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5 Ways to Share God’s Love with Little Ones

5 Ways to Teach LoveJohn 3:16 was the first verse I learned as a child, I’m pretty certain that’s true for many of you. It’s certainly an important one, for we all need to know just what it says.  It’s so much more to feel it than to know it and it takes awhile to learn how to feel it I think it’s great though because it comes in just the right moments.  The question is: how do we teach children that they are loved and to be loved?  This great little Bible tract is wonderful to help them know just that.

1. Physical affection is something that children need to learn.  Perhaps you read my post about the Benefits of Hugs and we all know that little ones love being hugged and held!  A loving touch can go a long way to comfort others especially children

2. Quality time is also an excellent way to teach love, it is not necessary to spend tons of money or go to giant amusement park for good quality time.  Some of my best memories are when my mom taught me like how to make her favorite wonderful sloppy joe’s secret recipe that I spilled all across the interweb, haha.  When she taught me how to ride horses and the times when we had water pipes in the house, or went camping, or even on spontaneous road trips.  Those are where my best memories  come from.  There’s a free printable gospel plane that you may enjoy.

3. Discipline and consequences are never a fun but they are essential in ensuring that children know that they are loved and cared for.  They create a sense of security by teaching that one one thing happens it will cause another thing

4. Sticking to a schedule is also another way to show children love. Routines create comfort and security that help children feel the love that we have for them.

5. Take care of you.  I know, sounds kind of funny, but if your cup isn’t full, you simply cannot spill the best over to fill the cups of your little ones.

5 Ways to Teach LoveToday, I encourage you and challenge you to take extra time to teach God’s love and show your own one day our children will equate A Parent’s Love with God’s love.  They will learn that God is our Father, just like we are their parents, Aunts, Uncles, grandparents and role models. God’s love is unconditional Just Like A Parent’s Love is supposed to be. God is our father that will always be there, who will comfort us, speak words of wisdom in our ear, stand by our side when we are afraid, when we are hurting, and when we are victorious.

Let the little children come how many tools to help us teach our little ones or Sunday School classes or youth group or whatever the many lessons that God has for us, the greatest blessing from God that we can teach and receive is love.

Originally posted 2017-10-24 12:48:02.

How to Boost Your Childs Learning

How to Boost Your Childs LearningAdults 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?

5 Great Lessons from Optical Illusions

Should you Hug the Children?

Originally posted 2017-09-01 13:04:29.

The Christmas Tract & Ten Must Do Crafts

 

The Christmas Tract & Ten Nativity Crafts You Don't Want o Miss!

 

Attention spans for children can be pretty short.  Keeping the attention of a group of them is an even bigger challenge.  If you’ve ever taught, worked in daycare or just have a set of multiples then you already know that.  I absolutely love The True Story of Christmas Tract.  Each set of pages tells a piece of the story and another page that is interactive and ‘moves’.  I will admit that I spent a ridiculous amount of time playing with the tract. It was too much fun, I had to keep playing.  LOL

Christmas Tract & 10 Nativity Crafts

This is the absolute perfect little Christmas tract to use for Sunday School,homeschool, or even just to have for the kiddos.  What a fun way for them to get the hands on memory with the story!  Getting into the story will also help them to put it to memory better, develop even more happy memories in learning the Word.

There are so many activities to do in relation to The True Story of Christmas.  I absolutely love the thought of doing a new one each day of the Christmas season so in addition to this wonderful Tract, I’ve decided to share some additional Christmas projects from some wonderful folks around the blogosphere!  Enjoy!

  1. DIY Nativity Story Stones
  2. DIY Stained Glass Nativity
  3. DIY Nativity Ornament 
  4. Cinnamon Stick Nativity Set
  5. Toothpick Nativity
  6. Popsicle Manger Craft
  7. Nativity Play Popsicle Puppets
  8. Baby Jesus Envelop Crafts
  9. Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft
  10. DIY Pop Up Nativity Card

 

Originally posted 2017-08-01 15:46:40.

How to Free Your Mind and The #WordlessBook

Staring at a blank canvas can be scary or it can open the mind for creativity. A little children I think the creativity is so much more open because they don’t let stress and chaos Cloud there imagination over. Children and sometimes really lucky adults can tell a story without any need for thinking before they start speaking. It’s been a real long time since I could just pop off a story off the top of my head but I remember that once I could do it.

Let the little Children Come have a magnificent book with absolutely no words, aptly named The Wordless Book. It’s simply four colors to communicate the Salvation through Jesus Christ. I love that these leave so much for the imagination and there can be so many lessons taught in so many ways with simply a wordless book of meaningful colors.

 

If you have small children you probably have that piece of your imagination a little more open than some of the rest of us. I hope that you realize how fortunate you really are to have that. However, if you’re like me, you probably need a little bit of help clearing your mind of the clutter since opening up the vast imagination that is behind the Cloudy Skies. So, for both me and you, I am bringing you a list from Psychology Today.  You can read more detail of each on on the list at their link.

I must note that this post has gotten free your mind saying by the beautiful miss Paula Abdul stuck in my head so if your head is not clouded up with everything else I hope I haven’t gotten that song stuck in your head too LOL. However, I will admit I am slightly amused if it has gotten stuck by in your head too because well let’s face it it’s stuck in mine in misery loves company. LOL

Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind by Bergland

  1. Distraction
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Suppression
  4. Substitution
  5. Meditation

I would love to hear how you free your mind!  There are plenty of ways, I typically go for distraction personally.  I’d love to hear how you are able to clear your head up. I gratefully will take any help that I can get!

Originally posted 2017-07-20 07:09:16.

What do these colors inspire in you?

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.”

Matthew 19:14 NLT

Be sure and check out our Friendship Lesson for kiddos too!  So many lessons running around the Zoo!

Any tips on great lessons?  

We’d love to hear them!

Originally posted 2017-07-06 07:28:46.