For young children, Easter is a time of joy and wonder as they see the people around them celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. It’s hard for a child to understand death, and there may be some fear associated with the concept of death. So for a young child, the story of Jesus’ death is best told gently […]
Telling Bible Stories Creatively A young boy listened as his teacher told the story of the Good Samaritan. When a character passed by the hurt man, she made the hurt man call, “Help!” But with each person who passed, the “Help!” got softer and weaker until the man’s cries could hardly be heard. After […]
–from Child Sensitive Teaching, by Karyn Henley, Chapter 10 © Karyn Henley. All rights reserved. Exclusively administered by Child Sensitive Communication, LLC.
“Teacher! I’m five and nine quarters!” – 5 year old The Task and the Strength At this stage, children develop either INITIATIVE or GUILT. A person with initiative does things without being asked. He takes the offensive. He thinks independently. He’s what we would call a self-starter. This describes children who are four […]
Faith Development “When Jesus comes again, we will all hold onto kites, and the wind will blow and blow and blow us up to Heaven.” – 4 year old Seekers The year Naomi was in my four-year-old class, I probably learned more from her than she learned from me. She was petite, with an olive […]
(By request, I am providing this creative storytelling device. It is found in my book 100 Ways to Teach Your Child about God. Enjoy! -Karyn) TELL this story using a piece of plain white paper. THERE was once wealthy man who had everything he could want. But he also had something he didn’t want. He […]
If you have been following my series of posts about the characteristics of different ages, you may have noticed many similarities in the various preschool ages, and yet, each has unique differences that must be taken into account when teaching them. In today’s post I am going to talk about teaching five year-olds. • Fives […]
Four year-olds are my favorite age to teach. Here are six things I have learned about 4 year-olds that will help you better communicate with them: 1. Fours don’t understand the flow of time. As with all preschool ages, they don’t string together, in time order, the Bible stories told from week to week. To […]
We are pleased to announce that our preschool musical, The Hot, Hot Furnace, has received a new cover design and is now available for purchase. This title was the first preschool musical we published in 2000, followed in subsequent years by 9 more titles, to comprise our PLAYSONGS Musicals for Preschoolers Series. We admit that […]
At the beginning of the toddler-two stage, children are still very self-focused. They are becoming aware that they are individuals in their own right, separate and apart from parents and caregivers. So they assert their independence.