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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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Dwell–A Children’s Sunday School Curriculum

Author: Faith Alive Resources March 17, 2016

If you are looking for a children’s curriculum that is Reformed in perspective, focuses on children experiencing the story of God’s work in the world, and gives a balanced emphasis to both developing the whole child and to specific skills and content, then you will like Faith Alive’s Dwell curriculum. The age groups, pre-school to 8th grade, are even named […]

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Growing in Grace & Gratitude

Author: PCUSA February 20, 2016

This brand-new curriculum from PCUSA features a thematic approach to teaching toddlers to 10- year-olds.  While lessons and stories are presented in chronological story order (i.e. the creation story is followed by an Abraham story), they are headed/grouped by theme teaching about God’s grace. For instance, creation is presented not just as a creation story but as […]

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Learning the Lord’s Prayer

Author: Phyllis Vos Wezeman, Judith Harris Chase February 10, 2016

The first chapter of Phyllis Vos Wezeman and Judith Harris Chase’s study for children teaches about prayer in general. The authors explain that prayer is our response to God’s goodness, love and presence in our lives, and that there are different kinds of prayers we pray to God: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. The chapter […]

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