Children learn by watching their parents. Studies have shown that children, who are read to, are more likely to develop a passion for reading, so we know that it is important to read to our children. However, what we read to our children is even more important.
For adults, reading the Bible should be an important part of our daily life. It helps to expand our understanding of God, and strengthen our faith. Children need the same type of spiritual food as adults. Children need to hear the word of God, so they too can develop a better understanding of their faith. We teach our children not only by reading the Bible to them, but also by letting them see us read it for ourselves.
Children take notice of how we prioritize our lives. If we make it a priority to read our Bible and spend daily time with God, we are setting an example for our children to do the same.
Children also thrive when they have a set schedule. It is important to set up your daily routine, and stick to it as much as possible. When you are planning your schedule, be sure to include a special time to read the Bible to your children, and teach them all of the wonderful stories in the Bible.
The Bible may seem like a complicated book, but there is so much that children can learn from it. God knows how we learn, and he took that into consideration when instructing the recording of the Gospel. The Bible contains several stories and parables that are simple enough for children to understand.
One of the most important things that we as parents can do is to make sure our children learn the Word of God, by showing them how important it is to us.