This Week in First Look - March Week 1
Updated: Mar 11, 2019
Who made me? God made me!
This month, our goal is to let toddlers and preschoolers know that God made them - they are fearfully and wonderfully made - and that makes them SO special! We will share bible stories, play worship videos, and engage your preschooler in hands-on activities that remind them that God made them carefully and loves them completely!
We are so excited that the toddler room has been revamped! Because we have so many older toddlers who will be headed up to PreK this fall, we wanted to go ahead and start letting them experience the great things they will do in PreK! Your toddlers will dance and sing to worship videos, watch the clubhouse video that depicts the life app in a relatable way, and experience hands-on activities that remind them that God made them!
PreK: Week 1 Parent Cue
Babies: Monthly Parent Cue
Toddlers: Monthly Parent Cue
From PreK Parent Cue:
HELPING KIDS COME ALIVE By Mike Tiemann
I’m not sure what I expected it to be like—getting to know my kids. I guess I figured that on some level, they would be miniature versions of me. I didn’t really think about the fact that they would be always changing . . . always growing . . . always becoming.
In hindsight, I think I underestimated God. I don’t think I fully appreciated the depth of His creativity. But I do now. I see it every day in my two girls—in their unfolding identity, and in all their beautiful complexity. Parenting them is constantly surprising. Sometimes it’s baffling. But it’s certainly never boring . . .
From Toddler Parent Cue:
BALANCING FUN AND ORDER By Toni Collier
If there’s one thing I can’t deny about my four-year-old Dylan, it’s that she likes to have fun. It’s an essential part of her day. She’s the kid that asks what we’re doing and where we’re going every five minutes just to make sure that every nanosecond of the day, fun is present.
Every kid is wired for fun. But as parents, we know that we also have to be consistent with order so that we can one day stare into the eyes of our kind, responsible, loving adults.
I am absolutely the parent that leans towards order and discipline in my home. I’m always questioning if my daughter is getting the right amount of order that will help her become a kind, responsible, and loving adult. Maybe others lean more towards the fun side. Here are a few ways that I’ve found helps me stay in a healthy balance of both . . .
From Babies Parent Cue:
WHAT HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOURSELF INTO?
By Sue Miller
When you have a baby, your world changes in an instant, and you may begin to wonder WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
You have got yourself into A RELATIONSHIP. Your relationship with your child is more important than getting everything right. So, loosen up a little. Be easier on yourself. Let go of whatever image you’re trying to protect.
Maybe you should stress less and play more, cuddle more, laugh more. . . .
Just remember: Kids get messy. And so does family. Kids don’t need perfect parents to turn out great. What they do need is for you to invest in your relationship with them above all else . . .