From the Press
In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!, four-year-old Ryan explains to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what is happening as they attend church on Sunday morning. He lets Rufus know when it’s time to sing and to pray and to be quiet. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to an experience that most children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities. This is just one of the first titles in a new series of inspirational books for preschoolers. Also available now:Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers.
Our Book Review
Rufus and Ryan Go to Church is an adorable little book for young toddlers to read. Delbert and Zeva really enjoy reading this book several times. It’s got small enough words that Delbert can feel like a big brother reading to his little sister. The illustrations are enough that Zeva literally has been toting it around all over the house and flipping through the pages numerous times. She loves to hear the story of Rufus’s trip to church.
Ten Tips For Introducing Your Child to Worship
The author also provided ten tips worth mentioning for you to consider doing with your young kids to help them be prepared for church.
1.) Attend a child-friendly church.
2.) Bring your child to church on a day other than Sunday morning.
3.) Take home a worship bulletin and go through the service at home.
4.) Play “Let’s go to church” at home.
5.) Read the Bible and pray at home.
6.) Sit near an aisle or in a place where you can make an exit if needed.
7.) Be prepared with a worship notebook or bag.
8.) Teach basic church etiquette.
9.) Get to know the pastor.
10.) Don’t give up!
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What are some tips you have for getting kids prepared for church?
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