Foundational Strength Extracted From Kid's Books & Music
Author : Mark Arens
Submitted : 2010-02-03 07:56:35 Word Count : 980 Popularity: 56
Tags: Book Reviews Children, Christian Kids Books, Confidence within your child, kids books music, love of Christ, love of God, self worth in children, unconditional love, wisdom
Though words may not be able to break our bones, like sticks and stones, they can make our bodies stronger. The reception of loving, positive words builds our foundation on which we live our lives and the construction process begins at an early age through the words heard from Christian kids books, music and videos.
The best books and music for children are those that are filled with positive, uplifting messages that help to form a strong moral character within our children. Much like the life of any sort of plant is determined by the treatment it is given once it begins to sprout, a human also blossoms more beautifully if given tender loving care. By watering young lives with uplifting kid's books, music and movies and having Gods love shine down upon them they will bloom fully with goodness.
Research has shown that children tend to be more receptive to the Gospel than any other age group. Children are open to learning new things and by just a simple song or story their first steps towards a relationship with God can be taken.
To find children's books that have "Love" as the central theme prepares us to follow the second commandment to, 'Love thy neighbor as ourselves.' It can sometimes be hard to love others, it's not a trait that comes naturally like having a passion for chocolate, but must be acquired over time. There are those who never truly master it, but those who start practicing it at an early age are most likely to succeed in life. But before a person can love those around them, they must first love themselves and the tools to do that can be found in good Christian kid's books, music and videos. Not only is the content filled with messages of love, but the act of reading a story or listening to music with a child is a defining example of love.
There are also lots of harmful influences in society, especially these days. Most everywhere we look there are images of violence and sexuality, even within cartoons. Children need positive influences to serve as a counter balance against the dangers of the world.
Another benefit of good Christian kid's books, music and videos is that they promote eternal happiness. With the love of Christ comes an indestructible joy that can only be felt by faith. No matter what struggles may come, a level of comfort can always be found in the knowledge that God will take care of things.
A final benefit of Christian music is the positive effect it has on the mental development of a child. Music is highly regarded as a teaching tool as it improves communication, enhances comprehension and encourages more learning. Children learn by mimicking the sounds they hear and internalize the messages. The lyrics not only make an impact on the feelings and behavior of the child but also in their speaking, as the music should include correctly pronounced words, speech patterns and sentence structure to serve as an example for them to follow.
Children benefit from consistency and repetition, which is also a pattern of many of the stories and songs, and by knowing when music/story time will be their minds are better prepared. It can be while on the way to school, after dinner or at bed time. The key is to turn, otherwise mundane daily events, into a time for education.
With the support of the loving, positive words by Christian kid's books, music and videos, a strong foundation is built; sticks and stones will never break our bones.
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Mark Arens, owner of ThumbPeople, Inc. & author of Thumbuddy Books & products wants to share with you simple tools and ideas of how to empower your family to live a great life! Visit ThumbPeople>> http://www.bookreviewschildren.com