UPCOMING (and Final) MEETING: Friday, April 17th at 9:30am
The last official MOPS meeting is this Friday. But don’t be sad … join us as we celebrate the year and all the ways we have been brave!
Don’t forget that we’ll be having our Spring item swap as well. Bring all your unused and unwanted items to MOPS for a morning of free shopping! All left over items will be taken to a local charity.
The MOPS and Pops Year End Banquet is May 1st 6-8pm
For $10 a person, you will get a delicious catered dinner, child care, and lots of fun. Please come even if your husband can’t make it!
So Many Questions! Encouraging Kids’ Curiosity, by Kimberly Amici (source)
Why do kids ask so many questions? Do yours have a case of the endless, “why?” “how?” and “who?” questions? Children are infinitely curious about this world, which they’re experiencing with fresh eyes for the first time. So much is puzzling and interesting and new to them!
I think the reason God makes our kids so curious is so they will explore His glorious creation with open hearts to receiving and praising Him for what he has done. It’s easy, as an adult, to take His handiwork for granted. But, when there are children in your life, you can’t help but slow down and experience wonder through their eyes.
Here are some tips on exploring what God has created and encouraging your child’s curiosity on your next outdoor adventure together:
Choose a spot to sit. You’ll be surprised what you discover if you stay in one place for a while. Find a place close to home that you can return to often and make observations about the different times of day or seasons in that exact spot.
Be still and patient. Stop for a moment and use your senses to listen, look, smell, and feel what’s around you.
Make comparisons. Take time to examine the differences in the bark of various trees. Notice which flowers can be found exclusively in shady and which in sunny areas. Observe which blossoms that open and close with the sun and which do not.
Learn more. Go to the library or look up online interesting facts about the plants, animals, and bugs you’ve observed.
Record what you discover. Grab a journal or a notebook to bring with you on your explorations to record what you find. Encourage your child to either draw or write the observations! A camera is also a great way to capture the glory of God’s creation. You can print the pictures and add them to your journal next to corresponding notes.
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Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)