The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E. Did you ever sing that song as a kid? Did you believe it? What better time to introduce the Bible than the preschool years?
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
It’s easy to think that preschoolers have no business with a real Bible, that’s why toddler Bibles were created, right? But how are they supposed to learn how special God’s word is if we keep it from them? Yes, I know that the little ones can’t read yet, but I also know how they soak everything up like a sponge.
I once heard that as infants, they fall in love with their teachers, the ones who care for and meet their needs each week. As they turn into toddlers, they fall in love with their teacher’s Bible and all the wonderful accounts of God’s work found inside. And lastly, as preschoolers, they fall in love with their teacher’s Savior. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
There are many ways to incorporate the Bible into a preschooler’s life. The most obvious way is to read to them. Simplify it to teach them that it is God’s special book, His words to them. You can sing about it. Preschoolers love music and repetition. You can let them hold it, showing them the words in it and letting them turn the pages. And most importantly, you can let them see you using your Bible. Leading by example and showing them how important God’s word is to you is the best example.
I don’t know about you, but I get pretty excited about the thought of introducing the Bible to preschoolers. God commands us in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Now, who has that song stuck in their head? The B-I-B-L-E …