One year olds are in full speed; mobility, improving coordination, talking, observing and experimenting with everything in their sight. The year could be called the WOW Year (Watch Out World, here they come). They are discovering and investigating their world; they want to know why and how things are put together. Ones will do all of this through PLAY; it’s their...more
If you are a teacher and reading this post, please know how very important you are to the child you teach. If you are a parent reading this article, know you can use some of the same ideas or techniques to engage your child as they learn about God. Teaching babies can be fun and joyful. As teachers,...more
Parents and teachers are called to teach children about God. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 clearly tells you how; talking about God as you sit at home, when you go about your day, when you put your children to bed and when they get up in the morning. Make reading scripture and prayer a priority so that God’s truths flow from your heart. Children will...more
Meg approaches the stairs. She watched her brother head up the steps. She goes for it. From a distance mom is observing Meg’s attempt to climb her first step. Not wanting her to fall, mom comes immediately and stops the climb. Mom gently places her in front of another toy in an attempt to redirect her and even exchanges...more
Relationships with loving and caring adults are primary to the way a child will grow both physically and emotionally. These nurturing relationships provide stability for the child and encourage every aspect of a child’s development. These adults may be parents, extended family, good friends of the family and/or teachers in early childhood settings and in the preschool ministries of...more
Learn great ways to anticipate and celebrate Jesus’s birth with ideas and activities for young children.
As Jesus performed miracles, He touched people and they were healed. The power through His touch brought healing. I can’t say my touch has that power, but God did create man with the sense of touch. Throughout life, there is purpose and value for human touch. Psychologists, physiologist, and physicians agree to the importance of touch in the growth and...more