Another thing that melts my heart is watching my girls grow in their faith. As I mentioned in my last post, talking to our girls about God and being intentional about our faith is very important to us. We want our girls to grow up not just knowing about God, but having a true and personal relationship with Him.
We have two sets of little eyes and ears that are documenting our every move. The girls see first-hand how momma & daddy react to physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual situations beyond our control. They are the first to realize how differently we may speak to strangers in the middle of rush hour traffic compared to how we treat others on Sunday morning. They also know when we've made a mistake and should apologize for our behavior.
A lot of people are under the impression that kids are clueless. While that may be true based on certain ages and stages, I believe kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. For example, Alex has absolutely no idea why she goes to a big building to play with other kids and eat crackers every Sunday and Wednesday. But she DOES know that we pray before each meal, have a prayer huddle before we walk out the door, and say prayers before bedtime. I KNOW that SHE KNOWS because if we DON'T pray before a meal, SHE will initiate it by babbling away in her undecipherable baby language and end the babble with an AMEN that is clear as day. So kids DO understand a lot. Even babies. That's why I'm so excited to tell you about Sparkhouse Family Books!
I was first introduced to Sparkhouse Family through a random lead on a Christian parenting website. I started researching the products and completely fell in love.
Our family life has been a little off beat since I shattered my elbow two months ago. But we're slowly getting back into our normal routines and I'm so excited to incorporate these Play and Learn books and Devotions for Kids into our reading time. Since the recommended reading age for these books is < 7, the key verses and key concepts are short, sweet, and perfect for growing minds.
It's also been SUPER easy and convenient for me to piggyback these stories and corresponding activities with whatever Bible story Audrey learned about in church. I've gotten some great ideas for follow up questions and it's been fun to watch Audrey's interest in Bible stories spark.
Audrey's growing love for Jesus excites me! I love watching her talk about God and the Bible stories with her childlike faith. And I will happily provide her with all the resources possible that I think will help nurture that faith.
Now through October 15 you can save 25% off your Sparkhouse Family purchase using promo code BLOGGER. This discount code can also be applied toward Frolic book purchases, which is a line of Christian board books for babies (perfect for Alex!). Enjoy!!
P.S. Don't forget to mark your calendar for October 23 because I'm hosting a Sparkhouse Family Book Fair! The Book Fair will feature all of the books included in this review, in addition to a Christmas Pop-up book, a Search & Find Bible, a baby board book Bible, and so much more.