Mobile devices have become the high tech equivalent of the pacifier.

Almost everywhere we go we see parents giving their smartphones or tablets to their children in hopes of keeping them quiet, occupied and well behaved. While we can debate the merits of this parental technique, it cannot be denied that this happens repeatedly everyday. And, truth be told, I’ve been known to hand my phone over to one of my kids while I’m running around Lowe’s picking up a few things.

Of course the apps of choice were always games. Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, or something similar. But couldn’t there be something better? Someway to satisfy their insatiable desire for electronics and to spend the time profitably?

Enter The Bible App For Kids from LifeChurch.TV

The Bible App for kids tells well known Bible stories in a kid friendly manner. Think of a digital version of a children’s Bible storybook. Children read each story while enjoying interactive illustrations. What if your child is too young to read? No problem– the app can read the story for them. Each story is followed by a question to emphasize one of the main points.

Integrated into the app is a treasure hunt game where the goal is to collect each piece of the Armor of God (Eph. 6:10-17). There is also a “3 star” achievement enticement (similar to Angry Birds) that helps children monitor their progress through the app.

Presently there are 7 stories: In the Beginning, The First Sin, The First Christmas Gift, Through the Roof, It is Finished!, A Happy Sunday, and A Forever Promise. Each is based on a portion of scripture. A helpful link is provided to open each scripture passage in the popular YouVersion Bible App.

WWW Opinion:

The Bible App for Kids is a winner.

If you spend any time with children you should install this FREE app on all of your mobile devices. My five year old daughter loves it, and your kids will too. In the past when she asked for my phone she wanted to play Minecraft– now she asks for The Bible App for Kids!

How great is that?!

Links: iOS, Android, Kindle