Under fives

Faith in under fives is a joy to to see, especially in your own children. It is tempting to believe that young children's faith is a flat line of learning who God is, and what he has done for them - but it is much more than that. Hear stories about how under 5s can connect to God as well as articles encouraging you as you nourish your children their God-connection and expressions of faith.

As well as the articles on these pages, we also a book, Babies and Toddlers: Nurturing your child's spiritual life, and a whole suite of resources for parents and carers, and the churches that support them, on parenting for faith with babies and toddlers.

Life with God and under 5s

5 Jul 2017
In the first five years of life, our children are learning what reality is like and how the world works. We have the opportunity, in the laziest possible way, to enable our kids to live in the presence of God.

Connecting with God while being poked in the eye

21 Jun 2017
Parenting small children can be overwhelming and shifts how we personally connect with God. But it is possible to flourish spiritually and be a parent of under fives - even on two hours of sleep and covered in someone else's body juices.

Helping under 5s grow a balanced view of God

2 Jul 2021
Under 5s children are learning how the world works, and that can sometimes mean they make spiritual connections between things that aren't quite right. Here is one language tool to help our children grow a balanced view of God.

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