President Hinckley has counseled parents: “Read to your children. Read the story of the Son of God. Read to them from the New Testament. Read to them from the Book of Mormon. It will take time, and you are very busy, but it will prove to be a great blessing in your lives as well as in their lives. And there will grow in their hearts a great love for the Savior of the world, the only perfect man who walked the earth. He will become to them a very real living being, and His great atoning sacrifice as they grow to manhood and womanhood, will take on a new and more glorious meaning in their lives” (quoted in Church News, 6 Dec. 1997, 2)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Week 1: Chapter 1 - How We Got the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon
Chapter 1 - How We Got the Book of Mormon

I have decided not to reinvent the wheel and I am going to follow loosely the Book of Mormon Study Guide: Age of Innocence schedule to begin with. This schedule does not have the first chapter of the Book of Mormon Scripture Stories, however, I am going to cover that chapter this week.

The idea is to read the one story to your child for the full week. I am also going to endeavour to incorporate reading an actual scripture from the references given in each chapter. In doing this, I hope to instill the sense of actual scripture study and NOT just reading stories and doing activities. This means having a set of scriptures for your child. Probably one of the soft blue covered Book's of Mormon is enough for a child that young.

When reading the story, make sure you use a lot of inflection in your voice. Sound excited about things that are exciting. Sound sad when things are not going so well for the hero of the story. The pictures in the stories are not catered towards toddlers who love bright colours, but I find that if I am pointing to the picture while I describe it, LQ seems a little more interested.

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