Monday, November 13, 2017

Talking to Your Kids About God & Science

Disclosure: I received a copy of Indescribable to facilitate this review; all opinions expressed are my own. 

I have a secret that causes Mr. Lovebird to poke fun at me: I am a space travel nerd. It used to be one of my main interests when I was in elementary school up until I saw the movie Space Camp which scared me SO bad that I decided that I'd rather be an archaeologist. I still have a hankering for Star Trek and all things outer space related! Once I had kids I wondered if their interests would mirror mine, and it's been a cautious path allowing them to find their own way. 

Then it happened.

I stumbled upon Nia taking notes on a book about outer space that she had initially shown little interest in when she was given it for her birthday a few years ago. "Now's my chance!" I thought. Her interest has also coincided with questions about God and with all that's happening right now with denying science, Mr. Lovebird and I are treading carefully but also guiding Nia's curiosity as we see an opportunity for discovery. 

Beyond "space travel" Nia's also shown interest in geology and chemistry, so when I got the chance to review Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science, I knew Nia would love it. 

I was right!

Given current events, I was especially curious how the book would balance both God and science, and it really does an outstanding job. 

The table of contents lays out the topics while each illustrated devotional starts with a Bible verse, is chock full of fun, quirky facts to hold your child's attention and ends with a prayer. 

While you can follow the devotionals chronologically, Nia's enjoyed skipping around by topic and at 3 years old, even Grayson's attention is held by the 2-page devotional. 

I look forward to continuing to integrate the devotional into my children's evening routine and following their lead as I foster their natural curiosity. I firmly believe faith and science are complimentary, and having tools like Indescribable are immensely helpful. 

Are your kids curious about science? Were you a science kid too growing up?