For Heaven's Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully
This resource is filled with ideas for practicing faith at home with infants, toddlers and preschoolers! You can purchase this book from the author's website.
Parent Further is a great resource for parenting advice. It is put out by Search Institute and while it is not specifically religious based, it offers lots of topics for parents of all ages!
3 Year Old Event
Resources for Reading the Bible Together
We provide every 4-5 year old child with a Spark Story Bible at our event. If you missed the event this year, and you would like to purchase a spark story bible, please let us know!
Bible Basics from Vibrant Faith
Download a reading guide that follows Sunday School 2014
A Blog entry called, "Reading the bible with children"
An interesting article regarding how to handle "R rated" portions of the Bible with small children
A list of bible verses that are related to children
A page of Children's Bibles that you could order
Online Articles about Faith Formation with Pre-schoolers
General Parenting Help!
The number one reason teens keep the faith as young adults (Or...why you should take our word and start TODAY!)
R-Rated: This article is a great way to help parents with questions about how to read the Bible, which has lots of "r-rated" stories in it, with small children.
These sites are directly connected to faith formation. But they offer loads of helpful, practical advise for parents who are looking for help in general areas of parenting! Every link here is an outside link so please be aware that while these are screened regularly, we cannot take any responsibility for the advise given here. Good Luck in your parenting adventures!
Love and Logic: Love and Logic is a great company that provides products to help parents create a routine that works for them. Their key focus is logical consequences in discipline...but they cover a broad area. While many of their material needs to be purchased there are quite a few helpful, and free articles on their site!
Parent Further: Parent Further is a service of Search Institute that provides free parenting advise for parents of children and teenagers. This is an extensive site that offers articles that are written by professionals and high quality in nature on a large variety of topics.
Parent's Magazine: Parents website offers loads of ideas for fun activities, tips for parenting small children, what to look for and expect at certain ages and much more!
Thrive: Thrive is a local organization that exists to help children succeed. One of the great things they do is offer support for parents who are in over their heads on many fronts...from local classes to individual support.