For Parents of Little Ones

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

    For Parents of Little Ones

    For Parents of Little Ones

    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.