The greatest gift you can give to your children is instilling in them a love for God. ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ we’re told in Proverbs 22:6. How true! In my opinion, the second greatest gift you can give your kids is a love of reading. When you have a way to combine the two, you’ve hit the proverbial jackpot.
Graham Blanchard, a Christian publishing company, knows these to be fact as well. Starting early is key. I read to my kids from the day we brought them home as infants from the hospital. Quality board books get babies & toddlers acclimated to the reading process.
By combining sound Biblical principles with beautifully illustrated board books, caregivers can be confident that their little ones are learning & enjoying themselves.
The ‘Learn, Absorb & Praise Classic Collection‘ is a set of 3 board books. To better understand the concepts your kids will be learning, Graham Blanchard has put together a Scope & Sequence document. You can view it at the following link: http://bit.ly/GB_ScopeAndSequence. It offers an informative overview that you won’t get from other publishers. It’s truly amazing that children can so much from a board book!
This document shows the correlation between faith & world that will set a foundation for years to come. Once they start making connections between God & His creation, teachable moments will be available to caregivers daily.
Here are some important things to know about the books & their publisher:
“AUSTIN, Texas – Will we have wings in heaven? Will the boy in my class who doesn’t believe in God go to Hell? Does God really have a beard? These are just examples of the many questions parents regularly get asked by their kids about religion. And while church and Sunday school can be a vital place for little ones to learn about God, do parents have enough resources to not just entertain, but truly teach young children about Christ in the home?
Graham Blanchard Inc., a Christian Publishing company based in Austin, Texas, is on a mission to encourage and equip parents to effectively reach their kids about God, even at a very young age. Following the warm reception of their debut fall titles, positively reviewed by outlets like Publishers Weekly, CBA Retailers & Resources and numerous websites and blogs, Graham Blanchard is releasing three new books on Feb. 1, 2014.
Jesus Saves Me, from the Knowing My God series, is a Learn book, which features photography paired with John 10:14-16, Jesus’ own words to a child’s life. The book’s main theme, Jesus as the Good Shepherd, is a simple and engaging introduction to the Lord’s mission on Earth and the reason for Easter Celebration.
Close As a Breath, an Absorb book, captures a young girl’s magical fall day out with her dad. Along the way, she peppers her father with questions about the natural world and ultimately about God. Graham Blanchard calls such questions “golden moments” for parents to help connect facts about God to a child’s personal relationship with Him.
Little Seed: A Life follows the life cycle of a seed, which is given everything it needs to grow into what it was made to be. A Praise book, Little Seed: A Life, gives a luminous chronicle of one of God’s most fundamental creations, and a versatile teaching symbol used throughout the Bible.
The books are all authored by Callie Grant, a writer, educational content developer and founder of Graham Blanchard. Grant, a former member of the Scholastic Inc. development team in Palo Alto, Calif., founded the company after struggling to find trade books for her young daughter to help nurture a firmer foundation with God in the important early years.
Graham Blanchard Inc. is based in Austin, Texas, with a growing team of writers, editors, illustrators, parents and pastors. The company is passionate about providing the highest quality books and resources to promote a love of learning about God, in addition to supporting families with prayer and the shared experiences of other parents. Graham Blanchard books are distributed by STL, Spring Arbor and Anchor Distributors and represented by McLemore/Hollern & Associates. For more information please visit http://www.grahamblanchard.com.”
With the holiday season approaching, this is a great way to keep Christ in Christmas. Please visit their site for their blog, social media, & ordering info.
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