This month let your child wake up to, “Good Morning! It’s a new day to do good things!”
Young Daniel and his three friends ask to only eat vegetables and drink water when in training with King Nebuchadnezzar because they want to honor God.
As you’re driving along, talk about all the good things your child can do once you get where you are going. For instance, at the grocery store he can help put things in the buggy, walk right by your side, and say hello to the people checking you out. At preschool he can help clean up, be a good friend, and give his teacher a hug. There are always good things we can do everywhere we go because God made us to do good things!
Young Miriam watches her baby brother Moses after their mom puts him in a basket and hides him in the reeds on the bank of the Nile River.
Add several water-safe items that can be lined up on the edge of the tub to bath time this week. Encourage your child to pick eight of the items, place them on the edge of the tub, and then count them out loud. Do this several times. Each time your child counts the items, mention how Josiah was just eight years old when he became king. Wow! And the best part is that Josiah did what God wanted him to do!
2 CHRONICLES 34
Josiah becomes king at just eight years old and leads the people to do what God wants them to.
“Dear God, thank You for giving me [child’s name]. I love her so, so much! She is so fun and such a great helper. I know You have a plan for her life filled with good things for her to do. Please help me know how to guide her to do what You want her to do. Continue to protect her heart and mind as she sleeps. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Jesus uses a young boy’s lunch to perform a miracle and feed over 5000 people.
Teach your child this rhyming chant as you march around the house or while playing outside. “I may be young, yes, it’s true, but I can do what God wants me to do! So don’t look down or think less of me. I’ll do good things; just watch and see!”
1 TIMOTHY 4:12
A review of Kids Rock ending with Timothy encouraging the reader to not let anyone think less of them because they are young.