Teach Your Kids the Rosary

September 24, 2019 - 1:43pm
Teach Your Kids The Rosary
5 Tips!

October is the Month of the Rosary... for adults AND kids!

Here are a few tips for praying the Rosary with your children (or grandchildren)

 

1. Start young. When you are rocking your infant or toddler to sleep or while driving in the car, pray the Rosary (or a decade of the Rosary) aloud so your child gets use to hearing it.

2. Start simple. Once your child is a little older, start teaching him/her the prayers of the Rosary one at a time. You can start with the Glory Be and move on from there. For the Hail Mary and Our Father work on a line or two at a time. Move on to combing these three prayers, then on to a decade, etc

3. Use aids. Help children focus on the Rosary by using colorful pictures of the mysteries for them to look at while praying. For older children who can read, it may be helpful to have the words in front of them even if they have the prayers memorized.

4. Beads are optional. For young child, beads may be distracting or used as a toy. If you want your child to have a Rosary, get one that is kid friendly (durable) and age appropriate (such as a soft rubber bead Rosary for infants/toddlers).  For older children, talk to them about treating the Rosary with reverence before handing it to them.

4. Keep going. It takes time for children to learn the Rosary. Be patient and persistent. It’s okay to only pray part of the Rosary at a time if that is what your child needs to do. Make it a comfortable and comforting experience, not stressful and demanding. Talk to your children about Mother Mary and explain to them why we ask her to pray for us. 

 

Additional Resources Available on FORMED.org

VIDEO

The Rosary

 

AUDIO

 

Miracle Of Life Audio Rosary

 

Walking With Jesus Audio Rosary

Categories: 

Recent Posts

Saints: Examples of Lives of Love

Fr Carl's Response to the Vandalism of Saint Statues
July 7, 2020

“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” St Pope John Paul...Read more

Confession Returns to the Church

Monday, July 6
June 30, 2020

On Monday, July 6, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will resume inside the church in our newly configured confessionals. While waiting in line, please maintain...Read more

LA CAPILLA REABRE SUS PUERTAS PARA LA ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA

EL LUNES 6 DE JULIO DE 2020
June 30, 2020

De 7:00 am a 7:00 pm, limitada a seis adoradores por hora

Estimados feligreses,

San Juan...Read more

  •  
  • 1 of 289