Monday, January 24, 2011

Homeschooling: Catechizing Preschoolers

During these early years, something we really hope to instill in our children is a love for God and His Word. Both Nate and I hope that our children will not face the difficulties we did as adults when we realized we didn't really know why we believed what we believed. We want to train them in God's Word and along the way, teach them to be able to ask and answer biblical questions.

At breakfast each morning, the children and I pray, read scripture, and occasionally review the Catechism for Young Children. I really enjoy this time...there is something wonderful about watching them grow in His Word.

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deut. 6:7


Ma ~ said...

How sweet! What a lovely little girl. My littlest lady (2) was telling me that Jesus was in the kitchen the other day, when I asked where, she pointed to our sink?

I'm gonna have to work on that:)

Trisha said...

Precious, Michelle! We do this, too, and then move on to the Heidelberg as they get older. May you always be faithful to teach them the truth of God's Word!

Persis said...

That's great that you're teaching your children at such a young age. Having sacrificed thinking in the place of experience for so long, we're finally tackling the Puritan catechism. Better late than never!

Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, I love watching them memorize catechism truths also. We use Big Truths for Little Kids and Training Heart, Teaching Minds. Great stuff.

Such a blessing to see!

Camille said...

How incredibly wonderful it is to be able to teach our children these truths from a very young age...isn't God good?? May HE give you much wisdom as you seek to raise your little ones for HIM!

Many blessings,

Grateful for Grace said...

Love catechism. We use Big Ideas for Little People and Training Hearts, Teaching Minds. I am so blessed by listening to my kids memorize and learn truths.

Great job!

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting, Ladies! I didn't even know catechisms were used outside the catholic church until about a year and a half ago! And to think there are so many! I'll have to look up the Big Ideas for Little People, GFG!

Ma- I get some pretty interesting things like that, too. :)

Cathy M. said...

When my (grown) children were small, I'd never heard of such things. I had to do everything "off-the-cuff," so to speak. I think you young mothers are doing such a wonderful job of training your children and sharing your ideas and resources with each other.