Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chatechism for Young Children

I ran across a Catechism for Young Children (An Introduction to the Shorter Catechism) online the other day and I'm just loving it!  Honestly, I haven't read through the whole thing to endorse it, but I love the first page so far!  These sort of short, simple questions are fantastic, because they don't have to be taught in a formal, rigorous setting, but can be taught interspersed throughout the day....ask a question while your child is getting dressed, introduce a new question during dinner, etc. 

Here are the first few question, so far Tim has taught Trevor the first three...

Q1 - Who made you?
A   - God.

Q2 - What else did God make?
A   - God made all things.

Q3 - Why did God make you and all things?
A   - For his own glory.

Q4 - How can you glorify God?
A   - By loving him and doing what he commands.

Q5 - Why ought you glorify God?
A   - Because he made me and takes care of me.

Q6 - Are there more gods than one?
A   - There is only one God.

Q7 - In how many persons does this one God exist?
A   - In three persons.

Q8 - What are they?
A   - The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

I love this because it is conversational and it's simple enough for a small child to remember and even understand some of it =)  I also want to start some Scripture memorization soon, but haven't thought too hard about it. Does anyone have anything they've done and enjoyed with their little kids?

Happy Learning!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...