Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Kids Notebooks – Help your Children Pay Attention

Our young ones are so precious. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to help your kids get the most of the meetings.

One of the biggest fears of any Witness parent is of the kids making a terrible racket all throughout the meeting and totally disrupting everyone else.


Some parents have found excellent success with the following method: Get the kids a worksheet and a pen. The worksheets can contain a list of hand-written “theocratic” words, and the children can put tally marks next to each of the words as they hear them during the talks.

This doesn’t have to be expensive. Any old notebook will do. If you’re interested in something a little more structured, we came up with something that I want to share with you! We call it the “My Meeting Treasures Ministry Meeting Workbook Companion.” Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or just a friend at the Hall, consider getting these handsome notebooks for the beautiful children around you!

Each set of ring-bound pages has individual sections for drawing pictures of the weekly Bible reading, a place to record their favorite scriptures (or “spiritual gems”) for the week and an area for “my notes and answers.” The opposite page has similar sections for the Sunday meeting, and for drawing pictures of the theme at hand. The notebook is ring-bound at the top and slightly larger than the Meeting Workbook. There are 52 pages for all the meetings of the year, plus some extra sheets “just in case.” This kid’s meeting notebook works like a steno pad and opens from bottom to top (the coil-binding is at the top). Pair it with a cute set of animal yeartext pens for kids, and they’ll be all set! Or save by getting the 2017 meeting bundle for kids. (Also available in Spanish.)

Don’t ever feel like you wish you would have just stayed at home. The meetings are so important for the kids, and every time you bring your children, you are teaching them valuable lessons that will stay with them for life.

Do you have kids? What tips do you have for helping them to behave at the meetings? Please let us know in the comments below and we might use your suggestions in our next blog!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for all of your hard work. Teaching our children is such an important job. These are beautiful!

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  2. When our children were little (4-6 yrs), we would give them their own WT at the meeting with the names Jehovah and Jesus underlined once at the beginning of the article we were studying that day. They would then look for the rest of the occurrences of those names throughout the article and underline them. Since they always liked to have whatever publication we were studying, and watched us write notes of comments we heard during the meetings, they felt they too were "participating".

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  3. I can't wait until my Grandson grows a little more, (he's only 9 months old ) Your products are so good for ,not just our spiritual health, but our young ones also. Such good training tools for when they are growing up

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  4. I would really like one of these for my 2 year old I have been haveing trouble keeping her seated at the hall and she has learned to scream so I have had to be outside for most of the meetings it's very hard and been stressful because I haven't been able to get a lot out of the talks

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  5. Contrary to popular belief, we always found it helpful to sit closer to the front so the speaker and what was happening on the platform was a little more real to our children. Of course, the first couple times was a little more challenging, more for others behind us, but after the first couple times the kids got "with the program" and we never had problems. Others in our congregation did the same, and had the same success. The congregation just has to be understanding and encouraging. Even tho I am a Nana now, I continue to suggest this to others in our congregation and it continues to have success. Sitting at the back, surrounded by other children and too many visual distractions, is not condusive to paying attention...... for any of us. Pat J

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