The leaves in my neighborhood are really beginning to change, and today’s rainstorm is probably going to knock many of them off the branches. We’re truly turning seasons. I hope you’re staying warm and enjoying fall. We’ve got some good resources for you today.
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An Unexpected Way to Teach Our Kids to Pray
Valerie Woerner explores what she’s learned about teaching her kids to pray.
- Each night, my husband and I snuggle our girls in their cozy twin beds (alternating each time, of course) for a bedtime book and prayer. It’s something we’ve been grateful to do for years now, but as my daughters get older, prayer time is shifting. The seven-year-old has started to ask, “Mom, what should I say?”
Helping your ADHD or Dyslexic Child Love Reading
Sarah Mackenzie digs into reading with kids for whom it’s a challenge.
- If you have a child with ADHD or dyslexia and want him/her to love reading, this episode is for you.
The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
Janie at Redeemed Reader introduces an illustrated story by a favorite author.
- Two heavyweights of the children’s book world collaborate on The Beatryce Prophecy, a quasi-medieval tale of treachery and hope.
Headwaters: An Interview with Andrew Osenga
I’ve been richly fed by Andrew Osenga’s last album The Painted Desert, and I’m so glad he’s not done yet. I’m even more excited that this album was written for his daughters and for the church. There’s still time to get in on the Kickstarter for Headwaters. I can’t recommend it enough.
- The story of Headwaters begins in my last record, The Painted Desert. That album was made after a long season of loss and spiritual dryness, and the writing of it was a cathartic process that helped lead to some healing.
Life changes, as it always does, and circumstances are different now. While I still carry many of those emotions and feelings with me, they’re not as heavy as they were at the time, for which I’m thankful. But I know that I would not be HERE had I not walked through THERE.
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Roxaboxen and the Power of Outdoor Play
Rebecca Levake introduces Roxaboxen and its power to inspire kids outdoors.
- Something caught the ear of my oldest as he passed through the living room. His younger brothers and I were piled on the couch reading Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran, and he couldn’t help but linger and listen as the gentle prose pulled us all into the magical world of Roxaboxen.ked forward to? Or did you find yourself wishing you were back with younger siblings and cousins?
Treasury for Children | James Herriot
Théa Rosenburg recommends a classic.
- When my eldest daughter was a toddler, she discovered James Herriot’s Moses the Kitten. She dropped that book in my lap again and again, and we read it until the book spine felt limber and the pages soft. It is a long book—not ideal for a hasty pre-nap read—but I loved the descriptive passages, we both loved the warmth and coziness of the story, and my daughter loved the paintings of the kittens.
Something to Do with Your Kids
Need a good memory game for your littles? Here’s one with very little prep needed.
Something to Watch
So, why do leaves change color? And why does the weather change? SciShow Kids explores.
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–The Story Warren Team