Saturday, January 19, 2013

Children's Corner: God Made Wonderful Me!

I recently took a class for catechists called "Creative Catechesis" to help you learn how to make your classes more interesting for the students. In this class, we learned about Gardener's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. You can see a graphical representation of it here. By trying to incorporate as many of these intelligences as possible in each lesson, you can reach all or at least a greater number of children than by only focusing on one form of intelligence. Why do I bring this up in a children's book review? Keep reading to find out.

God Made Wonderful Me! written by Genny Monchamp and illustrated by Karol Kaminski is inspired on the the Biblical passage Psalm 139:13-14. "You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know." (Copyright  2013 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

This is the perfect book for your Kinesthetic Learners (those who learn by physical activity). Intended for children ages 1-3, your child will learn basic body parts from their hair down to their toes. With each body part, they are then asked to locate where the body part is on their own body and point it out.

This cute board book however not only helps children learn basic body parts, it reinforces on every page that God made them and loves them. This message is important for children to learn at an early age. However, I also think adults need to be reminded of this truth frequently as our faith isn't as childlike and completely trusting as it could be. So pick up this 5 star book from Pauline Books and Media and teach your children early on that God took the time to make each one of them individually and loves them very much.