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Review: Easter books for Under 5s: babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Updated April 2019 Easter is a harder story to tell than the Christmas story, but really vital as it is central to our faith. There’s so much detail, so many layers of meaning and relevance, it’s sometimes hard to know what to leave in and what to leave out. For under 5s, it’s important to remember where they […]

hands-on-discovery

HandsOn discovery

This Friday Team GodVenture (aka me, my Mum and Dad) will be at the Hand in Hand conference in Eastbourne. We’ll be helping run the HandsOn Discovery area as well as selling the new book and other GodVenture products. HandsOn Discovery is a really fun area with 10 zones for different ways of exploring faith, […]

story stones

Story stones

These are usually used to inspire children to invent stories, but I’ve found they can also be used to let them choose Bible stories to explore and engage with the stories. It’s an activity which can be done at any time of year, but we’ve done it on not-so-warm days when I don’t want to […]

Your nativity scene

What’s your nativity scene like?

Home is the perfect place to have a nativity scene which children can play with. Often sets are so beautiful and delicate that they aren’t appropriate for children’s touch, which is a shame. There isn’t any other Bible story which has so many versions available, and play is a wonderful way for children (and adults!) […]

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Sharing love, hope and faith with hurting families

A few years ago, I worked on possibly the best set of books I’ve ever been involved with. The series is called Held in Hope, and they are Christian stories about sickness and death for young children (under 7). I worked with the experienced, wonderful and wise chaplains at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and a talented artist, Rhiannon Molart, […]