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Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

The Kind of Volunteer Your Ministry Needs

So…if no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have… Read More

Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

How to Explain the Easter Story to Your Preschooler

Editor’s Note—Because of the coronavirus, Easter will look a little different in 2020. So we’re helping churches and families adjust to this new reality with a newly reimagined Easter Jam resource. You can download this at-home Easter experience for the whole family… Read More

Child Development | Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Volunteers

The Significant Relationships Every Elementary Schooler Needs

The earlier you gain influence in a child's life, the more equipped you are to influence them later—when it matters even more.   That's one of the best aspects of being a youth leader—you have the incredible opportunity to not only directly impact… Read More

Child Development | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

Laying The Bricks of Moral Foundation

The science of developing an emotional intelligence and moral foundation is complex. But to oversimplify for a minute, from the time a child is born, they must learn to do four things:   Recognize: Name the emotions they feel Manage: Take charge of… Read More

Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

Make It Fun: Helping Elementary Kids Connect with God

There are three drives that are hardwired in every kid: Wonder Discovery Passion  If you think about those drives as dials you turn to help a kid connect with God, then what if you turn those dials to different volumes for different… Read More

Elementary | Events | Orange Strategy | Parents | Volunteers

Connecting The Dots: Helping Your Elementary Schooler Understand Why Easter Matters

Editor’s Note—Because of the coronavirus, Easter will look a little different in 2020. So we’re helping churches and families adjust to this new reality with a newly reimagined Easter Jam resource. You can download this at-home Easter experience for the whole family… Read More

Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Toddler

The toddler phase is famous, and for good reason. It’s the phase when nobody’s on time, everything’s a mess, and one eager two-year-old will insist, “I can do it.” Expect families to be late during this phase.   Maybe a parent had to… Read More

Elementary | Parents | Volunteers

Motivate With Fun! Understanding 3rd and 4th Graders

The science of developing emotional intelligence and moral foundation is complex. But to oversimplify for a minute, from the time a child is born, they must learn to do four things:   Recognize: Name the emotions they feel Manage: Take charge of their… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

How to Make Elementary Schoolers Feel Safe and Loved

When a kid turns five, the whole world opens up to him.   He goes to school—a real school! He learns to tie his shoes and write the alphabet, and suddenly has a limitless number of friends.   And the opportunities for fun grow… Read More