Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catechism: "What God made?"

Rosalind just woke up from a nice long nap and is entertaining herself with a series questions:

"What Ro-Ro [Rosalind] made?" (pause)
"What God made? Fowers. Sun. Moon.
"Where sun?" Dere sun-owside!

I am constantly amazed by how quickly children pick up on things. A few weeks ago, after noticing how Rosalind loved asking and answering her own questions, Joshua said we should start catechizing her.

Our pastor's wife gave me a copy of the little catechism book she used for her daughter. It's certainly not the Westminster Shorter Catechism, but the perfect place to start--a "baby version". :)

Rosalind loves it. Before going to bed, she'll repeatedly try to say the answers. The first question was easy: "Who made you?" -- "God". We're still stuck on the second: "What else did God make?" The answer is four whole words long. "God made all things."

Even if she still jumbles the answer completely, it's delightful to watch her thinking about the question and grasping the concept.

photo by Erik Aroujo


A'yi said...

How sweet! I can't wait to hear her talk in person!

natalie said...

Wow! That is great... :-)

I can't believe she is growing up so fast. I remember when we did those questions with my brothers... she is probably a little too young for this, but I remember we got little notebooks and printed out stickers with the questions, one for each page, and then when each question's answer was learned, they got to pick out stickers to put in their book. :-)

Thinking and praying for you and the little one- thanks for blogging updates! Hope all is going well. :-)