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6 Tips for Teaching Preschoolers

June 4, 2019

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I love teaching preschoolers! They are fun and complicated and joyful and eager to learn. Here are 6 tips that will help you teach these wonderful little people: 1. Routine is King. This is true for all children, but especially preschoolers. Preschoolers face change daily. Their bodies are constantly changing as they grow. They experience […]

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Hands on top. Everybody Stop! – Crowd Control Tips for Group Leaders

October 24, 2018

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You’re in the middle of the lesson and from the back of the room you hear a loud burp. The room erupts with laughter and chatter. Suddenly you have lost the attention of the class and the focus of the kids is now on the child that burped. What do you do? Crowd control is […]

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8 Reasons Why I am Thankful for Children’s Ministry Volunteers

November 24, 2015

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Children’s Ministry volunteers spend extra time with kids who need it. I saw this happen during VBS. One child was pushing the limits and required extra attention. Two of my volunteers didn’t even hesitate. They spent the time needed with him and even spoke with his parents when they came to pick him up. By […]

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How to Put Together Ready-to-go Emergency Lessons

September 21, 2015

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An emergency lesson is one that prepped and ready to go for situations where a substitute is required and has no time to prepare a lesson. The sub should be able to open the envelope or small container and easily follow the lesson inside. So, emergency lesson kits should be simple, require no preparation, include […]

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Does Curriculum Lose its Value When It Becomes Dated?

May 27, 2015

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I have found a curriculum book among my resources from 1993. It has 52 lessons for kids ages 6-9 on the life of Jesus but it’s 22 years old! Finding this curriculum book got me thinking. Does curriculum lose its value when it becomes dated? As I previewed this particular curriculum I found a well-thought […]

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