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What Is Theotots?

Book Recommendations | August 2, 2022
          Theotots is committed to highlighting and creating quality gospel resources that focus on introducing children to Jesus in clear, engagingly age-appropriate ways. We take our cue from Deuteronomy 6 and think that an immersive, Montessori type of atmosphere is conducive to passing on the …

Christian Children’s Resources

Book Recommendations | July 30, 2022
Christian Organizations, Ministries, Products, And More   In this post I will share a number of resources to be aware of. This doesn’t exactly mean that I’m endorsing them unless I do so directly (but, of course, if I strongly objected to them they wouldn’t be included). This list is not …

God’s Unseen Protection

Book Recommendations | July 28, 2022
GOD’S UNSEEN PROTECTION GUEST POST BY BETTY ROTICHE Growing up in my parents’ house entailed rules and more rules. The rules became flexible as we children grew older.  My parents insisted that, as long as we lived under their roof, we had to follow the rules. They subscribed to the school of …

Guest Post: My God Sees Me

Book Recommendations | July 7, 2022
MY GOD SEES ME Have you ever been in a situation where you felt alone and forgotten? It is normal to have those feelings of isolation at some point. In Genesis 16 and 21, we encounter a character whose circumstances changed quickly on two different occasions. She was an Egyptian woman called Hagar. …

Gestation, Delivery, and Baby Products

Book Recommendations | June 25, 2022
My good friend is pregnant; praise God! This post is dedicated to their family and hopefully it will be helpful as I share about Christian products and other resources that I have found useful. Theotots does not, generally, endorse non-Christian products and companies. These are personal …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

"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 …

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 …