Dr. James J. S. Johnson
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7)
USING RECREATION TO TEACH GOD’S CREATIONSHIP TO KIDS
Kids grow with imagination,
Kids learn, too, with recreation;
Moth to watch, ducks to feed,
Songs to sing, books to read —
So teach kids about creation!
And, in the process of teaching kids about creation, teach them about God’s Creatorship.
Unless the process is “boring”, most kids like to learn. Furthermore, most young children love to learn about animals — especially mammals and birds.
Introducing a young child to birdwatching, therefore, can be one of the most wonderful favors one can do for such a child. In fact, teaching a child about God’s Creatorship is one of the best “inheritances” that a parent — or a grandparent (or a family friend) — can bestow to a child (Proverbs 13:22).
For an example of a child being introduced to birdwatching, see “Attracted to Genesis by Magnets and a Bird Book“, posted at http://www.icr.org/article/attracted-genesis-by-magnets-bird-book — and its uncondensed version at “Appreciating Baltimore Orioles and my First Bird Book“, posted at https://leesbird.com/2015/06/02/appreciating-baltimore-orioles-and-my-first-bird-book/ . (See also “Snow Goose, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, and More“.)