Sunday is always church day. While hubby and my kid are downstairs hearing mass (and chasing each other around the church), I play for my children’s choir on the choir loft.

So we prepare Aria by singing this song:

Here is the church, here is the steeple,
Open the doors and see all the people
Here is the person climbing upstairs
And here he is a-saying his prayers.

Complete with hand gestures! I got it from a book filled with songs for one and two year-olds, which I will show on a different post.

I also taught her to read the bible, through this:

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I bought this at an LRT station where the Philippine Bible Society once set up a booth. It’s a board book, and filled with different bible stories. They got to summarise some books into one paragraph stories. Pretty hard, but they did an awesome job.

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My husband got this from Filbar’s a few days back. Very timely. Lent is fast approaching and Easter is what we should prepare more for. Few words for every picture which makes it very easy to read. Also a board book.

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Okay, this is not a book but an iPad app, the Carry along Bible. Really easy read. A male recording of the text can be played, and you can record your own voice, too. Aria memorized almost all bible characters presented here–Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samson, David and Goliath, and Jesus, among others. She can even recite some stories already.

We let her choose what she wants to read. When she shouts ‘read the bible’ in increasing intensities, it must be the iPad app, cos usually it’s about bedtime when she picks up the iPad while nursing at me (yeah we still nurse at 29 months!)

She also knows a bible song, which I learned as a kid during Vacation Bible School. Oh how I love that bible school, even if it’s another religion! Allow me to end this post with that song:

Read your bible, pray everyday, pray everyday, pray everyday
Read your bible, pray everyday
And you grow, grow grow (3x)
Read your bible, pray everyday
And you grow, grow, grow.

~ Touringkitty

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