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← Bible stories for children - would you do it?

debonnesnouvelles's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by debonnesnouvelles

I would absolutely refuse to read them Bible stories. "Because it is so much more fun to make up your own stories before bedtime..." I would invent a story that seems to fit in the moment. If they act disappointed, I will stick to "if you want the story read from a book, we can get daddy to do that of course, as he always does". If they find that too boring, they will listen to my made up story, which will be friendly, not involving scary stuff. And it will be very clear to the children that I have made it up, that that is something I enjoy doing - making up stories because it is fun. Not because my imagination is sacred or super human in any way.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:24:20 UTC | #614361