are engaging children in reading the Good Book? Share them in the Comments box below.