May 2019 - Toddlers Parent Cue

       MAY

       2019

BIBLE STORY
EXODUS 17:8-13
Aaron helps his brother, Moses, by holding his arms up when Moses gets tired.
SAY THIS:

Who helps you do big things?
God helps you do big things.

 
BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room this month, say, "Good morning, [child's name]! Are you ready to do big things today? We have God to help us!"

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive, talk about the big things your child will do when you get where you're going. "You have big things to do when we get to the park, like [go down the slide / ride our bikes]. Who helps you do big things?" Then say together, "God helps me do big things!"

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle with your child and pray, "Dear God, thank You for helping [child's name] do big things, like (list things your child did today). I am so thankful [child's name] has You to help [him/her]. You are amazing, God, and we love You. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


While bathing your child, add a big plastic bowl and several little bath toys to the water. Tell your child to find all of the little toys and put them inside the big bowl. Talk about how the toys are little and the bowl is big. Put the toys back in the water and play again! As you dry your child off, say, "God made you to do big things, and He will always be with you to help you."

From Parent Cue:

HELPING YOUR PRESCHOOLER
NAVIGATE THEIR EMOTIONS

By Liz Hansen



When you or I have a rough day, we have a track record. Frustrating as it may be to spend a whole day on a project that gets scrapped, we know tomorrow still has the potential to be a good day.

Preschoolers simply don’t have the life experience to see past the present instant. Emotion is reality. As far as they are concerned, what they feel in the moment is how they will feel always-and-forever-the-end.

You may not be able to fix the sandwich you cut into triangles instead of squares. But there are a few ways to help your child navigate their sea of intense feelings . . .

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