Koine Greek content for children? It's all here :)

It's never too early to start teaching your children Koine Greek. Not only will this give you a fun way to connect with your child, but it will also help you grow your own Koine Greek fluency by leaps and bounds! I started teaching my son Koine Greek shortly after his first birthday. He is now three years old and we can carry on numerous activities in Koine Greek.

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Koine Greek cartoons and videos for children

Children love cartoons! If they are going to watch something, why not have them learn Koine Greek while they do it? Watching cartoons and videos in Koine Greek can be instrumental in teaching a child Koine Greek. They might just enjoy it too! A portion of (i.e., a playlist on) KoineGreek.com's YouTube channel contains cartoon videos especially for kids. 

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Teach your child the Koine Greek alphabet ...

KoineGreek.com Books has published a simple children's book designed to teach your child the Greek alphabet. It is my hope that over time we will be able to develop some more resources for actually teaching children to read Koine Greek. But in the meantime, you can at least begin with ὁ πρῶτος μου ἀλφάβητος 'My First Koine Greek Alphabet' to teach them the letters!

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Bible stories for children in Koine Greek ...

Many of us learn Koine Greek because we want to be able to read the New Testament (and possibly the Septuagint) in its original ancient Greek. You can introduce your children to the ancient Greek text of the Bible by reading short illustrated Bible stories together in Koine Greek. Currently, η παραβολη του σπειραντος is what has been completed so far. I hope to add more similar children's Bible stories in time!

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Everyday children's stories in Koine Greek ...

One of the problems with material designed to teach Koine Greek for reading the New Testament is that it misses out on a lot of everyday vocabulary that children would have known. For example, children know all about the outdoors, different types of animals, trees, flowers, bugs, things around the house, etc. It is thus important to build up some of this natural everyday vocabulary in a fun way. Do this with your children with more light-hearted everyday stories. So far, you can read a Koine Greek children's book about where animals live.

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Short biographies (βίοι) of historical figures for children ...

This type of genre is a children's version adaptation of the Greco-Roman βίος (biography). These short biographies introduce children to some central historical figures, such as Josephus, in short books covering the basic facts of their life in Koine Greek with illustration. This is a great way to introduce your children to Greco-Roman and Jewish history in a fun little book!

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