Ages and Stages: How to Teach Children Well—

If you have been around children at all, it does not take long to see how much they change and develop even from week-to-week. In the nursery we see them go from only laying on their back to crawling in what seems like the blink of an eye. In preschool we see them go from talking in a few words to carrying on seemingly long conversations to counting to 100. How did that happen? When they arrive in elementary school we go through the sometimes painful first steps of reading where they sound out every word to reading so clearly and quickly that you wonder how they learned all of that so quickly. Our children change rapidly and it is important that we help them to learn about our great God as they grow at every age level. The next series of blogs is called “Ages and Stages: How to Teach Children Well” and will be written in four stages: Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, and Tweens.

Our blogs will be written by some children’s ministry folks who between the 4—have decades of experience!

Check back every week this month to read a new post on this this important topic.

B.A. Snider has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in PCA churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving or teaching about Jesus. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to  Great Commission Publications  in 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Director.