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Use Cut-and-Paste Books in Disability Ministry

Use Cut-and-Paste Books to Teach Bible Lessons in Disability Ministry Children with disabilities often need many repetitions of a Bible story to truly understand it. Church activities are limited in time. Cut-and-paste books are a good resource to provide repetition and to send home with parents/caregivers for reinforcement. In this article, we will talk about […]

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Use adapted matching games to teach Bible lessons to children with disabiltities

Adapt Matching Games to Teach Bible Lessons to Children with Disabilities

Adapt matching games to teach Bible lessons to children with disabilities Learn how to adapt matching games to teach Bible lessons to children with disabilities, and learn how to use matching games to create meaningful connections between children and faith. In this blog post, we’ll talk about different ways to use matching games with children

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Teach The Christmas Story to Children with Disabilities

Repetitions of Bible concepts help children with disabilities understand and learn more. Learn how to use playdough to teach The Christmas Story to children with disabilities. Use Playdough to Teach The Christmas Story to Children with Disabilities What are Bible playdough *smash* mats? A *smash* mat includes concepts that children learn. In the case of

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Use visual supports to teach Bible stories

How to Use Visual Supports in Disability Ministry

How to Use Visual Supports in Disability Ministry Use visual supports to engage kids with disabilities in learning Bible stories! Discover techniques to effectively communicate stories to children with disabilities and learn how visual supports can create meaningful connections between children and faith. In this blog post, we’ll talk about visual supports in disability ministry.

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Bible *Smash* Mats for Children with Disabilities

Repetitions of Bible concepts help children with special needs understand and learn more. Volunteers and buddies can review and reinforce Bible lessons for children with disabilities with Bible *smash* mats. What are Bible *smash* mats? A *smash* mat includes concepts that children learn. In the case of Bible *smash* mats, the goal is to review

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Behavior Challenges in Special Needs Ministry

Behavior Challenges in Special Needs Ministry Children with special needs may show challenging behavior in response to frustration, needs not being met, and more. Social mini-stories are one way to help children know what is going on and better ways to respond. In this blog post, we’ll talk about social mini-stories and how you can

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Visual Schedules for Children with Special Needs

Visual Schedules for Children with Special Needs Children with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety can have difficulty with time and transitions at church. They often can’t tell time or don’t want to leave an activity they are interested in. Visual schedules can help children understand their environment, know what’s going on, and decrease challenging behavior.

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Communicate with Families of Children with Special Needs at Church

Communicate with families of children with special needs at church Families of children with special needs have unfortunately experienced church hurt. Families have arrived with their children to church only to be told, “We aren’t equipped to deal with your child” or “We need you to stay with your child instead of going to worship.”

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Help Children with Special Needs Learn Bible Lessons

Help children with special needs learn Bible lessons Children with special needs often need Bible concepts repeated, shorter sentences, and a focus on key ideas to learn. In this blog post, we’ll talk about ways to use language and activities to help children with special needs learn Bible lessons. Why do I need to change

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Bible Sensory Bins for Children with Disabilities

Use Sensory Bins to Teach Bible Lessons to Children with Disabilities Children with disabilities often need to hear Bible lessons multiple times to truly understand them. To extend Bible lesson time for children with disabilities, consider using activities like sensory bins. Children learn more when they are having fun and being successful, and volunteers love

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