Capturing Teachable Moments

Practical ideas and ways to capture the teachable moments that occur every day. These posts will give you simple ways to encourage your child’s natural interests and use those conversations and opportunities to teach your child basic things about life.

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Easy Preschool Reading Activities to Build Early Literacy Skills

Reading skills begin to develop in young children long before they learn to decode simple words. Preschool reading activities or early literacy concepts are easy to build into your play-time with your child. Preschool Reading Activities – Early Literacy Activities for Young Children The more you surround your child with books, learning, and words, the …

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Learning Through Play – How to Capture Teachable Moments with Young Children

When my daughters were young, we had so much fun integrating learning opportunities into games and play.  This happened quite often and quite naturally.  Little did we know then how much they were learning through playing, reading, doing chores, or just talking.  You may be wondering… What is learning through play? Why is learning through …

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Simple Ways to Go Exploring in Nature with Children

Children are born curious about the things around them. They wonder, they ask questions, they learn, they observe, and make deductions. Exploring nature with children will help foster their learning and growth no matter what age they are. Exploring Nature with Children Your children are naturally inquisitive and want to learn and figure out the …

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Bedtime Prayers for Kids – How to Create an Evening Routine

There are many things you, as a parent, can do to help your child feel loved and safe throughout the day.  One of the most important times in your child’s day is just before they go to sleep. Creating an evening routine that includes bedtime prayers with your kids everyday is essential for helping them …

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52 Bible Verses for Kids to Memorize this Year

As a Christian mom, you realize the importance of teaching your child about Jesus. Part of that instruction comes with helping your child hide God’s word in their heart. Choosing Bible verses for kids to memorize can be daunting. Which memory verses for kids are the most important? Which Bible verses will have a lasting …

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Using Words of Encouragement to Support Growth

You’ve probably heard the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  I’m not sure how it came into being, but it is very far from the truth.  Hurtful words can cause extreme damage while words of encouragement for kids can inspire growth. Words are very powerful!  They …

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