One of the things that my husband and I prayed to be able to instill in our child in his early years is to devote a regular time each day to read God’s word. It helps a great deal that our son loves reading so much. Learning to read at four and progressed to reading with comprehension when he was five allows for him to enjoy hours upon hours of reading as opposed to what kids nowadays are easily exposed to – gadgets.
What basically got this homeschooler to take interest in doing devotions at six years old is his love for reading. He loves going to bookstores, second hand ones or otherwise to pick a book every time we visit the mall. I can leave him reading his book for hours a day and he’s fine.
Don’t get me wrong. This little guy loves gadgets as well. Alone with any gadget, computer or television, he will, for sure, submerge in these zombifying tech stuff if left to himself. We do allow him these gadgets. But with an hour limitation. Oh! Did I mention that we sometimes forget time? And when we do, we pay dearly for it. He just gets out of sorts!
My son attends Sunday School. But it is hardly enough. God has summoned parents in Deuteronomy 11:19, “You shall teach them (the Scriptures) to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise.” Read this article »
This video was taken today. Jed used to recite Psalm chapter 100 before without the “and thens.” This was the very first chapter he memorized since we started homeschooling. Preschool with Ace and Christi, makes memory verse retention easier even as it introduces the verse to the child, one line at a time. Every line also comes with action associated to the verse. He has several other verses memorized already and Psalm 100 was part of the review section for today’s class.
1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.