PLAYSONGS Musicals: “Why do you charge for the audio tracks?”

Good question!  And here is our good answer: Until June 21, 2018, we included an audio CD of the tracks inside the booklet, for a package price of $20 per title. We assembled the book/CD combinations in our office and fulfilled such orders directly to the buyer. After June 21, 2018, we moved our musicals […]

Teach the Whys

“I kept six honest serving-men (They taught me all I know);Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.”– Rudyard Kipling – As we teach morals, it’s best to tell children reasons for why the behavior or attitude is a poor moral choice or a wise one. When I was […]

Give Specific Feedback

“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.” – Elbert Hubbard – When I was taking classes for a Master’s Degree in writing, I was mentored each semester by a different award-winning author. Each one coached me on my writing and critiqued my manuscripts. One semester, my […]

Teach the Importance of Small Acts

“Sow a thought and you reap an act; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade – In his book The Road to Character, David Brooks wrote, “You become more disciplined, considerate, and loving through a […]

Give Kids an Emotion Vocabulary

“It’s not easy to learn to whistleif there’s no one to show you how.”– Janusz Korczak, King Matt the First – Remember that important milestone in moral development called perspective-taking? It enables us to see from another person’s point of view, to understand that they are afraid or frustrated or overjoyed or worried. Perspective-taking is […]

Have Rules and Communicate Them

“If a thing is right, it can be done, and if it is wrong, it can be done without; and a good man will find a way.” – Anna Sewell, Black Beauty – Most new parents have never taken child development courses, and many have never spent much time with children. Sunday school teachers are […]

Checklist: Characteristics of Children at Different Ages

Infants • are self-centered. • depend on others to care for them. • learn through their senses. They respond well to music. • focus on the present. • do not make conscious choices between right and wrong. • are sensitive to tone of voice. • enjoy holding and chewing on their toys. • may want […]

On the Other Side of the Coin

Correcting Behavior “Never give up. Keep on trying until you get it right.” -5 year-old Seeing Our Opportunity In the face of challenges, my father often says, “You can see it as a problem, or you can see it as an opportunity.” If we look at behavior challenges as opportunities instead of problems, we have […]

Arts and Crafts Volume 1

Arts and Crafts Volume 1 was one of our first publications for teachers of preschool Bible class, and we are bringing it back at new lower price! Young children learn best by doing. And the more senses they use, the more they will learn. Arts and Crafts Volume 1 includes more than 100 intriguing ideas […]

Morality in Fours and Fives

At about age five, children move up to a new level of morality. They have a better understanding of the concept of consequences – cause and effect, if/then. They know they can be the cause of positive effects or negative effects. They can cause someone to laugh or to cry, and they generally know which […]