Resources for Parents!
We’re working hard to make sure your children have a fun learning experience while they’re a part of KidzPointe activities. More importantly, we pray they leave inspired to discover more about God’s love. Because the most vital part of their ongoing spiritual growth belongs to you as parents and guardians, we want to empower and encourage you with great resources that will help you continue spiritual conversations throughout the week and around the dinner table.
PRESCHOOL & YOUNGER CHILDREN
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers Series, Joey Allen – This four-book series is a series introduces your little ones to the Bible’s most foundational teachings at a level preschool and younger elementary kids can understand.
Big Truths for Little Kids, Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt – This book, with its easy-to-use format, can help you teach the basic truths of the Christian faith to your children.
Foundations for Kids: A 260 Day Bible Reading Plan for Kids, Robby and Kandi Gallaty – Reading the Bible can be difficult for children. This devotional style resource helps to break it down for kids by using the acronym H.E.A.R. (highlight, explain, apply, respond) and pointing them back to Jesus. Available at LifeWay Christian Resources. http://www.lifeway.com/ Product/foundations-for-kids-a-260-day-bible-reading-plan-for-kids-P005790788
BigFaith Begins @ Home Devotions – eBook, Mark Holmen
The Big Picture Interactive 52-Week Bible Story Devotional, B&H Editorial Staff
The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Gospel Story Bible, Marty Machowski
Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Marty Machowski. Also available as an eBook.
Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Marty Machowski. Also available as an eBook.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp – Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the scriptural methods for accomplishing them. Infancy through the teen years.
Instructing a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp & Margy Tripp – Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? When your kids ask the hard questions, this book will help provide kids with a Biblical framework for understanding the world God has made.
Gospel Powered Parenting, William P. Farley – A practical guide to parenting that starts with the differences that the Gospel makes in the lives of those doing the parenting.
Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson – This book helps you raise your children with grace and the gospel, addressing topics such as the law, God’s forgiveness and love, and true heart obedience. A great resource for raising grace-filled kids.
Faith Begins At Home, Mark Holmen – This book focuses on making Christ the center of the home by asking the question, “In whose footsteps will your children follow?”
Revolutionary Parenting, George Barna – Revolutionary Parenting shows parents how to instill a vibrant commitment to Christ in their children.
The New Dare to Discipline, Dr. James Dobson – Children need love, trust, affection, and discipline. From one generation to the next, the challenge of helping children grow into responsible adults doesn’t change.
The New Strong-Willed Child, Dr. James Dobson – This practical “how to” book on discipline and child-rearing focuses on topics such as hyperactivity and self-esteem.
Bringing up Boys, Dr. James Dobson – Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. Dr. Dobson addresses the issue from a firm foundation of Biblical principles.
Bringing up Girls, Dr. James Dobson – Dr. Dobson helps you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.
Children and Grief, Joey O’Connor – In the midst of grief and pain, death can be an opportunity to share much about life, eternity, and God’s love. Also available as an eBook.
The Five Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman – Each child hears our love differently. This classic book will help you be a more effective parents by knowing how to speak their language.
The Faith of a Child, Art Murphy – Learn how to impact and nurture your child on a journey to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Leading Your Child to Jesus, David Staal – Are you worried about how to explain faith and Jesus to your kids? This eBook will help learn how to have one-on-one conversations about faith with your children.
Boundaries With Kids, Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend – Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.
The Legacy Path: Discover Intentional Spiritual Parenting, Brian Haynes – This book has practical steps you can take to make the most of your time as a parent with kids at home.