Sent to welcome a new baby. It was a hit!
I have HOLY WEEK, PSALMS OF PRAISE and JESUS HEALS. As a volunteer leader in children's ministry I am always looking for resources and I LOVE to share books with children. I love the simple language and beautiful bright pictures and board books are so sturdy!
Holy Week is so beautiful for adults and children alike to reflect on the tumultuous mix of emotions surrounding the last week of Jesus' life as we re-live this to some extent each year. Children understand big emotions and it's so wonderful to know Jesus does too.
I love that Jesus Heals talks about healing while teaching about bodies, and Psalms of Praise is a great one to practice actions with.
This book is my first foray into Traci Smith's work. It is direct, to the point, and easy to adapt practices and think through concepts for children.
I have a background in child development, and even have dabbled in children's ministry, but I still flounder. (I am definitely a youth and college minister.) This book makes the process of Advent, Christmas, etc. relatable and me able to work with children, both the ones I'm raising and others.
I highly recommend it as a primer and it goes well paired with Shadow and Light (also sold in this store.)