Life: Longing for the Way it is Meant to Be

Life is a wonderful gift. From birth to death, every unique individual is on a journey of discovery and a search for meaning and significance. Yet death is a stark reminder that life is all too short…unless…there is an alternate ending. This is the Gospel: Christ came to bring us life. Real life. Forever life.... Continue Reading →

Infancy: Building a Strong Foundation

Experience plays a crucial role in “wiring” a young child’s brain. -Judith Graham, Leslie A. Forstadt As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. -Ecclesiastes 11:5 Infancy is a marvel.... Continue Reading →

Make Memories

Memories are powerful tools for developing children. Positive emotional experiences where children feel loved and accepted goes along way for them knowing a personal God who loves and accepts them. Conversely, negative emotional experiences where children feel rejected or invaluable may lead to their view of God as being a rejecting or uncaring god. As... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Foster Early Language Development

The following is from Development Through the Lifespan, by Laura E. Berk.Respond to coos and babbles with speech sounds and words.Establish joint attention and comment on what child sees.Play social games, such as pat-a-cake and peekaboo.Engage toddlers in joint make-believe play.Engage toddlers in frequent conversations.Read to toddlers often, engaging them in dialogue about picture books.Put... Continue Reading →

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