40+ Quality Christian Children’s Books For The Best Storytime

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Awesome Christian Books for Kids who love storytime

Today we have a collection of awesome Christian books for children, that will make storytime that much more meaningful. Growing the faith of a child in your care is such a privilege. I truly hope you are considering the eternity of the kids around you, and spending time nurturing and growing that faith, one Christian book at a time! Roman’s 10:13-15, 17… “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? … Read More

43 Fantastic Gifts for Young Readers They’ll Love

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Fuel the imagination of a child, best bookish gifts

Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures. From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life. As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right? Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!) To fuel the imagination of a child we love, sometimes we need to add in a few things to bring the stories to life. … Read More

Reading With Your Child: How To Make It Awesome

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Reading with your kids: How to make it awesome!!

If you’re not part of the reading with your child club, please give me a chance to persuade you!There’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch to read with your child. Unless it’s when you reach a point where you take turns reading aloud while doing something else (driving, cooking…). Growing up, reading with my mom was my favorite part of the day. There’s the adventure, the closeness, something to talk about because of the shared experience… I’m a hug person, and my mom isn’t. But reading together was her way of hugging me. Up until I married, we … Read More

10 Best Bibles for Kids That Are Worth Reading

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Woman holding stack of Kids Bibles. Caption: Bibles for Kids

There are so many Bibles for Kids out there. It’s easy to be overwhelmed when trying to pick a solid, accurate, but age-appropriate Bible to give your kids a good foundation in the Truth. And honestly, I just learned that one I thought was good, still managed to have an agenda other than sharing God’s Word with kids. So I know, the struggle is real. So let’s dig into some of the options, and pick a few that we can stand behind. Teaching Kids About the Bible The best way of teaching kids about the Bible is to actually read … Read More

How to Build Your Kids Devotional Habit Right

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Devotionals for Kids

We all want the best for our kids, right? But sometimes that’s difficult. Since we know more is caught than taught, then figuring out how to build your kids devotional habit right, like most things, relies on your own personal devotional habit. and yet, we struggle with that too sometimes. God looks at the heart, because the Why is the most important part. The book list below is a tool. The important thing is the desire to draw closer to God as a family and individuals.  Which is why we’re going to get a little creative here. Let’s unlearn the … Read More

Telling the Christmas Story This Year? 42+ Top Tools

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Telling the Christmas Story for Kids

Well, I only had my basket of books for telling the Christmas story for kids out for 3 days, and I had already been “scolded” for not having a post up about my favorite Christian Christmas stories for kids. So I am putting together a list to help you with telling the Christmas story for kids in your circle of influence. Took a few days, but I hope you find it helpful!! Telling the Christmas Story: The Nativity Story for Kids These are Biblically accurate versions of the Christmas Story for kids that are retold so well, and are a … Read More

Why Hermie and Friends Are Actually Great Family Shows

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Christian Children's Books full of life lessons for the whole family

Hermie and Friends by Max Lucado is a cute children’s series of books and shows that make the truths of the Bible practical and accessible for kids of all ages. The way Hermie and friends characters interact and learn the necessary lessons can bring home the point to kids and parents/grandparents at the same time. It is always amazing to me, how God works to multiply His message. Isaiah 55:11 says: “so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” I always get excited when I see or experience that playing out. He … Read More

Don’t Blame the Mud: Best Books About Salvation for Kids

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There’s nothing more important (or intimidating, it seems like) than trying to figure out how to explain salvation to a child. Where do you start? What do you say? And if you’ve heard how critical the 4-14 window is, the pressure is on! One thing about salvation for kids (or adults), if they don’t understand what sin is (and its forever consequences), why would they want salvation? And there’s a difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge for sure! We can know something with our heads, and not accept it into our hearts. I have a couple of books to … Read More

How to Teach The Real Easter Story For Kids: 10 Best Easter Story Books

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The Real Easter Story is so special. I don’t think we truly grasp just how privileged we are, to have such free access to forgiveness and love. And if we as adults struggle with wrapping our minds around it, then we need to think about our kids. The meaning of Easter for kids can be overwhelming. But, between the ages of 4-14, they are far more likely to understand and accept the truth, and run with it their whole lives, than if we wait until “they’re old enough to understand” or some such sentiment. That is exactly why I love … Read More

A Great Bedtime Bible Stories Book: God’s Words to Dream On

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Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water… I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may or may not come directly from the story, but it applies well, reminding us that God’s word confirms itself. I really like that … Read More