The Digital Early Childhood Teacher’s Guide provides a full quarter of flexible session plans to help children ages 3-5 experience the Bible story. Sessions follow a five-part sequence: Prepare, Connect, Share the Story, Responsive Play, and Bless. Activity options—such as Re-Play, Learn-A-Verse, Make Peace, Move, and more—invite young children to explore the Bible story in ways that are fun and familiar. Order one for each Early Childhood class. Permission is granted to share sessions with co-teachers of the same class.
Each classroom also needs the Digital Early Childhood Resource Pack, which contains the illustrated Bible stories.
This teacher’s guide also includes Shine Connect for Early Childhood, a free digital resource for those teachers leading young children through online Christian formation sessions—whether livestreaming or via video conferencing. Shine Connect for Early Childhood provides a simple two-page framework and tips for creating fun, online sessions for preschoolers using the activities in the teacher’s guide and storytelling pictures in the resource pack. This free resource will become available online on October 15, 2020, and will be accessible through the QR code or URL found in the teacher’s guide.
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