Thursday, September 25, 2008

FHE Idea

Since we've been married, Family Home Evening lessons have always revolved around very grown-up topics and grown-up conversation. We've used big words, no visuals, and lots of scriptures.

We continued with this after Rachel was born. She spent most of her FHEs nursing or sleeping.

She's bigger now, though, and a lot more focused and we've been struggling with what to teach her and how. We lack resources and we lack creativity. Rachel loves to look through her "reverence book" and talk about the things in the pictures--sacrament, temples, prophets, Jesus, etc.--and that's been going alright, but what we really wanted was some sort of direction to go with this. We want to teach her the basic gospel principles in our home so that she can start building her testimony today.

But how do you help a one year old do that?

You use the new nursery manual! I'm so excited that they've redone this! It has awesome little lessons that are still a little too long for Rachel's sake but simple enough that she can sit through about half of one. There are pictures and activities with every lesson. In short, it's awesome.

Andrew taught the first lesson this Monday and Rachel seemed to enjoy it.

5 comments:

Rosie said...

I bought one of the right when we got back from Europe... i didn't know they were new then but I agree... they are AWESOME! We love ours too.

kimberlee said...

I had the same exact thought. I read the news article in the Ensign about the new manual coming out and it suggested using the contents for Family Home Evening lessons. I went right out and picked one up. Apparently I wasn't the only one because they were all out of stock at the distribution center. What an awesome resource though! The first week I picked the lesson entitled, "I Will OBEY," hoping that would have some effect on the girls' listening skills. :) Oh well, we win some, we lose some.

by the way, things are definitely not the same without you here in our breezeway. we've had a total overhaul - you guys left, the people next to you left, and the Andersons left. I enjoy reading about your adventures on your blog. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Kelline said...

I just orderd my manual, yesterday...What a wonderful idea, ya think I would have thought of it, since A: used to teach nursery and B: have so many kids!

Kelline said...

I just orderd my manual, yesterday...What a wonderful idea, ya think I would have thought of it, since A: used to teach nursery and B: have so many kids!

Krystal said...

that's a great idea!! thanks for sharing with us!