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52 Children's Moments

A Treasure for Every Week of the Year

52 Children's Moments by Elaine Ernst Scheider
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Devotions on children's Bible themes, rainy day projects, camp and Children's Church sermons, or Sunday School lessons. 52 selections with a memory gift for each. Choose by season, holiday, topic, or scripture.
SynergEbooks; January 2003
70 pages; ISBN 9780744307177
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Title: 52 Children's Moments
Author: Elaine Ernst Scheider
 
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INTRODUCTION


Today’s educational thrust is integrated learning – the connecting of brain patterns between stimuli which are auditory (we hear it), visual (we see it), and kinesthetic (we touch it). Research bears testimony that the more senses that can be involved with the memory, the more likely that the child will remember the experience.

For each of these Children’s Moments, a small inexpensive gift is suggested; for example, a pipe cleaner made into the rod of Moses or an eraser illustrating God’s propensity to not only forgive, but forget. It is a way that the child may touch something in his or her own hand that makes the connection with the Biblical truth taught – a hands-on reminder of the meaning of the story.

While integrated learning is certainly an exciting aspect of communication, it is by no means a new concept. Years ago, God communicated his love for us in the most hands-on method ever to be recorded in the history of mankind. He sent his son to be the messenger of love to his children: speaking to us, showing us, and touching us in a way that we are forever changed.

Hands-on Love …

Word Becomes Flesh John 1:14