Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Nursery Manual

The church just published a brand new manual focused specifically on the needs of the Nursery Aged child. I am so excited. It is well-written and easy to use. The lesson plans are perfect for this age and you can use them at home too if you have nursery aged children. Each lesson has a gospel art picture and a coloring page. There are movement activities and finger plays.

Now I feel a little silly posting our FHE ideas, because this resource is perfect. So this week, I am going to refrain from posting our FHE from last week and just share this new resource with you. I hope you enjoy exploring the new manual as much as I did.

(Side note) I know we are not supposed to aspire to callings, but here is my secret wish. Someday I would like to be on the curriculum committee and plan lesson manuals for primary aged children. I think it would be so much fun. When I saw there was a new nursery manual I was truly as excited as I am at Christmas time! I called my husband at work. I was bubbly. I told everyone I spoke to that day. But no one cared quite as much as I did. At least they weren't ready to flip cartwheels over it. But I love that the church sees needs and fills them so perfectly. I love being a member of such an inspired organization. I love that our leadership is in tune with our Father in Heaven's plan for each of his children and that even our youngest members are important enough to teach the truths of the gospel.

ONE MORE SIDE NOTE...IS ANYONE ACTUALLY USING ANY OF THESE IDEAS? IF YOU ARE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT IS WORTH THE TIME TO SHARE THEM. THANKS!

9 comments:

Peter said...

Thanks for sharing about the nursery manual - I had no idea and I have a calling in the Primary! Where did you hear about this? And I LOVE your FHE ideas. My kids are 2 and almost 4 and your ideas have been perfect for us. I really appreciate your willingness to share, and I am amazed at your creativity when it comes to making FHEs kids really enjoy - thanks! (I'm Katie Rees' friend from NJ.)

Kim said...

Our family did "Jesus Calms the storm" from your blog. I used most of your ideas and ALL my children and hubby had a great time. Thanks

Gina said...

I've loved your ideas! We got the news about the new manual today, too!

Jill McQuade said...

We use your ideas as well. I love that you share them. My sister-in-law has also asked me for the link to this page.

I still don't go to the effort that you do, but it's soo much easier for me to adapt to my family with all the details from your blog.

The Englands said...

Hi, I heard about your blog from my sister in law and was wondering if i could post a link to it on our ward's Relief society blog. Would you mind?
Thanks

CR said...

I definitely use your ideas, I love them! Thank you so much for making life easier for us.I plan on using them for many years to come.

Cortney said...

I'm definitely using the ideas from your blog!

Also- I am THRILLED about the new manual. I'm still waiting on my paper copy to get here. I find distribution to be dreadfully slow! (I ordered last week!)

Megan said...

I just came across your blog and this is fantastic! It is hard to find good FHE ideas for young children - I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 month old. Thank you!

Georganne said...

I just found your blog and wanted to tell you that I am SO grateful for the ideas you have shared! I have four small children and whenever I planned anything... I lost them all within seconds of starting. We skipped more weeks than had it. I love the way you have everything laid out. It works for me, and more importantly, it works for my children. THANK YOU for bringing FHE back to my family!