Over the years, I have tried different methods to implement Bible verses for toddlers and preschoolers but all of them are worth doing because they are putting the word of God into their little hearts and forming their beliefs in their Creator from an early age.
How to Implement Bible Verses for Toddlers & Preschoolers to Memorize
What seems to work most effectively in implementing Bible verses for toddlers and preschoolers is to start with part of the verse when you first introduce it. For example, when a child is disobeying say, “The Bible says ‘Children obey your parents'.” After several times of the child hearing these words, I would then add, “Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.” After a few months of hearing my instructions and telling the child “Honey, the Bible says… “, it amazes me that the child is able to dictate the verse for the situation.
Other ways to implement Bible verses at a young age is to have a time of reciting during the day. You can start with the first word or two and see if they are able to fill in the other words.
Finding songs that are from scripture is a great way to implement this during their play or music time in the car.
As the child grows with these scriptures, you can then ask the child, “Honey, what does the Bible say about what you did?” Each time, my children are able to tell me the correct verse, word for word. I truly can't imagine parenting any different. Well, maybe having someone dictating scriptures to me when I need to hear them!
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