Nuts & Bolts: Philosophy, Overviews and Training Aids
A great place to familiarize yourself with the Praise Factory family of curriculum!
Praise Factory Investigators CD and Sing-a-long Storybook (all ages)
Available through Amazon.com
Join Tim and Jenn and the Praise Factory Investigators as they dig deep down in the truths of God's Word. A little storyline ties together the lyrics and Bible truths behind the 19 songs in this musical adventure in theology. These materials integrate not just the 16 Big Questions (and Answers) used in all three of the Praise Factory curriculums,but also the core theological concepts, too. Lots of fun styles and variety that both kids and adults can enjoy and learn from.
These new songs are also being incorporated into the new versions of the three Praise Factory curriculums that are in process now.
Here's a few nibbles for you...
Teach, Take and Tell is a one year, 12-unit children’s systematic theology for use with two and three year olds. It focuses on twelve key biblical truths. The same Bible story and truth are presented each week of the four/five week units, allowing the children to master the concept and story. Action rhymes,songs, games and crafts reinforce and add variety to this basic core lesson.
Teach, Take & Tell Tour (learn more about the curriculum)
Teach, Take & Tell Brochure pdf (formatted for double-sided printing)
Teach, Take & Tell Downloads (Curriculum, Music, Parent Resources, Teacher Training Resources)
Big Questions & Answers for little people is a three year children’s systematic theology for three to pre-kindergartener five-year-olds. It presents 52 key biblical truths that expand the children’s understanding of the same12 Big Questions and Answers used in Teach, Take and Tell. There are 3 weeks of curriculum for each of the 52 biblical truths. A Bible story, reflective of the truth is presented along with the concept each of three weeks. This allows the children to master the concept and the story. Actions rhymes, songs, games and crafts reinforce and add variety to this basic core lesson.
The Praise Factory is a six year, multi-age children’s systematic theology curriculum for elementary school children. It is comprised of 104 key biblical truths -- called "Big Ideas"-- divided into 16 units, common to a systematic theology. These biblical truths expand the children’s understanding of the same 12 big questions and answers used in the two preschool curriculums and add four additional big questions and answers. Within each 3-week Big Idea, there is an Old Testament, New Testament and Church History/Missions story presented. Each week’s curriculum includes 8 different activities to reinforce the Big Idea concept and story.
Under construction! Praise Factory Investigators
This is new face of Praise Factory for elementary age kids.
This will be the same curriculum as found in the Praise Factory (listed above), with a few changes.
Will be available in ESV as well as the current NIV 1984
All the stories will be a shortened, uniform length. Each story is a case with questions for the children to solve as they listen to the story.
Incorporates the new songs used in the PFI CD just released.
Songs available in NIV and now ESV, re-done in studio.
The take home sheet will be in a booklet format and include the whole story as well as a few questions for family devotions at home.
I will be adding units to this weekly between this fall until all the previously written units are up in this format. Units 1,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12 which works out to be 3 years of curriculum.
Sing & Say along the Way
"Sing and Say along the Way" is a companion resource to use alongside all the three Praise Factory curriculums: Teach, Take & Tell (2's and 3"s), Big Questions and Answers for little people (3-5's), and Praise Factory (K-5th grade). It includes all of the key concepts for all three curriculums as well as the CD track numbers for all the Praise Factory music. Great resource to review all of the biblcial truths in the curriculums.
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A resource for affordable, flexible, quality Christian curriculum for pre-school and elementary age children.
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update on me
In case you have wondered why the promised updates have not yet appeared, here's why. I struggled with lots of various health issues last summer and fall, only to find in the end that I had thyroid cancer. In January I had my thyroid removed and in late March, had radiation treatment. I am still on the road to recovery now.
Nonetheless, I've been a busy little beaver, working hard on getting the new format all ready. I have to take each day as it comes, but will put things up as each curriculum gets finished. I don't want to mix the two formats and confuse people.
ESV Version Coming!
Starting first with the music and the curriculum for elementary school kids, there will not only be the NIV version, but an ESV version available. Everything is getting a good edit and there will be a few new bits, especially with the preschool curriculums. It was such a delight to actually do the songs in studio (as opposed to our church worship hall) this time. Here's a sample of the new Bible verse songs, in the ESV version. Chose these out of gratitude to the Lord for helping me through so much this extremely trial-filled year.
New Resources Available through Amazon!
Beginning this week, Amazon (US and Europe) will have available a new Praise Factory CD and Sing-a-long storybook. It's called PFI: Praise Factory Investigators. A little storyline ties together the 19 songs, filled with the theology included in the 16 Big Questions of the Praise Factory curriculums. Eventually, the songs will be available for download, also. Unlike the other Praise Factory music, this project was done in studio with a full band. Lots of fun styles and variety that both kids and adults can enjoy.
These new songs are being incorporated into the new versions of the three curriculums that are in progress, too.
Curriculum hardcopies update
At this point, the hard copies of Teach, Take and Tell that were available have run out. The new ones will become availablle through the amazon e-store when they are finished.
The Praise Factory curriculums are a work in progress...and will be for a few more years! The curriculums as presented here are what we use at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC with our kids. We are happy to share them "as is" with you.
Because the honing of these curriculums is in progress, expect there to be regular updates and edits listed here. Right now I am re-doing all the guitar chords, all the sign language, recording the songs in studio, creating beautiful, new flannelgraph pictures for the preschool stories, improving the pre-school crafts, editing all three curriculums to prepare to put them in print. And...in process of turning all the stories in Teach, Take & Tell and BQA into family devotional picture books.
A lot of work for one woman! So....hope you find the materials useful as they are, and please do pray for me as I work to bring them each to their top quality.
Praise Factory E-store--Under Construction
One of the major reasons I am in process of all this work on all three curriculums, is that I am working toward opening an Amazon E-store linked to this website. This will allow me to offer to you print-on-demand hard copies of all the curriculum (and the CDs of music) at as reasonable price as possible. And, it allows me to still be able to offer all the downloads of curriculum for free online. You can enjoy the ease of amazon and I can enjoy the ease and expense of dealing with shipping, etc on top of trying to finish off the curriculum. Please do pray for me in this. I am hoping to have the bulk of materials available through this e-store by the end of this year....then onto finishing off the rest of the Praise Factory (elementary school age) curriculum at last!
The Praise Factory Workshop
Interested in learning more about the Praise Factory curriculum and the philosophy behind it? Join us in Washington, DC for one of our free Praise Factory Workshop events. It includes a Saturday afternoon meeting with free resources, a resource fair of many great books and Sunday School curriculums (not just Praise Factory) on the market now, a lunch time presentation on philosophy, procedures, teacher training, as well as an overview and preview samples of the Praise Factory curriculum. After the lunch our Children's Ministry team is available to talk to you in more depth about your particular questions or needs. Then on Sunday, a chance to observe our curriculum in action, with a de-briefing time afterwards. Please use the registration form below to let us know you are coming and what your particular interests are.
The next upcoming Praise Factory Workshops are: , September 20, 2014, March 14, 2015, and May 16, 2014
Link to Praise Factory Workshop Registration Form:
Contact Gio Lynch at Capitol Hill Baptist Church for more information.
Capitol Hill Baptist Church
525 A St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Curriculum Now Available
Teach, Take and Tell:
Big Questions and Answers for little people:
Units 1-12 (entire curriculum)
The Praise Factory: