- Speak and pray Bible verses to the babies—they are hearing biblical truth.
- Tell simple Bible stories. Choose a dozen or so key stories, from both the Old and New Testaments, and repeat these stories several times. By age 2, most children will be able to not only pay attention to these stories, but begin to remember and even memorize some of the content.
- Present key Bible themes—through the telling of Bible stories, present a few key Bible themes, and repeat these over and over:
God is big. God is strong. God made everything. God is with us. God knows everything. Jesus is my friend. Jesus loves everyone. We need God. Thank You, Jesus!
- Begin Bible memory with a few simple key verses. Two year olds (and even younger) CAN memorize Scripture. We have heard countless stories from our parents and nursery workers of these young toddlers memorizing Scripture.
Nursery and Toddler Ministry (audio seminar by Joyce Heinrich)