Recommendations on Ways to teach Faith at Home, in the Car, and assist during Mass
The Bible App is a great resource for our kids who like screens. If you are in a hurry or driving to basketball, your kids can be enriching their faith with this free App. You can find more information by clicking here!
For the child who hates to read and loves comic books, The Action Bible is for you! It is well illustrated and tells the story of Salvation in an easy to read and fun way. You can find out more information here!
The Catholic Children’s Bible from Saint Mary’s Press is a great resource for a motivated reader. The stories of our Catholic faith come alive with beautiful artwork, larger text, and many more features that enhance comprehension. You can find more information here!
Breakthrough! is the next Bible option from Saint Mary's Press for your older child 4th - 6th grade. You can find some more information here.
The Catholic Youth Bible is the next Bible option from Saint Mary's Press for your child 6th grade - adult. You can find out more information here!
What is a Catechism you ask? The Catechism is the encyclopedia of our faith. Many people have never heard of it or have even seen it. Fortunately, there is a small one written for teens as a way for them to find the answers to the many questions they ask. Although it is geared more towards High School aged kids, it is not a bad idea to buy one in order to expose the kids to the idea that our faith is guided by the Church. They can find explanations to all the teachings we follow as Catholics in the YouCat (Youth Catechism). Find out more information here!
DOCAT answers the question: ‚What should we do?’; it is like a user’s manual that helps us to change ourselves with the Gospel first, and then our closest surroundings, and finally the whole world. For with the power of the Gospel, we can truly change the world. A sequel to the Youcat series, you can find out more here.
Incorporating play, memorization, prayer, and group interaction, Great Adventure Kids uses specially designed learning tools that let’s children relate Bible stories to their own lives and familiarizes them to the story that runs throughout all scripture. Find out more information here!
An App with colorful flash cards and fun games to help teach Catholic vocabulary words at home or on the go! It is $5 to download, but a great resource if you can afford it. Find out more information here!
Holy Heroes! Fun activities helping you bring the joy of faith to your family. Find fun liturgical timed activities and Saint information. You can find more information here!
EWTN (Cox channel 285) is Catholic television, if you don't already know. Consider DVRing and previewing a series called "Animated Stories from the Bible" 4:30-5:00 Thursdays. Our children have learned a lot about the Bible by watching these over and over, by request.
Check out this website and search "God's Story" and find numerous animated cartoons of Bible stories.
Crossroads - Kids' Club - God's Story
Suggestions for parents with children at Mass
• Some families find that sitting near the front help children see.
• Share the hymnal with children, or purchase a children's Missal. We recommend The Mass for Children by Jude Winkler or the MagnifiKid.
If you want a great way to learn the Bible while traveling in the car, we highly recommend Adventures in Odyseey. It is Protestant based, but it does a great job presenting the truths and Bible stories from Scripture. The three we recommend are : Bible Eyewitness, Hall of Faith, Bible Eyewitness: Collector's Set, and a great one for Advent: Countdown to Christmas. Our kids have learned more about the Bible than I ever did at their age solely using these while we drive. They have a 14 day trial if you want to check it out or buy them through Amazon or Christian Bookstore.