children to memorize God's Word. My best friend (Kelly) had her children before I. She is one of those woman that seems to always smile and talk about her Jesus. When her children were born, her world was filled with God's love gushing out into those little souls all the more! When my new husband and I would drive several hours for a visit, she would share with me how her 2 yr. old knew several scriptures. She then demonstrated this to me as little raspy voiced Adam would bellow verse after verse. By the time I had my first child and she her last (both were boys who were born in the fall) her two iddie biddies were quoting more scriptures than I could...and they didn't know how to read yet! Wow! Impressed beyond measure, I then asked do they understand all they are quoting. In their child's mind, I quickly found out-- they sure did!
From that point on; as soon as my son turned 3 yrs. old he was quoting God's Word. His first verse wasn't at all what I thought it would be either. It was Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." As he learned this verse, he also slowly memorized the books of the Bible and some catechism. I have three children as well...all three are learning God's Word and have started memorizing before they could read. In matter of fact they memorized better when they couldn't.
My son graduated 2 years ago from high school with hundreds of verses in his mind and soul. Equipping him to face life as a Soldier in God's Army.
Several mom's have come to me privately and asked how to get our children to memorize. The answer is different for each child and parent who is doing the teaching. I believe children when they are really little have similar learning styles...a lot are