Parenting, Principles of True Education, SDA Resources, Special Interest for SDA's, Teaching Helps

Better Late Than Early

This book, Better Late Than Early, has been off the market for many years now. I was happy to see that it is now available as a Kindle book. If you have not read it, and you have young children, I would greatly encourage you to read this book.

Many of us as Seventh-day Adventists have possibly heard of the counsel to delay formal learning until your child is 8-10 years old. It seems odd to have that counsel when we don’t really follow that. The laws don’t always allow for this and so we just shrug our shoulders and figure everyone else sends their kids to school at 5 years old… or preschool at 3 years old… so it must be okay.

I admit that following advice that seems to cross the grain of everything we have known and everything we see happening around us, is difficult. It puts us in a place where we can feel like we would be judged. However, I find that many times, we simply need some knowledge to understand the counsel to give us “doubting Thomas-es” something to consider.

That’s where this book comes in. Written by the late Raymond and Dorothy Moore, this couple worked to encourage us with following the counsel we were given. They took that information and challenged it. Both being highly educated and working in the school system, they worked with others and did studies on how children learn. This book is a result of those findings. The more technical book with actual study cases is called School Can Wait II. This book, Better Late Than Early, is more user friendly with less technical terms, but still shares much of the same information with some practical ways to create a warm learning environment that is less formal for the early years of our children’s education.

So, I encourage you, if you have children under 8-10 years of age, even if you just had children and they are still babes in your arms, and you have money to spare to check out this book, you will find great encouragement and ideas for the younger years of your child’s life. Your faith may be encouraged to realize that God’s counsel was and still is a blessing for our children and our families.

You can find the book on Amazon at Better Late Than Early. May God bless you and your growing families! 

*We have had some try the link and it will not work to purchase.  I have had 3 different website links for this book. (not search links), so please search for the book on Amazon if the link does not work for you, if you are interested!)  🙂

Bible, Elementary(K-6), Jr. High(7-8), Preschool-Grade 12, Reading, Reading, Sabbath, SDA Resources, Special Needs, Teaching Helps, Unit Studies

Resource Review: Learning About God’s Letter to Me

My Sabbath School class is learning about the Bible as our theme program/lesson.  We are using a resource from My Bible First that would be a definite blessing for family worship, a Sabbath afternoon activity or for Sabbath School.   Learning About God’s Letter to Me is a two-part resource consisting of a spiral bound, 46 page booklet and a separate device booklet.  The 23 lessons in the booklet are 1 to 3 page stories that teach how we got the Bible, how to find things in your Bible, how the Bible is organized, etc.   The back of the booklet includes a brief summary of each book of the Bible as well as the music and lyrics for three complementary songs.   Don’t read music?  That’s okay, because you can go to the product page for God’s Letter to Me and download the MP3 music file for each song.   What a blessing!

The device folder is purchased separately.   The folded 17″ x 11″ full-color cardstock device includes two sheets of full-color illustrations to cut out and glue in the device as you read through the booklet.

My Sabbath School class is a unique group of children from ages 3 to 13, including a few with learning and developmental disabilities. A large portion of my class is new to attending Sabbath School.    I have found the language of the lesson booklet to be accessible for all of the ages in my class.  Having the device in their hands as we talk helps those who need a visual connection with what they are hearing.   I will cycle through this book again in a few years to make sure the youngest students have another chance to learn the material.

 

The price of the this resource is more than fair!  The spiral-bound lesson booklet is  $4.25, and the full-color device is just $1 each.   Very budget friendly for homes and Sabbath Schools.  My Bible First offers extra resources to expand on this theme, including additional question cards, illustrated Scripture songs and more.

 

There are several other topics available in the Learning About series. including the importance of the Sabbath, and the 10 Commandments.   You can be sure that my Sabbath School students will be going through those topics as theme lessons as well!

Bible, Devotional, SDA Resources, Websites

2018 Week of Prayer Materials

The 2018 Junior and Senior Youth Week of Prayer materials are available for free download on the General Conference Youth website.  Week of Prayer materials from previous years are also available.  Click the link above or the image below to go straight to the download links.

 

Adventist History, Audios, Bible, Online Resources, Preschool-Grade 12, Sabbath, SDA Resources

Sabbath Playlist- God’s Messenger

God’s Messenger is an E.G. White Estate resource featuring 38 lessons on  topics that Adventist children face in their daily lives. Each  lesson integrates Adventist pioneer stories along with Scripture and Ellen White’s writings.  The lessons are categorized by grade level and feature mp3 audio files and printable worksheets.   These lessons would make a great extended Friday evening family worship study. 

Bible, Encouragement, Principles of True Education, Reading, SDA Resources, Study Skills

Sabbath Playlist : How to Study the Bible, Pt. 1 | Bible Talk | Amazing Facts

This broadcast looks at the importance of studying the Bible. It begins with opening up and reading it. But, is there are difference between reading the Bible…

Source: How to Study the Bible, Pt. 1 | Bible Talk | Amazing Facts