Respecting Preschoolers' Boundaries

By Amber Lappin June 21, 2022

The early childhood years are marked by newfound independence. Children are forming their own..

Reintroducing Frolic, Sparkhouse's Early Childhood Curriculum

By Sparkhouse June 16, 2022

It’s been a few years since Sparkhouse launched Frolic, our early childhood faith-formation..

Effective and Compassionate Behavior Management for Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin May 24, 2022

Early childhood classrooms are famously sticky when it comes to behavior management. It’s easy to..

Helping Preschoolers through Transitions

By Amber Lappin April 7, 2022

For such tiny little humans, preschoolers can have BIG feelings about change. Often, moving from..

Tips for Reading Aloud to Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin March 24, 2022

When a bunch of preschoolers gather together, it is almost certain that someone will read them a..

Encouraging Weary Parents of Young Children

By Amber Lappin February 22, 2022

Our culture can be notoriously hard on parents of young children. There are so many unrealistic..

Why Free Play in Early Childhood Classrooms?

By Amber Lappin January 18, 2022

Making every moment count is a great value when it comes to children’s ministry. It’s true that..

Touch: Sensory Play in the Classroom

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner December 14, 2021

When it is time for the lesson to begin, we often invite children to read or have them listen as a..

The Final Countdown: Making the Most of Preschoolers' Pick-up Time

By Amber Lappin October 19, 2021

In children’s church, one of the most chaotic parts of the day is pickup time. This can be ..

The Importance of First Impressions in Nursery Ministry

By Amber Lappin August 17, 2021

For families of young children coming to church, first impressions have always been important...

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