LDS App for Kids: Verse By Verse

6.16.2014

I have an iPhone, but besides the Church Library and LDS Tools app I hadn't really looked into any other LDS themed apps.  I have found a few really great ones recently and thought I would share.

A few months back I got a LDS app for our kids to try out. It is called VERSE BY VERSE.  It goes over one verse each day with supporting explanations. They have similar apps like this for adults, but I love this app because it's great for the entire family.  Let me take you through the app (these are screen shots from my iPhone).

Here's the opening screen: I'll go through each of this menu options below.


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE
This feature displays your verse for the day. You'll notice the verse (or verses) are displayed with the scripture reference.  Then there is a cute graphic to help your kids remember the topic of the daily verse.  Below the graphic is a simple, easy-to-understand, explanation of the scripture.  And then, my favorite part, a simple question to get your family talking about the verse.  I feel this is SO important as why try to teach our children (and ourselves) to apply what we read to our own lives and to really think about what you are studying.



PAST SCRIPTURES
This feature lets your family review scriptures you studied in the recent past. This is great for a quick overview.


SEARCH BY TOPIC
Just as you might suspect, this feature allows you to search by a given topic.  This is great because if your child is complaining (as mine are likely to do) you can search "Thankfulness" and choose that as your scripture for the day.  Yay!


SET TIMER
This feature starts by displaying your current time and you can set the timer for any increment of minutes as your family studies.  The sound options are cute, but you can also choose to turn the sound off.


My kids (ages 9, 7, 3...I'm not counting the baby) responded well to this app. They liked the graphics and I really appreciated the simple breakdown of the verse concepts.  My favorite pat is the question at the end of the daily verse and I can see this being a great starter for families to have wonderful, meaningful, discussions within their homes about gospel principles.

This app costs $3.99 - I think it is well worth it for the features that you get.  It works well, has never crashed or frozen on my iPhone (Apple 5s) and is well designed and easy-to-use.

To buy the VERSE BY VERSE app click here.

I'll be sharing another favorite LDS app later this week!

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