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The Way of the Child: Helping Children Experience God

Author: Wynn McGregor June 14, 2017

Faith Reviews of Curriculum Resources for Christian Education in the Church BASIC INFORMATION Title of Resource:   The Way of the Child: Helping Children Experience God Author:   Wynn McGregor Medium/Media of Resource: Print and CD Publisher:  Upper Room Books  http://books.upperroom.org/bk_9824-cic-way-child-ldr/ Date Published/regularity of publication/cycle or repeat:  Published 2006 Setting/Programs for intended use:  This is intended for […]

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Sharable Parables

Author: Faith Alive Christian Resources May 20, 2017

Consider Sharable Parables for your VBS week or a portion summer Sunday school; the curriculum is a component of the Walk With Me summer series. A review of the resource follows; for more information or to order go to https://www.faithaliveresources.org/Products/017210/sharable-parables-summer-book-1.aspx?bCategory=CYEL!WS Title of Resource: Sharable Parables/Walk with Me Leader’s Guide K-8 Summer Book 1 Author:Faith Alive Christian Resources Medium/Media Resource: Paperback Book […]

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Shine: Living in God’s Light

Author: Carmen Brubacher and Shelly Jones Suggs March 24, 2017

If you are looking for a substantive, thoughtfully written, easy-to-use Sunday School curriculum for children and/or youth that just might teach the teachers as much about the Bible and faith as the children, consider Shine, published by Brethren Press. The booklet leader guides provide interesting background information about each Bible story, simple suggestions for gathering and […]

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Deep Blue

Author: Sally Hoelscher March 23, 2017

This video Sunday School curriculum from Abingdon Press for children uses the “Deep Blue Kids,” Asia, Edgar, Kat and Caleb, to introduce children to short (5-minute), animated, Bible story segments. Asia, Edgar, Kat and Caleb each have distinct personalities: Asia the outgoing reporter, Edgar the introspective investigator, Kat the adventurous explorer, and Caleb the shy animal lover. The 13-week curriculum […]

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Frolic: Little Steps. Big Faith

Author: SparkHouse October 4, 2016

Title of Resource:   Frolic:  Little Steps.  Big Faith. Reviewed by Letarshia Robinson Author:   various authors Medium/Media of Resource:  books, cards, posters, music CD Publisher:  SparkHouse http://www.wearesparkhouse.org/kids/frolic/ Religious (denominational, theological, etc.) Affiliation: Lutheran Date Published/regularity of publication/cycle or repeat:  Published 2016 Setting/Programs for intended use:  This program is intended to introduce basic faith concepts to young […]

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Play: God’s Big Story for Preschoolers

Author: Dwell Curriculum, Faith Alive Publishers October 4, 2016

BASIC INFORMATION Title of Resource:   Play: God’s Big Story for Preschoolers Reviewed by: Eric Robinson Author:   Dwell Curriculum Medium/Media of Resource:  Books, story cards, posters, CD Publisher:  Faith Alive Christian Resources Religious (denominational, theological, etc.) Affiliation:  Protestant Date Published/regularity of publication/cycle or repeat:  Published 2013 Setting/Programs for intended use:  This is intended for a preschool […]

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The Story For Children: A Storybook Bible

Author: Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, Karen Davis Hill May 25, 2016

This children’s Bible storybook, beautifully illustrated by Fausto Bianchi, presents 48 pivotal Bible stories, starting with creation in the Old Testament and ending with the promise of Jesus’ return.  There is also a CD-ROM with PDF files for 31 lessons: parent pages, memory verses, hands-on activities for groups, art activity suggestions, and resource sheets. Children will love these […]

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Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children

Author: Jerome W. Berryman May 5, 2016

Perhaps your children’s committee would like to consider using Berryman’s 8 Godly Play volumes as curriculum this year. Although most people associate Godly Play with the wooden figures and objects for storytelling, Godly Play is more a method and approach than a set of specific materials. This book, Teaching Godly Play, is a revised edition of Berryman’s 1995 […]

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God Loves Me

Author: Patricia L. Nederveld May 3, 2016

Newly revised in 2015, this classic  resource from Faith Alive Christian publishers is a collection of 52 Old and New Testament story books for young, preschool-aged, children. Each book has colorful illustrations and, at the back, suggestions for follow-up with a group like play centers, rhymes, prayers, and songs. Each story even includes a suggestion for something […]

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