Academic journal article The Hymn

Hymn Stories for Children: The Apostles' Creed/Hymn Stories for Children: Lent and Easter

Academic journal article The Hymn

Hymn Stories for Children: The Apostles' Creed/Hymn Stories for Children: Lent and Easter

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Hymn Stories for Children: The Apostles' Creed by Phyllis Vos Wezeman and Anna L. Liechty. Pittsburgh: Logos System, 2004. ISBN: 0-9752605-8-8.

Hymn Stories for Children: Lent and Easter by Phyllis Vos Wezeman and Anna L. Liechty. Pittsburgh: Logos System. 2002. ISBN 0-9727146-0-X.

The series Hymn Stones for Children by Phyllis Vos Wezeman and Anna L. Liechty explores teaching theological and liturgical concepts to children through the use of hymns. The two volumes reviewed here are The Apostles' Creed and Lent and Easter but there are several others in the series on different liturgical seasons and biblical teachings. Each book contains around twenty hymn stories that emphasize a certain aspect of the church season or the given theme.

Each lesson is clearly laid out with the hymn tide and background information (composer, year of publication, tune, and scripture references), a concise statement of the theme being taught, a teaching tool idea, and a few paragraphs about suggested dialogue and discussion. The teaching tool is craft-like in nature and comes with a complete set of instructions and a list of materials needed to create it, as well as how to use it in the lesson.

These are extremely versatile books that could easily be adapted for use with any age group of children. …

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