Dworin, 38, a mother of three and a former parenting magazine editor, blogs about the quirky journey of her Lutheran family: Dan, 39; Janine, 11; Ben, 8 and Jillian, 5, at www.thelutheran.org/blog/parenting.
Q: My preschooler is starting to sound out simple words as he learns how to read. What can I do to help him develop a habit of picking up the Bible?
A: One of the best things parents can do from the start is to show their young children that it’s fun to read the Bible.
If your child sees you engaged in a Bible story, they’ll grow up with the concept that these stories are interesting and fun to read. Children’s Bibles with colorful and engaging illustrations are perfect for pre-readers such as your son.
Other resources, such as The Little Lutheran, also help your child grow in faith as he learns more about the ongoing story of God’s love.
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