Sometimes it seems impossible to find things for teens, especially things that will help them learn but not be ‘lame’. These paracord bracelets are perfect as a teaching aide for teens!
I love that Let the Little Children Come has so many great teaching aides for children, many of us know just how challenging it can be to keep the attention of kids and to get lessons to soak into their little sponge brains! These paracord bracelets are perfect for that purpose! This year, they also happen to be stocking stuffers to some great kids that love hunting and survival as well!
Adults and children alike struggle with learning and memory. We are constantly attempting to find new ways to boost learning which inspired me to find some lessons on it. So, enjoy the fruits of my curiosity and learn how to boost your child’s memory in the process!
Children and adults alike are fascinated with magic. You simply have to look around some sort of magic, whether it be in books on television or in the imagination. Sleight of hand and tricks of the eye fascinate everyone in the audience.
I remember when my son was small how bad he wanted a magic kit and how much fun he had to do his tricks fool his parents, sisters, family, and friends. It was easy to captivate his attention while hands were moving and magic was happening. Let the Little Children Come has figured this out created a little piece of magic to further the word of God. Continuing with their meaningful colors, this Gospel Magic Bag magically changes as one teaches the most valuable lesson a child will ever learn. One thing we all struggle with is memory, learning and getting information to sink in.
When I was a young teenager I remember a lesson I learned at church camp using visual aids to this day I have remembered the lesson that I learned in that. I learned at that moment, that it wasn’t about appearance or size or what color but what was inside that truly mattered. Even though I was only I still remember that over 20 years later. Point being, the visual aid had a huge impact on my memory.
There are many benefits to utilizing visual aids while teaching a lesson. Not only does our brain learn better but it enables us to utilize more than one portion of our brain as we are learning therefore the lesson sticks deeper then words might alone. There are studies that clearly demonstrate a difference between auditory and visual learning where visual learning was proven to be a much more effective way to retain information. A clear example of this are company logos. We don’t need those white letters to know the ‘golden arches’ are a very large popular fast food chain. Almost any child in the US only needs to see that to start asking for a kids meal from their establishment! I love this study published by the University of Alabama School of Medicine that clearly shows how much participants remembered from 3 hours to 3 days with verbal only versus visual aids and a combination of the two. All of this and there are tons more to back up the same, so why would not use visual aids to teach the most important lesson our children will ever learn?
I remember, as a child, how much I loved making stuff. It almost always had a meaning or a reason. My Granny’s would listen intently as I explained whatever I had made and why. As an adult, I understand why they would listen. Initially, I recognized how entertaining the little ones were and then I did the same thing they did, I learned to use the moments as a teaching tool. Whatever they explain, we can use as a lesson. I especially love when they take those and they go to others adding the new lesson to their explanation as their own. It is both amusing and adorable.
Let the Little Children Come has yet another amazing tool to work with the babies. These Salvation Bracelets are an easy craft to make that the little ones van not only be proud of but also learn from. These colorful little beads each represent great meaning: yellow, black, red, white and green.
The great thing is that teaching them at a young age what the colors represent can also be something they carry with them all of their lives. Imagine being an adult and in a really hard place, seeing some random object colored the same as the beads and being reminded at the perfect moment that God IS there and that HE loves you, accepts you and is there for you. I could make a hundred mile list of times where I needed that reminder and to feel that great Presence. Sometimes just knowing isn’t enough, as we let our life problems shade that knowledge, often all the way into darkness in the worst of times.
Obviously, the Sunday school lessons are many with these bracelets. However, I feel that those lessons that could be reinforced at home with them is the most valuable. One can never have too many standing opportunities to teach and remind out little children to go to God. Let the Little Children Come may be a long name for a company but it is certainly a message we will remember.
But Jesus said,
“Let the children come to me.
Don’t stop them!
For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”