My Bible Quiet Book

What a valuable resource! First, it has a helpful cloth handle and zips up to keep pieces inside. What wonderful pieces there are- including a cloth baby Jesus that tucks into the manger pocket. Of 10 pages, 4 (the last 4) are about Jesus. Each page has a nice biblical phrase or sentence like, "Jesus says, 'Follow Me.'" Importantly, it's loaded with fun, tactile bonuses like a zipper, a snap, a string, a button, flaps, pockets, velcro (very, very many), and more! Bible, numbers, and shapes make this an educational product as well. Initially I thought this was a bit pricey, but actually there aren't any comparable choices on the market and this is a high quality gift for toddlers. My Bible Quiet Book is a neat activity book for kids during church services. :)

What a great way to teach children about Jesus in a visual way! This is an engaging, colorful, clear tool

This is in my kitchen window. The words on it seep into my soul while I'm at my sink. I appreciate that it's handcrafted too.

What are some other resources that you have found helpful in feeding your family’s faith?

Any activities? Games? Music? Art? Furniture? Toys? Books?

Feel free to share your ideas with me at [email protected] .

Let's saturate our homes with that which points to the Lord.

In Jesus,

Ruth

My Quiet Time Nook
My Quiet Time Nook

Allegories for Older Ones

Book Recommendations | June 22, 2022

Theotots values clarity over creativity. Toddlers need clarity (not confusion). When I was in seminary I was sometimes subjected to confused creativity. I could give examples, but they wouldn’t really be helpful. And so I like to focus on very direct presentations of the gospel. But what about …

Fathers (Guest Post)

News | June 19, 2022

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there! Let's consider how Jesus taught his disciples to pray in Mathew 6:9-13 and Luke 11: 2-4. He said that when you pray, say “Our Father who is in heaven” The Bible refers to God as a father. The trinity is composed of God the Father, God the Son and God …

God Knows

News | June 18, 2022

Scripture tells us, repeatedly, that God knows our hearts. He knows how many hairs are on our head, He knows what we need, He knows the number of our days, He knows. He knows our children. He knows what are children will be like in the age to come. He knows about the hard times, the sweet times, …

Screen Time...Jesus... Books

Book Recommendations | June 17, 2022

“ All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable .” 1 Corinthians 10:23 As an 18-year-old first semester freshman at my Christian college I attended a required health course taught by Dr. Rita Pritchett. I remember that she shared this bit of wisdom: "In life, our choices are …

(Guest Post) Parenting Perfection Is Unattainable

News | June 15, 2022

PARENTING PERFECTION IS UNATTAINABLE Have you ever shared a story with friends then regretted it because of the level of varied judgement you received? I once told some friends about the onset of my parenting paranoia. It was the time when my son was three years old and he would get impatient …

Church

News | June 12, 2022

" 24 Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25 Traditionally believers in the resurrection of Jesus …

Psalm 103

News | June 11, 2022

I'd like to encourage you with one of my favorite Psalms. So many of the Psalms focus on God’s goodness and, as we meditate on God’s character, we’re conformed more into the image of His Son, Jesus. Specifically, I’d like to highlight that God is gracious and God is Lord. We can dwell securely in …

Sing A New Song To The Lord

News | May 26, 2022

Singing to the Lord is encouraged and is in fact commanded in Scripture. A new song is a fresh song signifying a dynamic, living walk with the Lord. Let’s consider three reasons to sing to the Lord habitually in our homes. First, singing is part of our relationship with God. This is part of our …

Best Big Kid Christian Books (Ages 5 to 9)

Book Recommendations | May 25, 2022

Theotots is focused on highlighting and creating resources for toddlers, but toddlers grow into big kids and so here's a blog post to help direct you toward good choices for post- toddlers. What's included here: A book about prayer An impressive Bible A rhyming Scripture book that is focused on …

Vacation Bible School

News | May 25, 2022

What makes a good VBS? Psalm 127:1 says that, "Unless the Lord builds the house,  those who build it labor in vain." Of course, we can be resource rich in terms of volunteers, activities, etc. and yet, well, what we need is to do what Jesus did. He said that He always did what He saw The Father …

Toys And Audio Products

News | May 24, 2022

I want to begin this by bringing up nutrition (Don’t worry; it’s relevant.). In Guatemala, the diet mainly consists of corn tortillas so, in order to increase protein consumption, helpful folks tried to change the diet. But it didn’t work. People like to eat what they like to eat. Remember when the …

Clear Resources

Book Recommendations | April 20, 2022

In the West parents often have access to an abundance of Christian resources  The question is “What are the most meaningful, quality resources?” Otherwise one could spend thousands of dollars (I have.). Jesus is our Lord and Savior and, in our own discipleship, we have tasted the goodness of …

Best Missions Books for Kids

Book Recommendations | February 7, 2022

“God Said, ‘Go!’” The True Story of a Chinese Missionary to Muslims is a picture book biography that includes follow up action steps for children to move forward in their own faith and obedience. Endorsements: In this inspiring book the author highlights the faithful life of a non-western believing …

"God Said, 'Go!'"

Book Recommendations | February 6, 2022

“God Said, ‘Go!’” This is a picture book biography of a Chinese missionary to Muslims. It’s available in English and Chinese . Endorsements: In this inspiring book the author highlights the faithful life of a non-western believing family and the stages their son goes through to follow the call of …

The Best Christian Books for Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

Book Recommendations | January 14, 2022

The Best Christian Books for Toddlers (Ages 1-3) Enjoy my reviews! Jesus Saves: The Gospel for Toddlers by Sarah Reju Ideas in this book include: God made you, loves you, and sees you. God is your king but you want to be king and you sin. You need to be saved. God sent Jesus who obeyed and died to …

Why I Founded theotots.com

Book Recommendations | January 9, 2022

Why I founded theotots.com:   I want to help you find the best gospel resources for your kids. In this post I will list five reasons why I feel so deeply about this and how the Lord has prepared me for this. 1.       My own childhood was shaped by truths like that Jesus died for my sin. I still …

Guest Post

News | January 2, 2022

A family friend, Pat Jenkins, has graciously shared for this guest post. Enjoy!   Our actions and words can have great influence on our children, even if we don’t think they are paying any attention.  Do we encourage them?  Do we ask for their forgiveness when we have hurt them?  Do we ask for …

Preparing Children

Book Recommendations | December 20, 2021

Preparing Children Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." In this post we’ll briefly consider 3 areas of preparedness: 1. “ Self -care” - Ephesians 5:29 "his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it..." 2. Relationship with the Lord …

Christian Children’s Media

News | December 16, 2021

Best Christian Children’s Media Besides pointing you to the best Christian children’s books, Theotots also wants to help you find the top Christian children’s videos, YouTube channels, apps, etc. Here are some to consider: Bible Adventures (on YouTube), a companion to The Bible App for Kids …

Children’s Ministry

Book Recommendations | December 3, 2021

Baptist Sunday School, Baptist Daycare, Baptist Vacation Bible School, and a Baptist School helped me immensely. God used these to teach me truths like that He is good and loving and powerful and I am a sinner who's saved through Jesus’ (atoning- I may not have understood this so well as a child.) …

Core Doctrines

Book Recommendations | November 29, 2021

Core Doctrines This post is an encouragement to focus on the main points of the faith with your children instead of spending a great deal of effort in teaching kids the less essential truths. I once heard of an exercise with a room full of missionaries. Someone asked them, “What are the key …

Salvation Verses

News | November 21, 2021

May the truths of the gospel be in our hearts and may we often speak of them with our children. Here’s a list of verses on which you could meditate if you like. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John …

"You Heard My Prayer," a book

Book Recommendations | November 14, 2021

What do a flood in Indonesia, an old friend from a distant land, a believer named “Jesus" in South America, and a busy mom have in common? “ You Heard My Prayer .” I will try to summarize the main points here. You see, I wanted to update a book called, “ God’s Very Gracious Gift " to become “ Jesus …

My Husband’s Testimony of Early Faith

News | November 7, 2021

(This is my husband’s story.) W hen can faith begin in a child's life? I believe very early on. In June of 1984 I was just 4 years and a month old. My mom took me to see The Gremlins at the theater, which, retrospectively, we should have skipped. As we were leaving, I sprinted far ahead in the …

Celebrate Christ on the 31st

News | October 22, 2021

Celebrate Christ on October 31st We must guard our children’s hearts. Proverbs 4:23 warns: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.” Some call it a Harvest Party, Costume Day, Fall Festival, Trunk or Treat or something with Candy in its name. Others commemorate …

Scripture Memorization

News | October 17, 2021

Scripture Memorization Psalm 119:11 declares: “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”   We must be intentional. Certain tools can aid our efforts, including music, art and books. Scripture Songs have been enormously helpful in my own practice of memorizing …

Early Literacy- So Children Can Read The Bible

Book Recommendations | October 10, 2021

Early Literacy- So Children Can Read The Bible Our 18-month-old knows some letters. Our 5-year-old is reading at a second grade level. Am I bragging? I’m aiming at credibility. So, here’s the main idea: intentionality. The way to teach children to read is to be intentional about it. This requires …

How To Choose Christian Children's Books

Book Recommendations | October 3, 2021

How To Pick The Best Christian Children’s Books We are blessed to live in a time during which a number of Christian resources are available to English speakers. How can one find the most quality books for discipling children? Here are some questions to consider: Is the content clear, direct, and …

Top Bibles and Bible Storybooks for Kids

Book Recommendations | September 26, 2021

Bible: The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible Gospel Pick: God’s Big Story for You About the Bible: I Love My Bible For Listening: The Rhyme Bible Storybook For Babies: JESUS For Toddlers: I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones For Preschoolers: The Bible App for Kids Bible Storybook For Big Kids: …

Top Gospel Books for Kids

Book Recommendations | September 19, 2021

Call it children's ministry, evangelizing kids, discipling your little ones, introducing infants to Jesus, teaching doctrines to toddlers, or whatever you like, passing faith to the next generation is essential. May these resources serve to direct children to the salvation we have in Jesus. Select …

Loving God And The Things of God

News | September 11, 2021

We would like to help our children to love God and the things of God, cultivating godly attitudes and appetites, so let’s consider some practical ways to serve that purpose. Three key areas can aid in this: personal modeling, church support, and environmental messaging. Let’s explore these three by …

Sharing The Gospel with Little Children

News | August 17, 2021

When introducing infants to Jesus it's helpful to consider saturation, clarity and trust. First, saturation refers to frequent exposure.  Deuteronomy 6 tells us: These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of …