Upon request of our children to provide a way of helping our grandchildren meditate on the Scriptures, we have developed the Children’s Meditation books.
The goal of the Children’s Meditation books is not to read a lesson or tell a story, but to help the child learn, memorize, and meditate on God’s living Word.
Here are some ideas for parents on how to use the Children’s Meditation books:
- Repetition is a key aspect of learning. Having daily, scheduled times of Bible-reading is an important habit to instill in your child.
- Be aware that a child’s attention span is short. Adjust your reading time to what is enjoyable for them and gradually lengthen the time as they adjust to the routine. Being faithful to your Bible-reading times will increase your child’s attention span.
- At a very young age the parent can read the book while holding the infant in their lap. The child has the opportunity to hear Scripture word-for-word while focusing on the simple, bold colored pictures.
- As the child learns to talk, the parent can explain the meaning of the words by discussing the picture. This helps the child recall basic concepts and the exact words when they see the picture.
- After reading the same book repeatedly, it is fun to have the child look at the pictures and “read” it back to you from memory.