By: Maria Bonilla
I remember the first time I had a puppet in my hand, it was for a homework assignment in elementary school. My grandad helped me do it. This brings back fond memories of my childhood, because I was able to enjoy making it with him and playing with it together afterwards.
For kids, puppets are the characters that awaken their imagination. It’s a lot of fun that takes place on a stage they can be a part of. When we use them, we enter a wonderful world. We discover that we have another tone of voice, and in creating voices that we did not know we had, we discover that hiding is very fun and falling makes us laugh.
Let's make a quick and simple puppet!
There’s always a pair that is uneven. You lose one and you never know where to find it ...that’s right, we're talking about socks!
For our puppet we will use a sock that may have been left alone or abandoned. Here we will give it a special use. ;)
By: Luisa Del Río
Being a missionary has been an incredible experience. Arriving in a culture different than mine, learning about their customs and traditions, their way of talking, their needs and preparing myself to give the best of me has been a challenge. But the greatest challenge has been to pastor the little ones and give their parents advice.
Kids nowadays come with a different internal chip. They are born connected to the digital world. They are straightforward; they need proof for everything and want to know everything.
When it comes to talking to kids, you need to get to the point and avoid beating around the bush. Introduce them to a God they can relate to, a God who becomes like a kid to conquer their heart.
We thank God for Queen Esther and David the Warrior who came to make the Kids Zone a better place.
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Nathan means gift from God.
And honestly, that’s exactly how I feel every time I have the opportunity to hug, feed and spend time with my baby! A quality many people highlight in my son is his tenderness and the peace he carries.
People have asked me if he is always so calm and happy, to which I always answer, “as long as he’s eaten, slept, and played a little, everything goes well!” Although I am no expert in parenting, I have understood that children need routine. They like to know what is going to happen next and enjoy repetition.
Today, I’d like to share what a regular day looks like for me with my one year old baby. Not every day is the same, but it’s just to give you an idea, especially to those who are expecting their first child! :D
A day in the life of Nathan
7:00 am: He wakes up very happy waiting for mom or dad to walk into his room.
7:30 am: He eats breakfast with his brother Noah, eggs are his favorite!
By: P. Rich Harding
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.“
There is so much in this last section of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (actually Ephesians I think is my favourite of Paul’s letters). However, this verse always stands out to me every time I read it. “Father’s don’t provoke your children.” In my experience this is nearly always the other way around, I have two boys, my eldest Noah is 4 and really knows how to provoke his dad!
But the Bible doesn’t say, kids don’t provoke your parents, but honor them. So what then? Do we really provoke our kids, and if so in what way?
“Do we really provoke our Kids?”
Yes, is the short answer. It doesn’t matter how old they are, we can provoke our kids to anger with the way we treat them. Here are two ways I...