July 2016 Editor’s Notes

We’re having so much fun with Creation Station that we just can’s stop! This month, your preschoolers will continue to be introduced to the days of creation one train car at a time. What’s been your favorite car so far?

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Rest. Recharge. Refocus.

I love social media during the months of May and June!!

Every day there are…
Prom pictures
Graduation ceremonies
Weddings
End-of-year picnics
Awards ceremonies
Soccer/baseball/t-ball championships
Vacations
…the list goes on and on

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Creating A Rhythm of Prayer in the Life of a Preschooler

I recently wrote a blog post about the value of prayer in my life (you can read that post here). One of the reasons prayer is an integral part of my life is because of the value my mom placed on God’s word and prayer when I was young. As an Early Childhood pastor, one of my goals is to encourage and inspire families of preschoolers as they disciple their little treasures.

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Creating a Summer Rhythm

I like a good schedule—the predictability of knowing what to expect. I get to have this three-quarters of the year.

Then, along comes summer with her pool days, her vacations, her warm temperatures, her longer days, and before I know it, she’s got me staying up late, feeling lazy and throwing my schedule right out of the window.

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Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 25th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 25th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Rest. Recharge. Refocus.

Rest. Recharge. Refocus.

I love social media during the months of May and June!! Every day there are… Prom pictures Graduation ceremonies Weddings End-of-year picnics Awards ceremonies Soccer/baseball/t-ball championships Vacations …the list goes on and on While I love seeing all the pictures, sometimes the busyness of our lives is almost overwhelming during this season.  And, while the celebrations are fun, this time of year can also take its toll on us as individuals and as families. Now that the... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 18th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 18th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 11th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 11th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
September 2016 Editor’s Notes

September 2016 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! It’s time to DIVE IN to a new month of curriculum. This month our preschoolers will learn “I can trust God.” They’ll hear the stories of Noah, Jonah and Naaman. And, what do all these stories have in common? Water! So, create an underwater adventure in your environment complete with fish and dolphins and scuba divers and more! We want to make sure our preschoolers know they can ALWAYS trust God. No matter where they go, what happens or who the people are in their... read more

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