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Formation resources for families with little ones during shelter in place

This resource is from Canon Margo Peckham Clark, Canon for Conregational Life.

Many people have expressed how important ongoing formation is in times like these. There is a new clergy working group developing some ideas. In the meanwhile, here is a list of wonderful books for young children. Unless noted (*) they are available by Kindle. A possibility for families that may be separated at the moment is a family member not physically present could read a book over FaceTime, Zoom or similar online platform to a child who has it in front of them on a Kindle, Kindle app, or similar!

Two board books from Mika Keefer, both Group Publishing, 2017:

Mad, Glad or Sad, God is For Me
Everywhere I Go, God is With Me

Kristen McCurry, Pray to God! A Book About Prayer, Sparkhouse Family, 2016.

Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins & 2 Sons, Westminster John Knox, 2017.

Two from Matthew Paul Turner, Convergent Books:

When God Made You (2017).
When God Made Light (2018).

Sally Lloyd Jones, Found: Psalm 23, Zonderkidz, 2017 and also *The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, Zonderkidz, 2020.

*Melissa & Doug Reusable Bible Story Stickers.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Children of God Storybook Bible, Zondervan, 2010 (also available as an audiobook).

Two Palm Sunday Books:

*Alice Joy Davidson, My Day With Jesus, Zonderkidz, 2005.
*Carol Heyer, Humphrey’s First Palm Sunday, Worthy Kids, 2013.