The YouVersion Bible is one of the most downloaded smartphone applications in the world, and now YouVersion & LifeChurch.tv are designing The Bible App for Kids.The app is scheduled to be released by the end of this year. I’m not for sure, but I’m guessing that it will be a free download like all the other YouVersion and LifeChurch.tv resources.
The first thing I noticed about the app is that it’s interactive and engaging for young children. The app features kid-friendly navigation to let little fingers easily experience all that it has to offer. The graphics are bright and include touch animations. I have a 3-year-old that will love getting to touch the characters and hear their story. As a parent, I’m going to love the idea of her soaking up the Bible so that we can have many more faith conversations.
The YouVersion Bible app has evolved over time to include reading plans and commentary notes, so I’m really interested to see how the kid’s app evolves to reach older children and preteens. Check out this commercial for The Bible App for Kids. Then, go sign up to receive a text when it’s available for download.
So many kids have access to their parent’s or their own smartphones and iPods. This is going to be a huge win for sharing the Gospel and engaging kids with God’s Word. I’m not saying it will replace the good ol’ leather bound Bible that your kids got from Grandma and Grandpa, but this is a great tool for kids to have the Bible with them wherever they go.