Helping 8 y.o learn prayers

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Helping 8 y.o learn prayers
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 12:10pm
My 8-year-old dd started religious education classes at our church in September. This is her first year because we had lapsed and weren't going to church at all. Our kids basically weren't getting any religious training at all. Anyway, each of the kids in her class was taken out into the hall and given an oral quiz on the prayers they need to know and she didn't know any of them. We never say the prayers at home. I guess we need to start, but what's the best way for her to learn them? Should we say them every night before bed? I know I learned mine from saying them every day at Catholic school. But she's in a public school and goes to religion class only once a week.

Thanks in advance!

Vickie

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 10-10-2003 - 12:46pm
Hi Vickie I did not attend Catholic schools either but learned them by saying them before bed every night. Repetition is what will help her remember. If she is reading you could get her a prayer book for her to read from. I'm sure any Christian based bookstore would have them or a Catholic bookstore. I hope have helped a little bit.

Jan

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 10-10-2003 - 3:12pm

The Catechism is full of appropriate and necessary Prayers..Have you asked the RE Office for Reference?!

Good Luck..Let us know how it Goes
Jeanne

 


 


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-10-2003 - 3:52pm
She does have a copy of all the prayers the second-graders are required to learn. They are all on one sheet of paper that is stapled inside the folder they gave her the first night of class. So we know which prayers she needs to learn. I just wasn't sure what was the best way for her to learn them. We'll try reciting them every night and hope they sink in.

Thanks!

Vickie

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Fri, 10-10-2003 - 7:53pm
Of course repetition will help. You might find a child's prayer book or perhaps a tape at a Catholic bookstore with these prayers.

I assume the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be are on her list. Here's an idea for that....get a tape or CD of the Rosary. There is a free one available from Catholicity.com. Put that in your car and play it on the way to school or whatever. In the course of one Rosary, she will hear the Glory Be and Our Father 6x and the Hail Mary 53 times. Bet she'll have the Hail Mary down in no time.

Praying before bed is good, though something we've never gotten into the habit of doing, either. Saying grace before meals might be a little easier.

Welcome back.

Karen

 


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