Many LDS families are using Discover the Scriptures products in their family scripture study or Family Home Evening. They are reading Discover the Old Testament or Discover the Life of Christ together as a family and discussing the scriptures together. They are finding that their children love the scriptures!
"My kids have been learning so much and they have actually been enjoying reading now. My son even started reciting a scripture to a salesman that came to our door! They are so excited about the scriptures now." --Mom of two Discover the Book of Mormon kids
"We just started using Discover the Old Testament as a family. It has revolutionized our family scripture study! My 8, 9, and 11 year olds love discussing the Old Testament. Thanks for such a great family tool." -Simone in North Carolina
"I had to make a copy of Discover the Old Testament for myself as well as my kids! I'm learning so much as I study with them!" -Mother of 3 Discover the Scriptures kids
"We start each day with scripture study. This year we have been studying "The Life of Christ." The wording in Discover the Scriptures is easy enough for even my youngest kids to understand, but thought provoking enough for my 8 and 11 year olds to be completely amazed and enthralled with each story. The questions, memorization and writing have been exactly what we need to get my kids' brains going before we start all of our other subjects, and the spirit that it brings sets the right tone for the day. Thank you so much for giving us the perfect way to start our school day." --Mother of 2 homeschoolers
I can't begin to tell you how much my children and I love "The Life of Christ" program. My boys (11 and 8) and I have had so much fun with the the activities. They have loved the opportunity to create and present their own Family Home Evening lessons. I love the chance to have daily conversations about the Lord with them. The beautiful pictures enhance the wonderful words. Thanks you so much for helping me to make each day so meaningful! -Mother of 2 homeschoolers
One thing that many families do is work on Discover the Scriptures memory verses as a family. One parent said, "My kids actually like to memorize scriptures! When the missionaries come for dinner, my kids always recite their latest memory verse. When my son heard someone in sacrament use one of his memory verses he was so proud that he knew the scripture!" -Homeschooling mom of five
"We are so grateful for these products. We use them for our Gospel Studies class which is the first class of the day. Our oldest whom is nine is in the Old Testament right now. He has learned so much from it. It seems as if he has an in depth Primary class every day. We talked about the Plan of Salvation in family Home Evening the other day and I was really proud of the responses I got from my children. I know that it is because of there exposure to the Discovery Products. I know that by teaching them with these products which are taught from the the church stories, that our children will gain a testimony and their chances to go on a mission will increase. Each time a new product comes out we are eager to implement it into our homeschool curriculum. Thank you Sister Keogh for all that you have done thus far."
Here's how the RowLee family helps their children learn the gospel.
We'd love to hear how you use Discover the Scriptures for gospel study at home. Please send us your comments and we'll post your ideas online for others to see!
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