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Teaching Young Children the Scriptures

Many adults underestimate kids’ ability to absorb information, both in terms of what they’re able to understand and what they are able to retain. Those little sponges soak up and hold a phenomenal amount, and it’s actually easier to teach young children to memorize scriptures than older kids. Perhaps because my own mother employed several tools to help me memorize fairly long passages in my pre-kindergarten years, I have always assumed that my children are also able to remember as much. We work on memorization as a family, every day, a bit at a time. I will now share, for the first time ever, The Rose Method For Keeping One’s Hair While Simultaneously Getting Toddlers and Preschoolers to Sit Still For Half a Second, Learn an Entire Scripture, and Occasionally Feel the Spirit. (Feel free to use it as you like.) Here it is:

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