Faith is very important to us. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and yes, we are Christian. Bringing Heavenly Father into our homeschool is something we do daily with prayer (family and personal), scripture study, and personal history lessons of our LDS prophets. Faith is one of the top reasons we decided to homeschool our children, one of many reasons. Elion loves the Experience God through Mother Goose Time. She receives lessons about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, scripture study, and she grows with prayer through Experience God.
What is Experience God with MGT?
Experience God is a additional Christian program that Mother Goose Time offers Christian parents or preschool/daycare providers. With this additional program, we added a daily devotion into Elion’s circle time. Elion not only gets crafts to do to expand her learning of the scriptures, she also gets story cards to better understand what she is reading. For a preschooler, the bible can be hard to understand so Mother Goose Time makes it easier for her. Plus, she loves it!
How we use Experience God with MGT.
We have bible and scripture time daily in our home. Before we start our homeschool, we say a prayer together. Then, the first thing we do is fill ourselves with the living word. Next, my older children do their copywork for 20 min each morning after scripture study. While my older children are busy with copywork, I have one on one time with Elion and do her Experience God.
First, Elion and I have a prayer together. She picks who says the prayer. Most of the time its herself! LOL
The story scene, I set it out all at once and I read the King James Bible version for each part of the story before I read the wonderful story on back of each card. Of course, Elion doesn’t really understand the KJV (King James Version) of the bible. I want her to get the feel for reading it with me. I love how she can understand the story with these amazing story cards. Mother Goose Time allows Elion to fully understand the bible through the illustrations on the cards, acting out the actions given to her on the cards, and the way the story is written for her to understand! She loves it and so do I!
I also do the let’s discuss that on the weekly parents newsletters. These are amazing teaching tools that help guide me in our discussions. We then complete, in random order, the activity, the coloring, and the craft.
This month her favorite craft so far is the Jonah in the boat!
What other items do you find helpful in the Experience God program that bring your daughter closer to her Father in Heaven?
I love the coloring pages that Elion has and the crafts. After coloring a page or putting a craft together, she relates to the scriptures (I can tell that she really understands and applies what she has learned). Her scripture strength is growing and she has a wonderful item that she has made in her words, “this is for Jesus, mommy” for Jesus!
Experience God is a wonderful Christian program and every month the theme changes. Elion moves through the scriptures and gains knowledge bringing her closer to Heavenly Father. I would recommend reading the statement of faith to see if Experience God is a good fit for your child. Then order yours, anytime, to add to your already wonderful preschool curriculum.
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