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/ Birth - 2 years
Lauren Foster
 
There's a lot to do to prepare for a Sunday morning in the nursery. To send the message of God's care for the "least of these," you need everything in place before the first...
 
Make these summertime gifts for parents of your toddlers and babies as a way to encourage parents to share their faith with their children.  Take a photo of each chi...
 
Are babies and toddlers too young to learn about God and grow spiritually? Should children's ministry include children this young? According to the Bible, we are never t...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
To minister to families with new babies, we developed the Little Lambs Ministry. This provided families an introduction to our nursery so they'd feel comfortable bringing th...
 
Every ministry has them -- quirky corners, pesky problems, and messy mishaps. Here are simple solutions you can use to make sense of common conundrums. WHAT A SIGHT ...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
Toward the end of babies' time in the nursery or any time an infant is fussy, try a soothing hand massage. Rub baby lotion on your hands and follow the directions in parenth...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Though many church nurseries require workers to use gloves for changing diapers, gloves don't substitute for effective hand-washing. Hand-washing is still the best way to pr...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
As parents, we don't think twice about praying for God to bestow blessings on our children. But it's often easy to overlook the importance of praying for God's blessings on ...
Jennifer Hooks
 
The nursery was perfect. Matching cribs lined one wall, each with crisp pink and blue checked sheets. Developmentally appropriate toys sat neatly on white shelves just w...
Sondra Sanders
 
Separation anxiety is a normal stage of behavioral growth in toddlers, and it arrives at different ages for all children. Some toddlers may be fine when saying goodbye to th...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
To welcome visitors to your room, lead preschoolers in singing this song to the tune of "Happy Birthday"... Happy welcome to you. Happy welcome to you. Happy welcome; ...
 
Give yourself a new perspective on nursery safety by positioning yourself in all the places babies "hang out." Kneel down at baby's eye-level in the swings, infant seats, cr...
 
While pointing may be considered an impolite gesture, for babies it's a critical building block for speech development. Pointing is a nonverbal way to communicate and teache...
Janet Shah
 
It was my Sunday to serve in the nursery, and nothing in me wanted to go to church that day. It was a difficult time for me. It was the mid-1980s, and my marriage had spi...
Julia Roller
 
At Saturn Road Church of Christ in Garland, Texas, these church folks know how to bring up babies right, and they've done it for more than 35 years... It's Sunday morning...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
As a parent, it's never easy to leave your clinging or sobbing child to attend worship service. These transition tips will help your child feel secure while you're away. ...
Mary Ellen Drushal
 
Children usually learn to read by recognizing combinations of letters. Learning to teach is similar. Qualities and skills combine to make the teaching process understan...
 
Be sure to check out these informational web sites and books that are designed to help you learn common sign language for use in your nursery program. Sign Language Web s...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Helpful tips to guard against a child choking... Keep small objects, such as beads, buttons, and pieces of small toys out of young children's reach. Check toy safety...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
I held a snack drive for a month at the beginning of the new school year. I invited our congregation to help us "stock our pantry" with snacks for our nursery and preschool ...
Jacquie Vanatta
 
Albert Einstein said, "Knowledge is experience-everything else is just information." Nowhere is this more true than with children-and especially children in cradle roll. ...
Heather Dawn
 
Every pew was filled waiting for the pastor to teach when I noticed an elder nod to the mass of moms and dads swaying in rhythm with their babies at the back of the chur...
Sondra Saunders
 
Babies are built for learning. Every sensation -- touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound -- electrifies the infant brain and helps it establish sensory connections that'll la...
Lynda Freeman
 
When you think of your nursery and preschool classrooms and the resources you'd like to have, what do you think of? If I had an unlimited budget and the space for the perfec...
 
Nursery Teacher Tip: Infants and toddlers need to belong and feel secure. To help children feel less insecure when their parents drop them off, I had parents give me thr...
 
Preschool Teacher Tip When 3- through 5-year-olds are combined in one class, the older kids may get bored and troublesome. To keep the older kids interested in class acti...
Debbie Trafton O'Neal
 
Are some Bible stories off-limits for preschoolers? "Don't teach preschoolers about sin. And don't teach them that Jesus died for them until they're much older," the inst...
Jacquie Vanatta
 
Helpful tips to get babies and toddlers involved in learning. Albert Einstein said, "Knowledge is experience-everything else is just information." Nowhere is this mo...
Brent Van Elswyk
 
How children learn Bible stories--and ways to teach them. AGE 2 to 5 years HOW CHILDREN LEARN Young children like to be read to with age-appropriate books. They like ...
Jody Capehart
 
HOW CHILDREN SOLVE PROBLEMS Children this age are very sensory-oriented. They solve problems by interacting with all of their senses simultaneously. They also learn by im...
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