"What did you learn today?"
If you're like me, this is a question you regularly ask your kids after school, or Kids' Church.
"Dunno!" or "Nothing."
If your kids are like mine, this is the response you're used to.
You already know that your kid suffers from information overload, so even expressing what they learned a few hours ago can be quite difficult. But as concerned parents we want to know. We are genuinely interested and we want to help reinforce or expand on what they've been learning. Especially when it comes to their spiritual education.
At NBC we teach kids the Bible, and we want to help parents do that too. That is why in each parents email I tell you What we're learning this week. If you hadn't noticed, scroll down now...
You'll see that we give you the title of the lesson and the Bible passage. Have a read of the passage and use it as a teaching opportunity. Here's some ideas:
- ask specific questions on the passage
- tell them what that passage means to you
- use that passage in family devotions that night
- print up the passage or read it as a family
- read out a key verse and see if they can fill in the blanks
- If they bring home a craft, ask them what it represents
- ask them to sing you the Kids' Arvo memory verse
- ask me for more info. I'm happy to provide whole lesson plans on request
This can be done on the way home in the car or any time during the week. I often do it with a number of the church kids after the service at deck time or in the play ground. Try it! It will help to reinforce the message and will give you a great chance to talk about Jesus with them.
You can also flip this. Tell them what you learned in church or in your own quiet time. This gives another chance for a good chat, and models good discipleship habits.
I hope you find this a blessing as you apply it in your family life. Also, don't forget to read article below, its a cracker.
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Kids' Service - Sunday 11th November.
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