As a parent, you might find it challenging to spark your child's interest in Bible study. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to increase their enjoyment.
How Can You Encourage Your Child to Read the Bible?
1. Make Bible Time Engaging
In order for children to connect to what they are reading, they need to be able to understand it. Start by using an age-appropriate Bible with color illustrations and language your child can relate to. Talk about the stories you read with your child to help them articulate their emotions about the lessons they learn. This can help a little one better integrate what they read into their everyday life.
2. Use Music
Music is a universal language that stimulates the senses while reinforcing core spiritual concepts. By activating the right and left brains at the same time, children can better comprehend and remember the words they are singing. This tool makes learning the Bible more fun and exciting for little ones.
3. Remove Distractions
Focus can be a challenge for little ones. Childhood development experts suggest a healthy expectation for focus is about 2 to 3 minutes per year of a child's age. To help your child remain undistracted, remove electronics, games, toys, and phones during the time designated for Bible study. This routine helps your child learn how to prioritize important tasks that aid in development while evolving their spiritual practice.
Based in California and serving the tri-state area, Calvary Church of Needles welcomes believers from all walks of life to take part in their Sunday worship services, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and youth groups. With programs for people of all ages, the church also provides online resources for those who want to practice their faith from home. Learn more about this church and its pastor online, and call (760) 326-2904 with questions.