These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. -Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Here are some tools and books for parents and families recommended by WordServe Kids staff members:
Download this brochure about the 4/14 Window. The 4/14 Window is a world-wide prayer movement that highlights the opportunities and challenges facing children ages 4 to 14.
Take your children on a prayer walk scavenger hunt. Use this downloadable worksheet to pray with your kids as you walk through your neighborhood.
If Jesus Were a Parent: Coaching Your Child to Follow Jesus: This book isn't just about raising great kids--it contains foundational truths that are needed to connect to their hearts.
The Mission Minded Family: This book incorporates an emphasis on missions and on family, giving practical steps to get out in the world and make a real difference using the resources you have been given. The Mission Minded Family encourages families to take some big risks and helps develop children's hearts to love the world beyond their own doorstep.
Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: This book shows you how to make the Bible a book of prayers that can powerfully influence your children's lives. You'll discover how to pray specifically and expectantly for their faith, character, safety, relationships, and future. Click here to read a prayer guide for the school year adapted from this book for WordServe Kids.
Here are different Bibles recommended for children (by age):
Baby's First Bible (for babies)
The Rhyme Bible Storybook (for toddlers)
The Jesus Storybook Bible (for preschoolers)
The Adventure Bible, NIRV (for early elementary students, K-2nd grade)
The Adventure Bible, NIV (for upper elementary students, 3rd-5th grade)
The Action Bible (Comic Book Bible for Elementary Students)
Got questions for us? Please email Barbara Pennington, our Director of WordServe Kids, at firstname.lastname@example.org.