Teaching Toddlers Forgiveness

teaching toddlers forgiveness

Teaching forgiveness to toddlers is essential. Think about this. What if everyone on this Earth knew about forgiveness and understood Grace? What a wonderful world we would live in. Guess what? That’s not happening. While we can’t control the fact that the world can be a dark place, we can help educate our toddlers for what’s ahead.

Teaching Forgiveness

If anyone is going to be the best person to teach about forgiveness, leave it to Max Lucado!  Max is a brilliant pastor and teacher. His words change lives everyday.  Check out Max’s Tommy Nelson book to help your toddler understand forgiveness: Hermie – God Forgives Me, and I Forgive You.

Hermie learns the importance of offering forgiveness and discovers how incredible God’s grace really is. 

There is a lot of excitement in the garden as all the bugs prepare for the harvest festival. Hermie has promised to help Wormie but then forgets. Luckily, Wormie is quick to forgive Hermie. But later when Hermie is the one who is disappointed, will he be able to forgive too? God gently reminds Hermie that God continues to forgive us when we make mistakes, and it’s important that we do the same for others.

The third title in the Hermie & Friends® Level 2 Reader series, this book is perfect for beginning readers who need to build their confidence and still enjoy fun illustrations. Plus, parents are pleased to know that the story reflects the concepts taught in Jesus’ parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18) and teaches young readers about God’s grace and forgiving others.

This book isn’t just for toddlers! I have my 7 year old reading it to the toddlers in hopes he’ll remember some of those forgiveness lessons he was taught at an early age that occasionally doesn’t quite stick. :)

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