For Parents of Little Ones

“For Parents of Little Ones,” Friend, October 2016, inside back cover

For Parents of Little Ones

Friend Magazine, 2016/10 Oct

What do you love most about general conference? In the story on page FJ2, Jacob looks forward to a special breakfast. You probably also enjoy hearing from Church leaders and having a change of pace from your usual Sunday. Your young children can look forward to the same things too!

Here are some tips for a child-friendly general conference:

  • In the weeks before conference, teach your children about each of the Apostles. Include photos and facts about their lives.* Then post the photos during each session. Your children will enjoy matching them with the speaker!

  • Give them something to watch and listen for. Use the activity on page FJ3 to help children watch and listen for President Monson. If your children are a little older, they can play Conference Squares.*

  • You can also invite children to tell you when they hear a song they like. Make note of the song and learn it in family home evening.

  • Provide quiet activities and snacks if you’re tuning in at home. Your children can appreciate spending time with the family. They’ll see you listening, and that’s a big step in helping them learn to follow the prophet.