Stories of God’s Love for Parish
Stories of God’s Love for preschool (ages 3-4 or 4-5) and kindergarten builds connections between home, church, school, and family. Written by a team of early childhood specialists, this program follows the USCCB’s “Guidelines for Pre-School Materials” and meets the early learning standards of the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC).
Throughout 31 lessons, kindergartners' hearts are touched with the message of Scripture and contemporary stories are told to help them make the connections between Scripture and everyday life using stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Real-life connections are made following the presentation of a key story from the Bible one week, the next week’s lesson invites the child to connect the Bible story to everyday life. Ten additional lessons introduce students to the liturgical seasons and holy days.
A strong faith foundation is laid for those who will be using Blest Are We Faith in Action, Be My Disciples or another elementary religion program.
Stories of God’s Love Components
Family Focus pages help facilitate continued faith sharing in the home through prayer, activities, and reflection. A separate family magazine, available for purchase, helps families focus on practicing key virtues as they relate to the Stories of God’s Love lessons.
Additional program resources include the Program Director’s Manual, Music Program, and Story Posters. Online resources for children, parents, catechists, and teachers include prayers, activities, articles, and games.
RCL Benziger is excited to provide short training videos containing tips that will help you engage young children in your preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
Join Miss Debbie as she prepares to teach each lesson in Stories of God’s Love specifically for preschoolers ages 4 and 5. Miss Debbie’s Tips for teachers may be used for our Stories of God's Love 3-4, 4-5, and Kindergarten programs. Access Miss Debbie's tips here.