Resources for you and your children
Below are a number of resources that we hope will be useful to you and your children during this time. We are very grateful to Riverchurch for letting us pass on their suggestions to you. Please note we are not able to check through all the content on all of the links below. Please ensure that any resources you show your children are appropriate for them.
Only a Boy by Scott McLachlan, is a series of nine books which tell biblical stories from a slightly different perspective – that of a young boy.
Written originally as a “read to” book, for Fathers to read to their own children, it tackles well-known events with the aim of encouraging questions, developing an understanding of some of the scriptural principles involved.
Scott say, "I originally started to write these at a time when my own son was around ten years old, when I felt the books we had were insufficient in their level of challenge to his understanding. I read to him before bed each night and began to explore the possibility of writing my own material."
We are immensely privileged that Scott has chosen to share these stories with us - we hope you are blessed by them.
Friends & Heroes
Friends and Heroes traces the tale of two friends, Macky and Portia, whose adventures lead them across the ancient world as they fight for justice and even survival against the might of the Roman Empire. There is also a great website where the kids can play games and do activities linked to the episodes!
The Story Keepers
A children's animated adventure series which tells the story of the adventure of four children on the run from persecution in Nero's Rome. They are hidden in a bakery by Ben, a Christian Baker, who tells them stories of the life of Jesus.
Superbook teaches children timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children and their robot friend.
The first three seasons are available on the Superbook website as well as games and activities for the children to interact with - registration is required.
Beginners Bible App
The bestselling Bible storybook of all time is now available in an iPad app that includes narration, music, and sound effects that help bring 94 Bible stories to life like never before. With Bible characters you can touch, colouring pages, puzzles, and games, this app brings God's Word to children ages 2-6 in an engaging and interactive way.
The Bible App for Kids
Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible
The Guardians of Ancora
Explore the ancient world of the Bible, meet Jesus and return light to the city of Ancora. Guardians of Ancora is a fun, epic parkour adventure game where players have to run, jump, roll and slide their way through stories of the Bible where they’ll meet Jesus and experience the miracles he performed.
Bible Chat Mat allows people of all ages to read the Bible and have conversation together, whether around a meal table, sitting on the sofa or wherever works best. The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible story in your own unique way. Bible Chat Mats commissioned by the Diocese of Bath and Wells (click here for more info).
Fun ways of demonstrating biblical principles to your children using objects found around the home
Resources for parents
Parenting for Faith
God has placed you in your child’s life and you are perfectly positioned to parent them for faith, just as you are right now. We want you to feel confident, equipped and resourced, and help you discover what it looks like to help your children and teens be connected to God in the everyday.
Parenting for Faith provides loads of resources and keys tools to help you find the best way to parent for faith. Why not check out their podcast
Ministry to Children
Some really helpful tips on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus. This website is full of articles, resources, activities and videos to help parents