Preschool Tools – Books
All of the books listed are in church library for check out. Some are available in eBooks and other formats.
Emily Lost Someone She Loved
Award-Winning Grief Book for Kids
Emily was oh so very happy! She loved school. She loved her pup. And she especially loved her family! But one day the very worst thing happened. Emily lost someone she loved. And after that nothing felt the same.
Emily Lost Someone She Loved is a story written from personal experience. It communicates real emotions children feel when they lose a loved one. It’s a book that can be read over and over again, restoring faith in God and hope for the future.
Egermeier’s Bible Story Book and Family Devotion Book
Egermeier’s Fun Family Devotions (using the Bible Story Book)
Author: Elsie Egermeier
A great choice for family devotions and a trustworthy guide
for adults and kids exploring the Bible together.
If you would to like to look at this resource before purchasing, see Julie.
5 Love Languages of Children
Author: Gary Chapman
Discover your child’s love language to better understand the link between successful learning and the love languages.
Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
Author: Stephen James and David Thomas
A boy’s endless imagination, hunger for adventure, and passionate spirit are matched only by his deep desire to be affirmed, esteemed, and loved. This book is a practical guide to understanding the way, the mind, and the heart of a boy. It will help parents understand the ways of boys and the vital role parents and caregivers play on the journey to manhood. It is filled with practical tips and suggestions that give you fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on your road to raising boys! David Thomas is a therapist at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. He has extensive experience counseling with children of all ages and writing and speaking about them.
All You Need to Know About Raising Girls
Author: Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff
Parenting a girl is harder than ever in this complex world.
It takes more than love. It takes insight into the things that make your daughter tick as she grows from childhood to young adulthood. Spiced with stories, humor, and much reassurance, this book will help you encourage your daughter, challenge her, love her, and help her discover who God is creating her to be. Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff are from Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN and members of the American Association of Christian Counselors. They both have extensive experience counseling girls of all ages and writing and speaking about them.
Raising Boys and Girls: The Art of Understanding Their Differences
Author: Sissy Goff, Melissa Trevathan & David Thomas
Christian parents and caregivers must recognize that being a positive adult example for their boys and girls is one of the most important jobs they have. This book offers parents tools that will help them communicate, understand, and relate to kids of all ages.
88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates
Authors: Rob & Joanna Teigen
She will be your daughter for life, but she’ll only be your little girl for a while. Make the most of this special time with these great ideas for Daddy-Daughter Dates. This great creative book offers dads a wide variety of fun ideas for spending quality time with their little girls. You’ll also find scriptures and questions for each date to get the conversation flowing. There is something for every dad in this book!
“You Can’t Make Me” (But I Can Be Persuaded)
Author: Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Strategies for bringing out the best in your strong-willed child. If you have questions like: “Why can’t my daughter just cooperate for once?”, “I can’t find any discipline or reward that works.”, “My son challenges everything I say!”
Author: John R. Cross
The Bible’s most important message is understandable at a very young age. In some ways, it’s like a puzzle. If the pieces are fitted together properly, piece by piece, it makes sense. If you are a parent with small children and are looking for a way in which even a 4yr. old child can understand, this book is for you! The church library has a copy. If you would like to look at this book before purchasing, Julie has a copy in her office.
When Can I?
Author: Thomas Sanders
Questions young children ask on their journey toward faith. This book will help parents respond to those questions.
Parenting by The Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
by John Rosemond
This book is like no other parenting book you have ever read or message you have heard. Written by a psychologist, it is not “psychological.” It is down-to-earth. It is common sense. Best of all, it is based on the Bible; God’s Word. You are going to resonate with this book.
The Secret Weapon: Teaching Kids to Pray
Author: Tina Houser
In the pages of this book you’ll find lots of ways for kids to use their secret weapon—prayer. Kids will experience prayer and understand the potential of their Secret Weapon. The Bible clearly shows us that prayer is sometimes physical, sometimes loud, and sometimes desperate. If the Bible is our Guide, then let’s give it a chance to speak into our lives.
Beakers, Bubbles & the Bible
Bible Lessons from the Science Lab
Author: Tina Houser
By using scientific experiments to teach Bible stories, you’ll totally capture kids’ attention and help them remember what you’ve taught. Children love to watch surprises unfold before their eyes. These experiments bring surprise and a Bible lesson together in a fun way that teaches kids how to live godly lives.
Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids
Give Your Child the Gift of God’s Grace―Every Day.
Author: Max Lucado
Grace is: God’s best idea . . . More than we deserve … And greater than we imagine. But how can you plant this important message of grace into the heart of your child?
Adapted from the bestselling devotional for adults (with more than 3 million copies sold), Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids presents the message of God’s grace in a way that children can understand. It’s perfect for families to read together or for older readers to enjoy alone. Each day offers a devotion and scripture to encourage regular time with God. And because giving grace is just as important as receiving it, a “Growing in Grace” opportunity accompanies each devotion, offering practical and easy-to-do activities to help kids apply God’s grace―every day and every moment.
Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told
Author: Dr. Scott Turansky
We need a parenting revolution!
Most parenting approaches end up encouraging children to ask the wrong questions about life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?
But God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When parents change the way they parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and then gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life.
Motivate Your Child Action Plan
Authors: Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Use this step-by-step guide to identify a specific problem and then define a character-based solution. Follow five steps to craft a parenting plan tailored to your child’s unique gifts and needs. When parents have defined plans, they move forward with more confidence, see changes more quickly, and experience hope as they grow in their relationship with their child. This book is the practical guide you’ve been looking for and puts into practice the heart-based approach the National Center for Biblical Parenting is known for. This book contains 12 audio teaching sessions from the authors and can be used alongside the book Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told.
Go Fish Guys
The Go Fish guys have redefined what it means to make music for kids! Their mission is to make great music for kids that won’t drive parents BONKERS! We realize that this is a bold statement, so check them out and take a listen and see for yourselves why families everywhere are thanking the Go Fish Guys for saving them from the world of lame kids music!
Jana Alayra and Band
Jana Alayra is an artist with whom many can identify. She is a wife, mother, and friend, busy with the daily routine of tending to the lives of her three daughters and producer husband, Ron. Jana’s enthusiasm and love for Christ are evident, sincere and inspiring. We are currently using this music in Wee Worship on Sunday mornings in the preschool ministry.
Look Up! and Ready to Go!
From the worship team from Gateway Church. This project was created to minister to the next generation that is happening every day in the lives of our young children. The CD’s are filled with songs and words of declaration inspiring young hearts to be bold in their response to the voice of God that speaks openly with them. The first CD, Look Up! captures the attention of the next generation that is already changing their present world with their boldness, while building up their faith to be the catalyst for change tomorrow. Their newest CD just being released soon, Ready To Go! This new release will take you and your amazing kids on an exciting journey of worship with more new and original songs.
Seeds Family Worship
Powerful, Impactful, Rocking, Relevant, Passionate, Inspirational, Fun, Joyful, Energetic, Positive, Rhythmic, Encouraging Worship Music with lyrics directly from the BIBLE. Great for scripture memory for kids and parents! Parents will find themselves learning scripture right along with their kids!
Online Parent Tools for Preschool Parents
Now kids can watch lessons from the Bible anytime, anywhere, on any device! For children ages 3-14. The app can be downloaded and watched from any device.
Easter Resource for Preschool Parents Leading up to Easter