Just wanted to give a kudos to Kay Arthur for her outstanding Bible studies for kids. My 10 yr old is loving her "How to Study your Bible for Kids" book. She's told me every day for the last few days how much she loves this Bible Study. She appreciates that it doesn't have her playing Bible Drill, looking for verses-it spends it's time teaching her meaning instead. There aren't countless pages of word searches and other busy work that distracts from the deep message of the study.
Don't assume, though, that the study is stiff and boring-not at all! The study sets the child up as a detective and gives them tools to solve the mysteries of the Bible. They use color coding to mark up the chapter in the Bible they're reading, which leades to greater understanding, for instance. The point of Kay's studies is to teach kids to research the Bible on their own, not leaning heavily on commentaries for all the answers.
There are quite a few studies in the series. Ash's friend did a couple last year with good results. We'll be using them for a long time.
I would suggest this study for good readers, starting at about age 10 (I'm not sure Ash would have been ready for this last year). We bought Ash the New Inductive Study Bible, NASB-her first "grown up" Bible. With th room for notes and the color coding outlined in the front, this will become a treasured Bible documenting her growth in understanding.