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!

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