I have just put some of the older Primary Theme Series Books up on the website as FREE downloads! You will be able to search through the books for ideas that might help in your class or with the children’s program. The books from the years 2015 through 2018 are now available.
2019 will be an historic year – everything that wasn’t changed a few years ago is going to change now, including the Primary curriculum. That will surely be interesting, especially to Primary teachers like me. Everyone aged 3 to 11 will be taught from the new “Come, Follow Me – for Primary” materials, based on the New Testament (not yet available on lds.org). I’m guessing that there will be a 4-year rotation.
2019 Primary Theme Book: Families Are Forever
My favorite parts of the Children’s Program are the beautiful songs we get to sing. I’ve been in Primary for about 40 years off and on – mostly on. I don’t know when I participated in my first sacrament meeting presentation, but I don’t remember having them early on when I first started teaching. What I remember is teaching 18 – yes, eighteen! – three-year-olds with an assistant as my first calling in 1974. Fortunately I’m the oldest of 12, so getting little kids to behave is part of my DNA. I “taught,” while the assistant grabbed children and put them back in their seats, over and over. Since Nursery was started, Sunbeam teachers have a MUCH easier time of it, make no mistake. Also, team teaching is great!
This week, I have posted two downloads with visual aids to help teach the program songs. Using a picture with each phrase is my favorite method for teaching new songs, and after being called as a chorister multiple times, I’ve found it to be very effective. I also use many other methods, especially for review.
Are you ready? It’s almost 2018! Well, I’m here to help, as the Koala Brothers always say (if you’ve never watched it, I recommend the show).
If you’re in a Primary presidency or a chorister, please see these Kindle books based on the 2018 theme, available on Amazon.com:
2018 Primary Theme Book: I Am a Child of God
Sharing time ideas and helps for the presidency
Are you in a Primary presidency, or are you a Primary chorister? These books have been written especially for you. The first book, 2018 Primary Theme Book, is the essential one for Primary presidencies. It has helps for planning the year, tips for the children’s program, and – count ’em – two sharing time ideas for every month. Some of the sharing time ideas help you do suggested activities from the Outline, and some reinforce scriptures or ideas from the Outline. I’ve been a chorister, counselor, and president in Primary, and have also taught every age group in 40+ years in Primary callings. I like to use use things that have helped me, as well as being easy and quick to prepare. Click the images to go to my gloriannemuggli.com website page, where you will be directed to Amazon to purchase the books.