Review: Tonight

Title: Tonight – a book of God’s bedtime promises By: Emily Assell and Lauren Copple RRP: £6.99 but £5.94 here Published by: Hodder Faith Young Explorers Available from: The Book Depository Blackwells and a host of other places Best bit: a simple way to read God’s promises over your child at bedtime Worst bit: I … Read more

Review: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life

Title: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life By: Rachel Turner Price: £4.99 Published by: BRF Available from: BRF Good for: parents, grand parents, god parents and adults with contact with children age 0-3 years Best bit: Short sections, big text, super encouraging with simple, practical ideas Worst bit: I might have liked some colour … Read more

Chalk Bible landscape for small world play story telling

My children love small world play. When they play with Lego, they make models then use them to create a world and tell a story. They love Play Mobil (although not as much as me!), and any sort of small toy they can tell stories with, so this is an easy way for me to … Read more

Explore the story with old Christmas cards

Have you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together: 1. Sort them Go through your cards and split them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick … Read more

Review: God’s Story for Under 5s

Title: God’s Story for Under 5s – 36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups.  Author: Becky May Useful for: groups leaders and parents of under 5s wanting to share Bible stories with their children in a developmentally appropriate, play-based approach Best bit: loads of stories, and multiple ways to playfully explore each story in a meaningful way, plus short … Read more

Praying with The Train of Joy

Here’s a fun and really simple way to pray. It works for pretty much any age from 6 months upwards, as it doesn’t involve reding, writing, or even speaking! Using two vehicles. I like using Duplo and get everyone to help build them. I then label one The Train (or truck or whatever you’ve got) … Read more