August — Pre-School Parent Cue

August — Pre-School Parent Cue

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August 2017 - Monthly Preschool Parent Cue

 AUGUST

      2017

WEEK 1


GENESIS 1:9-13
God made the land and plants.
 

WEEK 2


GENESIS 1:6-10, 14-19
God made the water and sky.
 

WEEK 3


GENESIS 1:20-25
God made the animals.
 

WEEK 4


GENESIS 1:26, 27; 2:7, 20-30
God made Adam and Eve.
 

SAY THIS:
Who made everything wonderful?
God made everything
wonderful.
REMEMBER THIS:
"You have done great and wonderful things."
2 Samuel 7:23, NIrV

 
BASIC TRUTH:  God made me
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room say, "Good morning! Where's my wonderful [child's name] that God made? There he/she is!"

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive ask your child, "Where is a tree? Where is a person? Where is a bird? Where is the sky? Where is the sun/moon?" As you help your child out of his/her seat say, "God made a wonderful world filled with wonderful things!"

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your child and pray, "Dear God, thank You for making [child's name] and giving him/her to me. Thank You for the sun and the flowers and all the animals. You made such a wonderful world! Help me to teach [child's name] about the wonderful world You made. We love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


As you bathe your child say, "Where is your tummy? Who made your tummy? God made your tummy! Where is your head? Who made your head? God made your head! Where are your feet? Who made your feet? God made your feet!" Continue doing this throughout bath time.
 


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August — Toddlers Parent Cue

August — Toddlers Parent Cue

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August 2017 - Toddlers Parent Cue

 AUGUST

      2017

BIBLE STORY:
GENESIS 1:6-27; 2:7, 20-30

God made everything.
 

SAY THIS:
Who made everything wonderful?
God made everything
wonderful.
BASIC TRUTH:  God made me
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child’s room this month say, “Good morning! I see my wonderful [child’s name]!”

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive this month ask your child, “Do you see a tree? Do you see a person? Do you see a bird? Do you see the sky? Do you see the sun/moon?” As you help your child out of his/her seat say, “God made a wonderful world filled with wonderful things!”

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, thank You for making [child’s name] and giving him/her to me. Thank You for the sun and the flowers and all the animals. You made such a wonderful world! Help me to teach [child’s name] about the wonderful world You made. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.” 

 BATH TIME


As you bathe your child this month say, “God made your [body part]. God made your [body part]. God made your [body part].” Continue doing this throughout bath time.

From the Parent Cue blog:

WHAT'S YOUR RHYTHM?

by Carey Nieuwhof


 

Every family already has a rhythm. 

Yours does. Mine does. And what happens in that rhythm becomes ‘normal’ for the kids. If you grew up in a musician’s home, it might be normal to have artists around playing music. For others, it’s just normal to see mom and dad out on long runs or it’s normal to never miss a football game. Whatever shows up in the rhythm of every day life in our homes is perceived both to be ‘normal’ and to have value.

The question is: How does God get worked into the rhythm? See, sometimes God is someone who shows up on Sunday, but is absent the rest of the week. Not because he’s not important, but because he doesn’t have a role in our daily rhythm. For others, God shows up in our life over the week, but he’s kind of awkward. You know the ‘okay-now-that-dinner’s-done-let’s-read-the-Bible-any-questions-can-we-be-excused’ drill? God’s there, but the dialogue’s just not normal . . . not yet.

Here’s what’s true: the younger your kids are, the easier it is to create a rhythm. There’s craft time, play time, nap time, meal time . . . you get the picture. Life is more structured, so it’s easier to regularly incorporate faith into the rhythm of life. But the older they get, the more creative and purposed you have to be about creating a rhythm.

When our kids were younger, we prayed with them at bedtime and read the Bible regularly together. We used the take-home resources from church to amplify at home what was happening at church. Now, you can take advantage of the Parent Cue Beyond that, my wife Toni and I tried to weave conversation about our faith into spontaneous moments too—in the same way you might talk about a great movie, a friend or sports. 

In what other ways can incorporate faith talk into your own family rhythm? 


 

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August — Babies Parent Cue

August — Babies Parent Cue

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August 2017 - Babies Parent Cue

 AUGUST

      2017

SAY THIS:
Who made everything wonderful?
God made everything
wonderful.
BASIC TRUTH:  God made me
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your baby’s room this month say, “Good morning! There’s my wonderful (name of child)!”

 DRIVE TIME


While feeding your baby this month say, “God made you and you are wonderful - from the top of your head to the tips of your toes! You are wonderful!” 

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your baby this month and pray, “Dear God, thank you for making (name of child) and giving (him/her) to me. Help me to teach (him/her) about the wonderful world you made. I love you, God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” 

 BATH TIME


As you bathe your baby this month say, “God made your (name of body part). God made your (name of body part). God made your (name of body part).” Continue doing this throughout the bath time.
 

This is an excerpt adapted from the book
Zero to One : Parenting Through the “I Need You Now” Phase
by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner

The wonder you feel when you stare at the new life in front of you will change the way you see God—the Creator of life. In this phase you will also have the potential to impact how your baby sees God. 

As you introduce your baby to the world around them, you will incite wonder in their heart for the One who made the sun, the trees, and their own little toes. But as you incite wonder, remember this: You and other key caring adults will become your child’s first impression of God. Your role is simple in this phase: to love them like God loves you and to introduce them to people who reflect God’s love. Here are three things you can do in the rhythm of your week to incite your baby’s sense of wonder for their Creator: 

Pray for them while you are with them
There is something unique about praying for your child while you are with them. They may not understand all your words, but they can sense your love for them and your attitude toward God.

Connect with a faith community
This year, you will change many of your weekly habits. You might go out with friends less, go to bed earlier, or call a parent more often. Even though getting out of the house and planning around nap time can be challenging, you need other adults. Now is a good time to find and connect to a church where you feel welcome and known.

Play or sing songs
Your baby responds to music. Even in the first twelve months, a simple tune like “Jesus Loves Me” can delight a child and communicate truth. So sing or play some songs that remind your family about God’s love.

 


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Parent Cue — July (Week 5)

Parent Cue — July (Week 5)

This week we are wrapping up our summer theme Kids Rock! We have enjoyed learning about kids who rocked in the Bible for God. At home this week review with your child some of our kid heroes that we learned about. We had a great time with your child this summer and hope to see you next week as we kick off our new August theme!

Parent Cue — July (Week 4)

Parent Cue — July (Week 4)

Your child is made by God to do good things. Big things. Use your nightly cuddle time to pray over your child. Pray that God's plan will be fulfilled in your child's life. There is an example of a prayer on our Parent Cue for this week if you need help getting started. Our words as parents are so powerful, so pray big things over your child and watch God do big things!

Parent Cue — July (Week 3)

Parent Cue — July (Week 3)

A king that is only 8 years old? Sounds a little crazy, but it is totally true. A little boy named Josiah totally rocked for God. He lead the people and helped them do what God wanted them to do. Talk to your child about what they want to be when they "get bigger", and encourage them! Tell them that maybe they can be a great leader for God to one day. Let them dream big, and watch them Rock for God!

Parent Cue — July (Week 2)

Parent Cue — July (Week 2)

This week we learned of a young girl that totally ROCKED for God. In Exodus 1:22-2:10 we learn how Miriam watched her baby brother Moses after their mom puts him in a basket and hides him in on the bank of the river. She was a kid but she did a great thing!

Practice reviewing the bottom line and key question on the Parent Cue with your child:

"Who can do what God wants you to do?"
"I can do what God wants me to do!"

Parent Cue — July (Week 1)

Parent Cue — July (Week 1)

This week we continued our Kids Rock theme. We have enjoyed our special summer theme and we hope your kid has too! All summer long we are learning our Bible verse - Ephesians 2:10 - "God made us to do good works." We want our kids to know that even though they may be small they can do good works. Wake up your child this week to you saying; "Good morning! It is a new day to do good things!" Your Kid Rocks!

Parent Cue — June (Week 4)

Parent Cue — June (Week 4)

WOW! David totally ROCKED! He fought a really big guy and he won! He knew with God he could do anything. We hope your child enjoyed the first month of our KIDS ROCK series! We know God loves our kids and thinks they are TOTALLY AWESOME!

God made your child to do great things! KIDS do ROCK!

Parent Cue — June (Week 3)

Parent Cue — June (Week 3)

This week we learned how out of all the other kids, the smallest and youngest one was picked and anointed to do big things! Talk to your child and make sure they understand that even though they may be little they can do big things.

Help teach them the Bottom Line to our Key Question:
Key Question — Who can do what God wants?
Bottom Line — I can do what God wants!

Parent Cue — June (Week 2)

Parent Cue — June (Week 2)

KIDS ROCK! This week we learned about a kid who rocked for God. Samuel learned to listen to God. He learned to do what God was telling him to do! We believe that kids who do what God wants them to do TOTALLY ROCK! Use the Play Time activity on this week's Parent Cue to reinforce listening to God with a simple game.

Kids can learn so many things, let's teach them to listen to God too!

June & July Memory Verse

June & July Memory Verse

“God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

"God made (point both hands up) us to do (point to ourselves) good works.” (thumbs up) Ephesians 2:10 (Open your hands like a book.)

Parent Cue — June (Week 1)

Parent Cue — June (Week 1)

Summer is here! I know you are so excited to be able to enjoy all the fun things summer offers for your family. One super fun thing that Rainbow Row offers in the summer is a two-month theme that runs June and July and includes many exciting moments for your child. Our Summer Theme is Kids Rock! We will learn that kids totally rock and God can use them to do BIG things! Bring your child each Sunday to learn how AWESOME they can be for God.

We know Summer also brings family vacations and weekends away, but don't worry if you miss anything! We will post the resources each week to keep your child in the loop!

`So get out those air guitars and get ready to ROCK with RAINBOW ROW all summer long!

Parent Cue — May (Week 4)

Parent Cue — May (Week 4)

Every story this month has been taught to show your little one that God's Got It and that they can trust in him. In each story God protected His people, directed their way, and showed them great love. During your prayer time thank God for being such a Good Good Father. God is protecting and loving your child and He has got it all under control.