YouVersion Shares Parent Resources for Unique Back-To-School Season
OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2020)—COVID-19 has created new challenges for parents as they face the start of a new school year. For parents who are looking for new ways to incorporate the Bible into their kids’ education, YouVersion offers spiritual resources and activities to help parents create meaningful moments during this challenging back-to-school season.
“Many of us on the YouVersion team have children, and we’re feeling the same tension that parents across the country are feeling as we head into this new school year,” said Brian Russell, Director of YouVersion. “We understand the weight parents are carrying, and we want to make sure they know about our resources that might help lighten their load while enriching their children’s lives.”
Back-To-School Parent Resources for Pre-K Through High School
- Start Bible learning as early as pre-K. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to help young children fall in love with God’s Word. The interactive animations and fun activities help children want to learn about God, and the kid-friendly navigation gives them the independence to engage in a Bible adventure all their own. Parents can also sign into the app with their YouVersion account and create profiles for their kids to receive weekly updates on their kids’ progress. Download the free Bible App for Kids at bible.com/kids.
- Trade busy work for meaningful work. In addition to the interactive experience within the Bible App for Kids, parents of young kids can visit bibleappforkids.com for additional fun, free, and Bible-based activities that will help fill their days once the schoolwork is done:
- Video Episodes feature 41 big stories of the Bible and help Scripture come to life.
- Adventure Books help children develop a deeper understanding of the themes in the Video Episodes through memory verses, coloring activities, and questions.
- Parent Guides include additional activities, verses, and discussion questions to give parents opportunities to experience the Gospel story alongside their child.
- Give pre-teens screen time with value. The Bible App that parents love now offers a specialized experience for kids ages 7-12. The Kids Bible Experience was created in partnership with OneHope and can be accessed within the free YouVersion Bible App. Parents can download the app and enable the experience in their Bible App settings to see culturally relevant, spiritually focused content that’s specifically made for their pre-teens.
- Teach teens to turn to God. Though they’re likely old enough to complete their schoolwork independently, teenagers aren’t immune to the challenges of this season. They still need their parents to guide them and help them learn spiritual lessons that will prepare them for adulthood. The Bible App offers several Bible Plans that combine Scripture with daily devotionals tailored to teens and the unique issues they face. Download the app and find teen-focused daily devotionals at app.bible.com/youth.
“We pray that these tips give parents more options for trustworthy, age-appropriate learning activities, as well as much needed support in the midst of this unpredictable season,” said Russell.
Created by Life.Church, YouVersion designs biblically centered experiences like the YouVersion Bible App and Bible App for Kids, which encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. Since it launched in 2008, the Bible App has been installed on more than 435 million unique devices worldwide. It offers a free Bible experience in nearly 1,450 languages, using features like Verse of the Day, Bible Plans, and Prayer to help people deepen their relationship with God. Developed in partnership with OneHope in 2013, Bible App for Kids has been installed on more than 48 million devices and helps children engage with the stories of the Bible through interactive animations and fun activities. For more information about YouVersion, visit www.youversion.com.