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God’s Enormous Love Expressed in Tiny Truths: An Interview with Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner

How can you help your young children understand that the stories in the Bible can be connected to each other as tiny truths to teach one grand lesson: the story of God’s love for his children, starting with the magnificence of creation and including Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant […]

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A Classic Devotional Adapted Just for Kids

Parents, are you looking for a devotional you can read with your children? Whether you have their attention at the dinner table or just before bed, the free weekly email Streams in the Desert for Kids is a classic devotional (and a Bible Gateway favorite) that you’ll want to sit them down for each weekend.

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Bible Activity Ideas for Children

When school is out or on the weekend, give your children something constructive, as well as fun, to do. Use this 7-day Bible reading plan, devotional, crossword puzzle, word search game—taken from the Adventure Bible (Zonderkidz, 2018) (@Zonderkidz)—and coloring page—taken from the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls (Zondervan, 2017)—to help you focus your […]

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Zonderkidz and Bible Gateway Help Kids Keep Reading the Bible All Summer

This summer help your children retain the literacy progress they made during their school-year. To assist teachers, parents, and students, Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) has created a 100 Day Bible Reading Plan (website) that runs Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) through Labor Day (September 3rd). These brief chapter-long Scripture passages are a great way for kids to […]

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Taming Your Child’s Tongue: An Interview with Ginger Hubbard

Are you ever embarrassed or shocked by what comes out of your child’s mouth? Do you raise your voice, threaten, and coerce, but find yourself frustrated because nothing seems to work? Is there a simple, Bible-based plan that shows parents how to help their kids tame their tongues and walk in the transforming power of […]

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New Children’s Bible Includes 1,000 Bible Quiz Questions: An Interview with Troy Schmidt

Quizzing can be a fun way to learn unfamiliar topics. That concept is now applied in a Bible specifically designed for kids ages 8-12. The full-feature NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible (Zonderkidz, 2018) offers children a challenging experience as they delve into the Bible. On each page are quiz questions for readers to uncover answers in […]

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How Reading Aloud Can Change the World

(Or, at Least, How It’s Changing Mine) By Sarah Mackenzie Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 It was just an ordinary Tuesday, really, but it turned out to be so much more than that. I was 20 years […]

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Help Your Kids Read the Bible: An Interview with David Murray

How should you introduce your 6- to 12-year-old kids to the most important passages and big-picture storyline of the Bible? How can you best answer your children’s questions about the Bible when you don’t know the answer yourself? Bible Gateway interviewed David Murray (@davidpmurray) about his book, Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for […]

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New Kids Bible Tells Stories Through Characters’ Eyes

How would David describe the giant from his own young perspective? A new storybook Bible from Lifetree/Group Publishing provides an illustrated collection of firsthand stories. The Friends With God Story Bible: Why God Loves People Like Me (Group Publishing, 2017) offers 54 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments told in first-person narratives. Each […]

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Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Children: An Interview with Jean Thomason (Miss PattyCake)

The psalmist’s admonition to “rejoice and be glad” extends to everyone. How can that concept best be taught to young children? What are age-appropriate teaching tools that center on communicating the love of God and help kids see that praising God is a game changer in life? Bible Gateway interviewed Jean Thomason (aka Miss PattyCake) […]

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