When we start school in the morning everyone gets in a comfortable spot while I connect the iPad to the TV so that it will work with Youtube. I cue up about four praise and worship songs to play before I turn up the volume. As the music plays I encourage my children to use that time to talk to God and listen to what He has to say to them. I tell them to speak to Him about what is on their heart and to tell Him of things that they love. They can also just listen to the music, sing, or watch the music videos.
These songs typically take about 20-30 minutes. My youngest likes to snuggle up on my lap for most of that time. While it is a refreshing time for me, my focus is to help my children connect with God and make that connection a normal thing.
My boys also spend time in Bible study several times a week. My oldest son is studying science and the Bible this year and I’m working one on one with my younger son making sure he fully understands the finished work of Christ. My Kindergartner is spending time learning the different Bible stories. I read to her at bedtime and for school she is continuing to draw pictures about the life of Jesus. All three of my kids go to sleep listening to the Word. I purchased a couple different dramatized audio Bibles. Right now my daughter is listening to the New Testamentand my boys are listening to the Old Testament.
Our time in the morning gives us a gentle start to the school day. I cherish that time with my kids.