Paula Rush is the leader of our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and a mom of 5. She produces a great blog called The Better Part, in which she breaks down the readings from Sunday for children in different age groups:
There are a lot of resources for adults sharing the Word of God with children out there, and so in some way, I guess I’m just adding to the lot. Personally, though, I have found that many resources “dumb it down” for children. In my experience, this makes sharing the Word of God feel artificial and it does nothing to deepen my own faith (not that sharing the Word should be all about me!)
The Word of God has a power of its own. When we share it together that power is tangible. It speaks to each of us, regardless of age.
In this blog, I try not to dumb anything down. Instead, I try to lift up aspects of the Word that I think would speak most to children at different developmental stages.