This past month, we asked our friends on Facebook what resources they would like to see on Teaching Catholic Kids. Thanks to all who have responded. Here are some of the posts we received along with links to the relevant resources.
My children are entering into the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It would be nice to find information and activities for me to use at home to prepare them for what is coming up. TCK suggestion: The First Reconcilation Family Poster»
I'd like to look at how to guide even the earliest learners (5 and below). TCK Suggestion: Catechist Companion-What You Need to Know, Early Childhood»
I'd like to see practical ideas for encouragement during Reconciliation preparation. TCK Suggestion: Teach It, Penance and Reconciliation»
Maybe some ideas on how to teach the Hail Mary and Our Father to Kindergartners. Some of them can't read yet. TCK Suggestion: Listen to the sample of "The Lord's Prayer" from the Allelu! CD»
How do you know that there is a God when we can't see him? TCK Suggestion: Amy Welborn's Prove It! God helps answer teen's tough questions»
How to inspire children who have no interest in learning their faith, Scripture. TCK Suggestion: Be an Amazing Catechist! by Lisa Mladinich is made for teachers who need help»
Thanks again for your great questions!
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God bless! -- Dave (Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your suggestions and questions.)
Ordinary Time Resources»
Activity One: (Grades K-5): St. Francis activity»
Activity Two (Grade 6 and up): Discussion of OSV Newsweekly Oct. 3, 2010 issue article, "Franciscan Brothers follow in St. Francis's bare footsteps"»
Teacher Pattern: Plan ahead for All Saints’ Day and visit catholicmom.com»
Click for a sample»
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Listen to an interview»
Visit the author's web site»
New Feature! Lifelong Catechesis Corner: Ways to Pray as a Family»
Catholic Stewardship for Kids: What can we do about it?»
Soul Food for Teachers: Meditation from My Daily Visitor»
Catechist Know-How: From Mary Lou Rosien, "Homework"»
TCK archives: Our past months are always available, with resources and free downloads»
We hope these new resources will continue OSV's mission of bringing your Catholic faith to life!
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General intercession for the parish: Let us pray for steadfastness in our belief that God hears and guides us always. Amen.
From the Lifelong Catechesis web site of OSV Curriculum Division»
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