Christ-Centered CD’s for Kids & Giveaway!

My daughter loves to sing! A dear friend prayed over her an infant that she might be a singer and worshiper of Jesus, and I believe the Lord is answering that prayer! Recently, I set out on a mission to find some good solid CD’s of music, especially Scripture verses set to music that we could fill our home with. I decided this was going to be her Christmas present: a Portable CD Player(one that she could carry around the house with her) and a few good CD’s for her enjoyment. Here are some great finds and a fun giveaway!

Screen shot 2009-11-19 at 3.17.15 PMSongs for Saplings - Songs for Saplings is a ministry of a home school mother (who actually lives in my area), Dana Dirkson. Her vision is to supply families with solid Christian music that would teach children about God. Thus far she has released four CD’s that are simply wonderful! The Songs for Saplings ABC’s puts Scripture verses to music that can be used while you teach your children their ABC’s. It includes a Scripture verse song for every letter of the alphabet, in addition to verses that can be used throughout the year for all the holidays. Very simple verses so great for toddler and preschoolers especially. I did give this CD to Karis already and she absolutely loves it! She can sing many of the songs already and it fills my heart with such delight as she learns simple Bible verses. It is never too early to plant God’s Word in their little hearts. Her other CD’s are a series titled Question & Answers that go through God & Creation, the Fall & Salvation, Christ and His Work, teaching basic doctrine to children in a catechism of sorts. Dana also offers chord charts that are free to download from her site. Highly recommended!

Steve Green’s Hide Em in Your Heart- I loved these CD’s as a child! Steve Green sets Bible verses to music in a fun, entertaining way. I can still sing many of the songs from these CD’s from my childhood. Music is so powerful! This set includes the DVD video that are enjoyable to watch and teach the verses and character qualities more visually. Check out Hide Em in Your Heart Vol 01 & Hide’em in Your Heart Vol. 2.

Screen shot 2009-11-19 at 3.42.24 PMTo Be Like Jesus - by Sovereign Grace Ministries. A fabulous solid collection of worship songs for children. To Be Like Jesus contains twelve worship songs that teach the fruit of the Spirit in a creative and memorable way. Through these songs kids will learn that Jesus is our perfect example of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. They are theologically sound and engaging. We use alot of Sovereign Grace worship music at our church and always enjoy their albums. You can also purchase this album directly from Sovereign Grace here.

Hymns for A Kid’s Heart – by Bobbie Wolgemuth – An excellent series of books and CD’s that will help teach your children the beauty of hymns. Hymns are packed full of solid gospel truth and are such a tool to be used in teaching your children the Word of God. Each book in this series includes a story about the history behind each hymn, lyrics, verses to be discussed and prayers. We recently purchased the Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart to be included in our preparations for Christmas. I want my little ones to hear and understand the wonderful gospel truths that are proclaimed in some of the traditional carols and the history behind them. Also, check out Passion Hymns for a Kid’s Heart.

Seeds Family Worship - I just stumbled upon these CD’s through recommendations by the readers and after listening the samples, I just had to add these CD’s to the list! Wonderful Scripture based songs for all – adults and children alike! There is a lot of variety in style and voices, including voices of children and adults. I can definitely see myself really enjoying this music as well and learn Scripture together with my little ones. Series includes: Seeds of Courage, Seeds of Faith, Seeds of Purpose, and Seeds of Praise.

Now, for the giveaway!

Dana Dirkson has graciously donated one copy of Songs for Saplings: ABC’s for us to giveaway! You can have the chance to add this awesome CD to your family collection.

TO ENTER:

1. Simply add a comment below and share your favorite resource for teaching your children. It could be your favorite music CD, book, or resource.

Giveaway closed.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

265 Responses to Christ-Centered CD’s for Kids & Giveaway!

  1. EllaJac November 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    It’s not a direct-to-child resource, but I’ve enjoyed much of A Charlotte Mason companion, as far as helping me utilize the time I have with my girls.

  2. serina November 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    i love the jesus storybook bible, as well as the big picture story bible. great resources for teaching little ones about jesus.

  3. Rachel November 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    we re-use the sunday school paperwork through the week. Rather than throwing it away it gets some use first.

  4. Brittany November 24, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    Oh I forgot to mention our favorite resource for teaching our kids. My husband uses Echo the Story’s chronological Bible stories to teach our boys the narrative of Scripture. Usually we read the same story from one of their kids’ Bibles as a bedtime story to reinforce the story we learned that day.

  5. Brittany November 24, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    My 3 year old son loves music. While I make sure that what he’s listening to is appropriate and God-honoring, I’ve never thought to teach him Scripture through the words! I would love to win this to go with his Christmas present (also a CD player!).

  6. God's Dancing Child November 24, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    I really, really enjoy the MEP math curriculum we are using. I would have spent $50 willingly, knowing how awesome it is, but it’s free online, so it’s like a super huge blessing for us!

  7. Jen November 24, 2009 at 9:35 am #

    Favorite resource: the Bible!

  8. Elisabeth November 24, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    I started using the key verses for each week from Sunday School with my son when he was 2. He is 8 now, and devours his AWANA books (a great program for getting started with memorizing scripture!). My younger children have really picked up on it by listening to him. Even my 2yo DD can quote some of his verses!

  9. Angie R. November 24, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    There are so many great materials for teaching our little blessings about th savior and also character.
    Some things I have learned to really appreciate is the mateials from http://www.doorposts.com
    Another item I LOVE myself as well as my children is the your story hour stories. There are Bible stories, histor stories and character building stories we could spend hours listening to thes sories and were learning is what is great.
    Thanks for offering this great giveaway.

  10. Susie Wankerl November 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    One thing we enjoyed using were the Music Machine and other Agapeland LPs when we were raising our children. (Yes, I did say “LPs” — now I feel ancient! LOL) They used to color in the corresponding coloring books and listen to them for hours at a time.
    http://www.agapelandmusic.com/agapeland_music_machine_cd_dvd.html
    Now for our young granddaughters, I have used Steve Green’s Hide ‘em in Your Heart CDs.

  11. Jamie November 23, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    I agree with many that the “Big Picture Bible” is great for little ones teaching them the story arch of scripture. We also love the CDs “Critter County” by Christine Wyrtzen and the G.T. and the Halo Express series. Both are bunches of scripture to songs. One other resource that is awesome is the My Bible Friends Series. They are picture books to books on tape/cd. The kids get a kick out “reading” them by themselves.

  12. Kristen November 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi! We have also loved sovereign gracr’s childrens music for our kids!

  13. Mrs.Pear November 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Each morning we read a couple pages from “Everything a Child Should Know About God” and then a chapter in the Gospels. When we finish we go back to the beginning…in both! We also love the Jesus Storybook Bible.