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Before Christina had children of her own, she taught Sunday School to elementary school aged children. Once she became a mother, she moved to the Nursery class, which was geared for 0-3 year old children. She wanted to make the class more than just a "cry room", but actually provide some religious education. She tried to read from a children's Bible, and in an attempt to have the children sit and listen, she provided a snack. But once the animal crackers ran out, they did not pay much attention to the story.
As a mother of her own young children, she noticed that if she sang almost anything, her children calmed down and listened. She saw most children loved the soothing and familiar tunes of Nursery Rhymes. Those melodies became the base for all the lyrics. The words and songs in this book are the outcome of her time with the children each and every Sunday. There are so many basic concepts she wanted to teach, and before she knew it - over 40 songs were written!
Parents loved it as much as the kids - and encouraged Christina to publish these songs to share with all of you!
These songs were all created with the intention of education. Each topic is something relevant to the young church attendee - things they see, do or hear about. Each song has been researched and reviewed by members of clergy.
I was honored to receive a personal letter from Archbishop Demetrios congratulating me on the publication of this book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CHRISTINA ROMAS CONNANT
Christina Connant has dedicated her life to the service of others. From an early age, the church has played a very powerful role in her development. Her love for wholesome values, learning, and the sharing of ideas have shaped her into a dedicated and influential Sunday School teacher. For well over ten years, her classes strive to make church teachings accessible and understandable to children of all ages, including the very young. She accomplishes this through various methods, including original instructional songs. Christina gives countless hours of her time and expertise to various non-profit organizations, ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Junior League, the Girl Scouts and at local schools. She lives in New Jersey with her wonderful husband and two inspiring daughters.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: KRISTEN BANNISTER
Kristen Bannister is a graphic designer and creator of Amelia, an adorable penguin. Check out www.ameliasgreetings.com to see her collection of greeting cards and stationary.