For Parents of Little Ones

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“For Parents of Little Ones,” Friend, November 2018

For Parents of Little Ones

Friend Magazine, 2018/11 Nov

Illustration by Dan Burr

If you’re looking for exciting stories about bravery, heroism, and adventure to share with your children, start with the scriptures! Scripture stories can help children internalize gospel truths that will guide them long after you’ve closed the book.

Here are some ideas for teaching scripture stories to young children:

  • Tell a scripture bedtime story. You could use illustrated stories from past issues of Friend Junior.

  • Have your child act out scripture stories as you narrate. Use basic costumes to add to the fun. You could also use toys, puppets, or scripture figures to tell the story. (To print scripture figures, go to and click on the category “Scripture Figures.”)

  • Pick a special word when telling the story. Point to your child whenever that word comes up, and let your child say the word to help tell the story.

  • Have your child choose a picture from the Gospel Art Book (available at or at and tell them that scripture story while they eat breakfast or lunch.