6 Ways to Embrace the Physical Needs of a Toddler

6 Ways to Embrace the Physical Needs of a Toddler

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two your little one will grow to half their adult height—something they’ll spend the next two decades reaching. And their shape will morph from one designed for doing a whole bunch of nothing to one that can crawl, walk and run. With the world at their fingertips, there’s still so much they can’t do. That’s where you come in. Your Toddler’s Physical... Read More
VBS: Every Child Belongs

VBS: Every Child Belongs

Christmas tunes may be in this week’s Spotify playlist of choice, but summer planning is a necessary endeavor now to save energy and minimize stress down the road. If the average VBS program in a local church occupies 2-3 hours each day for 3-5 days, that’s anywhere from 6-15 hours with kids. In terms of weekend planning, it’s months of programming concentrated into a very short amount of time. Overwhelmed yet? Easily so. Everyone has those Sundays checking your watch wondering if the... Read More
VBS: More than Event Planning, Make it Intentional

VBS: More than Event Planning, Make it Intentional

by Rebekah Bullard A few months ago, in a conversation with another ministry leader, I asked, “How does your church do VBS?” Her response caught me off guard. She said, “We don’t. I am not as brave as you.” I was taken back because, in my experience, VBS was seen as a non-negotiable staple in our calendar planning. As I replayed this interaction in my mind, I put on my critical thinking hat to empathize with her thought process. There are many reasons why she may have responded this way: Time... Read More