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...

Meaningful Conversation with Small Children

By Amber Lappin July 29, 2021

Young children’s vocabulary grows incrementally between the ages of two and five. They quickly pick..

What If They Won't Participate?

By Amber Lappin June 22, 2021

It’s happened to everyone: you’ve planned a great activity for your children’s ministry group. All..

Answering Tough Questions about Current Events

By Amber Lappin May 18, 2021

When processing current events, adults sometimes forget that their children are listening, too...

Sensory Experiences for Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin April 13, 2021

As you’ve likely noticed, preschool-aged children are active learners. That means they learn more..

Teaching Toddlers about Feelings

By Amber Lappin March 23, 2021

Toddlers (ages 12-36ish months) are known for many things, but controlling their emotions is not..

Love, Developmental Science, and Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin February 9, 2021

If you are blessed with the opportunity to care for preschoolers right now—this is a wonderful time..

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