8 Children’s Resources I Am So Thankful For…

In case you haven't yet read the Thanksgiving edition of the Women of the Word newsletter, here are my 8 favorite children's resources that I am thankful for.  Enjoy!

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.

8. Free Handwriting Font: KG Primary Dots created by Kimberly Geswein, so I can create handwriting worksheets using Scripture as the text for my little girl to practice her handwriting. Love it! I like to type up my daughter's weekly memory verse for Awanas in this font and add a relevant clip art pic. This is a great way for her to get in  handwriting practice and Scripture memory practice all at the same time! (Kimberly also has a font if your child is learning cursive.) You can download this font and many more (230 fonts!) all free here at her website.


Question for you: What children's resources are you thankful for?

 

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16 comments:

  1. Great list! We love Awana too. Our children grew up in the Awana program and they both now serve as leaders in it. My husband and I have been involved in it for over 15 years as well.

    When my kids were teens they both told me, at different times, of times in their childhood (and teens) when they were scared or going through a difficult time and the Lord brought those verses they learned back to them.

    Also, their "best" adult friends are kids whom they met in the Awana program! There was a time when my youngest didn't want to go anymore, but we said it was a "family" ministry and that he had to go because he couldn't stay home alone, lol! He got through that season and after that loved to go, and now he's a leader as I said.

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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    1. Thanks! What a neat testimony! Thanks for sharing. This is my little girl's second year in Awana and we love it! Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you greatly!

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  2. Great list!

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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  3. This is a wonderful list. Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of a few of these. :) Thanks again for linking up at Anything Goes last week. I would love it if you stopped by to link up a post or two at this week's link-up. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! http://www.joyfocusedlearning.com/2013/11/anything-goes-link-up-2.html

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Will do. Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you tremendously!

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  4. You always provide such good posts of resources, Brooke. I'm looking for gift ideas for little nieces and nephews and you've given me some great starting points.

    I listened to Sally Lloyd-Jones in an interview last week (maybe on Family Life Today? can't remember) and I loved hearing her read some of these stories. A beautiful British accent and beautifully-told stories.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Glad it helped. And thank you for sharing about that interview. I found the podcast of it and it was great! God bless you abundantly!

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  5. Brooke,
    What a great list...you've given me some ideas for friends, who have younger kids...blessings :)

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    1. Thank you, Dolly! Happy to help. God bless you immensely!

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  6. Swinging by from Playdates with God……loved this hit list of kids resources. We have some of them in our home and are involved with some of the programs but there quite few that I am glad to learn about. We are blessed to live in a place in which we have access to such great Bible based truths.

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    1. Thanks, Melody! So glad you found some new resources here. I totally agree with you. "We are blessed to live in a place in which we have access to such great Bible based truths." God bless you extraordinarily!

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  7. These look like some fantastic resources, thank you for sharing! I love the Jesus Storybook Bible!

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    1. You're welcome! So glad you were blessed! God bless you mightily!

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  8. Wow, awesome list! I will definitely check out HisKids.net! I find all kinds of stuff via Pinterest and various blogs I follow. Being homeschoolers, I especially like Freehomeschooldeals.com.

    Stopping by from the What Joy is Mine link up! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Becky! You'll love HisKids.net! Yes I love those resources you mentioned. Some great finds on the internet! God bless you abundantly!

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Thank you for taking the time to share. May God bless you richly!