Preschool

Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

3 Ways to Activate Your Preschooler’s Mind This Summer

Summer.   We can't wait for it to get here—and, by mid-July, we can't wait for it to be over.   And if you have little ones, you know how challenging summer can be. When you're not on vacation or sending your preschooler to… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool

How Faith Changes for Kindergarteners

Sometimes it's so easy to get lost in the practical side of going back to school—buying backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks—that it's almost natural for parents to forget about what their child might be going through emotionally. This is especially important in those… Read More

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 | 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

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

Child Development | Preschool

How to Read Your Little Artist’s Mind

Your preschooler thinks like an artist. And “Read their mind” is just another way of saying: Every leader needs to understand what’s changing mentally and physically.   When you know what can be expected of a phase, you are able to give kids… Read More