1. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. This is an amazing children’s Bible! I love how every Old Testament story points to Jesus keeping Him in the forefront of children’s minds long before they get to the Gospel stories of the New Testament.
2. Awana. I can’t say enough good things about this program and the sweet servant hearts who serve the children in this ministry. Absolutely great!
3. HisKids.net This is a fantastic site where you can listen to the best in Children’s Christian radio programming. Featuring great worship music from Seeds Family Worship, and fantastic children’s programs like Paws and Tales HisKids.net is a gem.
4. The Saturday Morning KWAVE Kids Show My little girl and I don’t go a Saturday morning without eagerly tuning into this wonderful radio show found on KWAVE, the radio ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. From 7:00am-9:00am, each Saturday, we are encouraged by great worship, solid teaching, and heartwarming stories from Paws n Tales, Jungle Jam, and Adventures in Odyssey. Listening to this radio show while enjoying a great breakfast has turned into a favorite Saturday morning weekly tradition.
To listen on your computer go to KWAVE and click the “Listen Live” button in the upper right sidebar. Or even better, if you have a mobile device you can download the free KWVE app and tune in at show time at the tap of a button. (Note: During the rest of the week, KWAVE features the teachings of fabulous Calvary Chapel pastors. I love to listen every chance I get. Because of this, KWVE is one of my most frequently used apps.)
5. Scripture music CD’s like: Seeds Family Worship and Hidden In My Heart Scripture Lullabies. Both feature songs that are Scripture set to music. Seeds Family Worship songs are more upbeat while Hidden In My Heart are more soothing. Both can be enjoyed by people of all ages, not just kids. At Seeds website you can click on their “”Our Media” tab” and listen to songs in their entirety, get the guitar chord chart, and even print a set of memory cards of the verses from the CD your listening to so you can better hide the verses in your heart. I bought all their albums from iTunes and my favorite CD, hands down, is Seeds of Courage.
The Scripture Lullabies CD features absolutely gorgeous music. We love to wind down our day listening to it and bask in the beautiful truths of God’s Word. At their website you can listen to all their songs and download a ”Free Digital Booklet“ beautifully featuring all their lyrics.
6. God Loves His Precious Children by Jim and Elizabeth George. In this gorgeous picture book kids are walked through the Psalm 23 and its priceless truths so they will have no doubt that they are “Safe in the arms of the Good Shepherd.” From the book:
“Every child needs someone, a person who cares.
God is that Someone, the Bible declares.
I don’t have to worry, I need never fear;
The Lord is my Shepherd—He’s always right here!”
7. My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt. This great book features a story for each letter of the alphabet centered on a Bible verse. Each story shows kids how the verse could be applied in real life as endearing characters Missy and Bill find themselves in trials kids face and must make a choice to respond God’s way or their own way. When they choose their own way, Missy and Bill’s parents are faithful to gently guide them back to the Scriptures.
Question for you: What children's resources are you thankful for?
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