Sunday, December 27, 2009

One Year Devotional For Pre-Schoolers Review

The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers 2 is a great little book for any preschooler. The illustrations are lovely and the passages are short. Each day has a scripture verse and a short devotional that explains the verse.
I would recommend this devotional book for preschoolers ages 3-6. There are simple stories that they can understand with colorful pictures. My 4 year old feels all grown up since she has a big devotional with 365 pages! We read it every night and she really enjoys it.
Tyndale publishing company sent me this beautiful book for review purposes

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zonderkidz Giveaway: My Christmas Gift

I have been collecting Christmas books for my daughter for the past couple of years now. We have a few classics but some of my favorites are from Zonderkidz. Crystal Bowman has written some wonderful children's books that help shed some light on the true meaning of Christmas.
My daughter's favorite is "My Christmas Gift," which is a colorful rhyming board book that explores why we give each other presents. Bowman explains the Christmas story, and why God loved us so much, that he gave us his son Jesus, and the true gift of Christmas is that if we believe in and love him, we'll receive eternal life.
"It's fun to find presents under the tree and give Christmas gifts to your family. But the very best gift comes from above - It's Jesus the Savior, wrapped in God's love."
My daughter really enjoys her simplistic but beautiful books and the illustrations by Claudine Gevry are captivating and inviting. It was a pleasure to review them and I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do.
Zonderkidz is generously giving away a copy of My Christmas Gift to one Mom's Best Bets reader!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Are Angels Real? Book Review

I love the innocence of little one's when they ask about God and angels. This is exemplified through a little book that I was sent to review from Tyndale called, Are Angels Real? This "Little Blessings" book written by Kathleen Bostrom covers everything that kids want to know about angels. From the best-selling line, Little Blessings, this is perfect for young children who are curious.

The rhymes are easy but fun to read and the illustrations from Care Bears artist Elena Kucharik are cute as a button. I would recommend this darling book for any pre-school aged child.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Best Children's Christmas Story DVD

I have been on a search for the best Christmas story DVD.  We have watched Veggie Tales, and many others that you can find in stores.  I wanted something suited for younger children that was also great for the whole family to watch.  I found one, The Very First Noel.
It is the classic story of the birth of Jesus.  It has  loveable characters and all of the music is from The Brother's Cazimero ( Hawaiian artists) that have the most inspiring voices. 
I hope you all enjoy this DVD as much as we do!

Friday, December 4, 2009

From Nightmares to Sweet Dreams

All children can have nightmares.  It's not always after they see or hear something scary.  Actually, children and especially babies, process new information they have gathered during the day at night while they are sleeping. 
I taught my little one that she does not have to have bad dreams.  Jesus gave us authority over bad dreams.  I taught her to say this scripture. She is just four and has memorized it.  Your child might not know what all of the words mean but you can explain the meaning of it.  Basically, that all of your thoughts must line up with God. 
2 Corinthians 10:5

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ..."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Did Your Kids Put On Their Armor Today?

Let's practically apply God's word today when our kids are getting dressed for their day~
Explain to them how God gave us an invisible armor to wear for protection today just like a knight or soldier would wear.  Then teach them what each  part of the armor means.

The Full Armor of God!

1. Belt of Truth - Knowing that God's Word is true.

2. Breastplate of Righteousness - Doing what God says is right and just.
3. Shoes to Spread God's Word - Telling others about God's peace.
4. Shield of Faith - Believing that God is in control and will give you His power (faith comes by hearing the word of God).
5. Helmet of Salvation - Accepting Jesus Christ to live in your heart!
6. Sword of the Spirit - Learning and using God's Word guided by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 6:14