Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Step Into My Shoes: Week 6

This week Juanito wanted to start by singing "Alabad en Jehova" or "Give Thanks to the Lord" (from Steve Green's CD…it's in English and in Spanish). And then we read Matthew 6:9-13 and the story of Jonah in the children's Bible.

Next, we read A Country Far Away, since Juanito loved it so much last time and remembered the story. I think we'll be reading this again each week now! He really loved the map on the last pages.

After reading A Country Far Away, we watched the Step 3 video, Enough Water.

Step 03: Enough Water from Compassion International on Vimeo.

Juanito was absolutely fascinated by watching the kids collect water. And I have a new found appreciation of the running water we have in our house! We discussed how we find water in our house but these ladies (princesses) have to gather their water and carry it. Can you imagine carrying 44 pounds of water on your head for a mile and a half? Enough said…please watch the video!

Then we read Manuel & Manuel, a book that his aunt wrote for Christmas! This cute book is illustrated by two of my siblings and some of their young friends. It's a story of a Manuel in the USA who sponsors a Manuel in Bolivia! If you'd like to see more of the book and sponsorship kit my sister gave to Juanito, check out my post here.

Finally, after reading about sending letters and talking about Juanito's Compassion siblings, Juanito wanted to draw pictures for Jose and Franco, two of our sponsored kids. Juanito spent about 30 minutes drawing and writing, paying great attention to detail! He also added fun stickers.

Even Rosie wanted in on the fun!

If you have any thoughts for helping your toddlers relate to their Compassion siblings, I would love to hear!

If you're reading about SIMS for the first time, you can check out what we did for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5!

About Hannah Hinojosa...Hannah is a long time Compassion sponsor and writes about her sponsorship journey at Because of Shamim. In addition to being a wife and mother, she is a part-time math professor and loves to read.
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