Rethinking Developmentally Appropriate Concept in Indonesian Picture Bible Story Book

  • Kartika Bayu Primasanti Petra Christian University, INDONESIA
  • Desi Yoanita Petra Christian University, INDONESIA
Keywords: Children Bible, illustrated Bible, developmentally appropriate


In Christian education, inheriting faith values to children since a young age was a pivotal responsibility for parents, the church, and Christian education institutions. According to a previous study, inheriting these values was applied through the tradition of reading illustrated Bible together with parents. In this study, illustrated Bible was not the Bible. It was illustrated literature that contained Bible stories. Using the perspective of Developmentally-Appropriate, the researchers elaborated how illustrated Bible in the marketplace had or had not used the developmentally appropriate concept for young children. This research would be a reference to design illustrated Bible for young children, in the form of printed book or application, and a reference for parents and educators to choose an illustrated children Bible which was appropriate for a child’s age, and for publishers to give age label for children Bible products.


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