Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Teach Your Children Well

Does this look familiar to anyone? Does it take you back to your childhood days, perhaps? Both Neil and I learned from this book (and the others from this series) when we were young, and we'd like to pass that tradition of learning down to our own kiddos. Yesterday I went to Chapter and Verse and bought this, along with the New Testament Stories. Chloe loves being read to, and we figure since she'll be going into Sunbeams next year (which I'm in denial about), it's time we start teaching her Scripture stories. Couldn't find the Book of Mormon Stories, but these will suffice for now.

Last night we learned about the war in heaven and tonight we'll read about when God created the earth. Despite how sweet Chloe looks in the picture below, she had quite the meltdown when Neil finished chapter 1 and closed the book. Hopefully this behavior doesn't become part of our nightly routine.

A bit off the subject, but does anyone remember Arch books? It seems we had hundreds growing up, but I'm not sure what happened to them. Mom? These books (and the ones mentioned above) contributed to the knowledge and appreciation I now hold for the priceless stories and lessons of the Bible, and I hope to eventually collect them all for Chloe.



The Smith Clan said...

I remember those books. My mom actually still has a whole bunch from when I was a kid. They are great! Good luck on your hunt, try ebay. Carri

Anonymous said...

None of us is ever going to see a more precious picture than the one of Chloe and her dad reading that precious book. Look at both their faces. Makes you kinda want to melt, doesn't it? I am so happy you got those books, are reading them to Chloe every night, and especially that she loves them so. It will be a lifetime memory for her as well as the priceless gift of scripture reading. You are wonderful parents.

Love you so....

Anonymous said...

P.S. As for the Arch Books - ask your brother :).

Love you!

Wendy said...

I love those books. That's what we read when we were growing up, too. It's awesome that you are continuing that tradition now with Chloe.

Angie said...

Hi Valeri,I'm glad you found me. :)
I love your blog too! And I love what you did with your blog, you have so many great ideas.
It's funny because we have been enjoying those books with Cassidy too. She loves the pictures and thinks everyone with a beard is Jesus.
Chloe is so cute! She's such a happy little girl!

Paula said...

I am going to have to make a trip to that store. Kya just wants to read our scriptures and I am afraid she will tear them. She needs her own scriptures, those would be great.