13 Holy Toys for Catholic Kids

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Children learn a lot through play.

We have our favorite open-ended toys, like Legos, pretend kitchen, Playmobil (castles and princesses), and more.

But I also love to fill our house with holy toys!

Some we keep in our prayer space. Others we keep with the general toys to encourage frequent use, still others we reserve for use ONLY during Mass or Adoration – so they have the feel of something special.

Here’s a collection of our favorite Catholic toys!

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Raising Future Saints (Who Also Sit Still at Mass)

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Parenting pre-schoolers is one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced in my life.

I admire mothers who enjoy every moment of parenting their preschool aged children. Who see the beauty of the way they think, the way they play, the way they seek independence.

For me, it’s an incomprehensible challenge.

Especially when it’s time to bring them to Mass.

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Peg Doll Church Box

This post is sponsored by Farris Creations. She sent me a Church Box in exchange for my honest review.

Pretend play is one of the best ways for kids to learn.

When they pretend, they enter so fully into the story that sometimes lines blur between imagination and reality.

As parents, we need to keep this in mind, and encourage wholesome pretend play. And even better, we can encourage holy pretend play.

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Mom’s Tips for the Sick Season

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We just had a run with some sort of stomach bug. Thankfully, it was of the quick variety. 12 hours and done.

Unfortunately, it was of the violent kind. I was up with kids every half hour through the night.

My brain is tired, and since I don’t have any deep theological thoughts right now – I thought I’d just share all the practical tips I’ve been revisiting in the last few days.

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The Best Board Books to Introduce Your Kids to the Faith

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*Gasp*

Who know a package in the mail could take your breath away?

“Mom! These match our other one!!!” my 4 year old squealed and ran to grab Cloud of Witnesses so she could unite it with its new friends, The Word of the Lord and Kiddie Cat.

When it comes to books, my kids and I find series irresistible.

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The Saddest Game of Pretend Play I’ve Ever Seen

How to fight the influences of evil threatening to corrupt our children through the practice of spiritual adoption.

The cool water swirled around my ankles as I stood at the edge of the lake, toes buried in the wet sand, watching my four children splash in the shallows.

I couldn’t help but overhear snippets of conversations of a group of children – around 8 or 9 years old – as they played a game of pretend a little farther out in the water.

It was the saddest pretend play I’ve ever heard.

There was a mom and a dad, and the rest of the kids seemed to be their children.

Their pretend conversations went like this:

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The Encouragement that Moms of Littles Need

Hey moms. These days are hard, I know.

You need some encouragement. An uplifting word. Something to carry you through. I have lots of that for you today, from moms who have been in your shoes.

But first, let’s pray together a quick meditation on the storms of life you’re going through.

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Do You Want to be a Better Catholic Parent?

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I’m not a pro at parenting.

I would propose that none of us are.

There’s always something new to learn about our kids, and our kids always have something new to teach us about ourselves.

Any time I think I have it all figured out, a new situation comes up which challenges my preconceived notions. Any time I think our family is rocking it – in behavior, in manners, in the faith, I discover something we could be doing to improve ourselves.

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