The Merrill's have written a very helpful book about what families can do together besides watch T.V. It's like an encyclpedia of action-packed ideas.
Chapter headings are such a s Thanksgiving in a Gimme World, I am a Possibility, Honor Night, Summer Ordeal or Opportunity? It has so many useful ideas of teaching your children God's ways and not the worlds.
A book geard to families with school-age children, giving a lot of ideas for what to do on "family night". All of the activities are tied to Bible stories, or passages, or can be part of 'character studies'. The authors give lots of "this is how it works in our house" examples, which makes the book an easy read. All of the ideas are very practical and touch on a bunch of real-life topics that most families will face (discipline, schoolwork, prioritizing, etc). This would be great also for grandparents or even Sunday School classes for more ideas on things to talk about or do.
By Focus on the Family Publishing. Presents more than 100 activities that bring companionship and spiritual moments into the center of the family. A special segment on celebraties significant events and teaching children key principles.
Bedtimes stories are great for instilling Christian values in little ones but waht happens when they get older? What do you do then?
This book focuses on the grade school years when children are like sponges and so open to teaching them Christian values.
Parents find this hard, there aren't enough hours in the day, and they want to do it right because the time is so short and precious.
This book has 100 activities to build not only your relationship with your child but also their relationship with God.
They are fun, and craetive, but still put the Lord at the center of your time together.
The authors set aside one night a week to be together at home and this book will supply enough ideas for 2 years for your family.
A really good book.